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 the World is seeking a dynamic and energetic professional to serve as our Senior Director of Service Programs and oversee our immersive and direct service work in 14 (and growing!) communities Our programs mobilize volunteers through a full-time Fellowship, part-time Service Corps, episodic service and learning, and teen and family programming. Alongside their service, volunteers also engage in deep Jewish learning, contextual education, and reflection. We seek a leader with deep experience in service, Jewish community, and managing high-performing teams.
Full-Time Fellowship: Repair engages cohorts of 2-4 young adults in each community in a two-year, full-time, stipended service, learning, and professional development experience through a Jewish lens. Fellows also recruit and lead the broader community in weekly episodic service programming, paired with reflection and Jewish learning. Currently, Repair has 12 fellows serving across the country.
Part-Time Service Corps: We provide a stipended, 12 week program for cohorts of 12-24 young adults in 11 communities to serve 100 hours with nonprofit partners, while engaging in deep Jewish learning and contextual learning. Last year, Repair had 683 corps members serving across the country.
Direct Service: Our episodic service programs run year-round engaging Jewish young adults and their communities. These programs incorporate issue area education, hands on service, and reflection all through a Jewish lens. Last year, Repair had 18,130 participants engage in 67,968 acts of service and learning (how Repair the World tracks programmatic breadth and depth) across its direct service communities.
Our 30-person Mobilize staff team running these programs is looking for a positive leader who can promote collaboration, and galvanize a team across departments and positions around a shared vision. We are looking for someone who can lead with stability and clarity with an energized and empathetic spirit. This position is an opportunity for a strong leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who can manage a complex existing structure alongside a strategy of continual improvement.
This position will be on Repair’s national team and reports to the Chief Program Officer, and will be located in one of Repair’s communities (Atlanta, Baltimore, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Pittsburgh). As a key member of the program leadership team (Senior Director of National Partnerships, Senior Director of Jewish Education, Director of Campaigns, and 2 Regional Directors) the Senior Director of Service Programs will provide executive leadership focused on the intersection of Jewish engagement and service learning.
Supervision, Coaching, & Leadership
Create a cohesive environment and culture, with an equity and social justice lens, across a 30 person team with excellent communication and information sharing, team building, high quality training and onboarding.
- Lead, coach, supervise, and inspire a Mobilize Leadership Team of Regional Directors, a Fellowship Director, and a Service Corps Director.
- Provide excellent supervision through yearly team and individual goal setting, monthly priorities and weekly check-ins; ensures that direct reports are participating in regular professional development opportunities
- Oversee a departmental budget over $3M with an eye on multiple community budgets looking towards trends and projections to stay within budget.
- Serve on Repair’s Program Leadership Team, providing cross-functional leadership to Repair’s program strategies.
- Serve as an inspiring ambassador of the organization and more broadly of Jewish service and learning
Program Strategy & Implementation
Implement a cohesive strategy in alignment with our logic model and adaptive strategy to mobilize tens of thousands of Jews and their communities in service and learning opportunities through a Jewish lens and in pursuit of justice.
- Through advanced project management, responsible for all activities within the Mobilize team including overall direction, strategy, and success of the Service Corps, Fellowship, episodic programming,and teen and family programming with the expectation of continual growth and improvement.
- Set a standard of excellence across all episodic service programs, articulating a compelling volunteer engagement model, ensuring consistency, quality, and impact and providing training, and support to program staff and Fellows.
- In collaboration with the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Program Officer, oversee strategic service program growth, including expanding to additional cities and adding programs
- Build and sustain regional model, supporting regional directors to lead at the intersection of program, strategy, and fundraising to ensure programs are at least 50% locally funded
- Collaborate with cross-organizational staff including
- Senior Director of Jewish Education to implement Jewish education and learning throughout all program areas,
- Senior Director of Philanthropy on regional expansion and development strategies,
- Senior Director of Partnerships and the Director of Campaigns on program implementation.
- Oversee that the Mobilize team is tracking and reporting progress in Salesforce using specific metrics and analyzing goals on a quarterly basis with the broader team.
- Collaborate with our data team and outside evaluators to collect and analyze data as well as oversee the measurement and evaluation of our direct service programs in line with our logic model.
Position Requirements and Experience
Some qualified applicants may not have all the skills or experience listed below. We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements.
- 10+ years of leadership and supervision experience with strength in supervising and coaching individuals and teams towards a common goal, building positive team culture and adapting through change management.
- Advanced project management skills that can both guide strategy and day to day tasks to their completion and the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
- Track record of being able to quickly synthesize, categorize and prioritize information, data, multiple agendas, and competing needs with a keen ability to clearly discern the urgent from the routine and needs from desires.
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; significant experience in crafting and editing clear, compelling, and consistent communications, while building consensus and driving internal alignment.
- A passion for and experience with direct service, and creating and stewarding service partnerships; sophisticated awareness of Jewish life and community
- An understanding of Repair the World’s organizational values that guide our work with the frame of repairing the world (Tikkun Olam) leading to the pursuit of justice (Tzedek).
- Skilled in overseeing income and expenses, including coaching staff who manage detailed budgets and those with fundraising goals
- Experience using data to inform decision making and course correcting
- The ability to thoughtfully navigate issues related to race, identity, and equity, and bring a deep commitment to advancing the values of equity and inclusion
- Ability to travel within the US as needed and when possible (as the pandemic subsides).
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 Mizrahi 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.