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 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.
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.
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.