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, Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. 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, 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. Through our national programs, Repair inspires and activates thousands of young American Jews to serve their communities through digital campaigns and in-person trainings to individuals and organizations around the country.


Repair the World is seeking a Workshop Coordinator in Detroit. The Workshop Coordinator is a detail-oriented self-starter who implements and improves business processes to help the Workshop run smoothly and generate revenue. This position is 20-30 hours per week and reports to the Executive Director of Repair the World Detroit, with support from the Program Manager. The Workshop Coordinator will have significant interaction with the Repair the World Detroit Fellows and with the Operations Manager, based in New York.


  • Hospitality & Logistics: Greet visitors to the Workshop, respond to calls and voicemail on the main phone line, manage logistics for events and trainings in the Workshop and workshop rentals and requests, place and coordinate orders ranging from catering to transportation, manage local parking permits and leases
  • Technology: Troubleshoot technology issues, including computer, phone, copy machine, projector, and other office equipment, escalating requests to IT support and other vendors as needed
  • Financial: Send invoices, reimbursements, and receipts to bookkeeper, track Workshop facilities budget
  • Community: Develop and maintain relationships with local law enforcement, nearby businesses, volunteers, and local residents, serving as a professional representative of Repair the World Communities
  • Facilities and Building Management: Coordinate all repairs with maintenance vendors, sublessees, and landlord, monitor inventory and procure supplies, maintain Workshop appearance and organization including small daily tasks and reorganization of space, process, send, and distribute mail, locate and oversee service providers such as cleaning service, maintain security and fire alarm systems, coordinate and schedule outdoor maintenance (snow removal and lawn cutting)
  • Partner Relationships: Coordinate facility use and needs of sublessors and other partners as relevant
  • Other duties as assigned, including administrative support for the Executive Director


  • Exceptional attention to detail and highly organized
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time-management
  • Familiar with professional office environments
  • Strong computer skills, including ability to troubleshoot basic technology issues
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, and Google apps
  • Flexibility and good humor
  • Interest in the mission of Repair the World
  • Experience with budgeting and systems management strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Grasp complex concepts and systems quickly
    • Be responsible, resourceful, and proactive
    • Maintain focus and strong work ethic without continuous supervision and oversight
    • Solve problems quickly and creatively


For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume through the link below. We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Repair the World.


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 especially encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.


$15 per hour