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.
Repair the World’s signature program, Repair the World Communities, engages young adults in social change primarily around education, housing, criminal justice reform, and food justice in neighborhoods in seven cities across the country. 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, support local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful volunteering and education opportunities for those participants, and partner with local Jewish organizations to plan meaningful service-learning opportunities. Through our national programs, Repair inspires and activates thousands of young American Jews to serve their communities through digital campaigns, national partnerships, and in-person trainings to individuals and organizations around the country.
In 2015, Repair the World NYC launched and opened a storefront community space, called “The Workshop”on Nostrand Ave in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The Workshop serves as a hub for our work in Central Brooklyn, operating primarily as a workspace for our Fellows by day and a vibrant event space for all Brooklynites during evenings and weekends. The Workshop has shifted to be a disaster relief distribution center in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Program Manager will be a key player in implementing Repair the World NYC’s work in Central Brooklyn. The successful candidate will be a flexible self-starter who excels at building relationships with organizations and individuals and who can speak passionately about the intersection of service, social justice and Jewish values. This position reports to the Executive Director of Repair the World NYC and will be based out of Brooklyn, NY. They work as part of a growing local team of eight staff members, three Fellows, dozens of Corps Members, and part of a cross-city team of colleagues across the country.
- Train, supervise and coach three Repair the World NYC Fellows based in Crown Heights. Foster a productive team dynamic.
- Manage and oversee a new initiative for community building across lines of racial and religious difference in Crown Heights, including the hiring and onboarding of two Community Mobilizers, in deep collaboration with the Repair the World NYC Executive Director
- Develop, manage and deepen relationships with a portfolio of local service partners, Jewish institutions, community centers, synagogues and social justice organizations maintaining regular communication and feedback.
- In collaboration with the Fellows and staff team create, conduct outreach and facilitate, a calendar of service opportunities and educational/social events with our community partners
- Track, measure and report milestones and progress through data-driven practices.
- Task-manager of NYC Operations Associate in their Workshop management.
- Deep experience connecting Jewish values to social justice, service and racial equity, experience creating and leading Jewish content that reflects these values.
- Knowledge and understanding of Brooklyn history, current geography, inequity, and local communities
- Strong coaching skills and understanding of emerging adulthood: Understand how this generation is motivated towards social change; know how to drive individuals to action. Strong management of early professionals, especially in coaching, inspiring and motivating a team around a common vision
- Deep interpersonal and communication skills: Proven ability to connect and build trust with executives, non-profit leaders and young adults, across lines of difference (race, socio-economic, gender).
- Agility, optimism and judgement in driving growth: An ability to learn, seize opportunities, and course-correct in real time. Skillful 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 Skills & Experience
- 3-5 years of professional experience
- Ability to travel throughout Brooklyn regularly
- Ability to manage both large strategic planning and oversee various detailed projects simultaneously
How to Apply
Please submit your resume, and a thoughtful and concise cover letter
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.
The starting salary is $60,000 with 3 years experience. If you have more, 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 process will include:
- Submission of Cover Letter and Resume
- Applicants moved forward will continue on to a first round interview with a Repair Operations team member
- Applicants who are moved to a final round will have a final interview with the Repair the NYC Executive Director and another member of the NYC Repair team.