Community Advocate

We are seeking a dedicated and talented individual to serve as a Community Advocate.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

•    Conduct community needs assessments and surveys, and successfully connect clients to MinKwon services

•    Work with a diverse coalition of local Flushing community stakeholders to secure resources to alleviate poverty-related concerns

•    Perform initial intakes and screenings to assess eligibility for services

•    Provide direct assistance with wrap-around housing services to maintain or gain access to affordable housing

•    Manage routine client communications, including answering inquiries and following up with cases

•    Engage in case advocacy with government agencies and landlords

•    Escort tenants for their first court appearance

•    Prepare and conduct educational workshops for community members and partners

•    Maintain detailed notes in case management system

•    General administrative and clerical duties

QUALIFICATIONS

The minimum required qualifications for this position include the following:

•    English and Korean proficiency required

•    Interest, experience, and demonstrated commitment towards working on social justice issues in the context of the immigrant, Asian American or Korean American community
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Ability to be highly organized, to meet deadlines, to manage a high caseload, and take initiative on projects with minimal supervision
•    Ability to work well both independently and in teams
•    Ability and willingness to participate in occasional evening/weekend events
•    Bachelor’s degree required

Job Type: Full-time, Union Position with TWU Local 241

Pay: From $42,000.00 per year

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage; Paid Time Off, Comp Time, Transit Benefits, Invitations to Trainings, Conferences, and Other Career-Building Opportunities, Occasional Staff Meals and After-Work Activities, Occasional Work Travel

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 10AM-6PM

COVID-19 considerations: All staff are required to be vaccinated.

Work Location: Flushing, Queens (Hybrid Work Model)

DEADLINE & APPLICATION MATERIALS

•    DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

•    APPLICATION: Please send your cover letter and resume to hr@minkwon.org with "Community Advocate" in the subject line. Please indicate in the email if you have applied, worked, or volunteered for any other position at the MinKwon Center. 

Due to a high number of applications, only applicants who are granted an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


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