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 efforts in Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Our NYC program, launched in 2015 and based in Central Brooklyn, has engaged more than 10,000 New Yorkers in meaningful service and learning. Through an innovative partnership with the JCC Harlem, Repair the World will be expanding its service work in Manhattan in 2017. We seek to build a young Jewish community in Harlem that coalesces around meaningful service through a Jewish lens and spurs deep impact on issues of social justice in the community.


The Program Manager will be a key player in implementing the expansion of Repair the World NYC’s work in Manhattan. 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 works closely with the Chief Program Officer of the JCC Manhattan.


  • Deepen and develop partnerships and relationships with local Jewish institutions and communities and with local nonprofit organizations.
  • Develop and facilitate a calendar of service and educational programming throughout the community.
  • Train, supervise and coach two Repair the World NYC Fellows based in Harlem.
  • Track, measure and report milestones and progress.


Core Competencies
  • Ability to relate well to young adults and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • 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
  • Familiarity and comfort with Manhattan’s Jewish communal landscape
  • Ability to apply lessons learned in real time, and to course-correct accordingly
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of and strong commitment to volunteerism and service best practices
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively
  • Inexhaustible enthusiasm and energy, and ability to thrive in stressful situations
Required Experience
  • Direct volunteer management
  • Leading and developing service projects
  • 3-5 years of professional experience preferably in NYC’s Jewish or civic/service community
Additional Qualifications
  • Flexibility, good humor, and eagerness to work in a start-up environment
  • Understanding of data management and CRM
  • Ability to work during evenings and weekends on a regular basis

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter and resume as attachments to [email protected] and indicate your name and “Harlem Program Manager, Repair the World NYC” in the subject line. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position is expected to begin in August 2017. We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Repair the World. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes paid time off for service (in addition to vacation and holidays), medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, support for childcare during extended travel and much more.