Restorative Practices Project Analyst (7398U) - #5664
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POST DATE 2/8/2020
END DATE 5/7/2020
University of California-Berkeley
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Restorative Practices Project Analyst (7398U) - #5664
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world s leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 21, 2020
The Center for Student Conduct (CSC) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs that handles matters concerning student conduct, i.e., alleged violations of University Policies, and/or campus regulations regarding the activity of students. The CSC is the office on campus that adjudicates and enforces the Code of Student Conduct. CSC may resolve matters through informal resolution, i.e., student agreements with CSC and/or alternative resolution, or through formal resolution, i.e., investigations and formal hearings.
The Restorative Practices Project Analyst supports the Center for Student Conduct s (CSC) mission to administer the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct through equitable practices that promotes community-building and encourages mutual respect through the development of a robust alternative resolution process. The Restorative Practices Project Analyst will spearhead the CSC s Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution (REPAIR). CSC s Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution is an effort to empower UC Berkeley students and encourage student development by responding to violations of people, community, and institutional principles through the repair of the harm caused and by creating equitable dynamics for conflict resolution. The alternative resolution process and restorative practices that the Restorative Practices Project Analyst develops will provide students and community members with greater autonomy in the resolution of student conduct referrals to CSC and additional opportunities to deliver educational resources to responding students and impacted communities. These restorative practices will support efforts in both informal and formal resolution pathways. The successful candidate will be a campus subject matter expert on engaging restorative justice and other alternative resolution processes in alignment with student conduct structures that involve both academic and behavioral referrals and varying levels of severity and harm.
The Restorative Practices Project Analyst will support CSC s commitment to student development and community-building by developing processes that center around student engagement in resolving and repairing alleged harms. The CSC seeks, through this initiative, to offer alternative pathways for responding to conflict and harm that are culturally relevant for UC Berkeley students, particularly in underrepresented populations. To this end, the Initiative aims to ensure that CSC processes are more inclusive of, and give more of a voice to those who have been harmed. The Restorative Practices Project Analyst will build a Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution enriching CSC's offerings with alternative pathways to those reporting alleged student misconduct and responding students to craft resolutions that repair harm and lead to community justice.
The Restorative Practices Project Analyst will report to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of CSC.
Research and Policy Analysis:
* Interpret campus policies including the Berkeley Code of Student Conduct and the operating procedures of the CSC to produce business process improvements that create alternative resolution pathways for the administration of student conduct referrals.
* Review how existing CSC adjudication processes impact underrepresented students in order to design alternative resolution processes that better serve the needs of these students.
* Research alternative resolution pathways at other universities and speak to staff leading those efforts about best practices.
* Design robust options for alternative resolution of alleged student harm, including academic and behavioral misconduct, and deliver concrete avenues through CSC s internal procedures and the Berkeley Code of Student Conduct.
* Work with campus stakeholders to design outcomes and educational sanctioning programming that are rooted in restorative practices and the repair of interpersonal and community harm.
* Determine which allegations of prohibited student conduct, bias, and institutional violations are appropriate for alternative resolution interventions.
* Operationalize the Restorative Education Practices and Initiative for Alternative Resolution and develop intake procedures for alternative resolution.
* Refine and streamline case referral processes from all sources to effectively identify appropriate cases for alternative resolution and assign staff and or volunteers to address the harm and meet with impacted parties.
* Lead campus-wide collaborative efforts with stakeholders, including faculty, staff, registered student organizations, and student leaders to promote and build support for restorative practices and identify additional partnerships to address community harm.
* Partner with the CSC s key campus partners, including the Restorative Justice Center, the LEAD Center, the Ombuds Office for Students and Postdocs, and Student Legal Services, etc. to seek opportunities for collaboration and referrals to CSC.
* Gain a deep understanding of the available alternative resolution resources on campus, and work with campus partners providing those resources to determine which alternative resolution pathways should be situated within CSC.
* Partner with student groups invested in restorative justice, including the Student Advocate s Office and Restorative Justice Center student leaders, to ensure that student voices and needs are driving the development and implementation of alternative resolution pathways.
* Meet with student communities to gain understanding about their experiences and feedback on alternative resolution pathways that can meaningfully respond