Repair the World 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.
The Manager of Alumni Engagement will serve as the key staff member mobilizing alumni to serve, learn, and engage their peers. With over 800 full-time fellowship and part-time service corps alumni and counting, this position will be primed to create and manage an alumni network ready to turn their service experiences into meaningful actions, aligned with national campaigns. Building off a successful pilot program, alumni will enhance our national campaigns to activate the Jewish community around particular social issues by recruiting peers to serve, learn and reflect in response to urgent issue areas like food insecurity, housing injustice, relief from natural disasters, and action around racial justice. This position reports to the Director of Campaigns and is remote with a preference for candidates located in any of Repair’s communities (Atlanta, Baltimore, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Colorado, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Pittsburgh).
- Create a multi-faceted alumni engagement plan which includes marketing, communications, recruitment, administration, on-boarding, training, support, and ongoing evaluation.
- Enact and enhance Repair’s alumni engagement strategy mobilizing peers to take action, through a Jewish lens, in pursuit of a just world.
- Recruit 50 alumni in the first year to create service programs through our national campaigns. This will grow and adapt in year two based on learnings with continued growth thereafter.
- Apply and synthesize a national strategy for localized action in existing Repair communities.
- Collaborate with the Development team on strategic fundraising efforts targeted towards alumni networks.
- Develop and lead alumni specific programming that offers service, Jewish learning, contextual education, and reflection opportunities that will empower participants to mobilize their communities.
- Work in coordination with the Director of Campaigns to align campaigns with relevant action steps for alumni and other Repair constituents.
- Work with the digital and mobilize teams to create alumni communications and a sense of community to support recruitment and retention of alumni ambassadors.
- Seek out additional service, and learning opportunities for alumni engagement such as service learning trips and professional development.
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.
- 3+ years of alumni management, volunteer recruitment, or peer engagement experience; demonstrated success with building relationships and leading young adults and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including coaching, addressing conflict, and leveraging strengths to achieve goals. Experience launching and managing new initiatives is a plus.
- Skilled in networking and building relationships with the intent of creating a pipeline of Jewish young adults, excited to serve in our programs.
- Ability to focus on big picture strategy and long-term goals while fine tuning details, and creating a sustainable process and structure.
- Commitment to ongoing personal identity exploration, anti-oppression, and anti-racism training.
- Sophisticated awareness of poverty, structural racism, power and privilege, and ability to facilitate conversations around these issues with diverse groups in ways that empower and open people to learning.
- Positive can-do attitude and excitement towards leading a new initiative as a part of a rapidly growing team.
- Embodying and actively supporting Repair’s Organizational Values in all work.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and a thoughtful and concise 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.
Compensation at Repair the World is determined based on salary band for the role and location. The starting salary for this role, dependent on location and if you have at least 3 years of experience is $41,000 – $58,500. If you have more experience than that, let’s talk.
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 the following steps:
- Submission of Resume and cover letter answering the question: What value do you see in maintaining relationships with program alumni and why?
- Applicants moved forward will have a first-round screening with a member of Repair’s Operations team.
- Applicants moved forward will do a second round interview with two members of Repair’s program team. They will also be asked to submit a written assignment which will be sent to them in advance.
- Applicants who are moved to a final round will have a final interview with the Director of Campaigns and the Chief Program Officer.
- All finalists will need to provide 2 professional references.