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 training to individuals and organizations around the country.

Operations at Repair the World is dedicated to creating and supporting the systems that help us create grassroots impact with national resources, balancing hyperlocal attention with efficiencies of scale.


Repair the World is hiring a full time Operations Associate. This role is located at our national office in Manhattan. The position will function as a key coordination and support role in the Operations Department and will report directly to the Senior Director of Operations. The Operations Associate will execute organizational needs while identifying existing bottlenecks and recommending solutions. Operations touches all parts of the organization and the role requires considerable cross-functional teamwork. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience, and we offer excellent benefits.


  • People operations: Onboard new employees, maintain up-to-date employee handbook, contribute to strategy and development of compensation and benefit policies
  • Contract management: Manage annual calendar of contract renewals with contractors and service providers - internet, real estate, office machines (e.g. printers), utilities. Research and engage new vendors and systems as required (including identifying needs and recommending solutions)
  • Culture and space: Keep office well-organized and responsive to team needs (assign desks to new employees, help keep office neat, useful, and friendly). Other culture responsibilities depending on interest. Manage physical mail inbox/outbox.
  • Fellowship: Work with Fellowship Director to help manage fellowship admissions logistics and onboarding. Maintain Fellowship Handbook, onboarding, and risk management documents. Process Fellow stipends, insurance, etc.
  • Technology: Order and maintain technology inventory; liaise with IT service provider. Help evaluate and determine technology priorities based on need and budget constraints. Set up and manage video technology during major meetings with remote participants, e.g. all-staff meetings and board meetings.
  • Development: Process checks and write weekly income report; support Finance Ops as needed
  • Event Planning: Help plan and execute biannual Fellowship retreats (55+ people); plan and execute logistics for all staff meetings and retreats; assist with logistics for 200+ attendee Summit on Volunteering.
  • Other tasks: As a relatively small nonprofit, we collaborate to get work across the finish line. This role (like all roles at Repair) will occasionally require stepping in to support colleagues, e.g. to help out with finance and human resources tasks as requested

Core Qualifications

  • Passion and vision for the way effective operations facilitate social justice work
  • Creative problem-solver able to anticipate and solve problems independently, and follow through on projects to completion
  • Great instincts on how to move work forward, e.g. discretion on when to wait for approval and when to take responsibility and act independently
  • Extremely detail-oriented, conscientious, and self-motivated
  • Ability to collect, analyze and synthesize data, and present it clearly
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn
  • Fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • HR experience (recruiting, onboarding, performance management, learning and development, HR data management)
  • Strong technology skills, including basic Mac computer set-up and comfort with Google products (e.g. Drive, Docs, Sheets)
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Ambition, eagerness to learn, humility

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume here. 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.

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.


Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes paid time off for service (in addition to vacation and holidays), medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, and more.