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


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: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

•    APPLICATION: Please send your cover letter and resume to 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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