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 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? Do you thrive on figuring out impact-driven outcomes, love helping others do good, and partnering with organizations such as public schools to make a measurable impact?

Reporting to the Children’s Education Programs Officer, the Program Manager will maintain, develop, and evaluate a portfolio of Community Partners and programs related to children’s education and recreation. The Program Manager will also collaborate with other Program Managers within the Children’s Education team to develop systems to best serve our volunteers and Community Partners. Additionally, the Program Manager will work with the Officer to execute strategy and goals related to key pressing educational needs.

The Program Manager role has four core pillars:• Develop and maintain high impact volunteer-led education and recreation programming by creating curriculum and implementing programs that improve educational outcomes for our Community Partners and the children they serve. These programs will be based on key pressing educational needs with measurable outcomes that volunteers facilitate.• Build and maintain New York Cares’ relationships with Community Partner organizations including schools, community centers, and social service agencies.• Identify and support Team Leaders throughout their assigned programs to ensure a meaningful and impactful experience.• Engage corporate partners through customized service events that focus on educational and recreational enrichment for the children of New

Do you have a passion for communications? Do you enjoy generating content that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Are you someone with great attention to detail and thrives when tasked with projects that make day-to-day operations run smoothly?

Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Officer, the Communications Associate will help write and design for the New York Cares website and print as well as edit copy, assist with social media, and perform various administrative tasks for the department. The Communications Associate will work collaboratively alongside a small team to communicate the pressing needs of our city and the volunteer opportunities New York Cares makes available to meet those needs. From drafting copy for social media to making website updates and much more, this team member will help tell the story of New York Cares on a variety of communications platforms.

Are you a people-oriented leader who brings positivity to your work while challenging the status quo? Do you enjoy setting strategy and building content that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Do you thrive on building community through an organization’s brand?

In collaboration with the Marketing & Communications Director, the Marketing & Communications Officer will provide strategic direction to a diverse range of marketing and content initiatives at New York Cares. The Officer will manage and support two department members, collaborate with other teams in achieving their goals, and assist with driving department effectiveness and efficiency.

Leading a small team of communications professionals, they will extend the reach of our brand’s core message to new audiences, grow and build strong communities of stakeholders, and work to convert website visitors into engaged supporters. The Officer will set and oversee organization-wide email and social calendars while playing a key role in content strategy for our upcoming website migration. From processing incoming work requests to engaging influencers and acting as senior copywriter, they will help tell the story of New York Cares through a variety of digital content streams. 

Are you passionate about improving the lives of underserved New Yorkers? Are you energized by building community among volunteers who are committed to service? If so, consider joining the Leadership Development team.

Reporting to the Director, Volunteer Relations & Training, the Leadership Engagement Manager is responsible for building community within our volunteer leader (Team Leader) base and for engaging them through a variety of touchpoints. New York Cares Team Leaders mobilize on a variety of projects city-wide, providing support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers each year.

This role will create an environment where Team Leaders can thrive by providing exceptional customer service across several technology platforms and ensuring that Team Leaders make connections with each other, to the communities that they serve, and to New York Cares.

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? Do you want to harness the power of parents/ caregivers in their child’s education?  Do you thrive on figuring out impact-driven outcomes, love helping others do good, and partnering with organizations such as public schools to make a measurable impact?

The Community Engagement VISTA member plays a critical role in on-the-ground work and in implementing and evaluating New York Cares’ work in collaborating with the Associate Director of Community Engagement. The Community Engagement VISTA provides administrative support to the Associate Director of Community Engagement in developing programs and services that target parent/caregiver engagement, as well as supporting calendar and corporate programming for Six New York City Title I public schools through an account management style. 

The Community Engagement VISTA member role includes developing volunteer-led educational programming to engage parents/caregivers, evaluating and assessing needs at the schools in their portfolio. The Community Engagement VISTA works with the Associate Director of Community Engagement to build capacity in the schools around volunteer management and parent caregiver engagement as well as advocates and recommends schools for programming that addresses their needs assessment objectives.   

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? Do you thrive on figuring out impact-driven outcomes, love helping others do good, and partnering public schools to make a measurable impact?

The School Success VISTA member plays a critical on-the-ground role in implementing and evaluating New York Cares’ work while collaborating with a team of VISTA members and one to two Program Managers in the School Success Initiative (SSI).  The School Success VISTA manages calendar and corporate volunteer programming for three-to-four New York City Title I public schools.

The School Success VISTA member role includes developing volunteer-led programs, engaging parents and caretakers, and evaluating and assessing school needs. While implementing volunteer-led educational/ recreational and immediate needs programming for students, families, and community members at the schools in their portfolio, the School Success VISTA works alongside New York Cares staff to increase the capacity of the schools in other service areas.  The School Success VISTA member advocates for the schools in their portfolio and recommends them for programming that addresses their needs assessment objectives.   

The School Success Associate role has four core pillars:

  • Developing volunteer-led programs that meet the immediate needs of the students and communities in their school portfolio. To meet these needs, the School Success VISTA will develop engaging curriculum, implement projects that have clear measurable outcomes, and evaluate the impact of programming.
  • Maintaining and implementing New York Cares’ programs at the schools in their portfolio by laying a framework for the school to use volunteerism as the first response strategy in addressing their needs assessment objectives. The School Success VISTA recruit, maintain and manage the team leaders and volunteers.
  • Engage parents and caretakers with their child’s education through volunteer-led programming in their child’s school with family-centric programming.
  • Engage corporate partners through customized, large-scale service events that focus on educational and recreational enrichment for the children of New York City’s public schools.

Internships

New York Cares, the city’s leading volunteer management organization, seeks a results-driven intern to support its Corporate Relations team for the winter of 2020. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in corporate social responsibility corporate, foundation, and government fundraising, volunteerism, project management, and making a positive impact on New York City.

The Corporate Relations Intern will work closely with many of the city’s top corporations to complete service projects in the field, liaising with foundation and government funders, and developing strong administrative skills in the office.

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your local nonprofit? Are you curious about the mechanisms and framework that allow community service to occur across New York City at no cost to participants? Are you a people person with great communication skills, organized and able to balance projects, and looking to make a positive impact on New York City?

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Do you have a passion for graphic design? Do you enjoy being creative and generating content that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Are you an energetic designer eager to create fun and original work that optimizes user experiences? Can you keep a consistent visual design language?

About New York Cares

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