Repair the World is dedicated to making deep and meaningful volunteer service a central part of American 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 nine cities across the country. 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, national partnerships, and in-person trainings to individuals and organizations around the country.

Repair the World Detroit is proud to serve thousands of Jewish families throughout Metro Detroit. Our signature teen program, PeerCorps Detroit, engages Jewish teens in social change around education and food justice through a peer-to-peer leadership model where teens grades 6-12 commit to ongoing service and learning in the city. 

Position Overview

Repair the World is seeking a Youth and Family Engagement Associate who will build on existing programming to engage children, teens, and families in meaningful service. This position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director of Repair the World Detroit. The Youth and Family Engagement Associate will have significant interaction with community-based service organizations, Jewish community partners and directly with Jewish youth and families interested in volunteering. 

The successful candidate will be a flexible self-starter who excels at building relationships with children of all ages, parents, and key community stakeholders; has a proven ability to plan, manage, and facilitate programming and projects and can get families excited about service and Jewish learning.

Position Responsibilities 

Supervising PeerCorps Detroit program (75% of portfolio) 

  • Facilitate PeerCorps participant recruitment, selection, training, and ongoing learning
  • Coordinate and support logistics for all PeerCorps service sites including transportation, supplies and schedules
  • Work closely with Repair the World Fellows on program implementation
  • Hold all administrative needs, including marketing, communications, transportation, data, budget and program calendar
  • Support relationships with Repair the World Detroit PeerCorps fellows, parents, service sites, and other key stakeholders
  • Work closely with ED to continuously assess programming, plan strategically, and vision for growth

Repair the World Detroit Family Programming (25% of portfolio) 

  • Collaborate with Repair the World Detroit staff and fellows to build youth and families opportunities in ongoing programming
  • Build and sustain strong relationships with Detroit and Metro Detroit Jewish youth and family organizations
  • Serve as a primary youth and family programmer for Repair the World Detroit, working with groups who reach out to Repair the World including teen alternative breaks
  • Contribute to Repair National youth and family building work, including national partnerships with youth and family engagement organizations  

Position Requirements

Required Experience & Skills

  • Proven ability to connect with Jewish youth, families, and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, direct youth management experience 
  • 1-3 years of professional experience preferably in Detroit’s Jewish and/or justice or youth community
  • Excellent developer and facilitator of programming, Jewish service learning, and group- based reflection for youth and families of all ages
  • 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 
  • Understanding of and strong commitment to volunteerism and service best practices
  • Ability to apply lessons learned in real time, and to course-correct accordingly 
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and Shabbat
  • Understanding of data management and CRM 

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume here.

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.


Our starting salary for this role is $36,000 if you have 1-2 years of relevant experience. If you have more than that, let’s talk. 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. In addition, employees that have been with Repair for at least a year are eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental leave.