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Assistant Director, Restorative Practices


James Madison University invites applications for the Assistant Director of Restorative Practices in the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (OSARP). The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for overseeing the restorative practices program in the office; initiating and maintaining relationships with internal and external restorative partners; establishing marketing and outreach for restorative practices and the office with campus and community constituents; conducting minor, major and flexible administrative case reviews; coordinating the practicum experiences of students; supervising a full-time Coordinator; conducting program assessment; meeting with reporting parties for regular, sexual misconduct, and Title IX cases; and interacting with parents, faculty, police and legal counsel.

This is a 12-month Administrative and Professional Faculty position. For more information about the office, please refer to the office website at: www.jmu.edu/osarp.

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Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.

Position: Assistant Director, Restorative Practices
Organization: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg,  VA 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 5/19/2021

The Assistant Director of Restorative Practices reports to the Associate Director of Case Management in the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (OSARP) and has responsibility for the following:

  • Oversee the management of the Restorative Practices case load and programs. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Marketing Restorative Practices and building relevant partnerships on and off campus.
    • Recruiting and training facilitators and participants for restorative processes.
    • Holding intake meetings with sanctioned and volunteer participants.
    • Serving as the first point of contact for external communication and consultations from other universities/agencies.
    • Making any big picture approvals regarding the restorative program, updating brochures and handouts catered to external audiences at JMU.
    • Overseeing the student staff training for students in the Restorative Practices area.
    • Coordinating and updating the restorative website.
    • Serving as the main contact person and lead facilitator for off-campus cases with the Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD), managing and coordinating any HPD or legal requests, overseeing the coordination of any conflict coaching requests, and preparing, tracking, and facilitating processes within the Restorative Practices case load.
  • Oversee the coordination of the Conversations about Conflict sanctioned program. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Developing and updating program curriculum and coordinating or assisting with program facilitation.
    • Coordinate all Restorative Practice assessment and Conversations about Conflict assessment, working in collaboration with the Center for Assessment and Research Studies and the Associate Director of Case Management; update assessment report yearly.
    • Partner with the Associate Director of Case Management, Director, and Harrisonburg’s RJ Coordinator to evaluate referral of cases to the Restorative Practices case load; consistently review language and practices of the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices through a restorative lens.
    • Directly supervise the Coordinator of Restorative Practices; Co-supervise a Graduate Assistant with the Assistant Director of Educational Programs; Oversee supervision of Restorative Practices Program Assistants.
    • Coordinate training and supervision of Restorative practicum experiences for College Student Personal Administration students and students in other programs with a restorative focus, as needed.
  • Participate as a Case Administrator for minor, major, and flexible cases including Sexual Misconduct, Title IX Sexual Harassment, and suspension level cases, as appropriate. Participate as an advisor/guide for Responding and Reporting Parties, including in Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Sexual Harassment cases.
  • Coordinate outreach to the campus and local community for the office.
  • Develop a marketing strategy for ensuring that students understand their behavioral expectations and how to report incidents of harm.
  • Manage the scheduling, creation, and facilitation of outreach programs and presentations conducted by the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices on and off campus.
  • Manage the updating of the office’s sections of internal university communication and documents (i.e. OneBook; Student Affairs newsletter; Dukes weekly).
  • Oversee the development of workshops, trainings, and presentations for stakeholders.
  • Annually track workshops, trainings, and presentations facilitated by the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the office’s outreach programs.
  • Serve as a key staff member to answer questions and interact with parents, faculty, legal counsel and federal agents.
  • Foster positive working relationships with JMU Public Safety, Residence Life, Health Center, Athletics, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Counseling Center and others associated with student discipline on our campus as applicable to the position.
  • Serve on departmental, divisional and university-wide committees as applicable to the position.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Case Management or Director of the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student staff/employees


  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs or similar field
  • Full-time employee supervision
  • Collaborate and manage program(s)
  • Apply restorative practices
  • Facilitate case reviews and implement assessment strategies is preferred for job success
  • Solid understanding of a university conduct process, procedures and higher education law, including Title IX
  • Experience with advising sexual misconduct and Title IX cases
  • Experience with reviewing cases at multiple levels
Status: This listing expires on: 6/18/2021
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James Madison University

Harrisonburg,  VA 22807
United States
(540) 568-6218
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