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.
Reporting to the Officer, Volunteer Relations, the Volunteer Relations Manager is responsible for the process of onboarding over 18,000 new volunteers annually. New York Cares volunteers mobilize on a variety of projects city-wide, providing support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers each year. This role is accountable for engaging, informing, and inspiring new volunteers to serve. This position will work closely with staff in other program departments to ensure that volunteers are equipped to serve on projects throughout NYC and excited about giving back to strengthen communities.
Reporting to the Officer, Public Spaces and Events, this position leads New York Cares’ efforts to enlist and direct thousands of volunteers each year in corporate service events and year-round, volunteer-led projects that facilitate the beautification and restoration of New York City’s public spaces which include but are not limited to parks, community gardens, and public schools. In addition, this position will be integral in the planning and execution of one of New York Cares annual events, either the New York Cares Coat Drive or New York Cares Day for Schools.
Seeking ambitious Foundation Relations Officer to oversee a portfolio of 50+ funding partners to maximize revenue for community-based programs. The Officer reports to the Director of Corporate and Institutional Relations.
New York Cares seeks a sophisticated, seasoned, and dynamic Chief Development Officer to lead the organization’s philanthropic efforts. The successful candidate will join a passionate, committed team and board dedicated to the betterment of the City of New York and the building of communities through a diverse and innovative volunteer network. The Chief Development Officer will have the opportunity to engage with executive and board leadership to build upon the organization’s strong base of support (historically driven primarily by corporate partners and the board’s annual gala). The CDO will lead and motivate a team to build a robust, multi-faceted and sustainable development program to support future growth and impact. This is a chance to reimagine and put into place new tactics and strategies to drive increased philanthropic support. The successful candidate will bring extensive, successful fund development experience, including corporate sponsorship, individual and major gifts, board relations, and the ability to represent the organization as a prominent external presence.
Reporting to the Officer, Immediate Needs Programs, this position leads New York Cares’ efforts to enlist and direct thousands of volunteers each year in corporate service events and year-round, volunteer-led projects that address the immediate needs of vulnerable New Yorkers. These volunteer-led projects include food sorting and collection, meal preparation and service, meal deliveries, nutrition education, farm-to-pantry initiatives, and other hunger- and homelessness-related programs.
Reporting to the Officer, Vulnerable Populations and Financial Security, this position leads New York Cares’ efforts to enlist and direct thousands of volunteers each year in corporate service events and year-round, volunteer-led projects that facilitate programs for senior citizens, people with disabilities, rescued animals, and other vulnerable populations across the five boroughs. These programs include senior recreational activities, shelter animal socialization, sorting donated goods, and financial literacy classes, among many others.
Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, this position provides strategic direction to the team leading New York Cares’ efforts to direct thousands of New Yorkers each year in volunteer programs that address immediate needs; improve the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers; and revitalize parks, schools, and community gardens across New York City. These programs include hunger-related projects, recreation projects for under-socialized seniors and individuals with disabilities, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and park and community garden revitalization projects — among many others. Program departments within the Director’s purview develop and implement both volunteer-led programs and staff-led customized volunteer opportunities for corporate partners, all to achieve outcome goals set in cooperation with community partners. In addition, the Director oversees two of New York Cares’ marquee annual events, New York Cares Day for Schools and the New York Cares Coat Drive.
Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, this position provides strategic direction to the team leading New York Cares’ efforts to direct thousands of New Yorkers each year in volunteer programs that that facilitate and improve children’s education at elementary, middle, and high schools across New York City. These programs include math and literacy programs, supervised field trips to cultural institutions, and tutoring and college readiness programs — among many others. Program departments within the Director’s purview develop and implement both volunteer-led programs and staff-led customized volunteer opportunities for corporate partners, all to achieve outcome goals set in cooperation with community partners. In addition, the Director oversees New York Cares’ Winter Wishes program.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Program Officer (CPO) will drive the strategic development, execution, and ongoing refinement of New York Cares’ programs, ensuring an impactful experience for volunteers, partner organizations, and communities. Overseeing a team of 50, the CPO will lead New York Cares’ efforts to deepen its engagement with volunteers and community partners, and to develop a best-in-class digital platform for recruiting, retaining, and recognizing volunteers.
We seek an ambitious, creative and engaging fundraising manager to cultivate and steward individual donors to New York Cares.
Reporting to the Chief Finance & Operations Officer, the Director of Technology is responsible for managing all aspects of technology at New York Cares. This includes, but is not limited to: infrastructure, web platforms, database platforms, fundraising and financial processing platforms, cybersecurity, network services, phone and voicemail systems, and day-to-day workstation use. They will also manage and execute development efforts on all web and database platforms. While this is a very “hands-on” position, the Director must be able to engineer and implement strategic plans. This position has three direct reports.