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 diversity and 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 enjoy crafting copy that bring a nonprofit’s mission to life? Do you thrive on finding and telling stories of impact? Are you comfortable writing about a range of topics for a diverse audience?

New York Cares is looking for a full-time Junior Copywriter to help increase the impact of our brand using compelling copy and storytelling. The Junior Copywriter will engage audiences by deepening their understanding of the range of social inequities facing New York City and will write about the importance of civic engagement. Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Junior Copywriter will generate content for a variety of digital streams such as email, social, and web, while using progressive language and adhering to readability and accessibility standards. This position will help the Marketing & Communications team raise the profile of volunteerism in NYC through thoughtful copywriting and storytelling. They are responsible for generating stand-alone copy or text to complement visual concepts created by the Creative Lead, across many platforms. From writing to proofreading, conducting interviews and much more, this team member will craft compelling communications that engage a range of stakeholders and further our mission using the organization’s brand voice. 

Do you enjoy implementing marketing tactics that lead to increased civic engagement? Do you thrive on building community through an organization’s brand? Do you enjoy analyzing the effectiveness of strategy and regularly iterating your process?

New York Cares is looking for a full-time Marketing Specialist to help increase our visibility and organizational impact through targeting, segmentation, and thoughtful engagement tactics. Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Marketing Specialist will implement strategies that engage audiences, grow social followers and web traffic, convert consumers into leads, and deepen the involvement of volunteers, community partners, donors and other supporters of our organization.

This position will help the Marketing & Communications team raise the profile of volunteerism in NYC through targeted messaging and a deeper understanding of supporters. The Marketing Specialist will advise upon and help implement marketing strategies for a variety of digital streams such as emails, social media, and web. They are responsible for developing tactics that complement visual concepts created by the Creative Lead, across many platforms. From list segmentation, data analysis, inventive storytelling and much more, this team member will be responsible for helping the organization meet a variety of marketing objectives to further New York Cares’ reach.

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, community organizations and coat suppliers have stepped up to make sure New York Cares can supply more new, high-quality coats while keeping everyone healthy and safe as part of our long standing annual Coat Drive. As part of a seasonal unit, Coat Drive Coordinators provide top notch customer service to our recipient organizations and coat donors alike. The position requires strong customer service skills. If spreading acts of warmth and meeting immediate needs is your gig, this is the position for you.* Please note: this is a seasonal position from October 2020 – January 2021

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, community organizations and coat suppliers have stepped up to make sure we can supply more new, high-quality coats while keeping everyone healthy and safe. As part of a seasonal unit Coat Drive Coordinators provide top notch customer service to our recipient organizations and coat donors alike. The position requires strong customer service skills. If spreading acts of warmth and meeting immediate needs is your gig, this is the position for you.* Please note: this is a seasonal position from October 2020 – January 2021

Does empowering New Yorkers to reach their financial goals speak to you? Reporting to the Officer of Vulnerable Populations and Financial Security Programs, the VITA Seasonal Trainer is part of a three-person team that assists New York Cares with the oversight of the VITA Program and its related efforts to provide tax return preparation support to low-income taxpayers at no-cost. We have our sights set on a goal to engage 100 volunteers this year, and we are looking for the next member of our team to help us make it happen.

NEW YORK CARES

By developing programs that respond to pressing community needs, New York Cares—New York City’s leading volunteer management organization—provides a lifeline of support to our city’s most vulnerable residents.  Last year, we mobilized nearly 50,000 individual volunteers and hundreds of companies, civic and youth groups to help improve the lives of nearly 475,000 struggling New Yorkers.  Our volunteers donate their time and talents at over 1,100 nonprofits across the five boroughs to improve education, meet immediate needs such as hunger, and revitalize public spaces.