Repair the World is dedicated to making 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 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 is seeking a passionate and experienced leader to serve as its Fellowship Director. The Fellowship Director will oversee the visioning and execution of the Repair the World Fellowship and support the team that works to execute the Fellowship at a national level. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional organizational and team leader, supervisor, and coach.
This position is part of Repair’s national office and reports to the Senior Director of Communities. This job is based in New York City, although for an exceptional candidate who lives in one of our current communities we would consider placement there. To ensure that the needs of our program staff and Fellows are met, the Fellowship Director will supervise a Program Manager and will collaborate closely with all members of the local program staff in Communities, as well as our various National teams.
The Fellowship Director will be passionate about working with young adults at the intersection of Jewish engagement and social justice. They will be comfortable serving as a role model for our Fellows, and will help set the vision and act as a thought leader for how the program approaches Judaism, service and social justice.
Fellowship Life Cycle: Recruitment & Admissions, Policies & Procedures
Set big-picture vision and framework for the calendar and curriculum of the Fellowship including on-boarding, learning, and off-boarding.
Create Fellow policies and structures to ensure a healthy and supportive work culture; work with local program staff to implement said policies.
Develop structures and procedures for Fellows’ support, coaching and improvement plans.
Coordinate ongoing relationships between Fellows and Repair’s national staff.
Directly manage national Program Manager, who executes the Fellows’ recruitment and admissions strategy.
Coach and mentor Fellows through difficult conversations with their staff and local partners, and serve as a confidential point of contact as issues arise.
Oversee professional development and stewardship of our mid-level program staff (Program Managers and Associates).
Fellowship Learning and Training
Co-create and manage the weekly implementation of the Fellows’ yearlong professional development plan, including Jewish learning, skills development and social justice training
Support local program staff to solicit feedback, facilitate learning sessions and adjust topics to fit emerging needs
Set vision and manage onboarding for Fellows as well as the Fellowship’s two immersive week-long trainings, National Orientation and Mid-Year Retreat
Ensure that content, organization and style of curricula align with Repair’s vision of connecting Jewish values to social justice, service and racial equity.
Set vision for alumni engagement with both short and long term goals
Serve as point person for engaging Repair alumni, coordinating with national and local teams
Manage our current structures of communication with alumni, including Facebook group and email
Deep experience connecting Jewish values to social justice, service and racial equity, experience creating and leading Jewish content that reflects these values.
Strong coaching skills and understanding of emerging adulthood: Understand how this generation is motivated towards social change; know how to drive individuals to action. Strong management of early professionals, especially in coaching, inspiring and motivating a team around a common vision
Deep interpersonal and communication skills: Proven ability to connect and build trust with executives, non-profit leaders and young adults, across lines of difference (race, socio-economic, gender).
Agility, optimism and judgement in driving growth: An ability to learn, seize opportunities, and course-correct in real time. Skillful relationship building across communities
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
Required Skills & Experience
5 years experience including:
3-4 years supervising employees or volunteers
Experience coaching and influencing, without direct supervisory relationship, across organizational hierarchy, as well as demonstrated experience working cross-functionally with senior leaders
Experience developing curriculum, sophisticated knowledge of social justice and Jewish content, and experience training professional/workplace skills
Experience coaching and working with emerging adults
Experience working in low income communities
Preferred Skills & Experience
Experience working with the Jewish community
Highly preferred: Service year experience
How to Apply
Please submit your resume, and a thoughtful and concise cover letter here: http://xxxxxxxxxxxxx
This position is expected to begin in February or March 2020.
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 in New York City is $75,000 if you have 5 years of relevant experience. If you have more than that or live outside NYC, 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.
Submission of Cover Letter and Resume
Applicants moved forward will have a first round interview with a member of Repair’s Operations team.
Applicants that move forward from a first round interview will an interview with two members of Repair’s programs team.
Applicants that move on from the second round interview will be asked to submit a lesson plan assignment.
A final interview will occur with the Senior Director of Communities and Repair’s President and CEO. Two professional references will be requested before the final interview.