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.
Over the coming year, Repair the World will power a broad alliance of partner organizations and volunteers to create a national service initiative mobilizing tens of thousands of Jewish young adults and college students in 100,000 acts of meaningful service and learning to address the COVID-19 crisis. Based on an intensive planning process and ongoing evaluation of the COVID-19 pandemic, this initiative will combine virtual volunteering, in-person service, and time-bound service campaigns around specific issue areas, altogether mobilizing tens of thousands of volunteers to serve at nonprofit service partners in 15 cities across the country.
Repair the World Detroit is seeking a passionate and experienced leader to serve as its Part Time Farm Crew Associate. The Farm Crew Associate will lead the site in Farm Crew events, partnerships, volunteer engagement and communications. This role will report to Repair the World Detroit’s Executive Director and be based in Detroit and the surrounding area.
The Farm Crew Associate will be responsible for guiding, motivating, and managing the Detroit Farm Crew in a collaborative and community-minded environment to sharpen and advance the execution of Repair’s mission.
Program Planning and Fellow Support
- Ownership of all Repair the World Detroit Farm Crew events, including social, learning, and service programming (1-2 events per month, 3-6 hours). Engage and support fellows in event planning
- With support from the Executive Director and programming team, create Farm Crew calendar for the program year, balancing featuring existing partners across issue areas, testing new partners, engaging diverse Detroit communities and observing Jewish, secular and seasonal holidays.
- Hold Repair the World Detroit Farm event partners and work with the Executive Director to identify potential engaged volunteers and community partners.
- Supervise/support Fellow creation of social media promotion and newsletter updates for events/volunteer opportunities.
- Provide support on Salesforce data entry as needed, ensure Fellows are inputting campaign data/event attendees into Salesforce. Provide analysis on the success of events based on Salesforce metrics, incorporated into the event calendar for the following year.
- Attend 1 weekly team meetings
- Support all-hands food justice programming, as needed.
- Experience in and knowledge of local food farm and produce, gardening especially fruit and vegetable production
- Deep interpersonal and communication skills: Proven ability to connect with executive leaders, non profit leaders and young adults. A focus on connecting Jewish values to social justice and service.
- Agility, optimism and judgement in driving growth: An ability to seize opportunities, learning and course correcting in real time. Skills in 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.
Required Experience & Skills
- Minimum 2 years of professional experience,
- Familiarity and proven experience working with databases
- Sophisticated familiarity with the Jewish community of Detroit
- Participated in or led a volunteer service learning or experiential education program
- Commitment to building pluralistic and social justice-oriented Jewish community
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.
Our hourly wage for this role starts at $22 for up to 15 hours a week. This grant funded position is through July 2021 with an opportunity for renewal based on funding.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter here.