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

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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 thrive on rolling up your sleeves, figuring out project logistics, and love helping others do good? Does revitalizing parks, schools, and community gardens sound like an exciting way to invest your time and energy? The Public Spaces team at New York Cares is seeking a Program Manager, Public Spaces & Events to engage thousands of volunteers each year to do just that. Our volunteer-led projects include painting community spaces, creating murals, planting flowers, building and maintaining garden beds, and removing invasive species. The person in this role is also responsible for planning revitalization projects with 10-15 schools as part of our annual day of service, New York Cares Day. Reporting to the Officer, Public Spaces & Events, this Program Manager is part of a 3-person unit on our Public Spaces & Events team within New York Cares’ Immediate Needs & Public Spaces department.

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 Community Outreach Manager will help the New York Cares Implement bilingual volunteer programming by assisting with bilingual volunteer recruitment, training, and program development for bilingual volunteer projects with pre-identified nonprofits serving senior citizens. This position will run from January through May for 35 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work required.

Reporting to the Officer of Adult & Teen Education Programs, the Adult Education Program Manager plays a critical role in shaping New York Cares’ adult education programming throughout New York City.  These programs focus on academic skills, Citizenship, and English Conversation. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in promoting volunteerism, improving education, and making a positive impact in the lives of New York City.

The Adult Education Program Manager works in a team of six staffers, manages 50 to 60 ongoing volunteer programs that serve adults in other nonprofit organizations, social service agencies, and  transitional housing facilities. The manager’s portfolio focuses on preparing New Yorkers for the Test  Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), provide tutoring support to adults in literacy and high school equivalency, English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, and Citizenship preparation classes.  The manager will identify new project sites and develop new program models, as well as monitor program quality of existing programs through feedback, site visits, surveys, data analysis and more.

Reporting to the Officer of Adult & Teen Education Programs, the Teen Education Program Manager plays a critical role in shaping New York Cares’ college access programming for New York City high school students. These programs focus on academic enrichment, subject-area tutoring, college access, and more. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in promoting volunteerism, improving education, and making a positive impact in the lives of New York City public school students.

The Teen Education Program Manager works in a team of six, manages 50 to 60 ongoing volunteer programs that serve teens in public schools, community centers, and transitional housing facilities. The manager’s portfolio focuses on SAT preparation, English and math enrichment, financial aid application assistance and other programs for high school students. The manager is expected to identify new project sites and develop new program models, as well as continually monitor program quality through feedback, site visits, surveys, data analysis and more.

New York Cares is recruiting four AmeriCorps VISTA members to maintain, create, and expand tailored academic support and enrichment opportunities for students, parents, and community members at fifteen public schools in targeted high-need neighborhoods in New York City. VISTA members play an integral on-the-ground role, evaluating and addressing the unique challenges that these schools and communities face. Ultimately, VISTA members organize programs that work toward closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more affluent counterparts, setting them up for success later in life. AmeriCorps members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or government agency.

The Corporate Relations Officer is an exciting opportunity for a front-line fundraising professional to bridge the gap between the corporate and nonprofit sectors. The Officer will grow and manage relationships with a portfolio of 50+corporate partners to raise more than $1 million for community-based programs. The ideal candidate will be a strategy-focused, collaborative fundraiser with a drive to build new funding streams.

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

The Web Developer will be responsible for the development and technical maintenance of the New York Cares website. The website is an integral part of the volunteer’s digital experience with New York Cares. They should have essential knowledge of software development and design, be a quick learner and enjoy refining their development skills.

Examples of potential upcoming projects include leading a Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 migration and implementing a re-envisioned user experience across multiple digital channels. 

The position will report to the Director of Technology and collaborate with other members of the four person technology team to meet all the technology needs of New York Cares. 

Do you thrive on figuring out event logistics, love helping others do good, and have experience managing a team? Does revitalizing parks, schools, and community gardens sound like an exciting way to invest your time and energy? The Public Spaces team at New York Cares is seeking an Officer, Public Spaces to engage thousands of volunteers each year to do just that. Our volunteer-led projects include painting community spaces, creating murals, planting flowers, building and maintaining garden beds, and removing invasive species. Reporting to the Director, Immediate Needs & Public Spaces, the Officer is part of a 4-person leadership team in our Immediate Needs & Public Spaces department.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

Under the supervision of the Director of Technology, the Records Management Intern will be responsible for assessing and providing recommendations for improvement of the organization of our internal fileserver and collaborative file spaces. The goal will be to improve the findability of key digital documents and data for staff while reducing the amount of duplication and unnecessary data storage. This project will happen alongside an update to the records retention policy.

 This internship will be a valuable learning experience where the intern will:

  • Learn and observe the typical records created by a non-profit
  • Learn how to facilitate the internal communication and records retention needs of the organization
  • Gain experience working in cross-functional teams as well as independently
  • Gain experience with change 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.