Carter Burden Network Careers

Join Our Team!

Thank you for your interest in the Carter Burden Network. Our mission is to promote the well-being of seniors 60 and older through a continuum of services, advocacy, arts and culture and volunteer programs, all oriented to individual, family and community needs. 

We are dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to live safely and with dignity and seek outstanding and diverse candidates with ambition, compassion and a dedication to our mission. 

The Carter Burden Network offers competitive benefits to full-time salaried employees.

We encourage you to review our available job descriptions and apply to our open positions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Available job/internship openings will be posted below.

Posted 9/9/19

Lehman Village Senior Center is a hub for active older adults.  The Program Coordinator is a dynamic and energetic person with a strong ability to multi-task and meets the many demands of Senior Center members and staff. The Program Coordinator plays an important role in the running of the day to day functions of the center.  He/she assists with the lunch, completes administrative tasks and engages the community in an effort to increase membership. 

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Preparation of monthly calendar in consultation with Director

  • Conduct classes with senior center members as assigned, including evidence based programs as per DFTA standards

  • Conduct community outreach to increase membership by promoting events and activities

  • Plan and supervise offsite trips as assigned

  • Enter member files into database (Peerplace), provide and document information units as per DFTA standards

  • Assist with Lunch service daily

  • Run the program in Director’s absence

  • Assist with emergency response efforts

  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services, social work, or Associate’s degree with experience

  • Minimum one year related experience

  • Familiarity with DFTA standards and possession of a NYC Certificate in Food Protection

  • Ability to work with designated population

  • Effective and conflict resolution skills

  • Cultural competence

  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to the attention of Antoinette Davidson at davidsona@carterburdennetwork.org. Please no phone calls.

Part-time Spanish-speaking Sewing Instructor
Posted 8/27/19

The Carter Burden Network, a nonprofit leader in aging services in New York City, seeks a part-time bright, energetic, and knowledgeable Sewing Instructor to join our team. The Sewing Instructor will teach one 3 hour class once a week in Spanish as a part of our Making Art Work program at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem.

CBN’s signature Making Art Work (MAW) arts education program for seniors offers classes in painting, ceramics, printmaking, sewing, quilt making, clothing construction, mixed media, dance, and choir. The program’s tailored services nurture creative expression and promote psychological and physiological benefits associated with regular artistic practice and expression. As an Innovative Senior Center, Covello offers a particularly high level of arts programming with 32 art classes and 81 hours of art programming offered each week.


  • Teach one - 3 hour sewing class once a week, day to be decided, from 1p-4p for a total of 3 hours weekly.

  • Class to be taught in Spanish.

  • Sewing instruction to seniors of all ability levels.

  • Class is project driven. Teacher can come up with ideas for projects.

  • Assist seniors on their sewing projects.

  • Collaborate with other staff on long-term projects

  • Represent Making Art Work in the community


  • Must have experience teaching sewing.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in all types of sewing applications (sewing machines, hand sewing, sewing crafts, inserting a zipper, understanding patterns, alterations, etc.)

  • A love of, and knack for, working with people.

  • Demonstrated capability to behave in a professional demeanor when interacting with the public and/or with difficult situations.

  • Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

  • Interest in working in the nonprofit sector, aging services or social services a plus.

  • Ability to incorporate Mission Statement philosophy when engaging with seniors.

  • Must be fluent in Spanish.

  • Experience working with senior citizens a plus

*Job runs from September 2019 – August 2020.

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to the attention of Liz Curtin at curtinl@carterburdennetwork.org. No phone calls please.

Program Director, Carter Burden Luncheon Club
Posted 8/13/19

We are currently seeking a bright, energetic, and dynamic Program Director to join our team at the Carter Burden Luncheon Club. The Director is responsible for the budget and fiscal management, managing the day-to-day operations of the senior center, maintaining safety and health standards, and meeting all Department for the Aging performance standards and requirements. The position reports directly to the Executive Associate Director.


Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation:

  • Develop budget and performance goals

  • Determine staffing and equipment needs


  • Fiscal management and evaluation of food costs

  • Maintain the facility in conjunction with staff

  • Train, supervise, and evaluate staff as needed

  • Work closely with Food Service Manager to ensure proper protocols and accurate record keeping

  • Ensure program meets all Department for the Aging performance standards and requirements

  • Maintain thorough and accurate records for the Carter Burden Network and Department for the Aging

  • Design and develop programming that is culturally relevant to the needs and desires of the seniors

  • Partner with Development department on public relations initiatives

  • Outreach to local community, particularly senior citizens, for recruitment


  • Master’s degree in related social services field required

  • Minimum two years similar experience

  • Minimum one year management experience

  • Excellent communication, computer, and public speaking skills.

  • Demonstrated capability to behave in a professional demeanor when interacting with the public and/or with difficult situations.

  • Ability to incorporate Mission Statement philosophy when engaging with seniors.

  • Experience working with senior citizens a plus

  • Must have be a team player with a positive, ambitious, “can do” attitude

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to the attention of Marlena Vaccaro, Associate Executive Director at vaccarom@carterburdennetwork.org with Director, Carter Burden Luncheon Club Senior Center in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement
It is the policy of the Carter Burden Center for the Aging – DBA Carter Burden Network (CBN) to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status.

CBN is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of CBN to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is the policy of CBN to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions.

CBN’s designated person for issues concerning Equal Employment Opportunity is:
Loy Mulyagonja, CFO
Carter Burden Network
415 East 73rd St.
NY, NY 10021
212-879-7400 x304