ABOUT

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.

Through our signature program, Repair the World Communities, we’re diving deep in four of the most vibrant and socially innovative cities in the U.S. –  Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Repair the World NYC launched in the fall of 2015 to tackle pressing local needs by mobilizing communities to volunteer. Our team of eight full time fellows partners with fifteen organizations in Crown Heights and Bed Stuy to recruit and train the volunteers needed to address education and food justice needs in Central Brooklyn. Repair the World’s collaborative community storefront space at 808 Nostrand Ave is a hub for service and social justice initiatives.

Last spring, in partnership with PJ Library, Repair the World NYC launched a new initiative to engage parents with children ages 4-12 in ongoing service learning opportunities. Monthly opportunities are offered in partnership with both local Jewish organizations and local community based organizations. Each project seeks to engage both children and their parents, address a real community need, and incorporate service learning. Projects are designed in consultation with local families and include things such as visits to homebound elderly, gardening at a community-based farm, helping at a soup kitchen, and supporting literacy work at a local library.

ROLE

Repair the World is seeking a part-time Family Engagement Coordinator. The Family Engagement Coordinator is a detail-oriented self-starter who will run our initiative to engage parents with children ages 4-12 in ongoing service opportunities with a focus in Central Brooklyn and additional work in Harlem.  This position is 10-20 hours per week and reports to the Director of Repair the World NYC.  The Family Engagement Coordinator will have significant interaction with community-based service organizations, Jewish community partners and directly with Jewish families interested in volunteering. The position is expected to start as soon as possible. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partnership Management:
    • Identify and build relationships with key Jewish community partners including synagogues, community centers and schools.
    • Work closely with local community-based organizations  to identify age-appropriate opportunities for children and families to volunteer
  • Program Delivery:
    • Design and implement learning sessions to engage children and parents in meaningful conversations around service, social justice, and the issue areas being addressed through service.
    • Coordinate the logistics and implementation of all events.
  • Outreach:
    • Develop and manage the outreach strategy for this initiative, including email campaigns, social media, public relations, and guerilla-style marketing.
  • Leadership Development:
    • Empower a group of interested parents to serve as a coordinating body for the initiative.
  • Other duties as assigned by the City Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to relate well to adults and children with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Excellent facilitator of programming and group- based reflection for adults and children
  • 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 the New York’s Jewish communal landscape, and Brooklyn’s in particular
  • Understanding of and strong commitment to volunteerism and service best practices
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively
  • Inexhaustible enthusiasm and energy, flexibility, good humor, and eagerness to work in a start-up environment
  • Understanding of data management and CRM
  • Desire to work flexible hours including weekends

HOW TO APPLY

For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume here. We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Repair the World. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 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.

COMPENSATION

Based on experience.