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 seeking a City Director to be our city-based leader of strategy, relationships, fundraising and programming for Repair in Baltimore. This leader will be 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. Baltimore Repair’s Program Director is responsible for building and maintaining strong partnerships with local Jewish, social justice, and service organizations; overseeing up to 4 Fellows during their 2 years of service placements and leadership development; and managing the annual programming calendar.
Our Fellows are young adults, aged 21-26, who spend 2 years serving with Repair, as a team of emerging leaders and practitioners focused on the intersection of service, social justice and Jewish values. The goal of the Fellowship is to build a collaborative and accountable team of Fellows who successfully engage their peers in service, learning, program design, and program implementation.
This full time exempt position will report to Repair’s Senior Director of Communities, work collaboratively and closely with local partners, and is based in Baltimore, MD.
- 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.
- Engage, and manage a local advisory council. Manage and continue to build and sustain deep partnerships with local Jewish, civic, and service-providing organizations serving the communities with which we choose to work.
- Recruit, manage, and coach a team of 2-4 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.
- Plan a robust and strategic calendar of programming, 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.
- Work with Repair’s National programs team and Program Directors in other cities 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.
- Support the development team’s local fundraising by engaging local fuders, sharing stories, collaborating on events/site visits with stakeholders, identifying local lay leaders, and taking part in discussions to secure funding for Baltimore Repair.
- Manage local budget, facilities, resources, and vendors.
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 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 Baltimore.
- Experience using data to measure programmatic impact, and an understanding of data management.
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 Mizrachi 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 $63,000 dependent on experience. Benefits package includes paid time off for service in addition to vacation and holidays, employer pays 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.
The process for the hired applicant process will include:
- Submission of Cover Letter and Resume
- Applicants moved 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 Senior Director of Communities and a member of Baltimore Repair’s local advisory council.
- Reference checks will take place for all finalists.