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.
A crucial member of the Institutional Relations team, the Associate Director of Institutional Relations, works with the corporate team on donor solicitation and stewardship efforts and deepening the prospective donor pipeline. In addition, the Associate Director, in partnership with the Director of Institutional Relations, and Program leadership, creates and updates solicitation strategies and materials. They manage our corporate donor databases, such as data reporting and analysis for the board, quarterly reporting etc. In addition, the Associate Director will work closely with the Director of Institutional Relations on New York Cares' overall corporate strategic planning.
The Associate Director of Community Engagement will report directly to the Director of Community Relations. This role will oversee the execution and management of New York Cares relationships with strategic partners with our focus zones initiatives. This role will also oversee the assignment of special projects, that are aligned with strategy to impact focus zones goals and manage a 3-person team of Community Engagement Associates.
The Director of Volunteer Events leads a 9-person department that has a person-focused viewpoint and uses the tools of production, planning, and event management to execute on that viewpoint. The Director sets the vision for what a high-quality event is and creates the environment, processes, and tools to reach that quality level consistently across all New York Cares projects and events.
The Foundation and Government Relations Officer is a full-time, creative, and collaborative position at New York Cares, and will support appeal writing and corporate campaigns and manage the organization’s portfolio of foundation and government funders. The successful candidate will have strong copywriting and communication skills and be self-directed and organized.
Reporting to the Director, Volunteer Relations & Support, the Officer, Volunteer Relations leads, through a skilled team, New York Cares’ volunteer management efforts. New York Cares volunteers mobilize on a variety of projects city-wide, providing support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers each year.
A crucial member of the Institutional Relations team, the Officer, Corporate Relations, works with the corporate team on donor solicitation and stewardship efforts and deepening the prospective donor pipeline. The position is responsible for the creative development, design, implementation, and evaluation of corporate fundraising strategies with 150+ corporate partners to support financial and relationship building goals for New York Cares. The Officer will grow and manage relationships within a portfolio of corporate partners to raise more than $1.5 million for community-based programs. The ideal candidate will be a strategy focused, collaborative fundraiser with a drive to build new funding streams.
We are seeking an experienced fundraiser who excels at building strong relationships and developing creative appeals and proposals that align with donors’ philanthropic interests. The Development Officer, Major Gifts will own the engagement and stewardship strategy for all major donors (>$1,000 in annual donations) and major donor prospects at New York Cares and directly manage a portfolio of ~200 relationships. The successful candidate will be a natural salesperson. They’ll be organized, energetic, and put a high value on spending time with current and prospective donors. If you are looking to join a motivated team that prioritizes donor engagement and data-informed stewardship, this role is for you.
We are seeking a project manager with strong donor relations skills to join our Institutional Relations Team. This role provides critical support in managing the planning and implementation of a complex employee service initiative for one of New York Cares’ high-profile corporate partners. Reporting to the Corporate Service Officer, the Seasonal Corporate Project Manager plays a major role in the connecting corporate employees with community need through 40-50 service engagements over the summer. You will be a self-starter, comfortable interfacing with internal and external parties, with a commitment to providing outstanding customer service. This position provides the opportunity to learn and contribute to a best-in-class corporate service engagement program.
You’re expected to be frequently on the ground, bringing high-quality, volunteer-powered events to life. You’re an executor, and someone who thrives on making things happen. Reporting to the Event Production Officer, you plan and execute our events to meet the goals of our Community Partners, whether it’s providing an enriching reading experience to a class of young students or planting native flora in a local park. You will plan the day from beginning to end, leading the volunteers, ensuring the appropriate supplies are available, and delivering projects we can be proud of.
Reporting to the Officer, Volunteer Support, the Leadership Coordinator is the single point of contact for our Team Leaders. Utilizing our full suite of communications tools, the role supports a portfolio of Team Leaders. Once onboarded, a Team Leader is assigned a Leadership Coordinator to match them to projects and set them up for success throughout their time at New York Cares. The role coordinates Program Design & Evaluation, Volunteer Events, and Community Engagement to ensure a seamless volunteer experience for our Team leaders.
Reporting to the Technology Manager and the Director of Technology, the Part-time IT Help Desk Associate is a temporary, entry-level position supporting our staff and our network. They will be responsible for responding to staff support requests, diagnosing the root causes of issues, resolving issues or escalating to the Technology Manager as needed, and documenting the resolutions. The candidate will also gain first-hand experience with network administration, cybersecurity issues and data management through participation in periodic projects. They will work with a mixed PC/Apple environment, assist with account maintenance in Active Directory, maintain printers, order supplies, manage G-Suite and LastPass accounts, and provide user training. The role requires a strong customer service orientation as well as technical and problem-solving skills.