FELLOWSHIP LOGISTICS COORDINATOR (CONSULTANT – SIX MONTHS)
Repair the World is a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need. Beginning this fall, we are launching Repair Communities, a local initiative to engage the Jewish community to address local needs through service that will further our mission to make service a defining part of American Jewish life.
In year one, Repair Communities will pilot in multiple post-industrial cities in the Eastern United States in order to build a culture of volunteering and service in the local Jewish community and beyond. Each site will have:
- A cohort of ten full-time fellows
- A portfolio of long-term and episodic service opportunities
- Partnerships with local Jewish organizations
- A store-front hub
The program’s key operational elements include a corps of up to 50 Repair Community Fellows who will commit to ten months of immersive service. Communal housing, technological hardware, and transportation will be provided for all 50 fellows, who will be deployed to four cities in late October. The Repair Communities team will be supported by a Fellowship Logistics Coordinator, who will manage the operational side of this work.
This individual will report to the Senior Operations Coordinator. The position will be based in New York City, with initially light travel to Detroit, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. More extensive travel will be expected for the month of October. Please note that this is a consultant position, beginning ASAP and going through the end of October 2013. Members from all faiths and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Fellowship Logistics Coordinator will need to communal secure housing for fellows in four cities simultaneously, coordinate the design and furnishing of multi-site and multi-city house, access local transportation needs and recommend solutions, and assist with the purchasing of technology and hardware for the fellows themselves. He/she will need to be proficient at the following skills:
- Project Management
- Time Management
- Vendor & contract management
- Crisis management
The Fellowship Logistics Coordinator will be charged with both designing processes for completing the following tasks and with executing them on time, and on budget:
- Housing: Communal housing is a focal point of the fellows’ experience. The Coordinator will be asked to propose options for communal housing near the hubs in four cities simultaneously. Once decisions are made, the Coordinator will need to secure leases and arrange for the “outfitting” of the housing options, including potential touch-ups, such as painting. The Coordinator will be tasked with furnishing and lightly decorated houses so they are move-in ready by the time fellows arrive for city-based orientation.
- Transportation: The Coordinator will be asked to analyze the four cities and recommend and plan for long-term public and private transportation options for fellows.
- Orientation Support: With four city-based orientations happening at once after all- fellows orientation, the Coordinator will work with City Directors to remove operations and logistical burdens, including food, transportation, and activity support.
- Technology: The Coordinator will work with the Repair Operations team to identify technology and hardware needs (including phones, computers, etc.) for the fellows, and will offer ordering support.
HOW TO APPLY
For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter and resume as attachments and indicate your name and “Fellowship Logistics Coordinator” in the subject line. 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.
This is a consultant position. Hours and compensation will be based on a project plan or bid that is submitted by the candidate in the final rounds of interviewing. Compensation will be based on commitment and experience.