Restorative Neighborhood Network Coordinator Position Description

Dispute Resolution Center

Position Description


Title: Restorative Neighborhood Network Coordinator

Reports to: Manager of Programs and Services

Hours: Part-time, 15-25 hours/week, involving evenings and weekends

Status: Non-exempt or contracted

Deadline: Open until filled


Project Summary: The Restorative Neighborhood Network (RNN) in St. Paul will promote the understanding and use of restorative practices (RP) among young people, the adults in their lives, and the systems that shape their lives. The project is anchored in two St. Paul high schools that are in the process of implementing RP in their buildings. The RNN extends that learning beyond the school buildings by engaging and educating families, youth leaders, neighbors, faith leaders, business owners and public servants in the goal of creating peaceful, equitable, and safe communities. The RNN coordinator will build relationships in the community, collaborate with school personnel, conduct outreach and coordinate trainings and other learning opportunities.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Outreach to stakeholders connected to the Johnson and Como Park schools, and in surrounding neighborhoods, including families, youth leaders, neighbors, faith leaders, business owners and public servants.
  • Communicate and collaborate with administrators and key personnel at JHS and CPSHS to plan community engagement events, RJ information sessions and trainings opportunities.
  • Deliver information sessions and presentations about restorative practices at school events and other community settings.
  • Coordinate circle trainings and other restorative practices trainings and recruit training participants, collaborate with school personnel to recruit parents and others connected to the school.
  • Develop and conduct evaluations to track program outcomes; collect data at events and trainings; assemble program reports.
  • Participate in additional training opportunities in restorative practices and conflict resolution; attend community events and networking events as needed.
  • Provide general organizational support as needed, including fundraising, data entry and general outreach.


Required Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to restorative justice, alternative dispute resolution methods and equity in education; a willingness to continue learning.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills including: writing, public

speaking, active listening, group facilitation, leading by example, connecting well and

building relationships with diverse individuals and communities.

  • Strong knowledge and experience of diverse Saint Paul communities, especially in North End, East Side and Como; knowledge of Saint Paul Public Schools especially Como Park Senior High School and Johnson High School.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills, leadership abilities, attention to detail, tenacious, and curious.
  • Preferred experience with outreach, social media, program coordination, delivering trainings and presentations.
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends, ability to travel within Saint Paul, especially to Como, North End and East Side neighborhoods.
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivate, have a positive attitude, be energetic,

inquisitive, creative, and possess strong organizational skills.


Other Information:

  • The Restorative Neighborhood Network Coordinator is funded by a grant through the F.R. Bigelow Foundation over a period from August 2017 to July 2018.
  • The position works under the supervision of DRC’s Manager of Programs and Services
  • The Coordinator will often work outside of the DRC office meeting with school personnel, delivering outreach presentation, and developing partnerships with service providers and community organizations.
  • .5 to .75 FTE position with a salary or contract in the $15,000-$25,000 range, DOE.


Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Dispute Resolution Center

91 East Arch Street

Saint Paul, MN 55130

Fax: 651-292- 6065



Questions, please call DRC at 651-292-6067 or email at


The Dispute Resolution Center is an EEOC employer.  This description does not constitute an offer or contract of employment.  The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) is a private, non-profit community mediation program established in 1982 to provide mediation, facilitation, training, and referral services to residents of the East Metro area of the Twin Cities. The mission of Dispute Resolution Center is to promote the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision-making.