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Make-A-Wish is not only a heart-warming and respected nonprofit, but also a vibrant, diverse and entrepreneurial workplace. We are always on the lookout for great talent, so learn more about working here and check into available positions.

We are committed to diversity as a strategic business asset

We continually seek ways to strengthen our diversity initiatives because we believe that individual differences expand and enrich our professional experiences and abilities. A strong commitment to diversity also helps us recruit and retain the best talent and advances our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. 

We respect and ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics.

Attractive benefits make a great workplace even better 

Make-A-Wish offers its employees a varied and attractive set of benefits from health to 401(k) to educational assistance, and more.

For all open positions, if after reviewing the detailed job description you feel that you meet the required qualifications, please send a cover letter and resume to the staff member listed next to the link. Thank you.

Administrative Associate: The Administrative Associate provides a full range of administrative support for Make-A-Wish staff, donors, and volunteers. This position also serves as an important customer service contact for staff, donors, volunteers, and the general public. This role is an integral part of all efforts to support the overarching goal of granting wishes to every eligible child. For a full job description please click here.

Controller: The Controller will assume overall responsibility for the comprehensive accounting functions of the organization and operations management of the Metro New York offices. Reporting directly to the CFO, the Controller will also provide oversight of the General Ledger and the annual Audit. For a detailed job description please click here.

Finance Coordinator: Make-A-Wish seeks a Finance Coordinator who possesses the ability to work autonomously with strong prioritizing and organizational skills and pays exceptional attention to detail. Solid team player who provides stellar customer service in a professional and pleasant manner. Must be computer proficient with experience in Microsoft Excel. Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge experience a plus. For a detailed job description please click here.

Major Gifts Officer: The Major Gifts Officer is visionary and able to execute a successful major gifts strategy. The Major Gifts Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, ask and steward current and prospective major gift donors with a focus on wish families. This newly created position will be responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of major donor prospects with a focus on gifts of $10k+. She or he will also implement a robust system of moves management and stewardship. The Major Gifts Officer will report to the CDO and will act as an integral member of the management team. She or he will partner with the CEO, CDO and Sr. Director of Fundraising Operations to create strategy and implement best practices. For a full job description please click here.

Wish Granting Coordinator: The successful candidate will report to the Manager of Wish Granting and will be responsible for all aspects of coordinating the process of granting magical wishes of eligible children. Major duties include researching all options for delivering wishes in the most cost effective and quality manner, communicating with vendors, health care professionals and volunteers or interns, and keeping the wish database and paper files up to date and in compliance with National Standards and Chapter guidelines. For a full job description please click here.

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York
1111 Marcus Avenue
Suite LL22
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 944-6212
Toll Free Emergency Only (888) 869-9474
Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York, Manhattan Office
200 Park Avenue
17th Floor
New York, NY 10166
(212) 957-9474

Make-A-Wish® Western New York
4600 Main Street
Suite 101
Snyder, NY 14226
(716) 810-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474
Make-A-Wish® Western New York, Rochester Regional Office
3025 Monroe Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474