“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: Census Outreach Organizer 

Sapna is hiring a Census Outreach Organizer to help with community outreach and Census completion in the hard to count Bronx population. This is a contract position for the upcoming 2020 Census, from Jan 2, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Sapna is looking to hire immediately.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Primary responsibilities of this position are around Census 2020 work, but will include some hours spent supporting other Sapna programming
  • Attend Census 2020 trainings, workshops, and meetings with Sapna partners and funders as needed
  • Facilitate Census 2020 workshops at Sapna NYC and other partner organizations and agencies for both staff and community members
  • Train and manage Sapna NYC community member Action Group with assistance of other staff
  • Assist in creating Census materials for the community, flyers, social media posts, YouTube testimonials, etc.
  • Develop relationships with community leaders, stakeholders, and organizations in the Bronx to facilitate Sapna’s Census outreach
  • Support Census outreach events and programs as needed, including managing invitees, organizing volunteers, setting up for events, etc.
  • Track and report Census outreach and completion activities

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent English and Bengali speaking skills; Bengali reading/writing a plus but not required
  • Significant travel for outreach purposes within the Bronx, with some travel to Queens and Manhattan
  • Comfortable with standard tech, i.e. Microsoft office suite, creating flyers, social media, and helping clients complete online Census
  • Outgoing and willing to engage with people in various settings to educate on Census, i.e. outreach on the street, in public spaces, and with other partner organizations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with clients of various backgrounds
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work well with teams on collaborative projects
  • Able to work independently on tasks and take ownership of work assigned
  • Comfortable facilitating and presenting to groups
  • Willing to take initiative and think creatively to solve problems
  • Commitment to addressing issues faced by immigrant communities

COMPENSATION:

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. This is an hourly non-exempt position, 35 hours/week for a period of 6 months. Pay rate of $22/hour. Ability to work occasional weekends and evening hours as needed.