Civic Participation (Civic Engagement) Director

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is pleased to invite applications to join our team as a Civic Participation Director. We are seeking an outgoing, action-oriented individual to play a leading role in our voter engagement work in the immigrant, Asian American and Korean American communities. This is a full-time, salaried position.

Organization History & Mission

The MinKwon Center for Community Action's mission is to empower the Korean American community and work with the wider Asian American and immigrant communities to achieve economic and social justice for all. Since our founding in 1984, we have made a profound presence in the Korean and Asian American communities through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies, civic participation, and the rights of workers and tenants. In its work, the MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of the marginalized, including low-income, limited-English-proficient and undocumented residents.

Job Description

The MinKwon Center is seeking a dedicated and talented individual to serve as a Civic Participation Director. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director and other staff to oversee MinKwon's civic engagement work to empower the Asian American community through electoral organizing, education and advocacy around voting rights/reforms.

The Civic Participation Director will guide MinKwon's efforts in coalition-building, strategic thinking and execution of voter engagement campaigns.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this full-time position include the following:

Driving MinKwon's leadership in a coalition of Asian American organizations engaged in voter education and mobilization.
Overseeing voter engagement and outreach activities, such as door-knocking, phone banks, street outreach, mass mailings, developing materials and candidate forums.
Leading campaigns on voting rights, including initiatives to ensure full representation of Asian Americans in the 2020 Census and the redistricting of federal, state and city lines.
Represent MinKwon Center in key tables, coalitions and meetings with allies and government officials
Supervising one or more staff in carrying out campaigns
Work closely with communications staff to advance and amplify MinKwon's agenda and messages
Participate in organization-wide events as appropriate

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate would have the following experience and/or attributes:

4+ years' experience in electoral, civic engagement or political campaigns
Strong understanding of voting rights, voter data, demographics and voting behavior
Experience managing campaigns, especially in a coalition context
Strong communications skills in writing and speaking, including public speaking
Supervision experience
Highly organized
Willingness and flexibility to work evenings and weekends
Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently with minimal supervision

 

The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications, the MinKwon Center will only contact applicants who have been selected for an interview.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to: James Hong Interim Executive Director hr@minkwon.org

 

Note: Please write 'Application for Civic Participation (Civic Engagement) Director – [YOUR FIRST NAME, LAST NAME]' in the subject line of the email.


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