Program Officer, Restorative Student Interventions
The Chamberlin Education Foundation (CEF) is a nonprofit family foundation that advances student success in West Contra Costa, CA. The foundation’s grants and programs are designed to generate improved academic outcomes and long-term educational success for K-12 public school students — particularly Black, Latinx, and other historically under-resourced groups — across West Contra Costa’s 68 public schools.
CEF recently revised its strategic plan and has identified Restorative Student Interventions as a new strategic focus area. Unlike punitive disciplinary practices that isolate students and interfere with learning, restorative approaches enable young people to strengthen classroom connections, engage constructively, maintain or regain academic ground, and continue their personal growth in the classroom alongside their peers. Our team seeks a Program Officer to lead our work in this emerging focus area.
The Program Officer, Restorative Student Interventions (RSI) will research, develop, and implement a comprehensive, multi-year strategy designed to bolster district-level policies and practices that promote restorative rather than punitive approaches to school climate and culture.
We are currently seeking an inspired and experienced youth advocate who will study, co-design, support, and evaluate initiatives that lead to the wide scale implementation of restorative student interventions in West Contra Costa public schools and classrooms. The Program Officer will build authentic partnerships with community based organizations, elevate youth and community voice, and develop a research-based perspective on the shifts in policy and practice that will most effectively drive systemic and sustainable change across the West Contra Costa educational ecosystem.
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