NYC Restorative Justice Manager

About S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC)


S.O.U.L (Sisters Organizing for Understanding & Leadership) Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) mobilizes systems-involved girls and femmes of color – black, brown, and indigenous – to interrupt cycles of state violence, poverty, and oppression. Our four pillars are leadership, healing, social justice, and the arts. 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. 




Reporting to SSLC New York City Program Manager and SSLC Executive Director, the New York City Restorative Justice Manager is responsible for assisting in restorative justice-related New York City programming – internally & externally, including Circles Not Cells, technical assistance provision, and internal staff & organizational development.


Primary Responsibilities


Program Management

  • Assist NYC Program Director in handling day to day management of programs throughout NYC with a focus on restorative justice-related programming;
  • Facilitate and manage active sites and cases for Circles Not Cells; track case progression and communication;
  • Provide an introduction to restorative justice and restorative practices for the Youth Leaders Board, and additional training and support as needed;
  • In partnership with NYC Program Manager, recruit healing artists, keepers, facilitators and other practitioners to co-facilitate programming for Circles Not Cells, Sisterhood Academy, and other SSLC programs;
  • Provide direct supervision to NYC healing artists, keepers, facilitators and other practitioners ;
  • Refine and facilitate on-site orientation and training for partner organization staff;
  • Anticipate challenges and work creatively and quickly together with site contacts to resolve issues at program sites;
  • Provide additional support for any larger issues or conflicts that arise during SSLC programming or at one of our partner sites that would benefit from restorative practices;
  • Communicate any and all unresolved issues, or incidents in a timely manner to executive staff;
  • Engage in regular supervision sessions; 
  • Collaborate with Miami restorative justice-focused staff on trainings & initiative as needed.



Program Development

  • Work collaboratively with the executive team and others to refine and document SSLC’s pedagogy and curricula;
  • Assist in the creation, refinement and implementation of new initiatives and curricula to further the strategic direction of the organization;
  • Assist in grant-writing, fundraising, and networking events for NYC-specific restorative justice funding opportunities;
  • Actively seek and participate in opportunities to learn best practices in curriculum development, trauma-informed care, restorative justice, social emotional learning, arts-based facilitation development through research, professional development conferences, and other learning opportunities.


Internal Staff Development

  • In partnership with the Executive Director or other restorative justice focused staff, plan and co-lead a full 3-day circle keeping training for NYC staff and contractors 1-2 times a year;
  • Train new NYC-based interns and fellows, teaching artists, healing artists, keepers, facilitators and other practitioners on an introduction to restorative justice and practices;
  • Participate in an internal working group on SSLC accountability procedures and practices;
  • Act as a point person for NYC conflict and accountability issues as they arise;
  • Collaborate with Miami restorative justice-focused staff on training & initiatives as needed.


Partnerships Management

  • Pitch and manage partnerships relating to NYC’s Circles Not Cells program;
  • Participate in citywide restorative justice networking and advocacy opportunities;
  • Participate in coalitions to attain policy advocacy goals in alignment with SSLC’s mission and vision;
  • Negotiate contracting for and co-lead technical assistance trainings, coaching and case management for organizations that contract with SSLC. 


Experience & Competencies Required


Successful candidates will:

  • Have extensive experience with restorative and/or transformative justice and/or community accountability practices;
  • Have strong skills in team-building and supportive management;
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively, quickly and under pressure—with a sense of humor;
  • Have strong organizational skills and a flexible attitude;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks;
  • Be a self-starter with integrity, professional discretion and professionalism;
  • 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 position.


Masters Degree in social work, education or other related degree preferred.  Must have at least 3 years of experience with restorative justice programming for systems-involved youth and at least 1 year of program & staff management experience.  Knowledge of Microsoft, Google and social media applications required. Skills in website management a plus. Spanish and/or Haitian Creole speaker a plus.  New York natives strongly encouraged to apply.

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


Start Date: June 1, 2020


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


Location: Position based in our NYC office


Salary: $60,000 – $65,000; benefits include health benefits, paid vacation, flex time and holidays.


How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter via e-mail to Please include “NYC  Restorative Justice Manager” 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.