Repair the World is dedicated to making 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, the Repair the World Fellowship, engages young adults in social change around education and food justice in neighborhoods in Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn,Chicago, Detroit, Harlem, Miami, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. In each community, Repair staff and Fellows use peer-to-peer outreach and recruitment to engage thousands of other young adults in volunteering and learning, support local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful volunteering and education opportunities for those participants, and partner with local Jewish organizations to plan meaningful service-learning opportunities.
Repair the World is seeking a passionate and experienced leader to serve as its Fellowship Director. The Fellowship Director will oversee the visioning and execution of the Repair the World Fellowship and support the team that works to execute the Fellowship at a national level. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional organizational and team leader, supervisor, coach.
This position is part of Repair’s national office and reports to the Senior Director of Communities. This job is based in New York City, although for an exceptional candidate who lives in one of our current communities we would consider placement there. To ensure that the needs of our program staff and Fellows are met, the Fellowship Director will supervise a Program Manager and will collaborate closely with all members of the local program staff in Communities, as well as our various National teams.
The Fellowship Director will be passionate about working with young adults at the intersection of Jewish engagement and social justice. They will be comfortable serving as a role model for our Fellows, and will help set the vision and act as a thought leader for how the program approaches Judaism, service and social justice.
Fellowship Life Cycle: Recruitment & Admissions, Policies & Procedures
- Set big-picture vision and framework for the calendar and curriculum of the Fellowship including on-boarding, learning, and off-boarding.
- Create Fellow policies and structures to ensure a healthy and supportive work culture; work with local program staff to implement said policies.
- Develop structures and procedures for Fellows’ support, coaching and improvement plans.
- Coordinate ongoing relationships between Fellows and Repair’s national staff.
- Directly manage national Program Manager, who executes the Fellows’ recruitment and admissions strategy.
- Coach and mentor Fellows through difficult conversations with their staff and local partners, and serve as a confidential point of contact as issues arise.
- Oversee professional development and stewardship of our mid-level program staff (Program Managers and Associates).
Fellowship Learning and Training
- Co-create and manage the weekly implementation of the Fellows’ yearlong professional development plan, including Jewish learning, skills development and social justice training
- Support local program staff to solicit feedback, facilitate learning sessions and adjust topics to fit emerging needs
- Set vision and manage onboarding for Fellows as well as the Fellowship’s two immersive week-long trainings, National Orientation and Mid-Year Retreat
- Ensure that content, organization and style of curricula align with Repair’s vision of connecting Jewish values to social justice, service and racial equity.
- Set vision for alumni engagement with both short and long term goals
- Serve as point person for engaging Repair alumni, coordinating with national and local teams
- Manage our current structures of communication with alumni, including Facebook group and email
- Strong coaching skills and understanding of emerging adulthood: Understand how this generation is motivated towards social change; know how to drive individuals to action. Strong management of early professionals, especially in coaching, inspiring and motivating a team around a common vision
- Deep interpersonal and communication skills: Proven ability to connect and build trust with executives, non-profit leaders and young adults, across lines of difference (race, socio-economic, gender).
- Agility, optimism and judgement in driving growth: An ability to learn, seize opportunities, and course-correct in real time. Skillful 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
- Deep experience connecting Jewish values to social justice, service and racial equity, experience creating and leading Jewish content that reflects these values.
Required Skills & Experience
- 5 years experience including:
- 3-4 years supervising employees or volunteers
- Experience coaching and influencing, without direct supervisory relationship, across organizational hierarchy, as well as demonstrated experience working cross-functionally with senior leaders
- Experience developing curriculum, sophisticated knowledge of social justice and Jewish content, and experience training professional/workplace skills
- Experience coaching and working with emerging adults
- Experience working in low income communities
Preferred Skills & Experience
- Experience working with the Jewish community
- Highly preferred: Service year experience
How to Apply
Please submit your resume, and a thoughtful and concise cover letter here before September 4th. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position is expected to start Oct 31st.
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
Our starting salary for this role is $75,000 if you have 5 years of relevant experience. If you have more than that, let’s talk.
Generous benefits package includes 100% employer paid employee medical premium and 50% for dependents plus dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, twelve weeks of paid parental leave, FSA, pre-tax transit account and 15 days of vacation.
- Submission of cover letter and resume
- Applicants moved forward will have a first round interview with a member of Repair’s Operations team.
- Applicants that move forward from a first round interview will have a second interview with the Fellowship Director and a community Program Manager.
- Applicants that move on from the second round interview will be asked to submit complete a lesson plan assignment.
- A final interview will occur with the Senior Director of Communities. Two professional references will be requested before the final interview.