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.
Repair the World Los Angeles is seeking a Director to be our community-based leader of programming strategy, partnerships, and stakeholders relationships. The Director will partner with the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to oversee the launch and implementation of a successful Repair fellowship in Los Angeles and grow the footprint of Jewish service in Los Angeles over the coming years.
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. The Director will supervise 2-4 full-time Fellows during their 2 years of service placements and leadership development (beginning August 2022), oversee the part-time Service Corps program and staff, and develop and manage the annual programming calendar.
This full-time exempt position is based in Los Angeles, CA, will report to Repair the World’s national team, and will collaborate closely with local partners including the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles as well as local Jewish, social justice, and service organizations.
Site Development (Through July 2022)
- Learn and prepare to implement best practices from other Repair the World Communities.
- Lead recruitment and selection of two Repair the World Fellows.
- Develop and deepen partnerships and relationships with local Jewish institutions and communities, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
- 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 Los Angeles geography and identity communities to serve alongside.
- Pilot local service and educational programming, with 1-3 programs per month.
- Develop and cultivate relationships with local stakeholders.
- In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Community Engagement and NuRoots team, begin to build a base of engaged and empowered Jewish young adults in Repair’s local programming.
- Hire a Senior Program Associate to oversee the service corps and episodic programming (summer 2022).
Supervision and Training (August 2022 and beyond)
- Supervise a Senior Program Associate.
- Recruit, train, coach, and manage 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.
- Manage local budget, resources, and consultants.
Program and Partnerships (August 2022 and beyond)
- 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.
- 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 Los Angeles 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 national team, strategize about growing and expanding the footprint of Jewish service throughout Los Angeles for young adults.
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 the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles’ long-term sustainability.
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 Los Angeles.
- Experience using data to measure programmatic impact, and an understanding of data management.
- Ability and comfort in cultivating and stewarding relationships in Los Angeles’ 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 $70,000-$75,000 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 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 a Regional Director and Chief Strategy Officer.
- Finalists will interview with the Chief Program Officer and a representative from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
- Two professional references will be requested before the final round of the interview process.