About Repair the World

Repair the World is dedicated to making meaningful 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 has operations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Detroit, Harlem, Miami, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh to strengthen a culture of volunteering and service in the local community and beyond.

Position Overview

Repair the World is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator in Chicago. Working in close partnership with Mishkan Chicago, Silverstein Base Hillel, and other local organizations, this Coordinator will engage young Jewish adults in meaningful service throughout Chicago, train lay leaders and professionals on effective service, and partner with local non-profit organizations to carry out Repair’s mission. The Chicago Program Coordinator will build and deepen key relationships, have a passion for volunteering and motivating others to volunteer, and be able to execute and facilitate service and educational programming, while simultaneously navigating Chicago’s non-profit ecosystem.

This position will be based in Chicago, report to Repair’s Director of Strategy, and work in close partnership with leadership from Mishkan Chicago and Silverstein Base Hillel. The position is a part-time role (up to 20 hours per week) through December 2019, with the possibility of extending based on funding.

Position Responsibilities

  • Identify 2-4 non-profit service partner organizations for longer term service partnerships through relationships with Avodah, JUF Tov, Mishkan, Base Hillel, etc.
  • Plan and execute 1-4 volunteering and/or educational programs per month:
    • Oversee partnerships with service partners and local Jewish organizations
    • Recruit volunteers and lay leaders
    • Facilitate contextual education, learning, and meaningful volunteering
    • Manage communications with participants
    • Coordinate with Repair’s national digital campaigns to plan in-person events
  • Deepen relationships with existing Jewish institutional partners and lay leaders
  • Represent Repair in Jewish service and Jewish social justice spaces; create master list of people to be in contact with
  • Track, measure, and report milestones and progress

Required Experience

  • 1-3 years of work experience, with preference for experience in programming (includes fellowships or service years)
  • Experience organizing and leading programs
  • Familiarity and comfort with Chicago’s Jewish communal landscape
  • Direct service experience is preferred

Required Skills

  • A community builder: Ability to relate well to young adults and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • A logistical wiz: Understands the small details that go into running a successful program, including supporting an end-to-end planning process
  • Ability to facilitate educational curriculums and service-learning
  • 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
  • Resilient, flexible team player who is comfortable working both independently and collaboratively

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 position is approximately 20 hours per week at $15-16 per hour if you have 2 years of relevant experience. If you have more than that, let’s talk.

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 interview with an Operations team staff member
  • Applicants that move forward from a first round interview will have a second round interview with the Director of Strategy
  • Applicants may be requested to have a final interview with key partners
  • References will be requested before the final round interview


How to Apply

Apply online here.