By developing programs that respond to pressing community needs, New York Cares provides a lifeline of support to the city’s most vulnerable residents. Founded over 30 years ago on the simple promise of giving everyone, no matter their circumstances in life, the ability to serve others, New York Cares now designs and runs nearly 20,000 projects a year at 1,110 nonprofits and schools across all five boroughs, engaging over 52,000 volunteers a year in service to 473,000 New Yorkers fighting structural inequality. The organization, once just an idea talked about among friends, is now a part of the fabric of NYC, and serves as a symbol of New Yorkers’ spirit.
New York Cares prides itself on a culture of excellence, defined by integrity, reliability, and professionalism. The organization has been awarded the 2009 New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding management practices, and the 2010 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. The NonProfit Times, Crain’s New York, the Princeton Review and The Wall Street Journal have recognized New York Cares as a top-notch employer.
The Director of Volunteer Relations and Training is responsible for volunteer orientation, training, recognition, and engagement as well as the recruitment, training, and ongoing support of volunteer Team Leaders, the individuals who manage our team of volunteers on every project. It is a core role in our organization that serves as the backbone of all the programming we do.
The Director of Volunteer Relations is responsible for designing and executing the strategic vision for New York Cares in two major focus areas: (1) improving the support for New York Cares Team Leaders), and (2) increasing the diversity and cultural competency of our volunteers, with a focus on local volunteer recruitment.
Salary range in the low- to mid-$80s depending on experience. We provide excellent benefits including comprehensive health insurance, 403(b) employer matching contributions, life insurance, and ample paid time off.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the position in the subject line. New York Cares is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Peace Corps & AmeriCorps alumni are encouraged to apply.