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 efforts in Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Our NYC program, launched in 2015 and based in Central Brooklyn and now expanded into Harlem, has engaged more than 10,000 New Yorkers in meaningful service and learning. We seek to build a young Jewish community that coalesces around meaningful service through a Jewish lens and spurs deep impact on issues of social justice in the community.


The Event Specialist will be a key player in implementing Repair the World NYC’s work in Central Brooklyn. The successful candidate will be a flexible self-starter who excels at project management and building relationships with organizations and individuals, and who can speak passionately about the intersection of service, social justice and Jewish values.

This position reports to the Executive Director of Repair the World NYC. The focus of this role is primarily in Brooklyn, with some responsibilities in Harlem. The position is full-time and primarily based out of Repair’s Brooklyn workshop, with some flexibility.


  • Develop and facilitate a calendar of educational programming that mobilizes the community to address pressing community needs including racial injustice, education inequality, and hunger
  • Develop strategies to inspire event attendees to commit to making an enduring commitment to service
  • Manage all aspects of planning events including educational content, project management, and logistics
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders including Repair the World fellows, Brooklyn Program Manager, volunteer leaders, advisory board members and community partners
  • Develop and implement a strong marketing plan for events including personal outreach, social media, street marketing, and community partnership
  • Work alongside the Repair the World team to analyze data on volunteers, events, and partnerships to shape future programming
  • Assist in other elements of Repair the World NYC programming as needed
  • Volunteer alongside the fellows and participate in the life of the community
  • Regularly evaluate and adjust programming to maximize impact and to contribute to national program design through new models for increasing Repair the World's impact

Core Competencies

  • 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
  • Familiarity and comfort with Brooklyn’s Jewish communal landscape
  • Ability to apply lessons learned in real time, and to course-correct accordingly
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of and strong commitment to volunteerism and service best practices
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively
  • Inexhaustible enthusiasm and energy, and ability to thrive in stressful situations

Required Experience

  • 1-3 years’ relevant work experience leading and developing educational programs or events, preferably in NYC’s Jewish or civic/service community

Additional Qualifications

  • Flexibility, good humor, and eagerness to work in a start-up environment
  • Ability to work during evenings and weekends on a regular basis

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter here. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position is expected to begin in summer 2018.

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.

People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.


Our starting salary for this role is $45,000 if you have 1-2 years of relevant experience. If you have more than that, let’s talk. Generous benefits package includes paid time off for service (in addition to vacation and holidays), medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, paid parental leave, support for childcare during extended travel, resources for professional development, and much more.