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

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Every year, through New York Cares, 64,000 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.

Reporting to the Officer of School Success and Family Programs, this position is responsible for two main functions:

  1. Launching and executing the New York Cares annual Winter Wishes program, and
  2. Planning and executing corporate volunteer engagement events, with a focus on strengthening schools through academic and enrichment opportunities for students. 

Winter Wishes

Each year, New York Cares works with over 100 community partners, including homeless shelters, schools and nonprofit organizations, to provide holiday gifts for children, teens, and seniors living in poverty, many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season. To accomplish this, New York Cares collects and screens more than 35,000 gift requests and sends them to volunteers who purchase, wrap, and send the gifts to our partners. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Winter Wishes Program.

Corporate Volunteer Engagement

New York Cares creates customized corporate volunteer events for approximately 150 corporate sponsors throughout the year. Each of these events engage between 10 and 200 corporate volunteers in service, and are designed to meet pressing community needs at sites across New York City. The projects range from the revitalization of New York City parks, gardens, and schools, to children’s field trips and in-classroom education and recreation activities, and provide valuable resources and experiences where they are needed most. 

Reporting to the Officer, Public Spaces and Events, this position leads New York Cares’ efforts to enlist and direct thousands of volunteers each year in corporate service events and year-round, volunteer-led projects that facilitate the beautification and restoration of New York City’s public spaces which include but are not limited to parks, community gardens, and public schools. In addition, this position will be integral in the planning and execution of one of New York Cares annual events, either the New York Cares Coat Drive or New York Cares Day for Schools. 

Reporting to the Officer, Children’s Education Programs, this position supports New York Cares’ efforts to engage corporate and community partners through customized, large-scale service events that focus on educational and recreational enrichment for the children of New York City’s public schools, community centers, and family shelters.

Volunteer projects, trainings, and events occasionally take place on weekends or outside traditional business hours.

Reporting to the Officer, Public Spaces and Events, this position supports New York Cares’ efforts to engage corporate and community partners through customized, large-scale service events that help beautify and restore New York City’s public spaces, including parks, community gardens, and public schools.

Volunteer projects, trainings, and events occasionally take place on weekends or outside traditional business hours.

Reporting to the Officer, Public Spaces and Events OR Children’s Education, this part-time position supports New York Cares’ customized corporate volunteer events. These projects are designed to meet pressing community needs and take place at sites across New York City.

The Seasonal Program Associate works up to 20/hours per week, leading and supporting corporate volunteer projects. These events typically engage between 10 and 200 corporate volunteers through service that ranges from the revitalization of New York City’s parks, gardens, and schools to facilitating children’s field trips and in-classroom education.  

These volunteer projects occasionally take place on weekends or outside traditional business hours.

The Corporate Relations Officer will build and manage relationships with a portfolio of 50+ corporate partners to maximize revenue for community-based programs and to engage corporate employees in volunteerism.  The ideal candidate will have the drive to implement creative strategies to grow our robust corporate sponsorship program which raises $4 million annually.  

The Salesforce Developer is responsible for the development and maintenance of the New York Cares’ Salesforce platform. This is an integral part of volunteer/donor/project tracking and data management for the organization. The position will also collaborate with the 3-person technology team to meet the technology needs of New York Cares.

Reporting to the Officer, Volunteer Relations, the Volunteer Relations Manager is responsible for the process of onboarding over 18,000 new volunteers annually. 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 engaging, informing, and inspiring new volunteers to serve. This position will work closely with staff in other program departments to ensure that volunteers are equipped to serve on projects throughout NYC and excited about giving back to strengthen communities.

New York Cares seeks a sophisticated, seasoned, and dynamic Chief Development Officer to lead the organization’s philanthropic efforts. The successful candidate will join a passionate, committed team and board dedicated to the betterment of the City of New York and the building of communities through a diverse and innovative volunteer network. The Chief Development Officer will have the opportunity to engage with executive and board leadership to build upon the organization’s strong base of support (historically driven primarily by corporate partners and the board’s annual gala). The CDO will lead and motivate a team to build a robust, multi-faceted and sustainable development program to support future growth and impact. This is a chance to reimagine and put into place new tactics and strategies to drive increased philanthropic support. The successful candidate will bring extensive, successful fund development experience, including corporate sponsorship, individual and major gifts, board relations, and the ability to represent the organization as a prominent external presence.

Reporting to the Officer, Immediate Needs Programs, this position leads New York Cares’ efforts to enlist and direct thousands of volunteers each year in corporate service events and year-round, volunteer-led projects that address the immediate needs of vulnerable New Yorkers. These volunteer-led projects include food sorting and collection, meal preparation and service, meal deliveries, nutrition education, farm-to-pantry initiatives, and other hunger- and homelessness-related programs. 

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, this position provides strategic direction to the team leading New York Cares’ efforts to direct thousands of New Yorkers each year in volunteer programs that address immediate needs; improve the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers; and revitalize parks, schools, and community gardens across New York City. These programs include hunger-related projects, recreation projects for under-socialized seniors and individuals with disabilities, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and park and community garden revitalization projects — among many others. Program departments within the Director’s purview develop and implement both volunteer-led programs and staff-led customized volunteer opportunities for corporate partners, all to achieve outcome goals set in cooperation with community partners. In addition, the Director oversees two of New York Cares’ marquee annual events, New York Cares Day for Schools and the New York Cares Coat Drive.

Reporting to the Chief Finance & Operations Officer, the Director of Technology is responsible for managing all aspects of technology at New York Cares. This includes, but is not limited to: infrastructure, web platforms, database platforms, fundraising and financial processing platforms, cybersecurity, network services, phone and voicemail systems, and day-to-day workstation use. They will also manage and execute development efforts on all web and database platforms. While this is a very “hands-on” position, the Director must be able to engineer and implement strategic plans. This position has three direct reports.

Internships

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:03pm

Preferred Start Date: June 1, 2018

The New York Cares Development Department is seeking an ambitious, creative, and engaging Development Associate Intern to help cultivate and steward individual donors to New York Cares, while also supporting our annual special events and overall fundraising activities. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest inindividual giving, event and project management, volunteerism, and making a positive impact on New York City.

Hours:  Monday to Friday between 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (flexible hours within this timeframe). New York Cares holds an organization-wide meeting the first Tuesday of every month from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, which the Development Associate Intern is encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:33pm

Reporting to the Volunteer Relations Manager, the Spring Intern will play a key role in delivering high-quality customer service to volunteers, Community Partners, and a wide array of external audiences. The Spring Intern should be prepared to respond to inquiries by phone and email, troubleshoot technical difficulties with volunteers, draft service verification letters, send monthly recognition communications, and assist with other duties supporting the Volunteer Relations and Training team.

In addition, this role will include various efforts to engage, recognize, and strengthen all constituent experiences with New York Cares.

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 9:16am

Do you have a passion for photo and video production? Do you enjoy being creative and generating content that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Do you understand how to capture moments and tell compelling stories that engage a digital audience?

Our Communications team is looking for a creative and dynamic Photo and Video Production Intern who can work in a fast-paced environment and support our team’s mission to build awareness and increase engagement with a variety of New York Cares’ constituents. The ideal candidate has experience with both photo and video shooting and editing.

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