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New York, New York, USA

Dress for Success Worldwide, a global organization with nearly 145 affiliates across the globe, is seeking an energetic self-starter with a strong commitment to the organization’s mission to fill the role of Affiliate Relations Associate in our New York City office. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

The Affiliate Relations Associate will join the team that oversees the governance, overall efficacy and compliance of the Dress for Success affiliates in 23 countries.

Areas of Responsibility: 

1. Assisting with the management of applications for new Dress for Success locations:
-Responding to requests for information.
-Reviewing affiliate proposals and other submissions.
-Conducting additional location research/assessments.
-Working with the chief affiliate growth and sustainability officer and other staff to select sites for approval and expansion.

2.Support the Affiliate Relations team and Dress for Success affiliates by:
-Collaborating with Affiliate Relations staff, other teams and affiliates to help produce onboarding materials, training and policy guides.
-Ensuring compliance with internal policies, procedures and branding.
-Assisting with planning and production of Affiliate Leadership Conference.
-Assisting with special projects.

3.Perform various writing tasks, including instruction manuals, correspondence, progress reports and monthly affiliate newsletter.

4.Additional administrative and other tasks as needed.


1.Excellent oral and written communication.

2.Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

3.Capacity to interact and correspond effectively with diverse populations through a variety of mediums.

4.Adept at learning new software and technologies.

5.Able to work both independently and as part of a team.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Typical work hours and days are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available between 9:30AM – 3:30 PM and must work 37.5 hours each week to maintain full-time status.

Limited travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience
1.Bachelor’s degree.
2.At least one to two years of professional experience.
3.Proficiency with technology, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook.

Preferred Education and Experience
1.Familiarity with a range of software platforms.
2.Experience in or knowledge of the non-profit sector.

AAP/EEO Statement
Dress for Success is an equal opportunity employer.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Dress for Success Worldwide observes the following paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous People’s Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and the Employee’s Birthday. We are also closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day; this is a paid holiday for permanent employees.

Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Days
Full-time employees accrue 15 PTO days (3 of which may be used as personal days) each calendar year. Your first year’s allocation will be pro-rated depending upon your start date. PTO days must be used in ½ day increments. Employees receive an additional 5 days for each additional 5 years of service. Up to 5 days may be carried over to the next year. Accrual stops when you have maxed out your annual allocation plus 5 days.
Full-time employees accrue 5 sick days at a rate of 1 hour sick time for every 30 hours worked up to 5 sick days per calendar year. Sick days may be used in ½ day increments. New employees are allowed 1 day off in their first 90 days of employment.

Health Insurance
Dress for Success Worldwide offers four health insurance plan options for employees through our ADP partnership. Employees may sign up upon hiring with coverage starting on the 1st day of the first full month of employment. For traditional PPO and EPO plans, we pay 75% of the lowest priced plan option for the employee and 55% of the lowest priced plan option for families, or the equivalent toward the other plan options. We also have a high deductible plan that is designed to work with an HSA account; we pay 75% of that plan’s premiums for employees and 55% for family options plus one third of the annual maximum to the employee’s HSA. FSA accounts are also available for employees wishing to contribute pre-tax dollars toward health expenses. The plan year runs from June 1 to May 31. Open enrollment occurs in the spring when employees can choose to keep or change plan

Organization Info

Dress for Success Worldwide

New York, New York, USA
11-50 employees
About Us

Dress for Success Worldwide is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Through our global network of 144 independent affiliates across 22 countries, we have served over 1.2 million women to date.


Dress for Success was founded in 1997 to serve unemployed women in New York City as they prepared for job interviews and employment by providing them with donated gently used professional clothing. Dress for Success quickly recognized the need to provide services beyond the flagship suiting program via career coaching and job retention to help its clients make true progress toward financial independence. For women who secured employment, additional support and networking was available via the retention programming and various alumni networks.
Over the next two decades, programming expanded to encompass career advancement, leadership, financial education, scholarships, and more, mostly through cohort models, almost exclusively in-person. The pandemic created an opportunity to prioritize creation of online programming. Today, programming is offered both in-person and digitally, at the affiliate level and through an online community centrally administered and managed by Dress for Success Worldwide. Throughout its history, the organization was – and remains – reliant upon volunteers to deliver its programs.
Today, Dress for Success Worldwide (Worldwide) is the managing organization for the Dress for Success brand and global affiliate network. Our annual operating budget is $8MM with an additional $6-12MM secured annually in in-kind products and services. Worldwide’s current structure includes an administrative/headquarters function in New York City and hub locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City that provide direct services and programming to women within their local communities.

Why Work For Us?: 

Dress for Success provides a unique and rewarding environment in which to work. Committed to helping disadvantaged women in their respective communities, our staff is united in an effort to end poverty around the globe. Joining Dress for Success offers you the opportunity to join a global network of people working to achieve our shared mission and to support women as they strive to realize their full potential.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 10 2022
Active Until: 
Sep 10 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Dress for Success Worldwide