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 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 Finance & Operations Officer, the Director of Finance will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting and budget processes, conducting strategic analyses of business performance and forecasting, and providing oversight of the finance department. This position provides direct leadership and oversight for the organization’s finance and accounting functions, including compliance with any relevant government regulations, and ensuring that business operations systems run smoothly and efficiently. This position is an integral part of the organization's management team and will meet the demands and opportunities of this dynamic, fast-paced, and ambitious organization. They will balance setting a strategic vision for the finance team with a hands-on approach to managing financial operations.

The Volunteer Relations (VR) Seasonal Assistant will act as a key support to both the Volunteer & Community Partner Relations and Service Events departments at New York Cares. Reporting primarily to the Manager of Volunteer Relations, the VR Seasonal Assistant will act as the first point of contact for many of the organization’s constituents to ensure a positive and consistent experience. The VR Seasonal Assistant will focus primarily on supporting existing and prospective volunteers using exceptional customer service practices on a range of seasonal programs including Winter Wishes and the Coat Drive.

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.

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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 1:52pm

The Community Partner Relations Intern acts as a key support to the Volunteer and Community Partner Relations Department at New York Cares. Reporting to the Community Partner Relations Manager, this position will work to improve systems supporting nonprofit and schools partners including onboarding, customer service, engagement and overall support. The Community Partner Relations Intern will also perform research to enhance program quality, gather best practices and stories from the field, and perform other tasks as needed. The internship allows the opportunity to attend New York Cares volunteer projects, and staff corporate service projects as needed.

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.