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Case Manager - Arabic Speaker

We are looking for an experienced, Arabic-speaking case management professional to work remotely to provide services to our clients -- strategize with our management staff to assess our community members’ needs, their language and technology barriers, and provide the services that meet their emergency needs, including those related to COVID-19.


Currently, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, our office in Astoria is closed and we have suspended all in-person services and programs. All our staff, interns, and volunteers are working remotely from home.


Our preferred candidate ought to meet the following criteria:

  • Proficiency in Arabic

  • Excellent communication and technological skills

  • Casework counseling experience

  • Knowledgeable of NY public benefits

  • Good research skills

  • NYC resident preferred


Position Responsibilities

The candidate will provide Arabic-speaking clients with:

  • Assistance with employment, housing, healthcare, financial, and education needs

  • Support with public benefits applications

  • Information and referral services, casework counseling

  • Referrals to other community and public COVID-19 resources.

Retirees and veterans welcome!

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to


For more information about CIANA, check out our social media at @cianainc.

Summer 2020 Communications Intern

CIANA’s Communications Team is looking for a Communications Intern to join us for the Summer. The chosen applicant will assist with graphic design and promotion of CIANA’s programs and services through graphics, visuals, and videos. The ideal candidate is creative, detail-oriented, and a self-starter, and will meet the qualifications listed below:


  • Studying Communications, Design, Digital Media Production, Marketing, English, International Relations, Political Science, or a related field

  • Proficiency in Arabic, Bangla, Spanish, or another language is a plus

  • Experience in one or more of the following:

    • Content creation for social media, blog posts, newsletters, and press briefings

    • Creating graphics using Adobe Illustrator or Canva for online and paper material with a great sense of design and visuals

    • Web coding and analytics

    • Marketing


Position Responsibilities:

  • Produce graphics and visuals to accompany online postings

  • Brainstorm and develop visual content for social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter), blog posts, and website updates

  • Create graphics regarding pertinent current affairs related to immigration

  • Develop graphics and videos promoting CIANA’s programs and services to a wider audience

  • Occasional photo editing


Compensation: Unpaid, but may be completed for academic credit


Hours: 10 hours per week (flexible)


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to 


For more information, please visit CIANA’s website at or check out our social media at @cianainc.

SONYC After School Program Volunteer

Position Summary

CIANA is looking for committed volunteers for its DYCD-funded SONYC After School Program. The program takes place Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:30 PM at a local church near CIANA’s office in Astoria, Queens. The program is targeted to middle school-aged youth in grades 6-8. We are seeking to hire volunteers who will ensure programmatic success. SONYC volunteers will work with the Program Coordinator and Group Leader to provide safe, fun, and curriculum-based programming for NYC youth. Volunteers will receive oversight from the Program Coordinator, who will ensure they are properly trained and monitored in order to create a fun, safe, and educational environment for youth. Volunteers may also participate in field trips and other activities.



Volunteers will take on a number of responsibilities during the program, particularly in the areas of homework help and setting up enrichment activities. Volunteers will:

  • Work with youth for up to one hour during the program time

  • Assist students in the areas of Math, Science, English, Foreign Language, and other core curriculum areas

  • Mentor students and discuss educational and other needs during this time

  • Work with activity specialist or independently to develop and facilitate program activities, which may include cooking, dance, art, photography or other taught youth-based group activities



  • Experience working or volunteering with middle school aged youth

  • Ability to pass a background check (including fingerprints) and interact with children

  • Be flexible in your duties as a volunteer as they pertain to successful program implementation

  • Must be available during program days and times, and commit to serving the entire semester

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to

Board of Directors

CIANA is seeking enthusiastic board members who are looking to make a difference. Time commitment is essential and active involvement is both critical and expected. Retirees are especially encouraged to apply.


Working in partnership with the Founder and CEO, the Board of Directors supports CIANA’s growth and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance.  The Board of Director’s role in CIANA’s fundraising efforts is paramount.  They are expected to assist with the solicitation of contributions and funding from the government, foundations, organizations, and individuals, as well as to make annual gifts that reflect their commitment.


The Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) is a small but dynamic Queens-based nonprofit social services organization that works to integrate new immigrants from South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America into the socio-economic and civic life of American society while maintaining pride in their cultural heritage.



  • Evening availability on the first Wednesday of every month for board meetings

  • Time availability for active participation in board activities


Everyday Duties:

  • Provide leadership, governance, and fiscal oversight

  • Build dynamic fundraising strategies and donor solicitation plans

  • Serve on board committees and taking on special assignments

  • Represent CIANA to stakeholders and act as ambassadors for the organization at events


For more information, check out our social media at @cianainc.


To apply, please send a bio or resume to

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