Repair the World is dedicated to making deep and meaningful volunteer service a central part of Jewish life. We enable people to transform their neighborhoods, cities and lives through meaningful service experiences, rooted in Jewish values, history and heritage.

Repair the World’s signature program, Repair the World Communities, engages young adults in social change efforts in Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Our Detroit program, launched in 2013 and has engaged more than 14,000 Detroiters in meaningful service and learning. We seek to build a Jewish community that coalesces around meaningful service through a Jewish lens and spurs deep impact on issues of social justice in Detroit.

Position Overview

The Community Engagement Associate/Manager will be a key player in implementing Repair the World’s work in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs. The successful candidate will be a flexible self-starter who excels at project management, event planning, recruitment, and building relationships with organizations and individuals across communities. The ideal candidate can speak passionately about the intersection of service, social justice and Jewish values. 

This position reports to the Executive Director of Repair the World Detroit. The focus of this role is both in the city of Detroit and the surrounding suburbs. The position is part-time (60-80 hours per month) and primarily based out of Repair’s Detroit Workshop, with some flexibility.

Position Responsibilities

Event Planning and Program Management 

  • Develop and facilitate a calendar of social and educational programming that mobilizes the community to address pressing community needs including racial injustice, education inequality, and hunger in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs 
  • Manage all aspects of planning events including educational content, project management, and logistics

Marketing and Data Analysis

  • Develop and implement a strong marketing plan for events including personal outreach, social media, street marketing, and community partnership
  • Work alongside the Repair the World team to analyze data on volunteers, events, and partnerships to shape future programming

Key Partner Stewardship 

  • Coordinate with key stakeholders including Repair the World fellows, Detroit Repair staff, volunteer leaders, advisory board members and community partners
  • Liaise with partners, participants, and community members to develop programming that is responsive to local needs and current issues impacting Detroit and the Metro Detroit Jewish community 

Position Requirements 

Deep Interpersonal and Communication skills: Track record of successful event planning and implementation.  Experience working in partnerships with stakeholders and 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. Familiarity and comfort with Detroit and the Metro Detroit Jewish communal landscape. 

Recruitment & Data: Track record of successful recruitment campaigns and familiarity with collecting and using data to make informed decisions. 

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience leading and developing educational programs or events, preferably in Detroit’s Jewish and/or civic/service community

Additional Qualifications

  • Flexibility, good humor, and eagerness to work in a start-up environment 
  • Ability to work during evenings and weekends on a regular basis

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter here. The position is expected to begin in November 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

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, 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.


The position is part-time (60-80 hours per month). The hourly wage is $20.00 if you have 3 years experience, if you have more let’s talk! This is a grant funded position through September 2020 with potential for renewed support.