Trainer & Coach: Training & Coaching for Justice

February 8, 2023

Website California Conference for Equality and Justice

The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) is an


CCEJ seeks a seasoned person who is values-driven, adaptive, self-directed, and passionate about providing individuals, teams, and organizations with the highest quality of services, to join our team as a Trainer & Coach. The Trainer & Coach plays a critical role in the successful implementation of CCEJ’s feefor service training and technical assistance services for adult learners in a wide-range of settings, including K-12 schools, corporations, colleges and universities, parents/caregivers, juvenile justice agencies, workplaces, systems of care, community organizations, and nonprofit organizations.

Reporting to the Director of Iluminar: Training and Coaching for Justice, the Trainer & Coach is responsible for providing training and technical assistance in Restorative Justice and Equity & Inclusion frameworks and practices to partners contracting CCEJ’s services. This position requires working collaboratively with various stakeholders to shift organizational cultures, policies, and practices. The ideal candidate has a working knowledge of Restorative Justice, intersectional analysis of oppression and justice, adult learning theory, curriculum development, and motivational coaching.

This is a full-time exempt position that will include frequent work on evenings and weekends.

If you were the Trainer & Coach right now, you would potentially be:

  • Working on prepping Racial Justice training curriculum for contract partners this spring
    Planning the upcoming illume: Restorative Culture Shift Institute, CCEJ’s training program for individual Restorative Justice practitioners
  • Helping to update tools for Restorative Justice implementation for schools and districts
  • Supporting organization as a SCORE Restorative Justice conflict facilitator when harm has happened


CCEJ is operating in a hybrid work model that includes a combination of virtual and in-person training, coaching, and office work during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Trainer & Coach, like all CCEJ staff, will work in this hybrid structure while we monitor guidance from public health officials about what is safe.


Training, Consulting & Facilitation Services Planning and Delivery (70%)

  • Facilitate and co-facilitate high quality trainings, consultation services, and/or conflict transformation processes with assigned contract partners
  • Work with department staff in implementing and updating standardized core series of trainings focused on establishing and sustaining changes in culture, polices, and practices through Equity and Restorative Justice frameworks
  • Work with department staff in developing and updating technical assistance tools (activities, worksheets, planning tools, circle guides, etc.) focused on supporting core trainings
  • Co-design, pilot, deliver, and evaluate new curricula and tools to meet emerging needs of current and potential fee-for-service partners
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of the latest research, evaluation and literature and translate emerging practices and research into adaptable trainings and tools for use with contract partners
  • Conduct periodic survey of past, current, and potential future training/technical assistance partners to assess emerging needs and interests
  • Co-develop, implement and review all assessment and measurement instruments for evaluating current/future programming where appropriate and incorporating data into future program design
  • Coordinate logistics for virtual and in-person trainings respectively such as venue rental, material prep, meal ordering & delivery, setting up Zoom links, etc.
  • Collaborate with team members regularly on curriculum, co-facilitation, coaching resources, team meetings, and overall team dynamic & culture


Partnership Development (20%)

  • Support Director of Iluminar in prospecting, marketing, and partnership exploration to businesses, colleges & universities, K-12 schools, government agencies, and other potential feefor-service partners
  • Maintain a strong and ongoing relationship with current and past fee-for-services partners
  • Conduct presentations to potential partners on training, technical assistance and conflict transformation services as needed
  • Engage in robust recruitment and outreach for front-facing programs open to the public

Organizational Responsibilities (10%)

  • Participate in Iluminar and CCEJ-wide activities as a team member, including but not limited to fundraising events, dialogues, conferences, staff meetings, team meetings, and other activities
  • Manage assigned duties within approved budget; take timely, appropriate action to ensure expenditures do not exceed revenues
  • Support CCEJ’s efforts in internal resource development, marketing, public relations, event coordination and financial management as necessary


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:


  • At least three years of experience in designing, implementing, facilitating and evaluating training programs focused on Equity education or Restorative Justice
  • Extensive experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating training, facilitation, and dialogue for varied groups, including adults, educators, and community members
  • At least three years of experience working in social justice field with intersectional lens of power and liberation
  • Demonstrated experience in fee-for-service partnerships with a focus on businesses, colleges & universities, and K-12 schools
  • Demonstrated experience working in a respectful and collaborative manner with marginalized communities targeted by the systemic inequities, such as People of Color, LGBTQIA+ communities, youth, people with disabilities, religious minorities, and immigrant communities
  • Proficient understanding of Google Suite (including Gmail, Docs, Forms, Slides, Sheets, Jamboard, and Google Sites), Zoom, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Strong ability to be self-motivated in executing work responsibilities
  • Highly organized, proactive and detail-oriented, with the ability to effectively and efficiently manage deadlines and multiple tasks
  • Ability and willingness to regularly work weekends and evenings
  • Must have valid California Driver’s License, reliable transportation and proof of insurance



  • Experience with facilitating Restorative Justice practices in workplace and/or school settings;
  • Facilitation experience with youth or other relevant youth development experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Proficient understanding of Canva and SurveyMonkey


This position is full time, non-exempt. Salary range: $59,000 – $62,000. Compensation is based on experience. Strong Benefits Package: medical, dental, vision, 50% dependent coverage for 1 dependent, Life/ADD/LTD insurance, 403b retirement matching, 33 total vacation, sick, holiday and wellness days (annual accrual), and funded professional development.



Please email your resume and responses to the below questions with the subject line “Iluminar: Training & Coaching for Justice – Trainer & Coach” to Sarah Ogdie, Director of Iluminar: Training & Coaching for Justice, at Cover letters are not required. Applications submitted by Friday, February 17, 2023 will be prioritized. We are unable to respond to direct inquiries about this position (emails, phone calls, etc). Please submit your information following the process. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Please answer the following required question in no more than 200 words:

1)The Trainer and Coach will be required to facilitate with large and small groups. What brings you joy related to facilitating, teaching, sharing, and presenting?

Please select one of the following questions to answer in 200 words or less.

1) CCEJ is proudly iterative in how we live out our values, and we are always focused on deepening the alignment of our work. We are currently going through a Strategic Planning process, and are looking for future team members who are ready to create the future of CCEJ with us.

Why is this position the right one for you at this time in CCEJ’s organizational trajectory

2) CCEJ is a values-driven organization where we consistently reflect on and seek to activate our core values in decision-making, program delivery, relationships, and other key parts of our organizational culture.

What values are central to your work and how do you activate them day-to-day?

3) Conflict is an important part of CCEJ’s mission and work. We approach conflict as a healthy and necessary part of relationships between individuals and within communities. We believe that engaging with conflict directly and honestly can serve as a path for change and justice.

How do you engage in conflict at work?
What are the places you are still growing in?

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