Orientation Logistics
Repair the World - New York, NY

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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 fellows will convene in early October for a two-week residential orientation before they are sent to the four cities in teams of up to ten for an additional two-week, city-based orientation. They will then be deployed throughout the four cities as volunteer recruiters, managers, and partnership-builders.
The Training & Curriculum Team will be supported by an Orientation Logistics Coordinator, who will manage the operational side of the Team’s work. This individual will report to the Team Leader of the orientation team, with dual reporting to the Senior Operations Coordinator. The position will be based in New York City, with initially light travel to Detroit, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. Near full-time 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 Orientation Logistics Coordinator will need to secure locations for all-fellows and city-based orientations, secure appropriate vendors, and manage the logistical needs of the Training & Curriculum Team. He/she will need to be proficient at the following skills:

  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Budgeting
  • Communication
  • Vendor & contract management
  • Crisis management

The Orientation Logistics Coordinator will be charged with both designing processes for completing the following tasks and with executing them on time, and on budget:

  • Lodging: For all-fellows orientation, the Coordinator will be tasked with securing lodging for 65-70 people (fellows and staff) at multiple sites. The Coordinator will need to work with the Training and Orientation team to secure in-city lodging for the group for separate multi-night stays.
  • Transportation & Travel: For all-fellows orientation, the Coordinator will be asked to assist with travel logistics for getting 50 fellows and 15+ staff members to orientation. Once there, the Coordinator will be asked to find individualized and en-masse transportation options for the group. He/she will also need to assist with travel logistics for deploying fellow teams to their respective cities after all-fellows orientation.
  • Food: All-fellows orientation is a two-week, all-inclusive experience requiring three meals per day (plus snacks!) for 65-70 people. Meals will frequently be taken off-side or on the road, and will require advance preparation and extensive catering coordination. The consultant(s) will be also be responsible for procuring meals for city-based orientations. Meals will need to take into account the varied dietary needs of participants (e.g. kosher, gluten-free, vegetarian).
  • Service activity and event support: Consultants will not be asked to assist with the programmatic elements of orientation. However, support around mass printing, IT and audio support, etc. will a key piece of logistical support.

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter and resume as attachments and indicate your name and “Orientation 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.

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.

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Repair the World is a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve...