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.

Each year, New York Cares works with hundreds of our community partners, including homeless shelters, schools and nonprofit organizations, to provide holiday gifts for children, teens, and seniors living in poverty; many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season. To accomplish this, New York Cares collects and screens more than 35,000 gift requests and sends them to volunteers who purchase, wrap, and send the gifts to our partners. This year marks the 29th Annual Winter Wishes Program.

Position Description

The Winter Wishes Seasonal Program Manager will help the New York Cares Service Events department by assisting with data entry; creating and mailing event collateral; leading volunteers in various service programs; and completing administrative tasks as needed. This Seasonal Manager plays a large role in ensuring that all 35,000 children, teens & seniors participating in the Winter Wishes program receive gifts from New York Cares volunteers this holiday season. This position will run from September 25 through January 12, and at least one Saturday work day will be required.

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Director of Community Programs manages five full-time and two part-time staff that plan volunteer delivered programs for nonprofits and schools. Programs include our ongoing, year round programs, as well as, one time programs designed for our corporate sponsors. Community Programs fight food insecurity, tackle environmental initiatives, combat senior’s isolation, serve and empower persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, alleviate poverty through the VITA Tax assistance program, and more.

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.

October 21st will mark the 26th Annual New York Cares Day for Schools. New York Cares is seeking a seasonal employee to facilitate the supply distribution from the Department of Education warehouse located in Long Island City, Queens. The New York Cares Day for Schools Warehouse Team will work in partnership with the Service Events Officer to receive supply orders, pull the supplies, and deliver them to the loading dock for pick-up. The position requires very strong organizational, problem solving, and customer service skills as well as the ability to self-motivate. 

October 21st will mark the 26th Annual New York Cares Day for Schools. New York Cares is seeking a seasonal employee to manage the supply distribution from the Department of Education warehouse located in Long Island City, Queens. The Warehouse Manager will oversee the Warehouse Team, which includes three seasonal Warehouse Associates, and will work in partnership with the Service Events Officer to receive supply orders, pull supplies, and deliver them to the loading dock for pick-up. The position requires very strong organizational, problem solving, and customer service skills as well as the ability to self-motivate. 

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.

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.

Internships

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:55am

Each year, New York Cares works with hundreds of our community partners, including homeless shelters, schools and nonprofit organizations, to provide holiday gifts for children, teens, and seniors living in poverty; many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season. To accomplish this, New York Cares collects and screens more than 35,000 gift requests and sends them to volunteers who purchase, wrap, and send the gifts to our partners. This year marks the 29th Annual Winter Wishes Program.

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:50am

Reporting to the Group Volunteer Experience Manager, the Volunteer Relations (VR) Fall Intern will play a key role in delivering high quality customer service to individual and groups of volunteers, as well as a wide array of external audiences. The VR Fall Intern will work closely with volunteers participating in three of our Annual Events, including the Coat Drive, Winter Wishes, and New York Cares Day for Schools. They should be prepared to respond to inquiries by phone and email, troubleshoot technical difficulties with volunteers, perform database updates, and assist with other duties supporting the Volunteer and Community Partner Relations Team in the execution of these seasonal events, which provide holiday gifts, warm coats, and revitalized schools to New York City.

In addition, this role will include various efforts to engage, recognize, and strengthen all constituent experiences with New York Cares.

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.