Work at the Moran Center

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COMMUNITY PEACE BUILDER

DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy’s (“Moran Center”) Mental Health Professional intervenes with clients at a point of legal crisis in an attempt to help improve the overall functioning of the youth and their families within multiple life domains, including home, school, and the community. Mental Health Professionals report to the Director of Social Work Services.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direct therapeutic counseling, case management, and crisis management to identified clients, including maintenance of clients’ confidential mental health records;
  • Track client progress in LegalServer and provide outcomes to the Director of Social Work Services, upon request;
  • Draft mitigation reports for both juvenile delinquency and adult criminal proceedings;
  • Support youth referred through the City of Evanston’s Juvenile Administrative Hearings and through the Skokie Courthouse Juvenile Diversion Program for counseling and other supportive services;
  • Participate in monthly program staff meetings to coordinate professional services and report out on client progress;
  • Attend one-on-one and group supervision sessions;
  • Participate in professional development opportunities, when available;
  • Supervise mental health professional interns; and
  • Represent the Moran Center within the community, as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a Master’s Level mental health degree; licensed practitioner preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Skill in decision-making in adversarial circumstances;
  • Outstanding communications skills, written and oral;
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining vigilant attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Moran Center’s work and mission;
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a good sense of humor; and
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, and interactive office.

SALARY-BENEFITS: 

  • $50,000 – $60,000 annualized salary based on experience;
  • Benefits for the full-time position include healthcare, flexible spending account for qualified expenditures, including healthcare and childcare, retirement savings plan, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); and
  • Supportive, team-based environment and commitment to ongoing professional development.

The Moran Center will continue accepting applications for the position until filled.

Please email your resume to Shirley Sierra at ssierra@moran-center.org.

 

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COMMUNITY PEACE BUILDERS 

The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy’s (“Moran Center”) Restorative Justice Community Peace Builders will support the implementation and development of the Moran Center’s Restorative Justice Initiative and embedded philosophy. The Community Peace Builders will work closely with the Restorative Justice Manager and Restorative Justice Coordinator as consultants in building a  restorative community. 

Our Restorative Justice programs provide direct support, training, leadership development, and capacity-building throughout our community. The Moran Center seeks three Community Peace Builders to join our Restorative Justice Team as part-time consultants (3-5 hours per week) who will receive extensive, ongoing training in restorative justice philosophy and practice as well as in community engagement efforts. The Community Peace Builders will take their restorative training and experience into the community to provide support for youth, outreach, public education, community engagement, and a wide range of restorative efforts. 

Restorative justice is by nature an antiracist and trauma-informed movement, rooted in indigenous knowledge that aims to disrupt and dismantle the cycle of harm – and systems of punishment- through collective accountability, radical listening, and vulnerability; truth-telling, repair, re-engagement, and welcoming. Restorative philosophy recognizes the need to heal and repair the historical and transgenerational harm from our society’s practices and systems of retributive and unjust law embedded in white supremacist culture. Restorative practices center on nurturing relational, interconnected cultures and empowering communities to meet our needs and mend the relationships that make us whole. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in extensive, ongoing training in restorative justice philosophy and practice and share the trainings and wisdom within the community;
  • Plan, conduct, document and reflect upon community listening circles to explore community members’ experience and needs around safety and community-based systems of accountability;
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate restorative practices, including but not limited to healing circles, family conferences, restorative conversations, circles of support, and re-entry circles through a wide range of external and internal referral sources;
  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team, including lawyers and mental health professionals, to support the Moran Center’s legal clients restoratively resolve conflict;
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate ongoing restorative trainings and workshops within the Moran Center and with collaborating nonprofits, schools, businesses, etc., and in numerous informal ways throughout the community;
  • Build restorative mindsets and capacity within schools, youth-serving nonprofits, community organizations, and with all those interested in building restorative spaces in our community;
  • Consult with community stakeholders in organizations, neighborhoods, community centers, and throughout Evanston on the exploration, development, and implementation of alternative systems of community accountability and structures for restorative practices;
  • Actively participate in all applicable staff and team meetings, professional development trainings, and supervision meetings; and
  • Represent the Moran Center at relevant forums and events.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work as a member of a team; 
  • Strong interest in learning in-depth the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and community building;
  • A lived experience and connection to Evanston’s community;
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of community members when they arise and a commitment to working regular weekly hours as a part-time consultant; 
  • Ability to develop respectful professional relationships, build trust in a limited time, and engage and inform community members about restorative practices;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities and work in multiple areas of the community; 
  • Commitment to cultural competency and ability to navigate and center issues of race and equity;
  • Professionalism in the areas of punctuality, documentation, organization, and phone/email responsiveness;
  • Consistently learning and working within the following frameworks: Anti-oppression, Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care, and Balanced & Restorative Justice;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Moran Center’s work and mission; and
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a sense of humor.

COMPENSATION:

  • Peace Builders will be paid $25 per hour with a schedule of 3-5 hours per week expected. 
  • Supportive, team-based environment and commitment to ongoing professional development.

The Moran Center will continue accepting applications for the position until filled. 

Please email your resume to Shirley Sierra at ssierra@moran-center.org. Please note that a writing sample may be requested at a future point during the interview process. 

 

DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

The Development & Communications Associate provides administrative support to the Department including data management, recordkeeping, mailings, and event support. This position has sole responsibility for managing our CRM database (Neon) and ensures that there is efficiency and timeliness in processing donor information and maintaining optimal data integrity. The Development & Communications Associate reports to the Director of Development and Communications and serves in an integral and central position within the Development & Communications Department.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative

  • Provides administrative support that aids in the execution of fundraising and communications tasks;
  • Coordinates external and internal meetings;
  • Works closely with the Director of Development & Communications in the planning and execution of events;
  • Maintains all of the Department’s reference materials and reports on the Moran Center’s internal server and Google Drive;
  • Maintains and monitors the Development & Communication Budgets;
  • Prepares and formats major presentations;
  • Ensures donors are acknowledged in a timely manner; and
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

CRM Management

Oversees management of confidential, computerized records of financial and in-kind donors, their giving histories, and other personal information.

  • Acquires a high-level knowledge of Neon software, Moran Center’s cloud-based donor management system;
  • Pulls data/documentation from Neon and prepares data files;
  • Produces monthly, quarterly, annual, and other donor reports as needed;
  • Establishes new fundraising reports and adapts current reports to track giving levels, renewal rates, pledge collection deadlines, recurring gifts, soft credits, and other data for ongoing fundraising and cultivation efforts;
  • Ensures donors are acknowledged in a timely manner;
  • Executes appeal mailings;
  • Responds to donor inquiries/concerns via phone, email, or letter.
  • Addresses and responds to technical donation issues including checks, credit cards, EFT, and stock gifts; and
  • Works with the Director of Operations and Director of Development & Communications with the execution of monthly reconciliation of Neon and the general ledger (QuickBooks).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum of two years experience working with a CRM database (Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud, or Salesforce; Neon experience a plus but not mandatory);
  • Strong communications skills (writing and speaking);
  • Ability to communicate effectively with donors, board members, vendors, and staff;
  • Strong organization skills;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including high proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to multi-task when needed; and
  • A self-starter and initiative-taker who takes ownership of the projects assigned.

SALARY-BENEFITS:

  • Full-time position and during high volume workloads (gala and end-of-year appeals) occasional after-hours and weekend hours may be required;
  • $39,000 – $45,000 annualized salary based on experience;
  • Benefits for the full-time position include healthcare, flexible spending account for qualified expenditures, including healthcare and childcare, retirement saving plan, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); and
  • Supportive, team-based environment and commitment to ongoing professional development.

 

The Moran Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of color, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, and Veterans are welcomed and encouraged to apply.