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 operates direct programs in 13 communities across the country, including a full-time Fellowship, part-time Service Corps, and episodic service and learning opportunities to engage the broader community. Repair the World Colorado launched in 2020 as part of a broad initiative called Serve the Moment. Repair the World Colorado has had an incredible first year launching the semester-based part-time service corps and engaging hundreds of young jews and their communities throughout Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding area in meaningful service and learning through a Jewish lens.
Repair is looking for a dynamic Program Manager to lead and develop service learning opportunities, training, and programming in Colorado. The position includes building partnerships with local Jewish, social justice, and service organizations; overseeing stipended Corps Members during their 1-3 month service placements; and planning 1-4 service opportunities per month in conjunction with Repair’s national issue area campaigns. Corps Members volunteer virtually or in-person with local service partners working to combat the lasting economic and social effects of the pandemic in Boulder, Denver, and the surrounding area.
This full time exempt position will report to Repair’s Service Corps Director, work collaboratively and closely with local partners, and is based in Boulder or Denver, CO.
- Recruit and oversee day to day operations of 3 cohorts of 10-20 Corps Members per year (Fall, Spring, and Summer) with the goal of Corps Members becoming integrated service partners and reaching their volunteer goals.
- Identify, build, and sustain relationships with local Jewish organizations, civic and nonprofit communities, and nonprofits engaged with communities directly impacted by COVID-19 for Corps Member placements, episodic service, and national campaigns.
- Plan and execute 1-4 volunteering and service learning programs per month in collaboration with the national program team, supporting national issue area campaigns (eg. food insecurity); enact a robust and strategic calendar of programming, including service opportunities that match the needs of service partners and the target audience.
- In collaboration with Repair’s national team, coordinate and facilitate weekly learning for Corps Members around issues of systemic injustice, Jewish values, volunteer mobilization, and management.
- Support the development team’s local fundraising by sharing stories, collaborating on events/site visits with stakeholders, identifying local lay leaders, and taking part in discussions around local fundraising.
Position Requirements and Skills
We know that you may not have all the skills listed. We encourage you to apply even if you only check some of the boxes.
- 3+ years of volunteer management or team leadership experience; demonstrated success with building relationships and coaching young adults and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Clear understanding of how to create long-term professional relationships; ideal candidate is already involved in the Jewish, service, and/or social justice community in Colorado.
- Skilled in networking and building up relationships with the intent of creating a pipeline of Jewish young adults, excited to serve in our programs.
- Strong self-management & organization skills; ability to work independently as Repair’s only staff person in the region.
- Sophisticated awareness of poverty, structural racism, power and privilege and ability to facilitate conversations around these issues with diverse groups in ways that empower and open people to learning.
- Experience with service event management and/or leading service-learning conversations.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter here.
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 Mizrachi 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 for this role is $48,000. 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 an interview with the Service Corps Director and a member of Repair’s Executive Team.
- Reference checks will be requested for all finalists.