Senior Program Associate, Atlanta

About

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 2026, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.

Repair the World operates direct programs in 13 communities across the country, including a full-time Fellowship, part-time Service Corps, and episodic service and learning opportunities to engage the broader community. Repair the World Atlanta supports grassroots local organizations working toward housing, food, education, and racial justice. Atlanta Repair was founded in 2018 and in 2020, launched our Service Corps as part of a broad initiative called Serve the Moment.

Position Overview

Repair is looking for a dynamic Senior Associate to support our Service Corps Members, develop service learning opportunities and programs in Atlanta. The position includes overseeing stipended Corps Members during their 1-2 month service placements; building partnerships with local Jewish, social justice, and service organizations; and planning regular service opportunities in conjunction with Repair’s national issue area campaigns. Corps Members volunteer virtually or in-person with local service partners working to combat the lasting economic and social effects of the pandemic in Atlanta’s community.

This full time exempt position will report to Atlanta Repair’s Executive Director, and will work collaboratively and closely with local partners. 

Position Responsibilities 

  • Recruit and oversee day to day operations of 3 cohorts of 10-20 Corps Members per year (Fall, Spring, and Summer) with the goal of Corps Members becoming integrated with service partners and reaching their volunteer goals. 
  • Identify, build, and sustain existing and new relationships with local Jewish organizations, civic and nonprofit communities for Corps Member placements, episodic service, and national campaigns, in collaboration with Fellows and other staff members.
  • In collaboration with the Atlanta program team, support national issue area campaigns (eg. food insecurity); enact a robust calendar of programming, including service opportunities that match the needs of service partners and the target audience, and larger-scale service events (e.g. MLK Day of Service).
  • In partnership with Repair’s national team, coordinate and facilitate weekly learning for Corps Members around issues of systemic injustice, Jewish values, volunteer mobilization, and management. 
  • Serve as the main point person for ad hoc teen and family focused event series as requested by community partners.

Position Requirements and Skills

We know that you may not have all the skills listed. We encourage you to apply even if you only check some of the boxes.

  • 2+ years of volunteer management; demonstrated success with building relationships and working with young adults, as well as people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Clear understanding of how to create long-term professional relationships; ideal candidate is already involved in the Jewish, service, and/or social justice community in Atlanta.
  • Eager and excited to network, build up relationships and actively engage with the greater Atlanta community and its members, with the intent of strengthening Repair’s relationships to the community and to Jewish young adults, excited to serve in our programs. 
  • Strong self-management & organization skills, as well as an excitement to leverage creativity. 
  • Sophisticated awareness of poverty, structural racism, power and privilege and ability to facilitate conversations around these issues with diverse groups in ways that empower and open people to learning.
  • Experience with service event management and/or leading service-learning conversations.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and answer the questionnaire 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 Mizrachi 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

The starting salary is $52,000 with 2-3 years experience. 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.

Application Process

The process for the hired applicant process will include:

  • Submit a Resume and a cover letter answering this question:
    • This role provides an incredible opportunity to be creative and bring yourself to the work that we do. Tell us about a program/opportunity that you were able to add your own personal stamp on the outcome. 
  • Applicants moved forward will continue on to a first round interview with a Repair Operations team member
  • Applicants who are moved to the final round will interview with Repair’s Southeast Regional Director and Atlanta Repair’s City Director. 
  • All finalists will need to provide 2 professional references.