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:

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.

Assistant Director of Volunteer Services
Posted 12/4/18

This will begin as a temporary position with the possibility of a long-term position.

The Assistant Director of Volunteer Services will work closely with the Director of Volunteer Services and other staff to continuously grow, improve, and streamline the department. The position requires the knowledge of database management, enhanced technological skills and a forward thinker to creatively achieve the department’s goals. The Assistant Director will also possess the ability to work closely with corporate executives, older and younger adults, and persons with disabilities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Creates recruitment/retention strategies and manages the placement and coordination of all volunteers. Updates and creates documentation to maintain effective volunteer practices.

  • Plans and helps coordinate corporate volunteer activities with the Director of Volunteer Services and the Development department. Serves as on-site project manager for volunteer events by ensuring data tracking and volunteers experience a wonderful volunteer project.

  • Supervises and oversees three volunteer programs (Friendly Visiting, Grocery Shopping Assistance and Telefriend) operated by a Volunteer Coordinator. Ensures correct statistical reporting and all government regulations and program policies are followed for all three programs.

  • Operates and manages the volunteer database and data collection of all locations & programs. The position requires learning the Donor Perfect software used as a Volunteer database. Maintains and supervises Volunteer Services statistics and runs statistical reports for grant reporting and internal purposes. Manages integration and transition process from Donor Perfect to new software.

  • Serve as point-of-contact for CBN Senior Choir. Work with Choir Director to plan and execute concerts as needed, serve as staff liaison for choir needs, coordinate with Activities Director, and create and distribute promotional materials for concerts.

  • Attend monthly meetings with DFTA Volunteer Coalition in-person or via teleconference as CBN representative.


  • BA or BS required.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete simultaneous complex projects in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrated leadership in a team setting working with staff, volunteers, agency personnel, and others to accomplish objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in an office and field setting, maintain self motivation and persist in the face of obstacles.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Highly motivated, organized, creative self-directed and flexible.

  • Positive attitude and sense of humor a plus.

  • Superior written, verbal and listening skills.

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply, send resume and cover letter to volunteer@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
212-879-7400 x304