The Essex Community Justice Center (ECJC) is recruiting for a full time Community Connections Coordinator. The person in this position works with individuals who have been incarcerated and are returning to their community, or who are living in the community and are at risk of re-offending or re-incarceration. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
- Assisting in the organization and facilitation of the Circles of Support & Accountability Program (CoSA) in Chittenden County
- Recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers for the CoSA program
- Possible involvement in community conflict assistance as well as outreach to victims of crime
The full job description can be viewed here.
The Community Connections Coordinator position requires a flexible schedule allowing for some evening/weekend hours. Training, education, course work and/or lived experience in the areas of substance abuse, mental health, domestic and sexual violence, trauma, poverty, crime, and other challenges is desirable as well as knowledge of local resources. The ideal candidate will be passionate about social/racial/economic justice and restorative approaches to crime and conflict. Strong computer, data tracking, communication, and phone skills are desired.
The Essex Community Justice Center is committed to equity, and inclusion, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service. BIPOC, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply, including those who have been formerly incarcerated. Applicants with a criminal record need to be at least one year past the completion of their supervision/sentence in order to be considered.