ARC is seeking a Senior Restorative Justice Coordinator to implement the Restorative Justice Healing Initiative in a collaborative, multi-agency in-custody 80+ bed fire training program specifically designed for emerging adults.  This lead position will also be responsible for supervising ARC staff onsite with the goal of not only integrating restorative justice practices into all elements of services, but to ensure holistic, individualized, focused reentry services to the young men returning to their respective communities across the state.  This position requires the ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with participants, correctional officers, onsite stakeholders, and community-based organizations.

The lead Restorative Justice Coordinator should be a self-motivated, multi-tasker with a strong background in providing services to marginalized communities. Experience with the criminal justice population is considered an asset, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.  This is a position that will interact with governmental agencies, ARC staff, as well as community-based organizations.


  • Supervise the ARC Senior Reentry Specialist, Reentry Specialist and Credible Messengers onsite, in partnership with The Amity Foundation.
  • Serve as onsite liaison between ARC and Amity, bringing both teams mission’s together in order to provide the highest possible services possible.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and mediate restorative justice conferencing.
  • Develop and implement consistent restorative justice trainings and presentations to build the capacity of staff.
  • Develop workshops and support groups to facilitate the continuum of restorative practices including but not limited to affective statements, non-violent communication, active listening, restorative dialogue, healing circles.
  • Advocate for both formerly youth participants and their crime survivors to create positive, safe, and sensitive interactions.
  • Collect and submit required program data and develop reports based on this data.


The lead Restorative Justice Coordinator will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Two years of experience conducting restorative justice conferencing, including Victim Offender Dialogue, Victim Offender Mediate, Victim Offender Conferencing, Family Conferencing, and/or Restorative Justice Circles such as but not limit to Peacemaking Circles, OR
  • Degree from an accredited college or university approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, AND one year of experience conducting restorative justice conferencing as above.
  • Additional to either of the two aforementioned options; at least two years of professional experience supervising staff providing services to a criminal justice or related population.
  • Excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and affective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, Google Suite
  • Be able to pass a CDCR background check.
  • Dependable, humble, have a sense of humor.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.


  • Salary range is $65k – $72k.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.