Employment Opportunities

Are you a Peaceful Person? Interested in becoming a part of the Peaceful Schools team?

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions (scroll down for full descriptions):

  • Community Schools Site Director (multiple openings)
  • Community Schools Director
  • Restorative Practices Coordinator (multiple openings)

 

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Are you an Education or Social Service Professional with expertise in Public Health Administration, Community Organizing or Social Justice? Are you passionate about working with school staff, students, and families? Do you have experience training or presenting to both adults and youth? Peaceful Schools is seeking highly qualified individuals to join us for the 2017-2018 school year!

Peaceful Schools is hiring Community Schools Site Directors to lead effective planning and implementation of the Community Schools initiative at an assigned school site in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD). The Community School initiative is a strategy for organizing the resources of the school and the community around student success. A Community School is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources, with an integrated focus on academics, services, supports and opportunities aimed to improve student learning, strengthen families and sustain healthier communities.

Under the supervision of the Peaceful Schools Director of Community Schools and the SCSD Community Schools Director, the Site Director will work in close partnership with the building principal and school stakeholders to plan, recruit, manage, and coordinate student supports and services provided by an array of community partners. The Site Director will ensure the responsiveness of community resources to the documented needs of students and their families as well as the alignment of their supports and services to the school’s core instructional program.

Community Schools Site Director Responsibilities:

  • Support the process of conducting a Needs Assessment, working with identified teams to analyze the data to drive decision making
  • Guide and facilitate the development of a Community Schools plan specific to the assigned site, aligned with the District Blueprint and aligned with the school Educational Plan
  • Implement a menu of needs-driven, high-quality programs and services in adherence with the community school model, including but not limited to: expanded learning opportunities, health services, parent/family engagement, adult education, direct material assistance, and interventions targeted to chronically absent students
  • Coordinate the work of different partners within the school, aligning the work of partners with the school faculty and priorities
  • Direct site-specific hiring, training, and supervision of staff as required by the plan
  • Facilitate alliances and new partnerships with City agencies and not-for profits partners that align with school goals and needs, establishing a continuum of services for students
  • Develop strong relationships with teachers, parents, and students
  • Supervise and coordinate the collection of data, timely submission of reports and responses to other requests for information
  • Assist school and partner agencies with resource management and development, including fund development and grant maintenance.

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in Public Health, Political Science, Education, Psychology, Human Services or related field
  2. Specialization in community organizing preferred
  3. Experience working within a social service or K-12 setting preferred
  4. Knowledge and experience planning and conducting professional development or large group presentation
  5. Computer and social media literate including basics in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and online media platforms.

Position is full-time, 12 months, M-F, working 40 hours per week. Day-to-day schedule will be determined based on hours of the program and demands of the implementation. It is anticipated that the position will require evening and weekend availability to conduct events, meet with parents and community stakeholders outside of the typical work day schedule. Peaceful Schools is offering competitive salary and benefits, along with training and ongoing support throughout the school year. Position is located in Syracuse, NY.

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter by Friday, September 22, to Dr. Lura Lunkenheimer at lural (AT) peacefulschools.com (Please use the @ sign, we remove from our ads to eliminate spam). All applicants will receive a confirmation email upon receipt. Peaceful Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Peaceful Schools provides comprehensive social-emotional education and conflict resolution products and services. To learn more, please visit www.peacefulschools.com.

Peaceful Schools is committed to giving everyone the power to be peaceful.


  

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Are you an Education or Social Service Professional with expertise in Public Health Administration, Community Organizing or Social Justice? Are you passionate about working with elementary or middle school staff, students, and families? Do you have experience training or presenting to both adults and youth? Peaceful Schools is seeking highly qualified individuals to join us for the 2017-2018 school year!

Peaceful Schools is hiring a Community Schools Director to lead the development and implementation of a new Community Schools initiative, in partnership with the Syracuse City School District (SCSD). The Community Schools Director will provide leadership and direction across the project to ensure a consistent application of the Community Schools framework for efforts related to community-wide advocacy, project research, funding strategies, and policy efforts. The Director will supervise and coach the individual Community School Site Directors and corresponding teams to conduct needs assessments at each site and develop and implement individual building-level plans aligned with each school's Comprehensive Education Plan. The Director will work closely with the school-based and district-level leadership, as well as convene an Advisory Board, to support the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Community Schools grant.

Community Schools Director Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach to educate local leaders about the Community Schools initiative.
  • Guide the Needs Assessment processes in collaboration with each Community Schools Site Director. 
  • Form an Advisory Board for Community Schools.
  • Facilitate the development of a District-Wide Blueprint of Community Schools to guide development and implementation.
  • Coordinate technical assistance in partnership with the Children’s Aid Society, or an alternate Community Schools expert, during the initial phase of development.
  • Oversee the data collection and analysis to ensure each school is using process and outcome data to inform the Community Schools implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with school personnel to schedule and conduct policy-level planning discussions.
  • Summarize information in response to common barriers experienced by community stakeholders through forums or other needs assessment tools.
  • Develop resources and information to be communicated through social media and public relation campaigns in collaboration with SCSD Communications department and individual building administrators for building specific communications.
  • Schedule and conduct professional development to SCSD staff on topics related to Community Schools.

Qualifications:

  1. Master's Degree in Public Health, Political Science, Education, Psychology, Human Services or related field.
  2. Specialization in community organizing preferred.
  3. Experience working within a social service or K-12 setting preferred.
  4. Knowledge and experience planning and conducting professional development or large group presentation.
  5. Computer and social media literate including basics in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and on-line media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Position is full-time, 12 months, M-F, working 40 hours per week. Daily start and end times may vary, with occasional evening and weekend work required. Peaceful Schools is offering competitive salary and benefits, along with training and ongoing support throughout the school year. Position is located in Syracuse, NY.

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Dr. Lura Lunkenheimer, lural (AT) peacefulschools.com (Please use the @ sign, we remove from our ads to eliminate spam). All applicants will receive a confirmation email upon receipt. Peaceful Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position is open until filled.

Peaceful Schools provides comprehensive social-emotional education and conflict resolution products and services. To learn more, please visit www.peacefulschools.com.

Peaceful Schools is committed to giving everyone the power to be peaceful.


  

Restorative Practices CoordinatorPS-Logo-300dpi-1841x717.jpg

Are you an Education or Social Service Professional with experience in conflict resolution or restorative justice? Are you passionate about working with elementary or middle school staff, students, and families? Do you have experience training or presenting to both adults and youth? Peaceful Schools is seeking highly qualified individuals to join us for the 2017-2018 school year!

Peaceful Schools is hiring Restorative Practice Coordinators to support elementary and middle schools in the Syracuse City School District. The Restorative Practice Coordinators will help schools develop and implement restorative systems to build relationships, support positive student behavior, and resolve conflict peacefully. Coordinators will work with staff, students, and families to create a vibrant school climate and culture.

Restorative Practice Coordinator Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Provide Professional Development to administration, school staff and families in Restorative Practices and Peaceful Schools’ Social-Emotional Curriculum.
  • Facilitate Student Leadership Groups to train students in Restorative Practices and Peaceful Schools’ Social-Emotional Curriculum.
  • Facilitate/Co-Facilitate Classroom Circles, Lunch Groups, Restorative Conferences and Mediations at assigned school site.
  • Maintain accurate student records.
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and yearly reports.
  • Actively participate in Peaceful Schools staff trainings and meetings, as well as school-based trainings and meetings.
  • Deliver Professional Development with Restorative Team at Saturday Academies, Summer Institute and Superintendent Conference Days.
  • Occasional travel may be necessary to train at schools outside the Syracuse City School District.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Human Service or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.

Position is full-time, 12 months, M-F, working 40 hours per week. Individual start and end times will vary by assigned school site. Peaceful Schools is offering competitive salary and benefits, along with training and ongoing support throughout the school year. Position is located in Syracuse, NY.

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to jamiec AT peacefulschools.com by Friday, September 1st. All applicants will receive a confirmation email upon receipt. Peaceful Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Peaceful Schools provides comprehensive social-emotional education and conflict resolution products and services. To learn more, please visit www.peacefulschools.com.

Peaceful Schools is committed to giving everyone the power to be peaceful.