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 around education and food justice in neighborhoods in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Brooklyn, Detroit, Harlem, Miami, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 

Position Overview

Repair the World is hiring a full-time Operations Associate to work out of our national team office in Manhattan. The Operations Associate will play a key role in systematizing site processes and ensuring that staff have the infrastructure and support necessary to perform their roles. The role requires flexibility and the ability to wear many hats in service of helping Repair meet its goals and objectives. Our ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills and a demonstrated track record of navigating challenging demands swiftly, thoughtfully and in a detailed manner. This is an extraordinary opportunity to apply effective administrative operating systems in the setting of a mission-driven organization.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Contract management: Manage annual calendar of contract renewals with contractors and service providers – internet, real estate, office machines (e.g. printers), utilities and state compliance tasks. Research and engage new vendors and systems as required. Complete and submit insurance renewals.
  • Office Maintenance: Keep office well-organized and responsive to team needs (assign desks to new employees, help keep office neat, useful, and friendly). Other responsibilities depending on interest. Manage physical mail inbox/outbox.
  • Fellowship: Work with Fellowship Director to help manage fellowship admissions logistics and on-boarding. Maintain Fellowship Handbook, on-boarding, and risk management documents. Process Fellow stipends, insurance, etc.
  • Technology: Order and maintain technology inventory; liaise with IT service provider. Help evaluate and determine technology priorities based on need and budget constraints. Set up and manage video technology during major meetings with remote participants, e.g. all-staff meetings and board meetings.
  • HR Processes: Conduct interviews, rate candidates, conduct all candidate communication including exiting from the process. Supervise onboarding process, create tools and accounts for new employees 
  • Financial Leadership: Send invoices, reimbursements, and receipts to accountant; manage monthly credit card reconciliation processes; ensure timely management of all financial processes. Process checks.
  •  Communication and Culture: Write quarterly newsletter, support transparent communication to staff, including exploring new modalities for communication and project management
  • Event Planning: Help plan and execute biannual Fellowship retreats (55+ people); plan and execute logistics for all staff meetings and retreats

Position Requirements

Required Experience & Knowledge

  • 1 -3 years of experience of relevant role
  • Demonstrated success in handling projects that require exceptional attention to detail and strong record keeping skills
  • Outstanding computer skills, including ability to troubleshoot basic technology issues
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively 
  • Thrives as a flexible multitasker that enjoys keeping people and processes at peak efficiency

Desired Knowledge & Experience

  • 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 
  • Understanding of and strong commitment to volunteerism and service best practices 
  • Ability to relate well to young adults and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences 

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.

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.


This is a non-exempt position. Salary starts at $50,000 for 1-2 years of relevant experience. If you have more than that, let’s talk. Generous benefits package includes paid time off for service (in addition to vacation and holidays), medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, professional development and three months of paid parental leave

How to apply 

Please submit your resume and cover letter here.