Marquette University Peace Works (MUPW), a researched-based program operated by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, successfully fosters positive youth development while reducing youth violence and transforming students’ interpersonal and group behaviors. MUPW aims to achieve this by a) reducing the number of disruptive behavioral incidents, b) increasing the application of interpersonal skills, and c) improving the climate of the school and community.
MUPW utilizes a social-emotional curriculum, restorative practices and peer mediation to teach youth communication skills, active listening skills, critical observation skills, mediation techniques, anger management skills, self-reflection, and problem-solving through group interaction, role play, exercises, and reflection. This program helps youth learn practical skills for personal and relational development, community building, and peacemaking.
The Peace Education Specialist will assist in the development and implementation of the Peace Works program in Milwaukee’s public, private, and religious schools. This position is a full-time (40 hours per week), one-year grant funded position, including benefits with the option for annual renewal.
The successful applicant will be familiar with methods for teaching nonviolence and conflict resolution to youth and have experience implementing programs. We desire applicants who are organized, compassionate, self-reflective, mindful, flexible, and dedicated. Applicants must have a passion for working with at-risk youth in an educational setting and an ability to build rapport with and mentor students and families from various socio-economic, racial and religious backgrounds. We desire educators with knowledge and experience in trauma-informed approaches, social-emotional learning, restorative practices, facilitating mediation, motivational interviewing and special education.
All applicants need to have a reliable form of transportation.