Executive Director

The Community Restorative Justice Center
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Location: Caledonia County,
About the Job

The Community Restorative Justice Center (CRJC), located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director.

This position offers a unique and inspiring opportunity for an individual with strong communication skills, diversity, equity, inclusion values, and organizational skills to guide the continuing growth and development of this dynamic organization. The Executive Director is responsible for fiscal grant management, personnel supervision, public relations, community outreach, and inspiring and leading an experienced and passionate team of dedicated staff and volunteers. The Executive Director is also expected to support and train members of the community in managing conflict and resolving disputes in various settings, utilizing the principles of restorative justice.

The CRJC is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit that strives to provide a link between city and town governments, law enforcement agencies and officers, schools, and citizens and neighborhoods to address issues of conflict and crime. Some of the CRJC’s current programs include Community Re-entry/COSA, Transitional Housing, Court Diversion/RJ Panels, and Victim Services. These programs are supported primarily by grants from the VT Department of Corrections and the Office of the Vermont Attorney General. Additional information about the CRJC can be obtained by visiting our website at www.communityrjc.org.

St. Johnsbury, Vermont is a quintessential New England town in the special corner of Vermont called the Northeast Kingdom.  It is known for its beautiful landscapes, friendly community, outstanding four season outdoor recreational opportunities and robust arts and humanities scene.  It is also home to two excellent academic institutions-St. Johnsbury Academy which draws students from around the world and Vermont State University – Lyndon. Also, it is only an hour away from the Canadian border. For more information about St. Johnsbury visit Discover St. Johnsbury.

A letter of application and resume must be received at the CRJC, 576 Railroad Street, Suite 2, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 on or before Friday, December 15, 2023. Email applications will be received at: office@communityrjc.org. For more information and the full job description, please visit https://www.communityrjc.org/employment or contact human resources at (802) 748-2977. This is a full-time position with a benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The CRJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace environment. All qualified applicants, including people of color, LBGTQIA+ people, women, protected veterans, individuals who have been involved in the justice system, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

In addressing matters referred to us, we are committed to work in partnership with State and local government and the volunteers who represent our local communities to provide support and accountability to all parties, including addressing the underlying conditions that have led up to the violation. As we seek to hold ourselves accountable and move toward a justice system that brings dignity, safety and repair of harm for all, we commit to: 1. prioritize diversity in all its forms (race, age, income, lived experience with the criminal legal system, etc.) when recruiting staff and volunteers for our work, with the intent to best represent the communities we serve; 2. collect and share data that will help identify inequities in accessing restorative options at our agencies for people of color in Vermont; 3. engage in at least six hours of anti-racism training annually to explore our own implicit biases and privileges, the foundation and historical roots of our restorative practices among indigenous peoples here and around the world, the roots and current forms of racism, and what it means to be anti-racist; 4. use a standing agenda item on our member agency and association meetings, at least quarterly, to examine our policies and practices in light of these commitments so we work in ways that are inclusive and equitable, respect the dignity of all, and build relationships rooted in justice and respect.

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