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Posted December 22, 2016
Repair the World is dedicated to making deep and 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 Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. In most communities, a Director supports a cohort of fellows (ages 21-26) who make a year-long service commitment to serving with Repair the World. During this year, Repair’s fellows work closely with three audiences: they use peer-to-peer outreach and recruitment to engage thousands of other young adults in volunteering and learning, they support local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful volunteering and education opportunities for those participants, and they partner with local Jewish organizations to plan meaningful service-learning opportunities.
Repair the World is thrilled to be launching a new site in Miami, with the goal of building a young Jewish community in Miami that coalesces around meaningful service through a Jewish lens and spurs deep impact on issues of social justice in the community.
The Director of Repair the World Miami will partner with the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to oversee the launch and implementation of a successful Repair site in Miami that leverages the intellectual property and capacity of Repair the World. This leader will be passionate about the intersection of Judaism and service, and deeply committed to building community collaborations and fostering an environment of empowerment. The Director will supervise a Program Associate and a planned cohort of 5 Repair the World Fellows, beginning in August 2017.
This position jointly reports to Repair’s Vice President for Programs, based in New York City, and the Director of the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Site Development (February – July 2017)
- Research and make decisions about key program components, including neighborhood/s in which to locate.
- Hire a Program Associate.
- Build a strong relationship with the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
- Learn and prepare to implement best practices from other Repair the World Communities.
- Develop and deepen partnerships and relationships with local Jewish institutions and communities.
- Develop partnerships and relationships with local nonprofit organizations serving the communities with which we choose to work.
- Pilot local service and educational programming.
- Identify methods of lead generation – opportunities for engaging with venues, organizations and other sources of reaching the Jewish young adult target population.
- Begin to build a base of engaged and empowered Jewish young adults in Repair’s local programming.
- Secure housing and work space for Repair Fellows and event spaces for public programming.
- Develop and cultivate relationships with local stakeholders.
- Support recruitment and selection of Repair the World Fellows
Supervision and Training (August 2017 and beyond)
- Supervise a high-performing Program Associate.
- Coach, train and supervise a cohort of 5 Repair the World Fellows.
- Manage local budget, resources, vendors and consultants
Service Portfolio and Community Partnerships (August 2017 and beyond)
- Together with Fellows, develop and manage deep partnerships with Jewish, civic, and service-providing organizations.
- Guide the development, testing and refining of local engagement strategies to recruit, attract, and retain community-based young adult volunteers.
- Work with Fellows to plan service opportunities that both meet the practical needs of the target audience and that are authentic, compelling and impact-oriented.
- Work with Fellows to deepen volunteers’ understanding about the social, economic and historical context of their service as well as the connections to Jewish values.
- Set annual targets for programmatic success and gather, analyze, and learn from data on and experiences with participants, programs, and partners.
National Program Building
- Work in close collaboration with a team of City Directors and national staff.
- Oversee setting targets and the tracking and measurement of local milestones and progress.
- Build awareness and enthusiasm for Repair the World as well as Miami Repair
- Manage relationships with local affiliates of Repair the World’s national partners.
- Create bi-monthly reports for national staff that will inform and support Repair the World’s national strategy.
- Effectively communicate the organization’s mission and goals to a wide variety of audiences and serve as a spokesperson.
- Develop, engage and manage a local advisory committee.
- Work with Repair’s national staff and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to engage local funders, ensuring Repair the World Miami’s long-term sustainability.
- Track record of successful program leadership and management.
- Excellence in nonprofit management.
- Ability and comfort in cultivating and stewarding relationships in Miami’s Jewish communal, civic and service landscapes.
- Effectiveness with organizational negotiations around collaborations, joint ventures, or shared operations.
- Ability to relate well to young adults and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- 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.
- Eagerness to constantly learn and an ability to apply lessons learned in real time through appropriate course-corrections.
- Exceptional oral communication skills and strong written communication skills. -Excellent facilitation of meetings, trainings, and group-based reflection.
- Understanding of and strong commitment to volunteerism and service best practices. -Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple high-level projects at once.
- Comfort working both independently and collaboratively.
- Infectious excitement about connecting Jewish values and learning to service and social change work.
- Strong enthusiasm and energy, and ability to thrive in high-pressure environments.
- Direct volunteer management.
- Leading and developing service projects.
- At least five years of management experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
- Management of multiple professionals simultaneously.
- External stakeholder relationship management at an executive-level or equivalent.
- Experience leading large-scale trainings.
- National service experience (i.e. City Year, TFA, AmeriCorps).
- Experience facilitating Jewish service-learning.
- Experience working in or with communities in Miami.
- Experience with budget management and fundraising
- Flexibility, good humor, and eagerness to work in a startup environment.
- Commitment to building pluralistic Jewish community.
- Understanding and positive perspective toward data management.
- Ability to travel up to six times per year, generally to other Repair the World Communities or to nearby retreat locations.
- Ability to work during evenings and weekends on a regular basis.
How to Apply
For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter and resume as attachments to [email protected] and indicate your name and “Director, Repair the World Miami” in the subject line. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis.
The position is expected to begin in February 2017. We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Repair the World. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This is a leadership position with exceptional growth opportunity for a seasoned and effective professional. Compensation will reflect this level of commitment and expertise and will be commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, support for childcare during retreats and trainings, and much more.
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.
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