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Governance and Events Associate

Repair the World

About the position: Governance and Events Associate

The Governance and Events Associate will serve in the Office of the President, reporting to the Executive Vice President. Your work will focus on the Board, events, several on-going key special projects and administrative responsibilities.

Your responsibilities include…

Governance and Board Relations:
• Plan and convene quarterly meetings including, site selections, agenda preparation, and logistical implementation.
• Compile meeting materials (including Board packets) and regular maintenance of other Board documents and materials.
• Draft minutes for Board and meetings and provide ongoing support to the Board Secretary.
• Prepare and edit Board correspondence, communications and presentations.
• Track all “next action items” from Board Meetings so that activities are properly executed in a timely fashion.
• Ongoing Board and Leadership Council management including committees, special Board projects and stewarding relationships.

Meetings and Events:
• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan and execute all content and logistics for meetings convened or attended by the Office of the President.
• Support planning for site visits to Repair the World Communities.
• Conduct research, assemble and analyze data to prepare reports and briefings.
• Support planning and execution of some programmatic events including logistical support at Repair the World Fellow retreats.

Special Projects:
• Manage several cross-organizational special projects simultaneously.
• Project management will include planning, delegating and coordinating work across departments.
• Write, develop, proofread and edit correspondence, reports, website copy, PowerPoint presentations and other materials.
• Deliver high quality project deliverables on time.

• In each area, responsible for carrying out related administration (e.g., ordering food, mailings, etc.).
• Support the Executive Vice President in administration of Executive Team meetings, retreats and other business.
• Ongoing administrative support to the Office of the President.

We’re looking for…
• Someone with 2-4 years of full-time, relevant work experience.
• Someone who is detail oriented and has strong organizational skills as well as excellent skills in prioritizing, delivering on projects and achieving targets in a timely fashion.
• Someone with experience meeting and event planning and coordination.
• Someone with a high level of polish and professionalism, comfortable with funders, board members and other stakeholders.
• Someone who retains composure under pressure and who can pivot quickly when things don’t go as planned.
• Someone who is able to share and delegate work, ensuring that interdependent projects succeed.
• Someone who is a quick learner and is eager to continuously take on additional challenges and responsibilities.
• Someone who is comfortable with ambiguity and is willing to take on new projects/tasks in a growing and evolving organization.
• Someone who is self-motivated, creative, and flexible in a fast-paced work environment.
• Someone who is comfortable contributing opinions, meaningful insights and ideas.
• Someone with exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse staff and Board.
• Someone who is an excellent and engaging writer and who has impeccable editing and proofreading skills.
• Someone with a bachelor’s degree and proficiency with MS Office applications.

And Ideally…
• Someone with a passion for the intersection of service and Jewish community.
• Someone with graphic design skills.
• Someone who likes to write blog posts, short articles and speeches.
• Someone with strong research skills.

How will we know you’re the right person for the job?

Applications ( will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority to applications received by Monday, May 19. These short-answer questions are designed to replace a cover letter, please copy your answers in from a separate document.

What happens if you’re selected?

You’ll be invited to join our growing team in our New York City office. You’ll receive a competitive salary depending on your level of experience plus a comprehensive benefits and vacation package. If you have any questions about the role or process, please feel free to email abe.taleb[at]

We look forward to reading your application!

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.

About Organization:
About Repair the World

Repair the World is dedicated to making deep and meaningful volunteer service a central part of Jewish life.

Our service makes tangible differences in lives and communities, and we infuse it with Jewish values, learning about historical and social contexts that surround the issues, reflecting on our experiences, and assessing our impact. In fact, we believe that this ‘infusion’ enables us to serve better – to contribute more consciously and tangibly to the issues we work on and the communities we work in.



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