Chief Program Officer

Organization Overview

Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, igniting a lifelong commitment to service. Repair believes service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. By 2026, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.

In 2009, Repair the World began elevating meaningful service as a defining element of Jewish life by engaging Jewish young adults in service and learning to meet pressing local needs. Today, inspired by their values, Repair activates a national service movement, mobilizing partners and tens of thousands of Jewish young adults and their communities to serve alongside their neighbors.

The Position

Title
Chief Program Officer

Reports To
Cindy Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer

Location
This is a remote position with preference for candidates living in or proximal to a Repair community. Occasional travel will be required. Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Boulder, CO; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; or San Francisco, CA is preferred.

Direct Reports
Senior Director of Jewish Education, Senior Director of Community Impact, Director of Campaigns, and Senior Director of National Partnerships

Overview
Repair the World seeks a seasoned Chief Program Officer to oversee and lead its core program areas. The Chief Program Officer will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and serve as a key member of the senior leadership team. This leader will oversee a team of 60+ staff through 4 direct reports, which comprises over half of the organization. This is an exciting moment in time for Repair the World, as the organization is experiencing a period of exponential growth. The Chief Program Officer will play a pivotal role in continuing this growth by overseeing all work related to community impact, partnerships, campaigns, and Jewish education. This leader will set the strategic direction of and promote collaboration across these four areas and set goals and measure progress toward successful completion of these efforts. Today, Repair has a dynamic, highly motivated program team, with deep subject matter expertise across programmatic areas. The Chief Program Officer must be an inspirational leader who can strategically guide and continue to develop talent within and across this team.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities

Organizational Leadership

  • Lead all aspects of programming for Repair the World as the senior most program position in the organization; responsible for developing and implementing program policies and procedures in support of the mission and adaptive strategy
  • Plan, direct, and manage program development, administration and delivery, partnerships and collaborations, volunteer training, results tracking, and reporting activities with the help of key staff
  • Promote collaboration, integration, and connection between and across all program areas
  • Partner with the chair of the Program Committee to lead the Board in supporting program growth, evaluation, and strategic decision-making; actively participate in strategic planning for future growth
  • Partner with the Chief Strategy Officer to set the strategic direction of the organization and utilize data outputs and outcomes to develop data-informed solutions
  • Ensure excellence in program creation, recruitment, and implementation, creating high quality opportunities to engage in service; use learnings from evaluation to assess and shape the future of the program
  • Create a culture that has fun, works hard, and supports each other with a focus on service, Jewish learning, and community

Mobilize

  • Supervise the Senior Director of Community Impact, and in partnership, design and implement the overall strategy for the Fellowship, Service Corps, and Virtual Service programs
  • Set the vision for virtual service and develop its leader(s)
  • Partner across Repair’s sites to assess and refine regional programmatic models

 

Catalyze

  • Design and implement the short- and long-term strategy for Repair’s national partnerships
  • Support the Jewish Service Alliance (JSA) and its 45+ partners through weekly communications
  • Support the Senior Director of National Partnerships in regular communication initiatives
  • Set the strategy and advise the Senior Director of National Partnerships on running a leadership group focused on the JSA’s strategic priorities
  • Create, maintain, and grow strategic partnerships with leading Jewish organizations

Inspire

  • Supervise the Director of Campaigns
  • Design and implement the overall strategy for campaigns, including cadence, topics, and calls to action
  • Hire staff and consultants, and build internal staff teams to implement campaigns
  • Oversee content creation, creative design, and distribution channels for each campaign
  • Oversee the direction of the alumni engagement program, mobilizing hundreds of alumni to act as ambassadors for campaigns, in partnership with the Director of Campaigns

Jewish Education

  • Supervise the Senior Director of Jewish Education
  • Work in partnership with the Senior Director of Jewish Education to craft the organization’s pedagogy and approach to Jewish learning
  • Actively infuse Jewish wisdom and themes into all program work and across all aspects of the organization

The Person

Pivotal Experience & Expertise

Mission-Driven Leader: Passion for Repair the World’s mission. Experience within the Jewish service world, the service world more broadly, and/or tangential spaces is strongly preferred.

Communication & Influencing: Strong spokesperson who can effectively communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including executive leadership, program staff, external partners, leaders within the Jewish communal space, young adults, and more.

Strategic & Data-Driven: Strategic, data-driven leader who can set and drive toward execution while simultaneously inspiring and bringing staff along. Works to integrate programs and break down siloes.

Operational & People Management: Demonstrated ability to implement and operationalize a strategic plan. Proven track record of leading and developing large, matrixed teams.

Culture Impact

Trust & Collaboration: Works to earn the trust of all stakeholders by leading with empathy and authenticity. Encourages collaboration among staff at all levels of the organization.

Care: Exhibits immense care for Repair’s mission and people. Constantly seeks to advance and promote the organization’s work.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A leader who will work to delineate and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion principles throughout the program team and across the entire organization.

Repair the World deeply values the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. Repair also welcomes applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

The organization provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, disability condition, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. In addition, the organization affirmatively seeks to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity as it applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Compensation at Repair the World is determined based on the salary band for the role and adjusted based on cost of living where the final candidate resides. Compensation for this role starts at between $160,000 and $175,000. The benefits package includes retirement matching, professional development funds, and paid time off for service in addition to generous vacation/sick leave, holidays, and 16 weeks of paid parental leave. Repair the World pays 100% for employee medical/dental/vision coverage and 50% for dependents.

View full role description here. Interested in applying? Contact J.J. Cutler –