“embody the philosophies and principles of restorative justice, social justice, and conflict transformation”
The person will do so by battling things like microaggressions. Really.
Campus Reform reports:
UMich seeks ‘socially just’ admin to resolve student conflicts
The University of Michigan is hiring a mid-level administrator to promote “trust building,” facilitate “racial healing,” and fight “microaggressions” on campus.
The “Conflict Resolution Program Manager” will work in the school’s Office of Conflict Resolution, which helps students cope with “disagreement” among their classmates and peers “in a peaceful, socially just, and self-reflexive manner.”
Applicants for the position are expected to “embody the philosophies and principles of restorative justice, social justice, and conflict transformation,” as well as “expertise in working with diverse populations[…]with strong cultural competence.”
“Both you and the other person should be respectful and feel respected at all times during an argument,” the office’s website states. “If you can feel the tension rising in the room (e.g. escalated voices, inappropriate language) use your words to bring attention to this.”
In some cases, alternatively, the office advises that it “might be more constructive to walk away and return to the issue at a later time.”
Though the office appears to deal primarily with garden-variety student squabbles, the new staffer will work with an “emphasis on multicultural, LGBT, underrepresented, and underserved populations.”
To that end, the new Conflict Resolution Program Manager will be dispatched to work on a variety of goals, such as facilitating “racial and restorative justice programming;” responding to “trends relevant to diversity, inclusion, and equity;” and promoting “social justice.”
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