Repair the World is dedicated to making 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 around education and food justice in neighborhoods in Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. 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 and in-person trainings to individuals and organizations around the country.
Repair the World is seeking a passionate and experienced leader to serve as its Senior Director of Communities. The Senior Director of Communities will provide leadership coaching and organizational development guidance to our communities, with a focus on supporting the growth and development of our City Directors.
This position is based at Repair’s national office in New York City and reports to the Chief Program Officer. They will supervise a team of City Directors who manage staff and 30 fellows across seven cities. As a leader in the National Program Team, the Senior Director of Communities will collaborate closely with the Director of Education and Fellowship Director as well as Executive Leadership to ensure that the the needs of our program staff, fellows and program participants are met. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional organizational and team leader, supervisor, coach. They will be passionate about working with developing field programs in multiple stages of growth that are engaging young adults at the intersection of Jewish engagement and social justice.
Under the leadership of the Chief Program Officer, the Senior Director of Communities will be responsible for guiding, motivating, and managing the Repair the World City Directors in a collaborative and community-minded environment to sharpen and advance the execution of Repair’s mission.
Organizational Development & Site Support:
- Provide regular high-quality, growth-oriented supervision and coaching to the City Directors of Repair’s local offices in pursuit of increasing Repair’ community connections and achievements.
- Work with the Chief Program Officer and City Directors to ensuring the development, analysis, and articulation of clear metrics for organizational success, as well as the successful implementation of evaluation mechanisms.
- Balance the scale and replicability of our model while leaning into the unique character of each city.
- Serve as a regular thought-partner and strategic goal-setter to City Directors on organizational development, strategy, and partnerships.
- Provide organization development support to each City Director in order to lift their site from its current stage to sustaining and growing it to its next stage (i.e. expansion to site development; site development to launch; early years to later phases).
- Grow a strong team culture of collaboration, shared learning, high standards and growth, all embodying the values of Jewish social justice.
Program Optimization & Compliance
- Participate in highest level conversations about direction of the organization, service model and role of communities.
- Identify and pursue paths to improve standardization and solidify common expectations across communities’ staff and fellows.
- Serve as a main point of communication and partnership between Repair’s national and local offices.
- Work closely with Finance, Operations and Development teams to identify program needs and improve systems.
- Collaborate with City Directors in thoughtful budget creation and careful management.
- Be able to travel regularly (two times per month) to deeply understand local communities.
- Organizational development and change management: Track record of successful organizational development in start-up environment to next stage growth. Strength in management of executives, especially in coaching, inspiring and motivating a team around a common vision.
- Deep interpersonal and communication skills: Proven ability to connect with executive leaders, non profit leaders and young adults. A focus on connecting Jewish values to social justice and service.
- Agility, optimism and judgement in driving growth: An ability to seize opportunities, learning and course correcting in real time. Skills in 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 Experience & Skills
- Minimum 10 years of professional experience, with some experience in the nonprofit sector focused on change management and working with organizations of various phases of growth.
- Experience managing multiple high-level staff simultaneously
- Experience with budget management
- Familiarity and proven experience working with databases
- Sophisticated familiarity with the Jewish community of North America
- Participated in or led a volunteer service learning or experiential education program
- Commitment to building pluralistic and social justice-oriented Jewish community
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and a thoughtful and concise cover letter here. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position is expected to begin in March 2019.
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 is a leadership position with exceptional growth opportunity for a seasoned and effective professional. Our starting salary for this role is $100,000 if you have 10 years of experience. If you have more than that, let’s talk. Generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, support for childcare during travel and much more.
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 with a member of Repair’s Operations team
- Applicants that move forward from a first round interview will have a second round interview with the Chief Program Officer and Senior Director of Operations
- Applicants that move on from the second round interview will then meet with two City Directors
- Applicants moved to the final round will be asked to complete a written task before a final interview with the CEO and Chief Program Officer
- Two professional references will be requested before the final round of the interview process