Repair the World is dedicated to making meaningful volunteer service an essential part of Jewish life. We enable people to transform their neighborhoods, cities and lives through service experiences rooted community relationships and in Jewish values, history and heritage.
Repair the World’s signature program, Repair the World Communities, engages young adults in service and social change around education and food justice in neighborhoods in Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Detroit, Harlem, Miami, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
In each city, the City Director is a senior-level, leadership position, responsible for setting strategy, building relationships and managing Repair the World locally, according to the values, best practices and program models of Repair the World. In most communities, the City Director supports a cohort of Fellows (ages 21-26) who make a yearlong service commitment with Repair the World. During this year, Repair’s Fellows work closely with three audiences: they use peer-to-peer outreach and recruitment to engage thousands of other young adults in volunteering and learning, they support local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful volunteering and education opportunities for those participants, and they partner with local Jewish organizations with experience or aspirations in driving meaningful service and in supporting young Jewish adults where they are in their Jewishness and in their social impact aspirations.
The City Director of Repair the World Baltimore is the city-based leader of strategy, relationships, fundraising and programming for Repair in Baltimore. The City Director will oversee the growth and re-deployment of this dynamic site. This leader will be passionate about the intersection of Jewish values, social change, young adult engagement and service, and deeply committed to maintaining and building community collaborations and fostering an environment of equity and empowerment
The City Director will supervise a period of site development, re-framing relationships with multiple nonprofits, social change and Jewish communities and determining key priorities to re-launch Fellowship and grow our impact in the Baltimore community. In August 2020, the City Director and local staff will (tentatively) initiate a cohort of Fellows, and maximize the enthusiasm, engagement, and productivity of the cohort of Fellows. This position reports to Repair’s Senior Director of Communities and works closely with our Director of Strategy and Chief Program Officer.
In this role there is the expectation of travel up to six times per year, generally to other Repair the World Communities or to nearby retreat locations. In addition, the role requires the ability to work during evenings and weekends on a regular basis.
Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
- Effectively communicate the organization’s mission and goals to a wide variety of audiences.
- Develop, engage, and manage a local advisory council.
- Work with Repair’s national staff and local partners at The Associated to engage local funders, cultivate relationships with local stakeholders, and secure funding for Baltimore Repair.
- Promote the power of volunteering to improve lives and support social change for communities that are marginalized and vulnerable.
- Share learning and best practices with the leadership of Repair’s other communities, the National team, and supporting, as an executive, Repair’s broader planning and agenda.
- Lead site development in this next stage of Baltimore Repair’s growth, including requesting necessary support from the national office, framing critical relationships in Baltimore and deep engagement with The Associated, JVC, and other key partners.
- Research and make decisions about key program components, including neighborhood(s) in which to locate.
- Develop and manage deep partnerships with local Jewish, civic, and service-providing organizations serving the communities with which we choose to work.
- Secure housing and workspace for Repair Fellows and event spaces for public programming.
Supervision and Training
- Supervise a high-performing local staff member.
- Support recruitment, selection, orientation, and supervision a cohort of Repair the World Fellows. [Tentatively starting August 2020]
- Oversee local Fellow training and professional development, including recruitment and engagement of local faculty. [Tentatively starting August 2020]
Local Program Building: Service Portfolio and Community Partnerships
Work closely with staff and Fellows to:
- Build and sustain relationships and engagement with Baltimore Jewish communities, civic and nonprofit communities, and with nonprofits with which Repair serves.
- Plan a robust calendar of programming, including service opportunities that meet the needs of service partners and the target audience.
- Deepen volunteers’ understanding about the social, economic, and historical context of their service, as well as the connections to Jewish values.
- Guide the development, testing, and refining of local engagement strategies to recruit, attract, and retain community-based young adult volunteers.
- Gather, analyze, and learn from data on and experiences with participants, programs, and partners.
- Annually set and regularly refine targets and productivity measures for the program, staff, and Fellows based on articulated assumptions and hypotheses, and prioritize continual learning and improvement.
- Manage local budget, facilities, resources, and vendors.
National Program Building
- Work in close collaboration with a team of City Directors and national staff.
- Build awareness and enthusiasm for Repair the World as well as Repair the World Baltimore.
- Manage relationships with local affiliates of Repair the World’s national partners.
- Participate in and contribute to national gatherings, including Fellow orientation and mid-year retreat.
- Organizational development and change management: Track record of successfully leading with enthusiasm and energy organizational development in high-pressure, start-up environments to next stage growth. Strength in management, especially in coaching, inspiring and motivating a team around a common vision.
- Deep interpersonal and communication skills: Proven ability to connect with executive leaders, non profit leaders and young adults. Infectious excitement about connecting Jewish values and learning to service and social justice work.
- Agility, optimism and judgement in driving growth: An ability to seize opportunities, learning and course correcting in real time. Skilled in relationship building across communities.
- Sophisticated awareness of poverty, structural racism, power and privilege, and ability to discuss these issues with diverse groups in ways that empower and open people to learning.
- At least six years of management experience, preferably in a non-profit setting.
- Track record of direct volunteer management including leading and managing service learning projects or programs.
- Management of three or more professionals simultaneously.
- External stakeholder relationship management at an executive level or equivalent including negotiation of program impact, partnership and outcomes.
- Excellent facilitation of meetings, trainings, and group-based reflection.
- Deep understanding of Baltimore Jewish and non-profit communities.
- Successful budget management and fundraising experience.
- Understanding of and positive perspective toward data management.
- National Service (i.e. City Year, TFA, AmeriCorps).
- Facilitating Jewish service-learning.
How to Apply
For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and concise and thoughtful cover letter here. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Repair the World 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.
People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.
This is an executive-level position with exceptional growth opportunity for a seasoned and effective professional. Compensation for candidates with six years of management experience is $90,000, if you have more than that let’s talk! Generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, support for childcare during retreats and trainings, and more.