S.O.U.L (Sisters Organizing for Understanding & Leadership) Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) mobilizes systems-involved girls and nonbinary youth of color—Black, Brown, and Indigenous—to build power and resist/disrupt all forms of violence, economic exploitation, and oppression. Our four pillars are leadership, radical artistic expression, healing, and social justice. Growing out of the dire need for gender-specific services and leadership development for young women impacted by school pushout and the justice system in urban areas, SSLC launched in August of 2014 in Miami and NYC.
SSLC has an immediate opening for a dynamic, committed and creative youth & community development professional to support in the pilot phase of the implementation of the first-ever girls restorative justice diversion program in Miami. In addition, direct service provision to youth involved in the juvenile legal system, crime survivors, and community stakeholders, the person in this position will have additional tasks related to the pilot phases including fundraising and partnership development, among others.
Pre-Pilot Capacity Building
- Attend and actively participate in all trainings, coaching and supervision sessions;
- Identifying and/or meeting with relevant community stakeholders in support of the pilot;
- Contributing to fundraising strategies to support the pilot including but not limited to: co-creating and executing grassroots fundraising campaign plan, grant writing, research and other tasks;
- Actively practicing circle-keeping skills by keeping healing and community-building circles in various community contexts including but not limited to: youth-serving agencies, SSLC-led circles for youth development workers, and other types of circles.
Case Management & Facilitation
- Write and send initial letters to youth and families;
- Contact youth and youth’s caregivers/family and enroll the youth into the program;
- Meet with youth and caregivers/family—begin to build relationships and restoratively support youth in taking accountability;
- Write and send initial letter to person harmed;
- Meet with, prep, and restoratively support person harmed;
- Reach out to identified community members and support people to participate in the conference;
- Meet with, prep, and restoratively support identified community and support people;
- Gauge readiness of participants;
- Coordinate conference—time, location, persons attending, food needs, access needs, seating arrangements, etc.;
- Facilitate conference—hold space for everyone’s realities, experiences, stories, and needs; facilitate the creation of a ‘plan’ that meets the needs of the person(s) harmed, community members, youth’s caregivers/family, and the youth themselves
- Distribute evaluations and throughout the process, input detailed case notes into database
- Update administrative assistant when youth reaches identified program milestones (enrollment, conference, completion) and if youth is re-arrested. The program manager should also be contacted if a youth is re-arrested;
- Consistent communication with program manager throughout the process;
- Coordinate final meeting with youth and caregivers/family.
- Create completion packet for youth (completion letter, confirmation from the referring agency on case closure, certificate of completion, copy of completed plan, information and application of arrest record sealing process, if applicable);
- Maintain accurate, up-to-date online and physical paperwork.
- Be deeply rooted in the community and have extensive knowledge of, and access to, community resources for all participants;
- Create a database of community resources for all participants;
- Develop a strong working relationship with facilitators;
- Develop relationships with youth and their caregivers/families;
- Be present during a youth’s enrollment process, at least one prep meeting with the youth, the conference, and all of the plan follow-up;
- Input and update case files after conference;
- Work with and support youth from the creation of the plan all the way through completion of their plan;
- Communicate with team and person harmed on youth’s process and update facilitator when youth complete the plan and assist in creation of completion packet and final completion meeting.
Other – As this is a pilot, there will be duties and tasks that are unanticipated. The person in this role should be prepared for other duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will:
- Be outgoing, self-starters who demonstrate professionalism experience and strong relationship-building skills;
- Have experience with administrative tasks including calendaring, task management & professional email communication;
- Have a strong analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles including gender and racial justice;
- Have experience working with marginalized youth and possess a passion for positive youth development;
- Have experience and passion uplifting and centering Black girls and femmes;
- Be LGBTQIA+ affirming;
- Have reliable transportation;
- Have strong written and oral communication skills;
- Possess emotional intelligence;
- Bring whole self to the position.
No educational/degree requirements. Knowledge of Microsoft, Google and social media applications required. Spanish and/or Haitian Creole speaker a plus. South Florida natives strongly encouraged to apply.
Start date: Start by July 6, 2021
Office & Work Hours: General office hours are 10 am – 6 pm, some weekends; work hours are 40 hours per week in office on Monday to Friday, some weekends
Salary: $50,000 – $55,000; benefits include health benefits, paid vacation, flex time and holidays.
Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:
- Works in an office environment
- Frequently sits for long periods of time
- Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard
- May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, and bending
How to Apply: Please submit resume, portfolio and/or links via e-mail to: Nerea Arce Masnu at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Lead RCC Facilitator” in the subject line.
S.O.U.L. Sisters is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color are encouraged to apply.