“Through my work at Sapna I am able to help the women in my community. So for me, Sapna isn’t just a place where our community members can realize their dreams, it is also a place where I can realize one of my dreams as well.” Nahida, Community Health Worker

 

Why Work for us?

At Sapna, we see ourselves as part of the community we serve, looking to preserve the culture, while supporting vulnerable populations and tackling issues that push our people into isolation, poor health, and poverty.  We are committed to working towards building a just and equitable society that celebrates the strength and beauty of its immigrant communities. As a community-based organization that works on the ground, Sapna staff are able to directly impact the lives of the women and families we serve.

Our Work Culture

Sapna’s staff is a tight-knit group that believes in supporting and lifting each other up. We are passionate about the work we do and are dedicated to the fight for social justice. We believe in building community, whether it’s over birthday cake, a cup of chai, or a three-legged race.

Sapna staff, management, and Board of Directors are reflective of the population we serve, made up of South Asians, with fluency in English, Bengali, Hindi, Sylheti, and Urdu, as well as proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, and French.

Benefits

Sapna NYC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the Sapna NYC compensation scale. This includes a generous vacation and sick leave package.

Current Openings: Part-Time COVID-19 Response Organizer

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Food Pantry Coordination: Must come into the office every Friday and Saturday to manage Sapna’s food pantry for the Bronx community. This includes:

  • Recruiting and Coordinating pantry volunteer team
  • Managing distribution of Food Pantry Items day of
  • Ensuring Food Pantry supplies are in stock
  • Record keeping & tracking Food Pantry numbers served and items
  • Troubleshooting day of pantry

Community COVID Relief & Benefits: Connect community needs surrounding COVID-19 with available resources. This involves:

  • Conducting outreach within the community to learn about people’s needs
  • Identifying what benefits exist to assist the community
  • Connecting community members with resources and COVID relief efforts
  • Assisting with benefits applications (i.e. SNAP benefits, WIC, healthcare, unemployment)
  • Providing community with referrals as needed
  • Outreach to local small business owners with information/opportunities for loans and grants

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent English and Bengali speaking skills
  • Available to work from the office on Saturdays
  • Ability to lift heavy boxes of food (20-25lbs) with volunteers
  • Must have U.S. work authorization
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work well with teams on collaborative projects
  • Able to work independently on tasks and take ownership of work assigned
  • Passion for social justice and Sapna’s mission

COMPENSATION:

Sapna NYC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the Sapna NYC compensation scale. This is a 15-hour/week part-time hourly non-exempt position. Workdays are Fridays (9am-6pm) and Saturdays (10am-4pm) and the pay rate is $20/hour. This position may be expanded to full-time contingent on new grant funding. Position may begin as soon as April 30th, 2020. Please send cover letter and resume electronically to saba@sapnanyc.org.