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.
Our Manager, Public Spaces & Events has three core responsibilities:
Wondering what a day in the life of our Manager, Public Spaces & Events is like? In this role, you will:
This could be the job for you if you think volunteers are a powerful force for good, you have previously worked in an outdoor space, planned high octane events for groups of 50 people or more, or have experience transforming community spaces. You should be familiar with environmental stewardship & revitalization techniques, capable of lifting/carrying supplies and equipment weight up to 35 pounds for events and be comfortable learning new things and creating new processes.
Starting salary ranges from mid to high $30Ks. Candidates at or well above the level of qualifications are encouraged to apply. New York Cares offers a powerful benefit and vacation package, including Summer Fridays and an additional week off at the end of the year. We also celebrate pie day by hosting a major pie competition, so be prepared to show off your baking and/or eating skills.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com 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.