Restorative Justice Program Director
Mural Arts is seeking a Director to lead the work of its nationally recognized Restorative Justice Program. Restorative justice is an alternative to traditional means of rehabilitation and punishment. It brings together offenders, victims, and community members, focusing on conversation and understanding as the first steps on the path to healing.
Consistent with the multiple levels of impact Mural Arts strives to achieve across its practice, our Restorative Justice Program aims to:
Improve opportunities and quality of life for those in and returning from prison in order to reduce recidivism and increase chances of successful re-entry
Stimulate healing in communities negatively impacted by crime and incarceration, including those who are victimized by crime and the families that suffer from the disruptive effects of mass incarceration
Engage and inform diverse audiences about specific issues and challenges relating to the justice system in order to create a more supportive environment for those re-entering society and increase advocacy for effective policies
Influence the systems that devise and implement our criminal justice system to reduce inequity and bias and pursue strategies that best serve the needs of individuals and communities
The Restorative Justice Program accomplishes these goals through an interconnected series of activities, including: high profile public art projects examining topics of critical relevance to the justice system; art workshops at state and local prisons; a four to six month re-entry program in which participants learn skills, apprentice on public art projects, and receive job training and placement support; and peer mentorship and continuing support for re-entry graduates. The program also facilitates public events, symposia, and exhibitions designed to foster dialogue about key issues and offer a platform to underrepresented voices within the system. All of these efforts are led in deep collaboration with the City of Philadelphia and a vast network of partners.
Masters or equivalent experience in social service, criminal justice or related field
Must have 10 years of experience managing people, programs, and projects
Valid driver’s license
Mural Arts is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive health and dental benefits package.
To Apply: Please provide cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and references to the Chief Operating Officer, Magda Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 7, 2019. Please include “Restorative Justice Program Director” in the subject line.