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

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New York Cares exists to turn passion into action, leverage resources through partnership, and create long-lasting change across New York City. We've become the City's leading volunteer management organization by adapting and responding to our most pressing community needs – from everyday challenges like food insecurity and educational inequity to relief efforts in response to 9/11 and the COVID-19 pandemic.

We foster dynamic relationships with all stakeholders by committing to our core values: equity, humanity and trust. We see value in each of our stakeholders. Be it our volunteers, donors, staff, or community partners; we know we work best when we work together. When new challenges arise, we look to our network of over 1,000 nonprofits, schools, and government agencies across the 5 boroughs to inform our response. We build trust with our 50,000 annual volunteers who give of their time and skills to meet the current needs.

As we grow our team, we are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. New York Cares is dedicated to fostering a workplace where every employee feels valued, finds a place of belonging, and brings their authentic self to work.

The Director of Volunteer Events reports to and works closely with the Chief Program Officer to continuously refine the department’s operating strategy and align the annual portfolio of projects with organizational priorities.

This individual leads a team of six people, plus seasonal staff, in producing 6000+ volunteer events each year. Projects vary in size and scope and include small recurring events, large corporate events, and highly visible signature events.

The Director of Volunteer Events is directly engaged in balancing demand with capacity in partnership with the Development division and other Program directors. The person for this position must be passionate about building volunteer events as a means of building community and a sense of belonging among New Yorkers.

The Program Design Specialist is a vital member of the Program Design team and an authority on a set of cause spaces and their intersection with volunteerism. The cause spaces that this position will focus on are Teen and Adult Education (education-based programs for ages 14-65).

The Program Design Specialist will be responsible for creating ongoing, corporate group, and annual programs in their cause areas. This includes research, design, lesson planning, coordinating with partners and vendors on design, and the creation of logic models, theories of change, and other tools that document program design. The Program Design Specialist will also design and support in the execution of cause-related trainings, information sessions, or other issue education events for volunteers or staff, and serve as an internal point-person on their portfolio of cause areas and their intersection with volunteerism. Additionally, the Program Design Specialist will consult with the rest of PDE on relevant program evaluation.

The Program Design Specialist is a leadership role within the Program Design team, providing support to other members of the team, and taking on program design with a higher degree of complexity, including some of New York Cares’ large annual programs. Additionally, the Program Design Specialist will work with other leaders in the PDE department on programmatic strategy and developing processes and systems around program design.

This role is ideal for somebody who is deeply passionate about Teen and Adult Education and interested in converting that passion and knowledge into evidence-based, impactful volunteer programming to create a more equitable New York City.