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 on the lookout for a dedicated DEI Restorative Trainer to become an integral part of our dynamic team. As a pivotal entry-level position, this role is tailored for those who are keen to put their academic knowledge into impactful practice, driving change in the realms of diversity, equity, inclusion, and restorative practices.
The primary responsibility of the DEI Restorative Trainer is to craft and facilitate training sessions that resonate with diverse audiences. Drawing upon academic backgrounds in fields such as conflict resolution, psychology, sociology, or ethnic studies, the individual will adeptly tailor each session, ensuring content is both relevant and engaging. While the role is centered on training, it also provides opportunities to delve into restorative circle facilitations, helping participants navigate complex discussions and achieve mutual understanding.
Although the position doesn't require extensive prior experience in the field, any hands-on knowledge in conflict resolution, mediation, or restorative circles will be considered a valuable asset. Our ideal candidate is someone with a Bachelor's degree in related disciplines, who can effectively demonstrate nuanced understandings of pertinent topics, and is passionate about creating inclusive spaces for dialogue and learning.
In the DEI Restorative Trainer role, you'll be more than just a facilitator—you'll be an advocate, educator, and guide. If you're enthusiastic about making a tangible difference and laying the foundation for a vibrant career in diversity, equity, inclusion, and restorative practices, we'd love to hear from you.
Bachelor’s Degree in fields related to Peace and Conflict Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Restorative Justice, Psychology or similar fields.
Familiarity with Google Suite, Gmail, and basic operating systems like Mac OS 10, Android, and iOS.
- **Physical Requirements:** Ability to lift 20-40 lbs.
Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a reliable vehicle. This requirement is due to the need for transporting training materials to various locations within and occasionally outside the San Francisco Bay Area, some of which may not be easily accessible by public transportation or ride-sharing services.
CircleUp Education is committed to ADA and FEHA compliance. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for applicants with disabilities.
Adequate personal vehicle insurance coverage is required.
Employees will be reimbursed for mileage and other vehicle-related expenses in accordance with California Labor Code Section 2802.
Your vehicle needs to be able to transport training materials (2-3 boxes).
Entry-level position; however, any experience in administrative or educational roles that involve multitasking would be advantageous.
Ability to occasionally travel within the San Francisco Bay Area. Any travel outside the region would be infrequent and primarily for training facilitation (travel expenses covered by CircleUp).
Comfort with varied work hours, sometimes starting early or ending late, but always ensuring a work-life balance.
Some exposure to training facilitation or participation in educational settings, especially in front of groups.
Specialized Experience (preferred but not mandatory)
Basic conflict resolution or mediation skills.
Familiarity with restorative practices/justice.
Experience in or exposure to teaching settings.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Strong listening, empathy, and communication skills.
Ability to express needs clearly.
Comfort in engaging in challenging conversations to address problems.
Accountability for one's work.
Confidence in presenting and role-playing in front of groups.
Professional communication at all times.
Willingness to ask for help and apply feedback.
Aptitude for multitasking and taking clear, concise notes.
Highly Preferred Skills (but not mandatory)
Familiarity with basic design tools like Adobe InDesign or Photoshop.
Knowledge of Asana or similar project management tools.
Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or American Sign Language.
Previous participation in restorative practices or conflict resolution 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 contemplate joining our transformative journey, understanding the nuances of the DEI Restorative Trainer role is crucial. Below, we delineate daily, weekly, and monthly routines that provide insight into the tasks you might navigate. This overview highlights some, but certainly not all, responsibilities. Given our dynamic work environment and changing organizational needs, there will always be novel tasks and challenges to address. This guide seeks to give you a glimpse of a potential routine, assisting you as you consider becoming an integral member of our passionate team.
Check and sort work emails, giving precedence to those from co-trainers and supervisors.
Review daily tasks on Asana or the preferred project management tool, adjusting as required.
Prepare and customize training modules for upcoming sessions, taking into account client needs and feedback.
Set up physical and online training environments, ensuring all necessary materials and equipment are ready and functional.
Greet participants warmly as they enter both live and online training sessions, fostering an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.
Facilitate both live and online DEI and restorative practices training sessions, ensuring active participation and understanding.
Break down physical training setups post-session, ensuring all equipment is stored properly and venues are left tidy.
Review and refine training materials to ensure they are current and effective.
After training sessions, collect feedback, reflect on delivery, and identify areas for refinement.
Support CircleUp Education's mission by consistently aligning daily activities with overarching objectives.
Handle essential administrative tasks, including calls and preparing for upcoming sessions.
Collaborate with peers, ensuring training approaches are synchronized and optimized.
Conclude the day by updating the project management platform, setting reminders, and gearing up for forthcoming training sessions.
Assess and revise training materials, leveraging insights and experiences from the week's sessions.
Participate in team meetings, discussing training efficacy and contemplating enhancements.
Plan for the upcoming week, aligning with the overall training calendar and client requirements.
Discuss weekly progress and feedback with peers, focusing on continuous improvement.
Update training tools and resources, making sure they remain current and relevant.
Stay updated on CircleUp's digital resources, ensuring accessibility and relevance for training attendees.
Engage in internal learning sessions, continuously refining DEI and restorative practice expertise.
Analyze monthly feedback to discern patterns and areas necessitating focus.
Collaborate with co-trainers to finalize the upcoming month's training calendar.
Discuss overarching training strategies and directions with senior members, ensuring alignment with CircleUp's vision.
Draft and present a monthly report detailing training outcomes, participant feedback, and suggestions for enhancement.
Review ongoing relationships with clients, ensuring training modules remain tailored and impactful.
Stay abreast of the latest in DEI and restorative disciplines, ensuring the curriculum is current and resonates with the audience.
As part of this role, you might need to travel within the San Francisco Bay Area. Preparing diligently for these trips, from ensuring the readiness of training materials to handling logistics, is essential.
From time to time, you might be tapped for specialized projects, especially those that push boundaries in DEI, restorative practices, and community outreach. Your expertise and perspective will be invaluable in these initiatives.