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 Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Detroit, Harlem, Miami, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 

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 partner with local Jewish organizations to plan meaningful service-learning opportunities. 

Position Overview

Repair the World is seeking a Workshop Coordinator in Detroit.  The Workshop Coordinator is a detail-oriented self-starter who implements and improves processes to help the Workshop (aka Repair’s office space) run smoothly and generate revenue. This position is 20-30 hours per week, with flexible hours, and reports to the Executive Director of Repair the World Detroit, with support from the National Operations team in NYC. The Workshop Coordinator will have significant interaction with the Repair the World Detroit staff, Fellows, and with the Operations Manager, based in New York – as well as with Detroit Repair partners, and the Southwest Detroit community. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Hospitality & Logistics
    • Greet visitors to the Workshop, respond to general Workshop inquiries, manage logistics for events and trainings in the Workshop; manage Workshop subleases, rentals and requests, place and coordinate orders ranging from catering to transportation, manage local service contracts, permits and leases
  • Facilities and Building Management
    • Coordinate all repairs with maintenance vendors, sublessees, and landlord, monitor inventory and procure supplies, maintain Workshop appearance and organization including small daily tasks and reorganization of space
    • Process, send, and distribute mail, locate and oversee service providers such as cleaning service, maintain security and fire alarm systems, coordinate and schedule outdoor maintenance (snow removal and lawn cutting); liaise, as needed, with landlord
  • Staffing
    • Provide staffing, as needed, for Workshop rentals; manage and support Fellow Workshop hours 
  • Technology
    • Troubleshoot technology issues, including computer, phone, copy machine, projector, and other office equipment, escalating requests to IT support and other vendors as needed
  • Financial
    •  Send invoices, reimbursements, and receipts to finance team, track Workshop facilities budget, identify opportunities to generate revenue 
  • Community
    •  Develop and maintain relationships with local law enforcement, nearby businesses, volunteers, and local residents, serving as a professional representative of Repair the World Detroit
  • Partner Relationships
    •  Coordinate facility use and needs of sublessors and other partners as relevant
  • Other duties as assigned, including administrative support for the Executive Director 

Required Experience & Knowledge

  • 1 -3 years of experience as an office administrator, office assistant, or relevant role
  • Demonstrated success in handling projects that require exceptional attention to detail and strong record keeping skills
  • Outstanding computer skills, including ability to troubleshoot basic technology issues
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively 
  • Thrives as a flexible multitasker that enjoys keeping people and processes at peak efficiency

Desired Knowledge and Experience 

  • Interest in the mission of Repair the World
  • Experience with budgeting and systems management 
  • Comfort and experience with basic building maintenance and repairs 

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.


For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume here. The position is expected to begin in mid- late July 2019.  


The salary for this role is $15 per hour.