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.
Do you have a passion for communications and marketing? Do you enjoy being creative and generating content that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Are you someone with attention to detail and the ability to tell compelling stories that engage a digital audience?
Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Communications Associate will help write and design for the New York Cares website and print as well as edit copy, manage 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 blog posts to posting on social media to making website updates and much more, this team member will help tell the story of New York Cares through a variety of communications platforms.
Reporting to the Officer, Volunteer Relations, the Volunteer Relations Manager is responsible for recognition and support of our full volunteer base. 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 designing and implementing recognition efforts for volunteers and Team Leaders. Proportional and consistent recognition allows our volunteers to see the impact of their service and feel valued for the work that they do. Volunteer retention is the success measure for an effective recognition program. The Volunteer Relations Manager will track volunteer retention to evaluate the effectiveness of our recognition program and other volunteer management functions.
Reporting to the Officer of School Success and Family Programs, this position is responsible for two main functions:
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, 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.
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.
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 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.