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 improving outcomes for New York City’s vulnerable populations?  Are you energized by engaging community members and volunteers on impact-driven solutions?  Do you want an opportunity to work closely with nonprofits making a difference in the lives of populations facing isolation?

 Reporting to the Officer, Vulnerable Populations and Financial Security, 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 programs for senior citizens, rescued animals, and other vulnerable populations across the five boroughs. These programs include senior citizen recreational activities, shelter animal socialization, and sorting of donated goods, among many others. The Program Manager role has three key accountability streams: 

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?

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.

Are you passionate about food justice, sustainability, and meeting the basic needs of New York’s more than 1.3 million food-insecure community members? Are you energized by engaging community members and volunteers on impact-driven solutions? Do you want an opportunity to roll up your sleeves with urban farmers and community organizers alike, while gaining hands-on experience in the nonprofit world?

Reporting to the Officer of Immediate Needs Programs, this position leads New York Cares’ efforts to realize the missions of New York's antipoverty agencies through sustainable and volunteer-based solutions, providing access to healthy food, warm clothing, and supportive housing to New York City's neighbors in need. Working closely with over 300 community partner agencies, these volunteer-led programs include food sorting and collection, meal preparation and service, meal delivery, our Farm to Pantry initiative, our annual New York Cares Coat Drive, and other hunger-and homelessness-related programs.

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.

Are you passionate about breaking into the realm of CSR or developing your knowledge of the NYC nonprofit community? Do you have CSR or nonprofit experience and want to help run a volunteer program that engages up to 20,000 corporate volunteers annually? Are you a self-starter looking for a way to give back? If so, apply today.

We are seeking an exemplary project manager with superb donor relations skills to join our Institutional Relations Department. The Corporate Service Manager will help run our volunteer service program for employees from sponsoring companies by co-managing over 40 accounts and overseeing several hundred volunteer projects from initial conception through close every year. Corporate Service engages up to 20,000 volunteers each year and plays an integral role in New York Cares’ strategies for funding and improving New York City for all. The Corporate Service Manager has the potential to grow into more of a fundraising role, serve on cross-departmental committees, participate in long term planning, and develop new skills.

Join a dedicated staff that is passionate about empowering New Yorkers to support and improve their local communities. Every year through New York Cares nearly 65,000 people volunteer to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of fellow New Yorkers with a focus on improving education outcomes, meeting immediate needs, and developing our city’s public spaces.

The Corporate Project Manager will manage the planning and implementation of a complex employee service initiative for one of our highest-profile corporate partners. 

As the Corporate Project Manager, you will play a major role in connecting corporate employees with community need through 50-60 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.

This position will work as part of a highly collaborative and fun Corporate Relations team and will report to the Senior Manager, Corporate Relations.

We seek an ambitious, creative, and engaging manager to plan and execute multiple special events and fundraising campaigns.

The Development Manager is part of a highly motivated fundraising team, consisting of the Chief Development Officer, a Director of Development, a Development Officer, and Development Coordinator. This role will execute a number of development activities in special events and individual giving.

We seek a highly organized, enthusiastic and analytical Development Coordinator to support and help grow our development department. 

The Development Coordinator reports to the Development Officer and is part of a small and highly motivated fundraising team, consisting also of a Development Director, Development Officer and Development Manager. This role will support the Development Department in the execution of fundraising activities in special events and individual giving.

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, this position is responsible for developing strategies and tactics for engaging volunteers in opportunities in the neighborhoods they live in.

As the Associate Director of Community Engagement (Special Projects), you’ll focus on parent and caregiver engagement within elementary schools. You’ll work side by side with school administrators, parents, caregivers, and community leaders to design effective volunteer opportunities in the school. You’ll support and train school administration in volunteer management best practices. The end goal? To improve educational outcomes in a neighborhood through community engagement.

This position is part of a multi-year pilot initiative to better execute community-building strategies that can eventually expand across all five boroughs. This position is an exciting opportunity to establish culturally competent standards and practices that lead to effective local community engagement.

Fluency in both Spanish and English is required.

The New York Cares website is an integral part of the volunteer’s digital experience and is a key part of our strategic goals. The Technology Department is growing to support the development and maintenance of the necessary web infrastructure to pursue those strategic goals.

The Full Stack Web Developer will be a key role reporting to the Director of Technology and joining a nimble team consisting currently of a part-time junior developer, UX Lead, Salesforce Admin, and IT Manager. The role will also involve close collaboration with our Communications Department. 

The candidate will have an opportunity to make architectural choices, design improved ways of working and mentor junior team members. Examples of specific potential upcoming projects include improving our devops tools and processes, leading a Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 migration, exploring an API development and SMS integration and implementing a re-envisioned user experience.

The Full Stack Web Developer should have essential knowledge of software development and design, be a quick learner, and enjoy sharing their knowledge with others


Monday, April 8, 2019 - 7:28pm

Reporting to the Director of Technology, the IT Support intern will support the day-to-day technology needs of the organization and gain first-hand experience across a range of technology domains including network infrastructure, cybersecurity and data management.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:30pm

The Corporate Relations team creates and manages corporate service programs for approximately 150 corporate sponsors throughout the year. In addition, the team applies for and manages corporate, foundation, and government grants in support of all New York Cares programming. The Corporate Relations Intern will report to a Corporate Service Manager and support the department by staffing corporate service projects throughout the city, researching and supporting relationships with foundation and government funders, and executing critical administrative tasks. 

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:42pm

A great opportunity for an individual who wants to help make an impact on the 45% of New Yorkers living near or below the poverty line.

The New York Cares Development Team is seeking an ambitious and creative 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 in individual giving, event and project management, volunteerism, and making a positive impact on New York City.

 This cycle, the Development Associate Intern will support our major annual events including the Gala, the Coat Drive, the Annual Appeal and other campaigns as needed.