Director, Repair the World Boston


Repair the World (Repair) mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world. We believe that service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. By 2030, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.

Repair is building a national Jewish service movement that mobilizes young adults to serve in their communities, catalyzes service through deep partnerships within Jewish communal organizations, and inspires people to take action through time-bound thematic national service campaigns, digital engagement, and service. Our mission provides volunteers with an increased connection to meaningful service and learning as a Jewish value, builds capacity for nonprofit partners to meet their missions, and deepens connections across lines of difference. 

Position Overview

Repair the World Boston is seeking a Director who is passionate about the intersection of Jewish values, social change, young adult engagement, and service; and they will be deeply committed to maintaining and building community collaborations and fostering an environment of equity and empowerment. 

The BostonCity Director will be our community-based leader of programs, partnerships, and stakeholder relationships. The Director will oversee the Repair fellowship in Boston, the Boston Service Corps in partnership with the Boston Senior Associate, and teen service engagement in partnership with Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), to grow the footprint of Jewish service in Boston over the coming years.

The Director will directly supervise the Boston Service Corps Associate, hire and supervise the Boston Teen Associate, and supervise 2 full-time Fellows (beginning August 2023). They will indirectly oversee the part-time Service Corps program and help to launch teen and family programming in Boston. The Boston Director will be responsible for developing and managing the annual programming calendar, as well as piloting new initiatives including a service equity program.

This full-time exempt position is based in Boston, MA, will report to Repair the World’s Regional Director, and will collaborate closely with local Jewish, social justice, and service partner organizations

Position Responsibilities

Strategic Partnerships 

  • Learn and prepare to implement best practices from other Repair the World Communities.
  • Develop and deepen partnerships and relationships with local Jewish institutions and communities.
  • Deepen and develop partnerships and relationships with local nonprofit organizations serving the communities with which we choose to work.
  • Research and make decisions about key program components, including understanding Boston geography and identity communities to serve alongside.
  • Manage a robust calendar of local service and educational programming, including managing programmatic grant requirements. 
  • Research and help to pilot an innovative service equity program, Exchange for Change,  with CJP in which young adults can access immersive Jewish experiences through committing to local service and learning in the Boston community.
  • Launch and maintain a robust calendar of programming with Repair’s adjacent markets of teens and families with young children.
  • Develop and deepen partnerships with local Jewish teen groups and organizations. 
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with local stakeholders. 
  • Build a base of engaged and empowered Jewish young adults in Boston. 

Supervision and Training

  • Supervise Boston Repair staff, including a Service Corps Associate and Teen Associate,  that oversees the service corps, episodic programming, and teen programming. 
  • Train, coach, and manage a team of 2 Fellows to achieve service performance requirements, meet their service partner standards, and reach their leadership development potential, with the goal of fellows becoming integrated service partners and reaching their volunteer engagement goals. 
  • Manage local budget, resources, and consultants. 

Program and Partnerships 

  • Together with Fellows, develop and manage deep partnerships with Jewish, civic, and service-providing organizations, including local affiliates of Repair the World’s national partners.
  • Guide the development, testing, and refining of local engagement strategies to recruit, attract, and retain community-based young adult volunteers.
  • Plan a robust and strategic calendar of programming with Fellows, including service opportunities that match the needs of service partners and the target audience, and deepen volunteers’ understanding about the social, economic, and historical context of their service, as well as the connections to Jewish values and learning. 
  • Support programming growth, including with Repair’s adjacent markets of teens and families with young children as well as the Exchange for Change program in partnership with CJP. 
  • Collaborate with Repair’s national programs team and local staff in other communities, including in executing our national campaigns and coordinated programs throughout the program year and facilitating weekly learning for Fellows around issues of systemic injustice, Jewish values, volunteer mobilization, and management.
  • Build awareness and enthusiasm for Repair the World as well as Boston Repair.
  • Set annual targets for programmatic success and track, gather, measure, analyze, and learn from data on and experiences with participants, programs, and partners.
  • In partnership with the Regional Director, strategize about growing and expanding the footprint of Jewish service throughout Boston. 

Stakeholder Engagement (Ongoing)

  • Effectively communicate the organization’s mission and goals to a wide variety of audiences. Promote the power of volunteering to improve lives and support social change for communities that are marginalized and vulnerable.
  • Support the national development team’s local fundraising by collaborating with national development colleagues and Combined Jewish Philanthropies to share stories about the program, engage local funders and prospects on event/site visits with stakeholders, identify local lay leaders, and take part in discussions to secure funding for and ensure Repair the World Boston’s long-term sustainability.
  • Develop and launch a Boston Advisory Council made up of local lay leaders passionate about Repair the World’s mission, including leading quarterly meetings, stewarding potential donor prospects, maintaining consistent communication and updates, and raising brand awareness. 

Position Requirements and Skills

We know that you may not have all the skills listed. We encourage you to apply even if you only check some of the boxes.

  • 5+ years of experience, including supervising staff and/or full-time volunteers, with a track record of direct volunteer management including leading service learning projects or programs; strength in coaching, inspiring, and motivating a team around a common vision; excellent facilitation of meetings, trainings, and group-based reflection.
  • Experience successfully leading organizational development with enthusiasm and energy, including successful budget management and fundraising experience; Ability to seize opportunities, learning, and course-correcting in real-time. 
  • Clear understanding of how to create long-term professional relationships; proven ability to connect with executive leaders, non-profit leaders, and young adults; skilled in relationship building across communities, including at an executive level or equivalent including negotiation of program impact, partnership, and outcomes.
  • Sophisticated awareness of poverty, structural racism, power, and privilege, ability to facilitate conversations around these issues with diverse groups in ways that empower and open people to learning. 
  • Excitement about connecting Jewish values and learning to service and social justice work; Ideal candidate is already involved in the Jewish, service, and/or social justice community in Boston.
  • Experience using data to measure programmatic impact, and an understanding of data management.
  • Ability and comfort in cultivating and stewarding relationships in Boston’s Jewish communal, civic, and service landscapes. 
  • Embrace Repair the World’s organizational values that guide our work with the frame of repairing the world (Tikkun Olam) leading to the pursuit of justice (Tzedek).

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter here.

Repair the World Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We deeply value 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. We also welcome 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. 


The starting salary for this role is $72,500-$82,500 dependent on experience. Benefits package includes paid time off for service in addition to vacation and holidays, employer pays 90-100% for employee medical/dental/vision coverage and 50% for dependents, retirement matching, and professional development funds. In addition, employees that have been with Repair for at least a year are eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Application Process

The process for the hired applicant will include:

  • Submission of Cover Letter and Resume
  • Applicants who move forward will continue on to a first round interview with a Repair operations team member.
  • Applicants who are moved to a second round will have an interview with the Regional Director and Chief Program Officer.  
  • Finalists will interview with the Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Director of Philanthropy. 
  • Two professional references will be requested before the final round of the interview process.