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Test & Trace Outreach Worker

CIANA is looking for passionate, outgoing, and experienced Outreach Workers to participate in our Test & Trace (T2) education/outreach efforts. CIANA in conjunction with NYC Health & Hospitals Corp, will be educating our local communities on the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and testing. We are looking for culturally competent experienced workers to go into the community, hand out fliers, table at events and fairs, and complete other outreach tasks as necessary, in order to inform community members of the importance maintaining social distance, and getting tested if you have spent time with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Arabic, Bengali, or Spanish

  • Experience with community involvement and/or outreach for political campaigns, community events, etc.

  • Public speaking and interpersonal communication skills

  • Keen awareness of immigration news and issues impacting immigrant communities

  • Knowledge of the COVID-19 virus

  • Occasional weekend and evening availability

  • Comfortability with advocacy and mobilization

  • Knowledge of Queens (Astoria in particular) its immigrant population, and related topics is a huge plus!

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

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to recruitment@cianainc.org.

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary

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.

Requirements

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 info@cianainc.org.

 

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

Fall 2020 Development Intern

Our Department of Communications and Development is looking for a self-starting Development Intern who is a strong thinker, writer, and listener with excellent people skills. Chosen interns will work alongside the Communications & Community Outreach VISTA to enhance CIANA’s fundraising strategy and to foster and maintain relationships with donors.

Requirements:

  • At least one year of college completed

  • Studying Communications, Marketing, Design, Journalism, English, Writing, International Relations, Political Science, or a related field

  • Experience in one or more of the following:

    • Planning fundraisers or charity events

    • Applying to and receiving personal scholarships and/or grants for student clubs and/or outside organizations

    • Outreach to and/or developing connections with politicians’ offices

    • Ability to meet strict deadlines, including those on short notice

    • Proficiency in Arabic, Bangla, Spanish, or other languages is a plus

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage donor relations by ensuring donors, local partners, and elected officials receive regular, personalized communications

  • Research effective strategies for non-profit financial growth

  • Maintain correspondence between CIANA and its donors, business partners, and elected officials

  • Draft online content (social media posts, website updates, etc.) to advertise fundraisers

  • Brainstorm ideas for potential fundraising campaigns or events

  • Work with Communications & Community Outreach VISTA to create promotional materials, online postings, and plan possible fundraising event(s)

 

Projects:

  • Assist with executing Giving Tuesday campaign on December 1, 2020 and help launch End-of-Year fundraising campaign

  • Help plan at least one event with a local politician (Council Member, State Senator, Assembly Member, etc.), such as a know-your-rights workshop

 

Compensation: Unpaid, but may be completed for academic credit

Hours: 12-20 hours per week

 

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

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to recruiment@cianainc.org.

Volunteer Tutor - Elementary Afterschool Program

CIANA offers one-on-one homework help to elementary school students in grades 1-5. Tutoring is held virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 6 PM during the school year. Sessions last for 1.5 hours between the time mentioned above. We are looking for volunteers that would be great role models for our students by supporting them in completing their homework and strengthening their academic skills. In the future, volunteers may also have the opportunity to lead extracurricular activities remotely, as many of our students spend much of their time inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Job Type: Temporary

 

Info:

● Remote

● Unpaid volunteer position

● Volunteers will be placed with 1 student

● The program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 PM. Tutoring sessions are 1.5 hours within the above time frame.

● In-person tutoring is tentative

 

Qualifications:

● Passionate, committed, engaging!

● Background in mathematics highly preferred

● Education background preferred, but not required

● Experience in working with children preferred, but not required

● Stable internet connection

● Gmail account

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

semester

● Volunteers must be 16 or older

 

Pay: Unpaid

 

Enrollment is on a rolling basis. Please complete the Education Volunteer Registration Form ASAP https://forms.gle/Sis3KPcDxPBMw3haA and a CIANA staff member will contact you if you meet the program’s initial needs. In order to apply, you must complete the form. Applicants who do not complete the form will not be contacted.

Volunteer Tutor - SONYC Middle School Afterschool Program

The Middle School afterschool program, offered through School's Out NYC (SONYC), offers students academic support, as well as recreational and leadership activities. Our program fosters the opportunity to explore interests and personal goals. We are looking for volunteers that would be great role models for our students by supporting them in completing their homework and strengthening their academic skills. In the future, volunteers may also have the opportunity to lead extracurricular activities remotely, as many of our students spend much of their time inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job Type: Temporary

 

Info:

● Remote

● Unpaid volunteer position.

● The program runs Monday through Thursday from 3 - 6 PM. Tutoring sessions are from 3 - 3:45 PM.

● Some of our students are only available from 6 - 6:45 PM. Volunteers that also have availability during this time may be preferenced.

● Volunteers will tutor at least 2 separate days a week.

● Volunteers will be placed with 1 student.

● In-person tutoring is tentative.

 

Qualifications:

● Passionate, committed, engaging!

● Background in mathematics and/or English is preferred.

● Experience in working with children preferred, but not required.

● Stable internet connection.

● Gmail account.

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

● Volunteers must be 18 or older

 

Pay: Unpaid

 

Enrollment is on a rolling basis. Please complete the Education Volunteer Registration Form ASAP https://forms.gle/2nFMhRbSzuKMGSrMA and a CIANA staff member will contact you for a virtual interview if you meet the program’s initial needs. In order to apply, you must complete the form. Applicants who do not complete the form will not be contacted.

Volunteer ESL Teacher

CIANA is looking for a volunteer ESL instructor. Our classes are typically composed of 10-20 students whose English proficiency ranges from beginner to intermediate. You must be comfortable managing a diverse group of students and facilitating fun and interactive activities. Since our offices are still closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, hours are negotiable and a schedule can be discussed upon hire.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and deliver English lessons that incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening components based on a curriculum

  • Facilitate lessons on life skills and practical English in a fun and accessible way

  • Collaborate with other ESL teachers on lesson development and execution

  • Assist in tracking student needs and progress

Required:

  • Consistent availability on weekdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm

  • Charismatic, dynamic, and interactive instruction methods

  • Motivated to help students achieve their goals

  • Competent in and respectful of cultural differences

  • Must have access to reliable internet and a WiFi or data enable device

Bonus Points:

  • Students enrolled in a CELTA, TESOL, or TEFL program or retired teachers

  • Passionate about advancing immigrant rights

  • Fluency or bilingualism in another language (especially Arabic, Bengali, and Spanish)

Compensation: Unpaid

Hours: 2-4 per week; flexible

Retirees and former teachers welcome!

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.

 

Requirements:

  • 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 emira@cianainc.org.

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Astoria, NY 11102

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