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 Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. 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, they support local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful volunteering and education opportunities for those participants, and they partner with local Jewish organizations to plan meaningful service-learning opportunities.

Position Overview

Repair the World Pittsburgh is looking for a dynamic leader who is passionate about the intersection of Judaism and service, deeply committed to building a strong and effective team and fostering an environment of empowerment. The Program Associate will work closely with the Executive Director to help build a collaborative, and accountable team of Fellows who successfully engage their peers in service, learning, program design, and program implementation.

The Program Associate will be a key player in implementing the Repair the World Pittsburgh Fellowship. This position reports to the Executive Director (ED) of Repair the World Pittsburgh.

Position Responsibilities

Fellowship Program Delivery and Experience

Lead, and coach a team of six Fellows to achieve service performance requirements, meet their service partner standards, and reach their leadership development potential

  • Oversee day to day operations of 6 Fellows with the goal of Fellows becoming integrated service partners and reaching their volunteer engagement goals
  • Lead powerful daily morning meetings through team building, agenda setting and clear communication
  • Develop and maintain an accountability system for Fellows that supports their strengths and challenges their areas of improvement. Provide support through one-on-one meetings and check-in’s.
  • Track and review Fellow’s service learning projects to ensure adherence to program standards
  • Support Fellows in their initial projects and develop timelines for a shift of project responsibility as they progress through the Fellowship

Fellowship Learning & Data

  • In collaboration with the national program team, coordinate and facilitate weekly learning for Fellows around issues of systemic injustice, Jewish values, volunteer mobilization and management
  • With support from national team departments, ensure that Fellows are meeting their internal role work and responsibilities
  • Facilitate timely and accurate data collection into Repair’s Salesforce system

Position Requirements

Required Experience and Skills

  • 1-2 years management/team leadership experience
    • Demonstrated ability to assign priorities and time parameters and holds others accountable.
    • Uses benchmarks and performance measures to track progress and intervenes to address barriers to achieving results
  • Demonstrated success with building relationships  young adults and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
    • Ability to connect to and relate to others; demonstrates openness, approachability, and understanding of other perspectives
    • Maintains and builds relationships by recognizing and responding to the needs of others.
  • Strong experience in volunteer management including leading and developing service projects and events
  • The skill to leverage diverse strengths of team members to achieve desired results; coaches and empowers others to lead; addresses and resolves team conflict swiftly and effectively.
  • 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
  • Commitment to ongoing personal identity exploration, anti-oppression and anti-racism training, and support in Fellows’ journey
  • Understanding of data management and CRM
  • Ability to work during evenings and weekends on a regular basis

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful and concise cover letter here. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position is expected to begin in July 2019

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.


Salary starts at $40,000 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, paid family leave, support for childcare during extended travel and much more.

Application Process

The process for the hired applicant will include the following steps:

  • Submission of Cover Letter and Resume
  • Applicants moved forward will have a first round screening with a member of Repair’s Operations team
  • Applicants that move forward from a first round interview will have a second round interview with a member of the Pittsburgh Program Team
  • Applicants that move on from the second round interview will then meet with the Pittsburgh Executive Director
  • Two professional references will be requested before the final round of the interview process