New York Cares exists to turn passion into action, leverage resources through partnership, and create long-lasting change across New York City. We've become the City's leading volunteer management organization by adapting and responding to our most pressing community needs – from everyday challenges like food insecurity and educational inequity to relief efforts in response to 9/11 and the COVID-19 pandemic.
We foster dynamic relationships with all stakeholders by committing to our core values: equity, humanity and trust. We see value in each of our stakeholders. Be it our volunteers, donors, staff, or community partners; we know we work best when we work together. When new challenges arise, we look to our network of over 1,000 nonprofits, schools, and government agencies across the 5 boroughs to inform our response. We build trust with our 50,000 annual volunteers who give of their time and skills to meet the current needs.
As we grow our team, we are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. New York Cares is dedicated to fostering a workplace where every employee feels valued, finds a place of belonging, and brings their authentic self to work.
The Development Officer supports Individual Giving & Special Events, a highly motivated fundraising team consisting of the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development, and two additional Development Officers. This role will execute several development activities in special events and assist in individual campaigns.
For decades, New York Cares has spread cheer and joy throughout New York City with our Winter Wishes program. Each year, we coordinate the collection and distribution of approximately 10,000 heartfelt letters from young people, each with their holiday wishes. These wishes are fulfilled by our dedicated volunteers. In recent years, this process has transitioned to a virtual format. The Seasonal Community Engagement Coordinator plays a vital role in this program, handling communication with Community Partner organizations, overseeing letter screening, and managing logistics for letter distribution. Reporting to the Director of Volunteer Events, the coordinator collaborates closely with other members of VE and our Programs teams to ensure the program's success.
This is a hybrid, seasonal position, running from October 2023 through January 2024.