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 is building a national Jewish service movement that mobilizes young adults to serve in their communities, catalyzes service through deep partnerships within Jewish communal organizations, and inspires people to take action through time-bound thematic national service campaigns, digital engagement, and service.
Repair the World is seeking a passionate and experienced leader to serve as its Senior Director of National Partnerships in a unique moment of growth and opportunity. In May of 2020, Repair created the Jewish Service Alliance (JSA), a group of 40+ organizations committed to elevating Jewish service learning. In October 2021, Repair the World and the Jewish Service Alliance received a landmark gift from the Jewish Community Impact Response Fund (JCRIF) to enhance and expand the Jewish Service Alliance, deepen current collaborations, and implement new, customized partnerships.
Repair is looking for a leader who can help shape and oversee our national partnership philosophy and approach, who can build and maintain important strategic relationships, and who has experience managing and growing significant partnerships. This includes direct supervision of the national partnerships team, managing and administering funds to partners, program design, coaching shared staff positions, and measuring and tracking performance data.
This position will be on Repair’s national team, will report to the Chief Program Officer, and will ideally be located in one of Repair’s communities (Atlanta, Baltimore, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Pittsburgh). As a key member of the Program Leadership Team, the Senior Director of National Partnerships will collaborate closely with the Senior Director of Jewish Education, the Senior Director of Mobilize, and the Director of Campaigns, as well as executive leadership to meet the needs of our partners. Additionally, the role holds a leadership presence externally, and across the organization internally.
- Lead and expand the JSA as the central platform for Jewish communal organizations to engage in and enhance their Jewish service and learning including regular communications and touchpoints.
- Convene and steer the JSA Leadership Group.
- Directly oversee strategy and implementation for current partnerships with Jewish Service Alliance partners including the JCC Association, JDC Entwine, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), Hillel International, Honeymoon Israel, Moishe House, and OLAM.
- Supervise and lead a cohesive national partnerships team, including the Director of National Partnerships, and a new Program Manager.
- Primary oversight for all national partnership work including relationship building, program design and oversight, data management, evaluation, and MOU’s.
- Partner with the Senior Director of Jewish Education to implement Jewish educational strategy across the JSA.
- Build new national partnerships with an eye towards elevating service among Jewish organizations.
- Serve on Repair’s Program Leadership Team, providing cross-functional leadership to Repair’s program strategies.
- Collaborate with the Development and Marketing & Communications teams on collecting stories from partners and reporting to funders.
- Track and report progress and relationships in Salesforce using specific metrics and analyzing goals on a quarterly basis with the broader team.
- Provide fiscal oversight and budget management for a $1M+ budget.
- Work with our outside evaluators on collecting and analyzing data from partner organizations as well as overseeing measurement and evaluation of partnerships.
Position Requirements and Skills
Some qualified applicants may not have all the skills listed below. We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements.
- 8+ years of experience with strength in management of multiple high-level relationships simultaneously.
- Track record of successful partnership management; an ability to build relationships and seize opportunities, learning and course-correcting in real time.
- Experience with guiding strategy alongside a track record of successful execution including the ability to hold big picture goals with day to day operations.
- Demonstrated success in coaching, inspiring, and motivating a team around a common vision; the ability to lead a team through change with clarity and focus.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills; proven ability to connect with executives, non-profit leaders, and young adults.
- Experience working with the organized Jewish community, bringing existing relationships with Jewish organizations and leaders.
- Experience in one or more of the following fields: direct service, volunteer management, Jewish service learning, service learning, or national service.
- Ability to manage budgets of $1M+.
- Experience with Salesforce (or similar database) and Google suite.
- Sophisticated awareness of poverty, structural racism, power and privilege, ability to facilitate conversations around these issues with diverse groups in ways that empower and open people to learning.
- Embrace Repair the World’s organizational values that guide our work with the frame of repairing the world (Tikkun Olam) leading to the pursuit of justice (Tzedek).
- Ability to travel within the US as needed and when possible to meet with partners.
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 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.
Compensation at Repair the World is determined based on the salary band for the role and adjusted based on cost of living where the final candidate resides. For candidates with 8+ years of experience, compensation for this role starts at between $100,000 – $120,000 depending on the city. 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 will include the following steps:
- Submission of a Resume as well as a Cover Letter responding to the prompt: What experiences have led you to being the best candidate to lead Repair the World’s national Jewish service and learning partnership strategy?
- Applicants moved forward will have a first round screening with a member of Repair’s HR/Operations team.
- Applicants that move forward from a first round interview will have a second round interview with the Chief Program Officer and a member of the Program Leadership Team.
- The final round interview will be with Repair’s President and CEO and Chief Strategy Officer.
- Two professional references will be requested before the final round of the interview process.