Repair the World (Repair) 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 the World Detroit is seeking a Program Manager to lead and develop five Fellows, young adults 21-26 who spend 2 years serving with Repair, as a team of emerging leaders and practitioners focused on the intersection of service, social justice and Jewish values. The Program Manager plays a direct role in the implementation of Repair’s fellowship model, managing service partnerships, and managing the annual programming calendar. This position reports to the Executive Director (ED) of Repair the World Detroit and its main purpose is to build a collaborative and accountable team of Fellows who successfully engage their peers in service, learning, program design, and program implementation.
Fellowship Program Delivery and Experience
-Manage a team of Fellows to achieve service performance requirements, meet their service partner standards, and reach their leadership development potential
-Oversee day to day operations of Fellows with the goal of fellows becoming integrated service partners and reaching their volunteer engagement goals.
-Develop and maintain an accountability system for Fellows that supports their strengths and challenges their areas of improvement. Provide support through one-on-one meetings and check-in’s.
-Track and review Fellow’s service learning projects to ensure adherence to program standards and high quality production of programs.
-Create a programming framework for fellows at the start of their fellowship year and work with them to build, create, and execute impactful programming for both service and education programs.
-Work with Repair’s National programs team and Repair’s additional cities in executing our National campaigns and coordinated programs throughout the program year.
Fellowship Learning & Data
-In collaboration with the national program team, coordinate and facilitate weekly learning for fellows around issues of systemic injustice, Jewish values, volunteer mobilization and management.
-Ensure that fellows are meeting their internal role work and responsibilities.
-Facilitate and oversee the timely and accurate data collection into Repair’s Salesforce system of the Fellows volunteer hours and impacts as well as the hours and impacts of all of our volunteers.
-Local Program Building: Service Portfolio and Community Partnerships
-Build and sustain relationships and engagement with Jewish communities, non-Jewish civic and nonprofit communities, and with specific nonprofits engaged with directly impacted communities with which Repair serves.
-Plan a robust and strategic calendar of programming, including service opportunities that match the needs of the service partner and the target audience, and secure event spaces for public programming.
-Deepen volunteers’ understanding about the social, economic, and historical context of their service, as well as the connections to Jewish values.
-Guide the development, testing, and refining of local engagement strategies to recruit, attract, and retain community-based young adult volunteers.
Required Experience and Skills
-2-3 years management/team leadership experience
-Demonstrated ability to assign priorities and time parameters and holds others accountable.
-Uses benchmarks and performance measures to track progress and intervenes to address barriers to achieving results
-Demonstrated success with building relationships young adults and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
-Ability to connect to and relate to others; demonstrates openness, approachability, and understanding of other perspectives
-Maintains and builds relationships by recognizing and responding to the needs of others.
-Strong experience in volunteer management including leading and developing service projects and events
-Experience with Jewish wisdom and facilitation of Jewish wisdom as well as creation of materials utilizing Jewish wisdom.
-The skill to leverage diverse strengths of team members to achieve desired results; coaches and empowers others to lead; addresses and resolves team conflict swiftly and effectively.
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
-Commitment to ongoing personal identity exploration, anti-oppression and anti-racism training, and support in fellows’ journey
How to Apply
Please upload your resume and answer the questionnaire here. You do not need to submit a cover letter.
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 candidates who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi or Mizrahi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming or gender non-binary people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.
Repair provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, 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.
Salary starts at $43,000 for 1-3 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, professional development and 12 weeks of paid parental leave upon 1 year of employment.