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Research, Education & Outcomes Coordinator

Village Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

The Village Coalition invites candidates to fill a grant-funded contract position as a Research, Education & Outcomes Coordinator (REO Coordinator).  Interested individuals must upload a PDF file containing their cover letter and resume no later than 12:00a on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

 

Cover letters should highlight your experiences working with people experiencing houselessness, conducting qualitative and quantitative research in a direct service environment, and providing project management services.  Please direct any questions about this position and the Village Community Restorative Justice Training Program to us at pdxvillagecoalition at gmail dot com.

Program Description

The Village Community Restorative Justice Training Program addresses gaps in health and social equity outcomes among village residents by making a process framework that introduces intentional community building and intermediary conflict resolution outcomes that don’t immediately lead to individuals being excluded from the social and housing resources of the villages. The program will provide participants with the necessary knowledge to evaluate and distinguish interpersonal conflict from health crises, and will introduce a cross-collaborative system for maintaining self-governance neutrality, privacy, and fairness in conflict resolution processes. As villages strengthen themselves through this work, they will preserve existing village housing for nearly all village residents, and thus preserve future opportunities for permanent, supportive housing elsewhere.

Contract Description

This is a fixed-term contract engagement commencing immediately and lasting through May 31, 2018, per the length of grant funding, with the possibility of extension if the program is not yet concluded at the contract’s expiration and additional grant funding becomes available.  Compensation is based on a 0.375 FTE grant base salary allotment of $18,384, plus a paid allowance of $4,228 for health expenses incurred by the contractor.  Village Coalition, as the grant fiscal agent, will disburse these funds as equal payments across the project timeframe.

REO Coordinator Duties

The REO Coordinator will work independently with regular reporting to the Village Coalition Steering Committee and grant stakeholders, and will provide administrative, technical, and data support to the Resolutions Northwest Restorative Justice Training Coordinator.  The functional outcome goal of this program is to develop, implement, and evaluate a functional, ongoing Restorative Justice Training Program within the self-governance processes already established in existing member villages of the Village Coalition.  

 

The REO Coordinator will be responsible for delivering:

  • Project timelines, supervision of project deadlines and outcomes, and closeout of program,

  • Notice of problems or issues, progress, and well-being of village participants and overall direction of the program,

  • Documentation, data collection, and data analysis of legacy conflict resolution practices for each participant village,

  • Documentation, data collection, and data analysis of ongoing conflict resolution practices and outcomes for each participant village during the program,

  • Collaborative design and documentation of restorative justice teaching materials and manuals for each participant village,

  • Maintain source documents, incident report forms, and incident report logs for each village,

  • Design and implementation of an outcomes analysis protocol,

  • Prepare and provide a final survey and outcomes reporting document.

 

Activities may include:

  • Planning, organizing, and leading activities related to the project, including facilitating focus groups, conducting qualitative interviews, data entry and analysis;

  • managing outreach and engagement calendars and schedules,

  • reading relevant literature,

  • establishing and maintaining partnerships with village members,

  • creating and managing surveys and other program literature.

REO Coordinator Qualifications

 
Education

Required:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, plus 2 - 4 years research and program coordination experience.

 

Desired:

  • BS/BA degree in a Social Science or allied field, including but not limited to: Anthropology, Arbitration, Conflict Resolution, Mediation & Negotiation, Peacemaking, Psychology, Restorative Justice, Social Work, or Sociology.

  • People with lived experience of houselessness or other displacement are encouraged to apply.

  • Preference given to those with any Restorative Justice certifications.

  • Preference given to those with Adult Mental Health First Aid certification.

  • Preference given to those with graduate work or MS/MA degree attainment in a Social Science or allied field, including but not limited to: Anthropology, Arbitration, Conflict Resolution, Mediation & Negotiation, Peacemaking, Psychology, Restorative Justice, Social Work, or Sociology.

 

Skills & Knowledge

Required:

  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision in an environment of confidentiality.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people experiencing houselessness, people with recent experience of trauma, and/or mental health challenges

  • Ability to communicate sufficiently, both orally and in writing, to express thoughts and ideas to a variety of people.

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint) is required.

  • Proven ability to input and manipulate computer data effectively, perform word processing, and create, maintain, and manipulate spreadsheets for the purpose of providing accurate summary data and statistics.

 

Desired:

  • Work effectively and fluidly in a collaborative team environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of consensus decision-making, organizational processes, and participatory self-governance.

  • Knowledge of community resources and agencies serving people experiencing houselessness in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and/or Clark counties.

Work Conditions

  • May be required to work non-standard, extended, or weekend hours to fulfill duties.

  • Work conducted in village environments may require use of improvised, informal facilities and a lack of environmental comforts typical of finished construction buildings.

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.

  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, or operate foot and/or hand controls.

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