Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

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Every year, through New York Cares, 52,000 people volunteer to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of fellow New Yorkers. Our volunteers provide essential services to improve education, meet immediate needs, and revitalize the city’s public spaces.

New York Cares prides itself on a culture of excellence, defined by integrity, reliability and professionalism. We have been awarded The New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding management practices, and the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. The NonProfit Times, Crain’s New York, The Princeton Review and The Wall Street Journal have all recognized New York Cares as a top-notch employer.

Are you passionate about making New York City a fun, educational, and impactful world for its children? Do you want to leverage the power of volunteers to do so? Do you thrive on figuring out impact-driven outcomes, love helping others do good, and partnering public schools to make a measurable impact?

OVERVIEW OF NEW YORK CARES

Every year, through New York Cares, 52,000 people volunteer to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of fellow New Yorkers. Our volunteers provide essential services to improve education, meet immediate needs, and revitalize the city’s public spaces.

SUMMARY

The School Success VISTA member plays a critical on-the-ground role in implementing and evaluating New York Cares’ work while collaborating with a team of VISTA members and one to two Program Managers in the School Success Initiative (SSI).  The School Success VISTA manages calendar and corporate volunteer programming for three-to-four New York City Title I public schools.

The School Success VISTA member role includes developing volunteer-led programs, engaging parents and caretakers, and evaluating and assessing school needs. While implementing volunteer-led educational/ recreational and immediate needs programming for students, families, and community members at the schools in their portfolio, the School Success VISTA works alongside New York Cares staff to increase the capacity of the schools in other service areas.  The School Success VISTA member advocates for the schools in their portfolio and recommends them for programming that addresses their needs assessment objectives.   

The School Success Associate role has four core pillars:

  • Developing volunteer-led programs that meet the immediate needs of the students and communities in their school portfolio. To meet these needs, the School Success VISTA will develop engaging curriculum, implement projects that have clear measurable outcomes, and evaluate the impact of programming.
  • Maintaining and implementing New York Cares’ programs at the schools in their portfolio by laying a framework for the school to use volunteerism as the first response strategy in addressing their needs assessment objectives. The School Success VISTA recruit, maintain and manage the team leaders and volunteers.
  • Engage parents and caretakers with their child’s education through volunteer-led programming in their child’s school with family-centric programming.
  • Engage corporate partners through customized, large-scale service events that focus on educational and recreational enrichment for the children of New York City’s public schools.

The Impact and Evaluation Specialist is a key member of the Community Partner Relations & Evaluation (CPRE) department and reports to the department’s Associate Director. This growing and dynamic team aims to ensure the successful creation, design, and implementation of programs to maximize social impact, through evaluation and support for our base of nearly 900 Community Partners – the nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies we work with to develop and deliver programs – and the communities they serve.

This position provides support for evaluation and research, particularly as it pertains to the impact of the organization’s programs. The Impact and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for pulling, interpreting, and presenting data from the organization’s database, leading the collection of new quantitative and qualitative data, and supporting others in program design and implementation through research and related consultation. Ideal candidates for this role have exposure to program evaluation and have conducted research. Training and experience in this role will help the Impact and Evaluation Specialist continue to develop these skills.

Does empowering New Yorkers to reach their financial goals speak to you? Reporting to the Officer of Vulnerable Populations and Financial Security Programs, the VITA Seasonal Training Associate is part of a five-person team that assists New York Cares with the oversight of the VITA Program and its related efforts to provide tax return preparation support to low-income taxpayers at no-cost. We have our sights set on a powerful goal, to engage 700 volunteers this year, and we’re looking for the next member of our team to help us make it happen.

NEW YORK CARES

By developing programs that respond to pressing community needs, New York Cares—New York City’s leading volunteer management organization—provides a lifeline of support to our city’s most vulnerable residents.  Last year, we mobilized nearly 65,000 individual volunteers and hundreds of companies, civic and youth groups to help improve the lives of nearly 550,000 struggling New Yorkers.  Our volunteers donate their time and talents at over 1,300 nonprofits across the five boroughs to improve education, meet immediate needs such as hunger and homelessness, and revitalize public spaces.

Are you a community builder? Does empowering New Yorkers to reach their financial goals speak to you? We have our sights set on a powerful goal, to engage 800 volunteers this year, and we’re looking for the next member of our team to help us make it happen. Reporting to the Vulnerable Populations and Financial Security Officer, the Financial Empowerment Program Manager is part of a dynamic, 5-person team that coordinates and manages New York Cares’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Our next Program Manager will coordinate, develop, manage, and evaluate New York City’s largest source of volunteers preparing taxes for New Yorkers making every effort to improve their financial stability. They will identify new project partners and develop new program models wherever possible. In addition, they plan and manage one-time volunteer projects for corporate volunteer groups to implement in the community.

Reporting to the Officer, Volunteer Relations, the Volunteer Relations Manager is responsible for proper supervision and support of our full volunteer database. New York Cares volunteers mobilize on a variety of projects city-wide, providing support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers each year. This role is accountable for fostering an environment where volunteers can thrive by providing exceptional customer service across several technology platforms and ensuring that all policies and procedures are upheld. To ensure a great volunteer experience, this role will elicit and provide feedback, and work through volunteer issues as they arise. The Volunteer Relations Manager will monitor volunteer satisfaction and engagement to evaluate the effectiveness of our support systems and other volunteer management functions.

Do you have command over best practices and trends in the digital media space? Do you enjoy leading content strategy in a way that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Do you understand how to utilize analytics to build and convert a digital audience?

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Content Lead is responsible for spearheading the creation, delivery, and strategy of content for New York Cares’ internal and external audiences.

We seek an experienced, energetic, highly organized, and thoughtful communications professional who will bring a strategic mindset to web content and user experience projects. They will extend the reach of our brand’s core message to new audiences, grow and build strong digital and analog communities of stakeholders, and work to convert website visitors into volunteers, donors, and active supporters of New York Cares. The Content Lead will work in a fast-paced environment alongside a small team of Communications and Technology staff and will assist with the content strategy behind a website migration while maintaining day-to-day operations. This role will also lead Volunteer Digital Connect, supported by The Booth Ferris Foundation, an initiative providing contextual information to volunteers at key moments in their journey in order to strengthen their connection to our work while increasing awareness and empathy. From determining content hierarchy to analyzing web traffic patterns and writing automated email communications, they will help capture and tell the story of New York Cares through a variety of digital content streams.

Internships

New York Cares, the city’s leading volunteer management organization, seeks a results-driven intern to support its Corporate Relations team for the winter of 2020. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in corporate social responsibility corporate, foundation, and government fundraising, volunteerism, project management, and making a positive impact on New York City.

The Corporate Relations Intern will work closely with many of the city’s top corporations to complete service projects in the field, liaising with foundation and government funders, and developing strong administrative skills in the office.

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your local nonprofit? Are you curious about the mechanisms and framework that allow community service to occur across New York City at no cost to participants? Are you a people person with great communication skills, organized and able to balance projects, and looking to make a positive impact on New York City?

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Do you have a passion for graphic design? Do you enjoy being creative and generating content that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Are you an energetic designer eager to create fun and original work that optimizes user experiences? Can you keep a consistent visual design language?

About New York Cares

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