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Development, Special Events Manager, Room to Grow New York 

Inventory and Volunteer Assistant, Room to Grow New York

Development, Communications and Inventory Internships, Room to Grow Boston 



Inventory and Volunteer Assistant
Room to Grow New York

The​ ​Inventory​ ​and​ ​Volunteer​ ​Assistant is a part time, 20 hour a week position that​ ​supports​ ​the​ ​Site​ ​Coordinator​ ​in​ ​overseeing​ ​the​ ​distribution​ ​of material​ ​goods​ ​to​ ​enrolled​ ​Room​ ​to​ ​Grow​ ​families​ ​and​ ​managing​ ​volunteer​ ​groups​ ​that​ ​check,​ ​sort,​ ​and organize​ ​the​ ​inventory.​ ​The​ ​ideal​ ​team​ ​member​ ​is​ ​vibrant,​ ​incredibly​ ​detail​ ​oriented,​ ​and​ ​an​ ​independant worker,​ ​whose​ ​role​ ​includes​ ​ensuring​ ​the​ ​flow​ ​of​ ​inventory​ ​from​ ​donation​ ​to​ ​distribution​ ​remains​ ​smooth and​ ​timely.​ ​This​ ​requires​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​think​ ​on​ ​one's​ ​feet​ ​and​ ​anticipate​ ​the​ ​unexpected.​ ​This​ ​position reports​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Site​ ​Coordinator​ ​and​ ​collaborates​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Program​ ​Associate,​ ​External​ ​Relations Associate,​ ​and​ ​External​ ​Relations​ ​Coordinator​ ​as​ ​needed.

Responsibilities​ ​include,​ ​but​ ​are​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to:

  • Oversee​ ​the​ ​flow​ ​of​ ​inventory​ ​from​ ​donation​ ​intake​ ​through​ ​to​ ​client​ ​distribution
    • Collaborate​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Program​ ​Associate​ ​to​ ​hone​ ​receiving​ ​process​ ​of​ ​in-kind​ ​donations
    • Assist​ ​donors​ ​with​ ​curbside​ ​drop-offs
    • Maintain​ ​high​ ​level​ ​of​ ​quality​ ​for​ ​all​ ​accepted​ ​items
  • Restocking​ ​and​ ​organization​ ​of​ ​the​ ​boutique​ ​space
    • Ensure​ ​all​ ​"must​ ​have"​ ​items​ ​are​ ​in​ ​stock,​ ​alerting​ ​the​ ​Site​ ​Coordinator​ ​of​ ​any​ ​shortages before​ ​they​ ​happen
    • Regularly​ ​check​ ​and​ ​restock​ ​the​ ​clothing​ ​bins​ ​as​ ​needed
  • Organization​ ​of​ ​the​ ​overstock/volunteer​ ​space
    • Properly​ ​label​ ​and​ ​store​ ​all​ ​overstock​ ​items
    • Prepare​ ​items​ ​for​ ​and​ ​receive​ ​from​ ​off-site​ ​storage​ ​location
    • Creatively​ ​problem​ ​solve​ ​issues​ ​as​ ​they​ ​arise,​ ​always​ ​keeping​ ​RtG​ ​mission​ ​at​ ​forefront
  • Lead​ ​volunteer​ ​sessions
    • Welcome​ ​volunteer​ ​groups​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Family​ ​Center,​ ​introduce​ ​them​ ​to​ ​RtG​ ​program,​ ​and oversee​ ​checking​ ​and​ ​sorting​ ​projects​ ​1-3x​ ​a​ ​week
    • Provide​ ​orientation​ ​and​ ​supervision​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​all​ ​volunteers​ ​are​ ​following​ ​proper procedures
    • Build​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​volunteers​ ​to​ ​encourage​ ​further​ ​engagement​ ​with​ ​RtG


  • Excellent​ ​written​ ​and​ ​verbal​ ​communications​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​attention​ ​to​ ​detail.
  • Display​ ​professionalism​ ​and​ ​a​ ​high​ ​level​ ​of​ ​customer​ ​service​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.
  • Enthusiastic,​ ​engaging,​ ​and​ ​positive​ ​attitude.
  • Superb​ ​time​ ​management​ ​and​ ​organizational​ ​skills,​ ​including​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​work​ ​independently​ ​while contributing​ ​to​ ​the​ ​success​ ​of​ ​the​ ​team.
  • Ability​ ​to​ ​multitask​ ​and​ ​work​ ​well​ ​under​ ​pressure​ ​in​ ​a​ ​highly​ ​dynamic​ ​environment.
  • A​ ​skilled​ ​public​ ​speaker​ ​who​ ​is​ ​confident​ ​leading​ ​groups​ ​of​ ​up​ ​to​ ​18​ ​volunteers.
  • Ability​ ​to​ ​interact​ ​and​ ​connect​ ​with​ ​a​ ​range​ ​of​ ​individuals​ ​including​ ​clients,​ ​students,​ ​high-level donors,​ ​and​ ​Board​ ​members.
  • Effective​ ​listening​ ​skills​ ​with​ ​intellectual​ ​curiosity,​ ​honesty,​ ​and​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​levity.
  • Able​ ​to​ ​commit​ ​to​ ​a​ ​set​ ​schedule​ ​including​ ​1-2​ ​Saturdays​ ​a​ ​month.
  • Can​ ​lift​ ​and​ ​carry​ ​up​ ​to​ ​45​ ​pounds.


  • 1-2​ ​years​ ​of​ ​working​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​customer​ ​service​ ​and/or​ ​social​ ​service​ ​setting
  • HS​ ​Diploma/GED;​ ​B.A.​ ​or​ ​B.S.​ ​a​ ​plus
  • Excellent​ ​computer​ ​skills,​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​Salesforce​ ​or​ ​other​ ​CRM​ ​software,​ ​and​ ​merchandising experience​ ​with​ ​inventory​ ​tracking​ ​are​ ​big​ ​pluses

Hourly​ ​rate​ ​will​ ​be​ ​competitive​ ​and​ ​commensurate​ ​with​ ​experience.​ ​Room​ ​to​ ​Grow​ ​is​ ​an​ ​equal​ ​opportunity employer​ ​and​ ​welcomes​ ​candidates​ ​from​ ​diverse​ ​backgrounds.

To Apply:
Send​ ​cover​ ​letter​ ​and​ ​resume​ ​in​ ​PDF​ ​format​ ​to​ ​​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​​ ​with​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​header"Inventory​ ​and​ ​Volunteer​ ​Assistant".​ ​No​ ​phone​ ​inquiries​ ​please.

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Development, Special Events Manager
Room to Grow New York

Room to Grow's Special Events Manager is a newly expanded position, which will be responsible for planning and managing event logistics and associated fundraising efforts. The ideal team member is vibrant, results-driven, and a collaborative leader, whose role includes developing new and strengthening existing relationships with supporters across New York City. The Manager will coordinate the administrative and logistical aspects of all philanthropic events including, but not limited to, our two marquee events: the annual Spring Benefit and Fall Power Breakfast. A successful candidate will be able to work independently, while also collaborating with senior and executive leadership, outside vendors, and diverse groups including, but not limited to, volunteers, board members, and donors. The Special Events Manager also collaborates with the External Relations Team on elements of marketing, communications, and fundraising and will look to identify expanded fundraising opportunities through events and leverage the broad base of donors who already support the organization.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the planning, organization, and budgeting of all fundraising events including, but not limited to, the annual Spring Benefit and Fall Power Breakfast.
    • Manage leadership committees of board & key supporters. Includes recruitment, solicitation, and closing of gifts, ongoing communication, and meeting coordination
    • Create and maintain budgets, timelines, and production/execution plans
    • Manage vendor and venue logistics
    • In coordination with External Relations Team, actively pursue sponsorships for events (e.g. preparing solicitation materials, submitting sponsorship requests, follow-up communications)
  • Recruit, manage, and train staff and volunteers as needed, to ensure that events are properly executed.
  • Oversee the External Relations Associate, who will assist with auction item tracking, development of auction catalog, gift entry in the database, other auction-related logistics, invitation mailings, and post-event follow-up.
  • Work closely with External Relations Team to develop and manage public and private events to engage current and prospective donors.
  • Collaborate with External Relations Team on the creation of event collateral to ensure appropriate branding and effective messaging for all special events.
  • Oversee all metric reporting and status updates on special events, including progress towards revenue goals.
  • Lead collaborations of senior leaders across the organization to develop funding opportunities.


  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills and attention to detail.
  • Display professionalism and a high level of business acumen at all times.
  • Enthusiastic, motivating, and positive attitude.
  • Superb time management and organizational skills, including outstanding initiative and follow-up skills.
  • Demonstrable creative instincts in event planning and management a plus.
  • Ability to create and manage project timelines and work well under pressure, with a history of success in roles requiring creative and critical thinking while managing multiple priorities in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Effective listening skills with intellectual curiosity, honesty, and sense of levity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to being a viable and collaborative member of a team focused on combatting the effects of poverty on early childhood development.
  • A strong interest in fundraising as a profession and the ability to interact with high-level donors and Board.


  • 3-5 years of professional experience in fundraising and/or special events
  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM software, and experience with mobile bidding platforms are pluses

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Room to Grow is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Send cover letter and resume in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject header "Special Events Manager". No phone inquiries, please.

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Development, Communications and Inventory Internships
Room to Grow Boston

Room to Grow seeks summer interns interested in nonprofit management, programmatic operations, development, and communications. We will provide interns with a meaningfulexperience and hands-on training. We are looking for hard workers with a positive attitude and good organizational skills who are excited about helping families in need. Data analysis, social media, and/or graphic design skills a plus. Our goal is to provide a varied and broad-based experience across all functions of the organization. 

Responsibilities and activities include:

  • Support the inventory and volunteer program by working with volunteers, processing in-kind donations, stocking inventory, and helping to keep our family center space looking like a children's boutique.
  • Provide Fundraising/Development support by researching funding opportunities and assisting with grants and donor management.
  • Assist with social media, graphic design, and overall communications.
  • Provide database management support.
  • Provide event planning support.

Time Commitment:
Opportunities available during the summer (20 hours/week) and for the spring semester (8-12 hours/week).

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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