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

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Every year, through New York Cares, 63,000 people volunteer their time and talents to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of fellow New Yorkers. Our volunteers tutor students in underserved schools, serve meals to the homeless, socialize with seniors, clean up public parks, and more, providing essential services to improve education for NYC students, meet immediate needs of the most vulnerable residents, 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 Teen Education Programs Officer, the Seasonal Programs Associate is part of a five-person team that coordinates and manages college access programs. The Seasonal Program Associate will assist in launching the 2017-2018 SAT Preparation, College Preparation, and FAFSA Preparation programs serving 1,200 students at 40 public schools and community centers across New York City. The Programs Associate will assist with the recruitment and training of 400 volunteer tutors for the SAT and College Prep programs. The Associate may periodically staff one-time service projects as needed. 

The Service Events Manager is responsible for planning large-scale customized volunteer service projects for New York Cares’ corporate and community partners. New York Cares customized projects address the following programmatic issue areas: revitalization, environment, children’s recreation and education, adult recreation and education, hunger, seniors, and special needs populations. These projects are typically one-time events and involve anywhere from 10 to 200 volunteers engaged in service that ranges from painting and revitalization projects in schools, nonprofits, and other public spaces; environmental and green projects at parks and gardens; and educational/recreational outings and/or activities with children affiliated with community organizations in high-need neighborhoods. The Service Events Manager reports to the Service Events Officer.

In addition to managing customized service projects, the Service Events Manager will play a role in each of the four New York Cares annual events, including the Coat Drive, Winter Wishes, Cares Day Spring, and Cares Day for Schools.

Reporting to the Children’s Education Programs Officer, the Children’s Recreation Program Manager is part of a team of three that identifies agency needs, sustains current programming and expands the number of New York Cares partners. This position focuses on developing, managing, and evaluating 50 to 60 arts, culinary and field trips programs for agencies serving children.

Reporting to the Director of Children’s Education Programs, the Children’s Education Program Associate is part of a three-person team that identifies agency needs, sustains current programming and expands the number of New York Cares partners. This position focuses on developing, managing, and evaluating 20 to 25 programs focused on general reading, creative writing, and homework assistance for agencies serving children.

New York Cares is seeking a part-time Adult Education Program Associate, to coordinate, develop, manage and evaluate volunteer programs designed to improve job readiness skills, and computer and financial literacy amongst New Yorkers. The Program Associate will identify new project partners and develop new program models wherever possible. 

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. S/he also manages and executes 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.

New York Cares is recruiting four GenerationOn (formerly Corps18) members to maintain, create and expand educational programming opportunities for students, parents and community members at twenty partner schools in targeted high-need neighborhoods in New York City. The School Success team will focus specifically on maintaining and creating quality volunteer programs that serve students and parents at their partner schools. They will be expected to connect programming with school and community goals and priorities and to establish strong and lasting relationships with school staff, parents, and teachers to ensure program continuity. AmeriCorps members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant manages the Executive Director’s schedule, coordinates a variety of activities and initiatives with New York Cares, serving as a primary contact to the Board of Directors and taking on a variety of special projects.

We seek an experienced, creative and dynamic development professional to build and implement a strategic and comprehensive individual and special events fundraising program and manage a high performing team of fundraisers.


Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:12pm

New York Cares is searching for a Special Needs Program Intern to support our volunteer programs that serve children and adults with special needs. The Special Needs Program Intern will work directly with the Special Needs Program Manager. This intern will begin their term in the Fall.