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 around education and food justice in neighborhoods in 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, they support local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful volunteering and education opportunities for those participants, and they partner with local Jewish organizations to plan meaningful service-learning opportunities.

In 2015, Repair the World NYC opened a storefront community space, called “The Workshop”, on Nostrand Ave in Crown Heights to serve as a hub for our work in Central Brooklyn. The Workshop is a workspace for our fellows by day and a vibrant event space during evenings and weekends. It serves as a dynamic center for community organizations, volunteers, social justice activists, Jewish leaders, and artists to collaborate in the pursuit of equity and a vibrant future for all New Yorkers.

Position Overview

Repair the World is seeking a Workshop Coordinator in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  The Workshop Coordinator is a detail-oriented self-starter who implements and improves business processes to help the Workshop run smoothly.  This position reports to the Executive Director of Repair the World NYC. The Workshop Coordinator will have significant interaction with the Repair the World fellows and with the Operations Manager.

This position is approximately 20 hours per week on weekday afternoons and pays $15-16/hour

Position Responsibilities

  • Hospitality & Logistics: Greet visitors to the Workshop, respond to calls and voicemail on the main phone line, manage logistics for events and trainings in the Workshop, place and coordinate orders ranging from catering to transportation.
  • Rentals: Facilitate rentals with community partners and organizers, create rental agreements and invoices, meet with potential renters to give tours, and be on-call during events, within reason.
  • Technology: Support the team’s technology, including computer, phone, copy machine, projector, sound system, and other office equipment, escalating requests to IT support and other vendors as needed.
  • Financial: Send invoices, reimbursements, and receipts to bookkeeper.
  • Facilities Management: Coordinate with maintenance vendors such as cleaning service and security, monitor inventory and procure supplies, maintain Workshop appearance and organization, process mail, coordinate repairs with maintenance vendors and landlord, maintain security and fire alarm systems.
  • Partner Relationships: Coordinate facility use by our partner agencies as relevant.
  • Community: Develop and maintain relationships with local law enforcement, nearby businesses, volunteers, and local residents, serving as a professional representative of Repair the World Communities.
  • Other duties as assigned, including administrative support for the Executive Director.

Position Requirements

  • Interest in social justice and the mission of Repair the World: Someone who cares about the people of Crown Heights and can get people excited to volunteer with us
  • Proven experience as an office administrator, office assistant or relevant role
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong record keeping skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills  in written and oral communication
  • Superb time management and component in prioritizing work and projects
  • Outstanding computer skills, including ability to troubleshoot basic technology issues
  • Flexibility and good humor
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Grasp complex concepts and systems quickly
    • Be responsible, resourceful, and proactive
    • Maintain focus and strong work ethic without continuous supervision and oversight
  • Solve problems quickly and creatively and experience in creating internal processes
  • Thrives as a  flexible multitaskers that enjoys keeping people and processes thriving at peak efficiency.


Please submit your resume and cover letter here. In your cover letter, please answer the following questions: Why are you interested in community work and 2) What makes you an administrative superstar?

Interviews will be on a rolling basis. Position is expected to being April 1, 2019.


Repair the World 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.