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 2026, 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.
The Repair the World Fellowship is a two year, full-time, salaried position for early career professionals who are ages 21-26. Fellows spend time mobilizing volunteers, building community, tackling pressing community needs, deepening their Jewish identity, and engaging in professional development, and learning, alongside a cohort of peers. The fellowship will equip young adults with the life-long skills they need to effectively mobilize Jews and their communities to serve.
The fellowship begins on August 1, 2023 and concludes on July 31, 2025. During this time, fellows will be placed in one of eight communities (Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, or Pittsburgh.)
Fellows will be on Repair’s mobilize (direct service) team and report to their local Fellowship supervisor. This is an in-person position and fellows must be located in, or willing to relocate to the Repair community where they are placed.
What you’ll do as a Repair the World Fellow
- Mobilize & recruit volunteers to support the work of our local nonprofit partner organizations and for service learning programs
- Plan and facilitate programming that include a meaningful service project and contextual issue area learning, through the lens of Jewish values
- Engage in direct service with our local partners
- Participate in impactful Jewish learning and professional development
- Build relationships and networks
- Provide administrative support in functions related to program planning & implementation such as data collection, budget tracking and logistics management.
What we’re Looking for in a Fellow
Some qualified applicants may not have all the skills and core competencies listed below. We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements.
- Strong relationship building skills.
- An overall excitement to create and implement recruitment strategies that mobilize Jews and their communities to serve.
- Comfortable juggling multiple projects and priorities, strong communication, organization and self-management skills.
- Ability to facilitate educational curriculum (including Jewish learning) to peers.
- Enthusiasm for mobilizing Jews and their communities in meaningful service opportunities.
- Excitement about playing a pivotal role in building a Jewish service movement.
- Approaches their work with a mindset of curiosity and learning, consistently striving to gain new knowledge and skills.
Additionally, we seek candidates who demonstrate:
- Deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Proactivity and independence with the ability to take initiative and move projects forward.
- Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Passion for Repair’s mission and organizational values that guide our work.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and questionnaire responses 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 nonconforming 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.
Compensation at Repair the World is determined based on the salary band for the role and adjusted based on cost of living where the final candidate resides. Fellows will be paid a salary of $45,000-$57,692, based on our cost of living tiers (see below) for each Fellow’s location. As employees of Repair, fellows will receive a generous benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, paid time off, and more. Repair covers 100% of full-time employee's health premiums. In a fellow’s second year of this model, they will receive a 3% increase and will be eligible for a $1000 bonus upon completion of the fellowship. Benefits package includes paid time off for service in addition to vacation and holidays.
The application process for the Fellowship will include the following:
- Submission of a resume as well as short answer responses to a questionnaire demonstrating why you are a strong candidate for the fellowship.
- Applicants moved forward will have a screening call with a representative from our fellowship recruitment team.
- A smaller pool of applicants that move forward will then have a first round interview with the Fellowship Director and a Regional Director.
- A select group of applicants will then have a final round interview with the Senior Director of Immersive Service and City Director of the community for potential placement.
- Two professional references will be requested before the final round of the interview process. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.