About CircleUp Education
Our Existence: The "Why" Behind Our Efforts
At CircleUp Education, our overarching vision is to craft a future devoid of oppression, racism, and division. Our aim isn't just for the immediate generations but for those we'll never have the privilege of knowing. We envision a world where every individual can thrive without the barriers of prejudice and discrimination.
Our mission is an embodiment of this vision. We dedicate ourselves to the task of creating happy, thriving, and stress-free environments, be it cities, organizations, or schools. Through bespoke training, consulting, coaching, and tools, our focus is laser-sharp: to disrupt implicit biases, mend communal well-being, resolve conflicts, and foster an inclusive, deep-rooted connection. In essence, we are passionate advocates for a world where diversity is celebrated and everyone belongs.
Our Services: The Pillars of Our Intervention
Diversity, Equity, DEI, Implicit Bias: Our primary services aim to actively interrupt discrimination, inadvertent harm, inequities, and implicit biases. We believe in proactive intervention.
Restorative Practices SEL & Culture: We specialize in services that restore and mend. Be it damaged relationships, ineffective disciplinary methods, or deteriorating organizational and school climates, we rebuild and rejuvenate.
Conflict Resolution Facilitation: Conflicts are a natural part of human interaction. Our services focus on resolving high-level conflicts, misunderstandings, disputes, and both community & client conflicts, ensuring harmony and mutual respect.
Anti-Racism & Racism Awareness: We actively combat racism, both deliberate and inadvertent. Our services are designed to halt systems of oppression, privilege, and power dynamics, ensuring a fair playing field for all.
Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Strategies: With the stresses of modern life ever on the rise, we offer services that calm and soothe. From societal stressors to unpredictability, we equip individuals with tools to navigate their mental landscapes.
Executive Coaching & Leadership Training: For those at the helm of decision-making, our services enhance abilities in coaching, strategic planning, and communication, ensuring leaders are well-equipped to guide their teams.
About the Role
We are actively seeking a dynamic Diversity Equity Inclusion Restorative Coordinator (DEIRC) to be a cornerstone of our transformative team. This role demands more than just expertise—it calls for passion, adaptability, and a commitment to making genuine, impactful change. At its core, the DEIRC is responsible for the meticulous customization and facilitation of training sessions across a spectrum of topics, such as racism, implicit bias, conflict resolution, and more. This individual will interact with diverse groups—including leadership teams, youth, and staff—across educational institutions, businesses, and local governments, tailoring each session to meet unique needs and challenges.
Beyond the immediate training responsibilities, the DEIRC plays a pivotal role in project management. Ensuring sessions are well-coordinated, resources are adequately allocated, and feedback is effectively integrated requires strong organizational and leadership skills. The role also encompasses regular travel, both within the San Francisco Bay Area and potentially beyond, to bring our mission and training to diverse audiences. It's about adapting to the rhythm of different environments, whether facilitating Zoom sessions or leading in-person trainings for groups of varying sizes.
Client relations form another significant aspect of this role, requiring the DEIRC to not only deliver exceptional training but also cultivate and nurture lasting, impactful relationships. Coupled with administrative, marketing, and supplementary tasks, this position offers a vibrant tapestry of responsibilities—all aimed at promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and restorative practices.
If you are eager to be at the forefront of meaningful change, to shape and guide discussions, to forge connections, and to drive initiatives, then the DEIRC role might just be your calling.
Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in fields related to Peace and Conflict Students, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Restorative Justice, Psychology or similar fields.
Proficiency in Google Suite, Gmail, Mailchimp, Mac OS 10, Android, and iOS operating systems
Ability to lift 50-70 lbs, possess a valid driver's license, and have a reliable vehicle
2-3 years of experience in a fast-paced administrative or operations role involving multitasking and problem-solving
Ability to travel for 1-6 days within the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and throughout the United States
Flexibility to start work early on some days (as early as 5:30-6am) and end late on others (as late as 7-9pm), with most shifts lasting between 7-9 hours
Must have a vehicle that can transport training materials (3-4 large boxes)
Must be willing to travel/commute to client worksites in the greater bay area, Sacramento, Marin, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties to name a few.
Must be able to traveling for work with trainers to facilitate training services in other states or in Southern California (travel expenses are paid for by CircleUp)
Proficiency in Project Management software (ideally Asana)
2-5 years of experience in an equivalent role, that included working in a fast-paced environment that involves multi-tasking and problem solving.
Teaching/Professional Development in front of large groups (50-100+ people) experience
Training Facilitation experience
Organizational Coaching Experience
Conflict Resolution experience
Restorative Practices/Justice experience
Required Communication and Interpersonal Skills
All employees at CircleUp Education are required to have OUTSTANDING listening, empathy, and communication skills.
Expressing your needs clearly is expected and required.
Engaging in challenging conversations to work out problems in a safe and courageous way is required to effectively work on teams and workout problems.
High levels of accountability for your work and your team's work is needed and required.
The ability to present, share, and role play in front of large groups of people is required for this position.
Professional communication at all times is required.
Asking for help and applying feedback is required.
The ability to multi-task and take exceptional typed notes
Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, CRM systems, and Zapier
Proficiency in Asana project management software
Proficiency in a second language (e.g., Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese, or American Sign Language)
Participation in a Restorative Practices or Restorative Justice training
Participation in conflict resolution trainings
Participation in communication skills trainings
Medical and Dental Insurance
Vacation accrual starting after 1 year
3-month, 6-month, and 1-year retention bonuses
Self-care/Mental Health Days
Overtime available upon supervisor approval (depends on employment status)
Professional development and advancement opportunities
Supportive and collaborative team environment
Unique company perks such as wellness programs, team-building events, and volunteer opportunities
As you consider joining our transformative journey, it's essential to grasp the unique blend of responsibilities this role encompasses. Below, we outline daily, weekly, and monthly routines that will give you a snapshot of the tasks you might manage. This overview captures some, but not all, responsibilities. Our dynamic environment and evolving organizational needs mean that varied tasks and challenges will emerge. This guide aims to help you visualize potential routines, supporting your decision-making process as you think about becoming a part of our dedicated team.
Check and prioritize work emails, especially those from clients and team members.
Review daily tasks on Asana or the chosen project management platform; make necessary updates.
Customize training, coaching, and consulting solutions for upcoming services on your calendar.
Coordinate, prepare for, and possibly facilitate DEI and restorative practices training sessions.
Engage in client communication, responding to inquiries, setting up future sessions, and addressing feedback.
Review and update training materials based on the latest industry best practices and feedback.
After each training session, gather feedback, make notes, and plan follow-up sessions or actions.
Support the development and growth strategies of CircleUp Education, aligning daily actions with long-term goals.
Handle administrative tasks like calls, meetings, and client follow-ups.
Collaborate with co-trainers, ensuring materials and strategies are cohesive and updated.
Conclude the day by updating project management tools, setting reminders, and prepping for the next day's sessions.
Review and adapt training materials, ensuring they remain relevant and updated based on the week's experiences.
Attend team meetings to discuss the effectiveness of recent trainings, and brainstorm improvements.
Plan and set the agenda for upcoming client training sessions and workshops for the week ahead.
Engage in weekly evaluations with co-founders and trainers about feedback and improvements.
Update projects in Asana with information for your supervisor about the status of your clients.
Conduct periodic checks on training supplies, tools, and technology, ensuring everything is in order.
Monitor CircleUp's digital presence, ensuring that online training resources and promotional materials are up-to-date.
Attend, and possibly facilitate, internal training on DEI and restorative practices to continually upskill the team.
Review monthly feedback and insights from all training sessions to identify areas of improvement.
Coordinate with trainers to set the training calendar for the upcoming month.
Engage with co-founders in strategizing the direction of CircleUp's DEI and restorative practices initiatives.
Prepare and present a monthly report detailing training metrics, feedback, and areas for development.
Review relationships with clients, gathering feedback, and planning tailored training sessions.
Collaborate with marketing to strategize and implement DEI-related campaigns or initiatives for the month.
Ensure that all training materials are consistent with current best practices in DEI and restorative disciplines.
Travel is an inherent part of this role, both within and possibly beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. Efficiently planning these trips, ensuring all training materials are in order, and coordinating logistics is paramount.
Occasionally, this role will demand involvement in special projects or initiatives, particularly those that push the envelope in DEI, restorative practices, and broader community engagement. Your expertise and insights will be pivotal in these endeavors.