Carter Burden Network Careers

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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:

Volunteer Coordinator
Posted 1/11/19

The Carter Burden Network, a nonprofit leader in aging services in New York City, seeks a bright, collaborative and energetic Volunteer Coordinator to join our Volunteer Services team. The Volunteer Coordinator will assist with the coordination and on-going daily support of CBN volunteers at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem. The Volunteer Coordinator will also be responsible for the Friendly Visiting, Grocery Shopping Assistance and Telefriend programs. These programs are funded by the Department for the Aging (DFTA).

The ideal candidate is diligent, personable, organized, enjoys fostering relationships, and is able to think strategically to support department success. This position is one that will play a key role in creating a welcoming environment for volunteers, ensuring a positive volunteer experience, as well, as grow the DFTA regulated programs. This position is ideal for an individual looking for a dynamic work environment while also looking to build program management skills.


  • Act as the day-to-day contact for all volunteers at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem.

  • Supervise all meal service volunteers during cold pack preparations and senior center lunch service.  If needed, fill in when volunteers are not available. 

  • Book volunteers when necessary with oversight by Director of Volunteer Services.

  • Main contact person for professional/skilled volunteer opportunities.

  • Maintain/update calendar of daily & weekly volunteers.

  • Maintain excel spreadsheets and google documents to maintain accurate accounting of volunteer hours & entries.

  • Maintain relationships with schools and other partner organizations.

  • Work proactively with volunteers by providing orientations, training and hands-on oversight.

  • Calculate and submit monthly statistical data of all programs to the Assistant Director of Volunteer Services.

  • Confer with volunteers & Director of Volunteer Services to resolve grievances and promote cooperation and interest.

  • Assist at other CBN locations as needed.

  • Supervise the coordination and preparation of street fairs, as well as, attend weekend street fairs.

  • Supervise interns throughout the duration of their time with us.

  • Responsible for the quarterly VS newsletter.

  • Responsible for managing professional volunteers, and entering In Kind forms and logs.

Friendly Visiting, Grocery Shopping Assistance and Telefriend Program Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach to volunteers providing an orientation & interest’s assessment.

  • Conduct follow-up with necessary paperwork.

  • Conduct reference checks on all volunteers entering the program.

  • Conduct outreach to social workers when necessary to make a volunteer/senior program match.

  • Maintain excel spreadsheet tracking the steps required throughout the program continuum.

  • Updating the master spread sheet for the FV, TF and GS programs monthly.

  • Maintain audit-ready file folder documents.

  • Maintain volunteer files and agency forms as required.

  • Input grocery shopping assistance, friendly visiting and telefriend logs into peer place database and file them into their folders on a monthly basis.


  • Experience with volunteer coordination or supervision of groups and individuals.

  • A love of, and knack for, working with people. Positive, energetic, and able to motivate others.

  • Proficient in basic computer applications.

  • Must have experience in thinking strategically and quickly on your feet.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work well with special needs students, corporate volunteers and seniors.

  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job (ie. Occasional weekends will be required)

  • Ability to work productively & maintain focus in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.

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

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

  • Deadline oriented.

Additional Information:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Fluent in Spanish a plus

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Elinor Dale at volunteer@carterburdennetwork.org. No phone calls please.

MSW Social Worker
Posted 12/13/18

Exciting and creative opportunity for MSW Social Worker. Full-time position (Monday-Friday; 9am-5pm) available at busy community-based social service agency that provides services to older adults. Responsibilities includes entitlement assistance, advocacy, referrals for home care, MOW, and other resources. Flexibility a must. Explore the possibilities!

New grads welcome. Must receive NYS License within one year of hire.


  • 1 year of Social Work experience preffered

  • LMSW required

Level of Language Proficiency

English required

To Apply, send resume and cover letter to doddm@carterburdennetwork.org. No phone calls please.

Research Assistant
Posted 12/12/18

This position is for a grant-funded project that will last 21 months.

The Carter Burden Network (CBN) is a busy, aging services non-profit, seeking a full-time Research Assistant for a grant-funded project for a period of 21 months. The position will support project implementation, research, and evaluation efforts for an innovative nutritional intervention for seniors designed to improve cardiovascular health. The position will primarily be based out of the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program, an Innovative Senior Center in East Harlem, though there will be some local travel to CBN’s Carter Burden Luncheon Club senior center on the Upper East Side, and travel to meetings locally and nationally.

Under supervision of CBN’s Director, Health and Wellness Initiatives, responsibilities for this position include:

  • Coordinate monthly meetings and phone calls with project partners (Rockefeller University and Clinical Directors Network) and federal funder project officers from the Administration for Community Living

  • Recruit senior center members for participation in the study

  • Support partners in data collection for the project’s blood pressure monitoring component and food monitoring

  • Data entry support

  • Ongoing engagement with senior participants to provide information on the project

  • Conduct site visits at East Harlem and Upper East Side senior centers to assess progress and provide recommendations

  • Assist in the coordination of blood pressure education workshops

  • Perform other related duties to support the research project and CBN’s Health and Wellness initiatives


  • B.A. or B.S. in public health or other relevant fields

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and/or other statistical software

  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written)

  • Interest in working with seniors

Level of Language Proficiency

English required, bilingual (Spanish and/or Mandarin) helpful


Full dental/medical benefits included

Start Date: Early January 2019

To Apply, send resume and cover letter to guishardd@carterburdennetwork.org. No phone calls please.

Social Work Consultant
Posted 10/18/18

This is a 6-month consulting position.  

The Carter Burden Network (CBN) is a busy, aging services non-profit, seeking a licensed Social Work Consultant for a grant-funded project for a period of 6 months. The position will provide needed services for CBN’s Caregiver Resource Program and primarily be based out of the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program, an Innovative Senior Center in East Harlem.

CBN’s Caregiver Resource Program serves as a resource for unpaid caregivers of adults who are 60 years or older. It is designed to address the complex mental health needs of those caring for loved ones with a variety of diagnoses. The program includes assessments, short-term counseling, memory screenings, information and referrals, educational workshops, caregiver respite and support groups. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct outreach to develop an engaged group of caregiver participants

  • Facilitate two ongoing support groups tailored to client needs, one on-site, and one by phone

  • Administer the Brief Alzheimer’s screening to seniors to help determine if cognitive impairment is present

  • Assist in coordinating caregiver workshops

  • Administrative tasks related to measuring project outcomes and recording grant deliverables


  • LMSW or LCSW

  • Ability to organize and grow a developing program

  • Interest in working with seniors

Level of Language Proficiency

English required, bi-lingual (Spanish and/or Mandarin) helpful

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply, send resume to Dozene Guishard at guishardd@carterburdennetwork.org. No phone calls please.

Health and Wellness Coordinator
Posted 10/2/18

The Carter Burden Network is a busy, non-profit, community based agency, seeking a Bi-lingual (English/Spanish or English/Mandarin) Health and Wellness Coordinator. This position will primarily serve the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program (Covello), an Innovative Senior Center located in East Harlem at 312 East 109th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave.), New York, NY, US 10029.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Educate and inspire senior participants to recognize the rewards of engaging in wellness programs and work toward achieving the goal of maintaining good health

  • Schedule, organize, prepare and deliver health and wellness presentations, classes, workshops, health fares and other related activities at Covello

  • Assist in coordinating and/or presenting health and wellness programming for other CBN sites

  • Develop educational materials for participants, as well as on-line health and wellness information to be posted on CBN's website

  • Identify barriers to participation in health and wellness programs

  • Develop promotional strategies and materials and actively market the health and wellness programs available at the Covello Program, other CBN sites and the wider community

  • Work with community organizations, public officials, hospitals, etc. to develop community events related to improving health and enhancing the senior community's well-being

  • Develop leadership skills among senior members so they can help their peers engage in programs that enhance their health

  • Review and evaluate delivery of wellness programs to ensure goals are being met

  • Coordinate and implement evidence based and research programs and collect data, produce documentation and prepare related reports

  • Track and enter program data into the Department for the Aging's database system called Peer Place and provide any additional program data and reports regarding the health and wellness programs

  • Participate in any required training's such as, evidence based initiatives, Peer Place, and other relevant training opportunities

  • Participate in supervisory meetings

  • Perform other duties as needed

  • 5-day workweek: Sunday through Thursday


Education: Bachelor's degree in Community Health, Public Health or related field

  • At least one year of experience working with older adults

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/Mandarin a must

  • Demonstrates capacity to organize and direct programs to achieve the goal of the best mental and physical health possible for participants of the Carter Burden /Leonard Covello Senior Program (Covello)

  • Good public speaking skills and ability to interact with public and private officials and other organizations is required

  • Organized and good attention to detail; strong problem-solving skills; able to work well as part of a team

  • Flexibility and willingness to take on new roles and tasks are critical

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as skills in internet navigation and research


Full benefits included; Dental/Medical, 403b

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual (English/Spanish or English/Mandarin)

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the attention of Marlena Vaccaro, Associate Executive Director at vaccarom@carterburdennetwork.org. 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
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