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Restorative Practices Liaison (Student Services Professional III)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services

Position Summary

The mission of the Office for Restorative Practices (ORP) is to continuously develop and implement strategies that strengthen the San Diego State University (SDSU) community by promoting connectedness and belonging on campus. As a community-engaged office based in the university, the ORP will also facilitate connection, transform conflict, and enable relationships between the university, our students, and our neighboring communities.  The purpose of the Office for Restorative Practices (ORP) is to provide relational, intentional, and guided community interventions and resources with a focus on meditation and restorative practices at San Diego State University. The staff in ORP will address a myriad of issues with the SDSU community by evaluating, designing, and developing specific restorative approaches to address identified needs.

The Restorative Practices Liaison will assist in carrying out the responsibilities of the Office for Restorative Practices to develop, foster, and strengthen the relational bonds of the SDSU community increasing the university’s social capital. The Restorative Practices Liaison will report to and collaborate with the Community Liaison Manager and assist with carrying out the responsibilities and mission of the Office for Restorative Practices (ORP). The incumbent will assist in strategizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating restorative practice interventions to respond to the individual student and community needs. This includes assisting with facilitating mediated agreements or restorative justice processes between affected parties (e.g., students, community members, staff, and faculty).

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity 

The Division facilitates the academic and career success, personal growth, and well-being of all students, and works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:

  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world.
  • Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all backgrounds.
  • Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty, and staff, including enhancing the learning environment and expanding learning opportunities for all students inside and outside the classroom, and expanding and connecting opportunities for students to participate in transformational experiences.
  • Developing leaders who believe in and lead others toward supporting civility, mutual respect and diversity in our society and workplaces; and cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

For more information regarding the division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, click here.

Full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2023, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three to five years of professional work experience in student development, student activities, community liaison work, restorative practices work, or student involvement.
  • Experience mediating conflict, addressing community concerns, and/or facilitating conduct processes.
  • Experience with restorative practices.

Specialized Skills Required

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • A high degree of initiative, judgment, and resourcefulness in carrying out assigned areas of responsibilities.
  • Strong commitment to working as part of a team.
  • Ability to work late hours, evenings, and weekends.
  • Experience advising/planning events, workshops/activities, and programs on a collegiate level, and contemporary use of technology in a university setting.
  • Knowledge of the theories, procedures, and practices of student life within the context of Higher Education.
  • Knowledge of restorative justice theories, procedures, and practices.
  • Working knowledge of other student and academic affairs departments including, but not limited to Government and Community Relations, Residential Education, Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, Office of the Dean of Students, Athletics, and Center for Transformative Justice among others.
  • Experience in supervision.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain confidential material with utmost sensitivity.
  • Experience in event planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Experience in development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Ability to contribute to comprehensive program reviews and implement changes as directed.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships across divisions and collaborate effectively with Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, and other campus and community partners.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
  • Proven ability to establish goals and follow through on their implementation.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven commitment to ethical and appropriate use of resources.
  • The candidate must have a demonstrable respect for diversity and an ability to effectively work from a multicultural perspective with people from a wide range of backgrounds and value systems.
  • Respect and sensitivity towards cultural differences.
  • Must have effective communication skills and ability to effectively address a group of stakeholders from different backgrounds.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% - 80% of the time, while frequently moving around the campus and the local community, the person in this position will physically need to move frequently around the campus and local community.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,691 per month. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691-6,683 per month. 

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on August 9, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by August 8, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at

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