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Working with us

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.

Available Positions

Regional Development Director (Rochester Area)

The Regional Development Director (RDD) is an essential leadership position accountable for the management of the Rochester Office and all regional fundraising activities to support the Make-A-Wish mission, achieve chapter objectives, and ensure ongoing growth. The RDD helps to set strategic priorities and direction and works in concert with the WNY region and Metro & WNY Chapter team to develop plans and implement proven and innovative strategies to grow philanthropic investment and support, enhance individual relationships, engage important constituency segments, and expand/deepen affinity for and understanding of Make-A-Wish in the Greater Rochester region (9 county area).

For the full job description and an application link, click here.

Manager, Donor Engagement and Events (Rochester Area)

The Manager, Donor Engagement & Events (MDEE) plays an essential fundraising role on the Make-A-Wish team and is based in the Rochester office. The MDEE is responsible for the strategic engagement and growth of individual and business relationships and manages official Make-A-Wish fundraising/donor events (including Rochester Gala, Corning Walk, and Donor Appreciation). Additionally, he/she is responsible for managing the volunteer New Leadership Council and assorted fundraising/stewardship activities, including developing sponsorship/funding proposals and playing an important role in ongoing data analysis and optimization.

For the full job description and an application link, click here

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York
500 5th Avenue
Suite 2900
New York, NY 10110
(212) 957-9474
Toll Free Emergency Only (877) 977-5688
Make-A-Wish® Western New York
100 Sylvan Parkway
Suite 101
Amherst, NY 14228
(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