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 the World operates direct programs in 13 communities across the country, including a full-time Fellowship, part-time Service Corps, and episodic service and learning opportunities to engage the broader community. Repair the World Cleveland supports grassroots local organizations working toward housing, food, education, and racial justice. Cleveland Repair was founded in 2020 and launched our Service Corps in the same year.

Position Overview

Repair is looking for a dynamic Program Manager to support our Service Corps Members, and develop service learning opportunities and programs in Cleveland. The position includes overseeing stipended Corps Members during their 6-10 week service placements; building partnerships with local Jewish, social justice, and service organizations; and planning regular service opportunities in conjunction with Repair’s national issue area campaigns. Corps Members volunteer virtually or in-person with local service partners working to combat the lasting economic and social effects of the pandemic in Cleveland’s community.

This full time exempt position will report to a Regional Director and will work collaboratively and closely with local partners.

Position Responsibilities

  • Recruit and oversee day to day operations of up to 3 cohorts of 12-25 Corps Members per year (Fall, Spring, and Summer) with the goal of Corps Members becoming integrated with their service partners, connected to Jewish community, and reaching their volunteer goals.
  • Identify, build, and sustain existing and new relationships with local Jewish organizations, civic and nonprofit communities, and nonprofits engaged with communities directly impacted by COVID-19 for Corps Member placements, episodic service, and national campaigns, in collaboration with Fellows and other staff members.
  • Support national issue area campaigns (eg. food insecurity); enact a robust calendar of programming, including service opportunities that match the needs of service partners and the target audience, and larger-scale service events (eg. MLK Day of Service).
  • In partnership with Repair’s national team, coordinate and facilitate weekly learning for Corps Members around issues of systemic injustice, Jewish values, volunteer mobilization, and management.

Position Requirements and Skills

We know that you may not have all the skills listed. We encourage you to apply even if you only check some of the boxes.

  • 3+ years of volunteer management or team leadership experience; demonstrated success with building relationships and coaching young adults and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Clear understanding of how to create long-term professional relationships; ideal candidate is already involved in/connected to the Jewish, service, and/or social justice communities in Cleveland.
  • Skilled in networking and building up relationships with the intent of creating a pipeline of Jewish young adults, excited to serve in our programs.
  • Strong self-management & organization skills.
  • Sophisticated awareness of poverty, structural racism, power and privilege, and ability to facilitate conversations around these issues with diverse groups in ways that empower and open people to learning.
  • Experience with service event management and/or leading Jewish service-learning conversations.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and answer the questionnaire 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 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.


Compensation at Repair the World is determined based on the salary band for the role and location. The starting salary for this role in Cleveland is $45,000 with 3 years experience; if you have more experience 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, and professional development funds. In addition, employees that have been with Repair for at least a year are eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Application Process

The process for the hired applicant will include:

  • Submit a Resume and answer the questionnaire.
  • Applicants moved forward will continue on to a first round interview with a Repair Operations team member.
  • Applicants who are moved to a second round will interview with Repair’s Regional Director, Senior Director of Mobilize and a representative from our partners at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
  • All finalists will need to provide 2 professional references.