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:

Development Administrative Assistant
Posted 3/12/19

The Carter Burden Network, a nonprofit leader in aging services in New York City, is looking for a bright, energetic Administrative Assistant to join the Development team which includes Marketing/PR/ Communications/Special Events, Board Relations, and Fundraising. This is a junior entry level position ideal for a recent college grad (Communications, Marketing majors) with internships or 1 year of experience who wants to learn the ins and outs of the nonprofit sector while building diverse skills and adding valuable work experience that can lead to professional development.

This individual will provide administrative support for the Development team which includes the Director of Development, the Grants and Foundations Officer, the Major Gifts Officer, and the Communications and Development Associate. The Development Administrative Assistant will report to the Communications and Development Associate.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist with daily office tasks including data entry, donation processing, donor management, preparing and mailing thank you letters to donors, proofreading, preparing meeting documents, etc.

  • Assist with planning and executing special events and projects, maintain RSVP lists, budget recap of expenses for events and liaise with Finance to ensure systematic recording & reconciliation

  • Attend special events and volunteer events at CBN’s multi-site locations and take photos as needed for social media, newsletters, etc.

  • Assist with planning and executing fundraising appeals such as Giving Tuesday (November) and the Annual Appeal (November/December.

  • Website maintenance: upload monthly calendars and other program events, update and maintain the news & events section, post invitations, etc.

  • Provide Marketing/Social Media support for CBN agency-wide programs/events

  • Assist with producing our monthly newsletter and calendars; assist with producing quarterly newsletter.

  • Update marketing collateral/PDFs using Adobe Acrobat.

  • Serve as a CBN brand ambassador.

  • File documents on internal public drive (i.e. press clips & releases, event copy & graphics).

  • Participate in calls with outside consultants: PR Agency, event producer, graphic designer, etc.

  • Assemble media kits for meetings, print meeting documents, take notes.

  • Do light research to support the Development team.

  • Assist the Major Gifts Officer with corporate sponsorship and volunteer opportunities including creating email campaigns in Constant Contact.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s level (degree-holding or currently enrolled)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat a plus

  • Familiarity with donor/customer database management software (experience with DonorPerfect a plus)

  • Familiarity with updating website platforms (experience with Squarespace a plus)

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills

  • Detail-oriented (have an eagle eye for typos)

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

  • Must be a team player, be flexible, and take initiative

  • Work on-site at Development Office located in East Harlem (312 East 109th St. between 1st/2nd)


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

Start Date: ASAP

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

Posted 3/5/19

The Carter Burden Network (CBN) is a busy, aging services non-profit, seeking a full-time Receptionist. The position will be based out of the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program, an Innovative Senior Center in East Harlem. The receptionist is the first point of contact for clients of the Leonard Covello Senior Program and it is therefore important that this person possess excellent welcoming skills. The receptionist will provide secretarial, clerical and administrative support in order to ensure that services are provided in an effective and efficient manner.


  • Receive, direct and relay calls to appropriate parties

  • Handle caller inquiries

  • Greet, assist and/or direct students, visitors and clients

  • Respond to public inquiries

  • Scan participants into the center

  • Help seniors use the elevator to enter the building when needed

  • Assist seniors using the staircase to enter the building

  • Update activity board every day

  • Create monthly statistics and flyers for activities

  • Perform other related duties as required.

*Please Note: As the agency expands, the position may have greater responsibilities.


  • Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred

  • 1-2 years experience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Office administration experience

  • Computer skills including ability to create spreadsheet and use a word processing program

  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills

  • Greet visitors and performs general administrative duties. Handles incoming calls and may operate public announcement system

  • Assist other administrative staff with overflow work, including PeerPlace entry, digital screen system, and Internet research tasks

  • Manages the center's lobby area. Greets and directs all visitors, including vendors, clients, job candidates, and customers.

  • Ensures completion of bulletin board and daily activities sign-in sheets.

  • Supports the office/Directors and or staff in various office administration duties, including facility and general maintenance services. Requires strong communication abilities, as well as computer and data entry skills.

  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

Hours: 35 hours/week Monday – Friday. Hours 9 am- 5 pm

Start Date: ASAP

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

Research Assistant
Posted 12/12/18

This position is for a grant-funded project that will last 17 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 17 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: ASAP

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.

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