CORA Services
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 55000 per year increases based on credentials and experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Restorative Justice department of CORA Services is launching the Transforming Justice Hub: a two-tiered program that seeks to empower Philadelphian youth, who are both impacted by and at risk of involvement with neighborhood gun violence, to interrupt cycles of conflict, and the systems of oppression that cause them, through community organizing and community dialogue.

In service of this mission, the hub will host a recurring six-month Popular Education course that trains youth, in neighborhoods most familiar with the conditions of gun violence, to become certified circle keepers, peer mediators, and community organizers. The course comprises 40 hours of facilitation training, 10 hours of political education, and 6 hours of hands-on practice leading restorative justice models. The second component of this program is providing restorative justice services, from de-escalation to healing circles, to our overall community by partnering with the youth apprentices to facilitate these practices in their respective neighborhoods.

The Hub was designed with the understanding that gun violence, and other forms of interpersonal violence, is a symptom of the material conditions that marginalized communities are subjected to, and that "those closest to the 'problem' are closest to the solution". We seek staff who share this analysis and can engage those at the epicenter of our gun violence epidemic to be leaders and experts in this movement.


Starting salary of $55,000 a year. Increases based on experience and credentials.


The Program Manager will oversee all operations of the program with support and supervision from the department head. The manager designs and facilitates the program's course curriculum, community outreach efforts, and data collection, while supervising the program staff to ensure all services are well coordinated.

  • Supervise and streamline daily operations and programming
  • Develop and facilitate the program's course curriculum and best practices
  • Assist the Director of Restorative Justice in building a strong team and an empowering team culture
  • Assist the Director of Restorative Justice in building relationships with community partners, stakeholders, and referral sources through committees, meetings, outreach presentations, and distribution of marketing materials
  • Assist the Director of Restorative Justice in managing data collection, grant reporting, and other administrative procedures


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience facilitating restorative justice models.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching/serving teens.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with grassroots community organizing.
  • Minimum of 1 year of project management/leadership.
  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with office administration systems and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to lead presentations in public forums.*Candidates with bilingual proficiency are strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Zoom, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), and the ability to quickly adapt to new software and technology is required.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to racial justice and prison abolition, economic justice, disability justice, and gender liberation, with the ability to develop supportive and trusting relationships with people directly impacted by these issues.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the systemic causes of gun violence within marginalized communities.
  • Candidates with lived experience and direct knowledge of the issues this program seeks to address are preferred.
  • Candidate with valid driver's license and car preferred
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of CORA GSM and loyalty to the goals and objectives of CORA GSM.


Interested applicants should submit a resume along with a cover letter detailing why they would make a valuable member of our team. Applications can be submitted to with Application: Program Manager as the subject line.

CORA Services Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. People of color, longtime Philadelphians, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with historically marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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