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:


Grants & Foundations Officer


The Carter Burden Network seeks an exceptional individual with strong leadership, management, relationship building and technical expertise in grant writing and foundation fundraising experience for the position of Grants & Foundations Officer. Reporting to the Director of Development, you will be a critical member of the Development Team, providing strategic direction and relationship building for the renewal and maintenance of grants with current donors ($1.16 million annually), as well as cultivating new relationships and award opportunities to secure new integral funding support. Additionally you will prepare proposals in response to government RFPs.

The entire Development Department reports to the Director of Development, who works closely with the Development Committee of the Board, Executive Director and Associate Executive Director to maintain and expand existing relationships and establish new ones with major donors, corporate sponsors, foundation and other funders.

Job Summary

 The Grants and Foundations Officer will be responsible for coordinating the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals in a fast-paced and high-volume environment. This position provides leadership for all of the organization’s grant-related revenue streams. Researches grant opportunities that match goals and objectives of the Carter Burden Network and its programs. Gathers information and coordinates/writes grant proposals for government, corporation, and private/family foundation funding. Develops and maintains effective, long term relationships with grantors to facilitate approval of grants. Follows up with grantors to determine/monitor grant status and ensures timely and robust reporting. Conducts in-person meetings whenever possible to deepen the relationship with foundations and grantors; includes tours of Carter Burden Network senior centers and programs.


  • Identifies, pursues, cultivates, and enhances relationships with foundations and other sources in support of funding needs. Includes prospecting new funding sources in consideration of the Carter Burden Network's programs/services and funders' priorities, capacity and gift history.
  • Researches, develops and writes proposals to secure grants from foundations and other grant-making organizations. Includes re-engaging dormant foundation relationships.
  • Collaborates with Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Director of Development and Program Directors to determine needs and identify fundable programs and projects fitting organizational strategies.
  • Prepares, coordinates and complies with all reporting requirements for foundation/corporate/government donors.
  • Conducts initial review of planned proposals and submission guidelines to determine feasibility; suggests positioning. Pursues strategic relationships to maximize ROI through grants developed and submitted and foundation relations.
  • Maintains master calendar of Proposals Submitted and Grants Awarded including a schedule of donor reports and deliverables as required by funders.
  • Provides strategic direction and management, in tandem with Director of Development to implement outcome measurement protocols/processes for Program Managers so as to build enhanced measurements for donor reports and other reporting needs.
  • Work with the Board of Directors as necessary by leveraging their resources and networks, ensuring that each board member works toward their give/get obligation.
  • Create and analyze various metrics for measuring success of grant and foundation fundraising initiatives and measuring the same against strategic objectives.
  • Assists with other fundraising projects as assigned.


  • Stay abreast of developments in philanthropy and fund development as well as the general fields of management and the nonprofit sector.
  • Perform any additional duties deemed necessary by the Director of Development and the Executive Director.
  • Accept other assignments as appropriate, to meet the needs of the program and individual clients.
  • Proactively work with Finance staff to ensure integrity of individual, corporate and foundation grant awards and reporting.
  • Ability to work well within Agency and engage appropriately with supervisor, supervisees, co-workers, and Executive Director.


Education: A Bachelor's degree (Master’s preferred) in Public Administration, Social Work, Nonprofit Development, Organizational Development or a relevant field.

Experience: A minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience working for human services nonprofit organizations in a grant writing and fundraising capacity with project management components. Social Services and/or Corporate fundraising experience preferred. Experience working with community agencies, foundations, government and/or other funders preferred, especially within the field of aging. Outstanding writing skills are required.

 Special Skills and Knowledge

In addition to the above-listed responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Confidence, creativity and maturity to establish credibility with and influence donors at all levels.
  • Superior knowledge of and proven experience writing proposals to corporate, foundation and government donors and an understanding of related technical and financial requirements.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to create new ones.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • The ability to assimilate and convey conceptually complicated information in a succinct and compelling way, tailored to different audiences.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with database software packages, Donor Perfect a plus
  • Supervisory experience a plus

Apply to:  jobs@carterburdennetwork.org                         

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