Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Maximum: $40,000.00




77 Water Street, Suite 202
New York
United States


Citizens Committee for New York City seeks a motivated and talented individual to join our team!

Citizens Committee for New York City is a small non-profit organization committed to helping New Yorkers – especially those in low-income communities – come together to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. We do so by providing micro-grants and project planning assistance to resident-led groups undertaking innovative projects.

This position is full-time and reports to both the Development and Volunteer Coordinator and the Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events, on a team led by the Director of Development.


Love Your City Corporate Volunteer Program

►      Select and work with Citizens Committee grantees to plan volunteer projects for corporate volunteers

►      Help match corporate volunteer groups with appropriate volunteer projects

►      Manage all volunteer event logistics and ensure events run smoothly

►      Develop relationships with corporations and corporate volunteers in support of the Development and Volunteer Coordinator and Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events

►      Photograph event progress and volunteers

►      Perform event follow up, including social media promotion

Special Events

►      Support the Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events and the Director of Development in managing the Gala, Cocktail, Yankees Suite Fundraiser, and additional fundraising events

►      Research prospective honorees and co-chairs; write solicitation letters

►      Manage donor database (Salesforce), enter data about gifts, and generate revenue reports

►      Generate guest lists and coordinate event mailings as necessary

►      Coordinate vendors, celebrity guests, and other logistics as needed

►      Update website and design collateral including invitations, journals, mailings, event posters, etc.

Site Visits

►      Conduct personal site visits with grantees to develop relationships in support of Love Your City and to collect and highlight compelling grantee stories

►      Coordinate site visits for current and prospective funders, including a trolley tour of grantee sites



This is a small development department, and it is critical that the Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator be willing to jump in, learn quickly, and go the extra mile. The ideal candidate must be able to work well under pressure and have a demonstrated exceptional ability to pay attention to details.

►      History of leadership and volunteer management

►      Highly organized, with a passionate dedication to details

►      Strong time-management skills and understand the importance of meeting deadlines

►      Excellent writing and communication skills

►      Creative problem solver

►      Takes initiative, thinks creatively, offers new ideas, and pushes us to become a more effective organization

►      Friendly, easy to get along with, and has a good sense of humor

►      Passion for Citizens Committee’s mission

►      Experience managing fundraising events a plus

►      Photography skills a plus

►      Photoshop skills a plus

►      Fluency in second language a plus

►      Familiarity with Salesforce or similar donor databases a plus

►      Flexibility in work hours, including evening and weekend work

Citizens Committee for New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Citizens Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other factor prohibited by law. Citizens Committee hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled and encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. 


Competitive benefits package

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in a second language not required, but strongly preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



If you believe that this position would be a great fit for you, then we would love for you to send us your resume and cover letter explaining why you would make a great Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator to:


Citizens Committee for New York City, c/o Andrew Rohrberger

77 Water Street, Suite 202

New York, NY 10005

Email: ARohrberger@citizensnyc.org