Senior Program Associate, Boston
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. Our mission provides volunteers with an increased connection to meaningful service and learning as a Jewish value, builds capacity for nonprofit partners to meet their missions, and deepens connections across lines of difference.
Repair is looking for a dynamic Senior Associate to support our Service Corps Members, develop service learning opportunities and programs in Boston. The position includes overseeing stipended Corps Members during their 1-3 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 the Boston community.
This full time exempt position will report to Boston Repair’s City Director, and will work collaboratively and closely with local partners.
- Recruit and oversee day to day operations of 3 cohorts of up to 24 Corps Members per year (Fall, Spring, and Summer) with the goal of Corps Members becoming integrated service partners and reaching their volunteer goals.
- Identify, build, and sustain existing and new relationships with local Jewish organizations, and civic/nonprofit communities for Corps Member placements, episodic service, and national campaigns, in collaboration with Fellows and other staff members.
- In collaboration with the Boston program team; ultimately lead 2-5 service projects per month with an eye toward deepening and widening community engagement across Boston.
- 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.
- Coordinate and collaborate with a group of peers nationally, streamlining the service corps program model, sharing skills and resources, and actively participating in strategic planning, fundraising, data management, and other needs that arise.
Position Requirements and Experience
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 or team leadership experience; demonstrated success with building relationships and coaching young adults and 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 Boston.
- Skilled in networking and building up relationships with the intent of creating a pipeline of Jewish young adults, excited to serve in our programs.
- Strong self-management & organization skills.
- 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.
The starting salary for this full-time, exempt role is $58,000 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.
The process for the hired applicant process will include:
- Submit a Resume and cover letter answering this question:
- This role works in the intersection of justice, service, and Judaism. Tell us about your experience in some or all of those communities within Boston.
- Applicants moved forward will continue on to a first round interview with a Repair HR/Operations team member.
- Applicants who are moved to a second round will interview with Repair’s Boston City Director and the Northeast Regional Director.
- All finalists will need to provide 2 professional references.