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

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New York Cares exists to turn passion into action, leverage resources through partnership, and create long-lasting change across New York City. We've become the City's leading volunteer management organization by adapting and responding to our most pressing community needs – from everyday challenges like food insecurity and educational inequity to relief efforts in response to 9/11 and the COVID-19 pandemic.

We foster dynamic relationships with all stakeholders by committing to our core values: equity, humanity and trust. We see value in each of our stakeholders. Be it our volunteers, donors, staff, or community partners; we know we work best when we work together. When new challenges arise, we look to our network of over 1,000 nonprofits, schools, and government agencies across the 5 boroughs to inform our response. We build trust with our 50,000 annual volunteers who give of their time and skills to meet the current needs.

As we grow our team, we are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. New York Cares is dedicated to fostering a workplace where every employee feels valued, finds a place of belonging, and brings their authentic self to work.

The Director of Volunteer Events (VE) is a seasoned events strategist with deep experience in volunteer management. This individual is responsible for executing New York Cares' mid to large-scale signature and corporate service events. They work collaboratively across the organization to plan and produce impactful service events, creating meaningful experiences for beneficiaries, volunteers, and stakeholders.

The Director of VE will design and execute New York Cares’ programmatic strategic vision focusing on:

-Ensuring service events are high-quality, systematized, and scalable. 
-Consistently delivering on our value proposition to corporate partners.
-Helping our community partners build capacity to deliver valuable services to NYC communities.

The successful Volunteer Events Director will be equipped with agile responsiveness. They will lead the VE team through evolving priorities, and the strategic realignment of its service delivery model. They will also deliver effective in-person projects  while ensuring the safety of staff and participants in an environment of shifting public health and safety concerns.

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The Director of VE reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Program Operations, works collaboratively with the Chief Program Officer, and leads a team of dedicated full-time and seasonal staff.