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 around education and food justice in 6 cities. In 2015, Repair the World NYC was 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 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. In 2017, Repair the World launched in Harlem, developing an incredible partnership with the JCC Harlem and numerous service partners throughout the neighborhood.
Over one-third of Repair the World NYC’s volunteer engagement involves families with children and teens. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a massive increase in both the need for volunteers and in volunteer engagement. Repair the World NYC piloted a successful four week Teen Virtual Service Corps in the summer of 2020 to engage teens more deeply in the work of supporting our communities. Building off of this, the program expanded its teen work with a twelve-week spring service-learning program cohorts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
This summer, the work will continue with a six week program in Manhattan, Brooklyn and in Queens/Long Island. Teen participants will engage in approximately twelve hours of programming per week. Four-five hours of in-person small group volunteering with service partners on Tuesdays and Thursdays and two-three hours of full group service and learning on Wednesdays. All in-person service will follow strict COVID-19 precaution protocols.
Repair the World is new to Queens and Long Island, and is excited about the possibilities that engaging teens in these areas will present!
Repair the World is seeking a part-time Queens/Long Island Teen Program Coordinator. The Coordinator will work under Repair the World NYC’s Family & Youth Program Manager and report to Repair the World NYC’s Executive Director. They will take a leading role in expanding Repair the World’s work and launching new relationships in Queens/Long Island
The successful candidate will be a Queens or Long Island resident with deep understanding of community needs, teen engagement, and/or Jewish community. We are seeking a flexible self-starter who excels at building relationships with teens, parents, and key community stakeholders; coordinating projects; has a proven ability to manage, and facilitate service learning; is skilled at teaching and building community online and is excited about leading innovative programming to engage teens in meaningful ways and to respond to the needs of marginalized and vulnerable neighbors.
- Perform outreach and recruit up to 25 teen participants for the summer program including managing relationships with teens and their parents through clear and consistent communication and check-ins
- Build a network of service partners sites in need of youth volunteers including identifying sites, recruiting their participation, and serve as a liaison between sites and the teen program participants
- Visit service sites to ensure COVID protocols are enforced and that service opportunities are strong matches for teen volunteers
- Coordinate the logistics for socially distant in-person service, virtual teen service, and community building programs
- Lead participants in weekly online learning and community building sessions
- With support from the NYC Repair staff team, develop and pilot 1-3 episodic service opportunities per month for community members and build teen opportunities into ongoing programming
Required Experience & Skills
- Proven ability to connect with Jewish youth, families, and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
- Direct youth volunteer management experience and understanding of and a strong commitment to volunteerism and service best practices
- Excellent facilitator of educational programming and Jewish service learning for teens
- Training and experience in education, especially informal and experiential
- 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
- Ability to apply lessons learned in real-time, and to course-correct accordingly
- Deep familiarity with Queens/Long Island Jewish communities and with existing and/or potential service sites
How to Apply
For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume 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 candidates who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi or Mizrahi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming or gender non-binary people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.
Repair provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, 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.
This is a grant-funded, part-time position for 20-25 hours/week at a starting rate of $25 per hour. The position starts as early as April 1 and ends in late August a week after the program ends. (The teen program runs July 12- August 20).