The MinKwon Center for Community Action is pleased to invite applications to join our team as a Community Organizer. We are seeking an outgoing, action-oriented individual to play a leading role in our organizing work in the immigrant, Asian American and Korean American communities. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits and generous paid time off.
Organization History & Mission
The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community. Since our founding, we have made a profound presence through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies, civic participation, and targeted social and legal services. The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members, including low-income, limited-English-proficient and undocumented residents.
The Community Organizer would work in the Korean American, Asian American, and immigrant communities to grow an informed, active base of community members who are fully engaged in campaigns advancing social justice in immigrant rights, housing and tenants’ rights, civil and voting rights and other issues at the federal, state and local levels.
The Community Organizer’s main responsibilities would include:
>Lead events/activities in regular street outreach and engagement of undocumented young adults, LEP individuals and senior citizen immigrants
>Recruit and cultivate the growth of community members into community leaders and advocates who will shape the direction of campaigns such as immigration, housing and other civil and human rights issues. This will be through coordinating regular member meetings, workshops, and other community-building and educational programs, as well as mobilizing community members to participate in actions.
>Track membership in a database and maintain regular data on our organizing activities
>Participate in meetings and actions with other coalition groups, advocacy efforts and other external relationships on joint campaigns
>Help with media activities that raise awareness of our campaigns through mainstream and ethnic press
>Provide logistical and other support to civic engagement team members and MinKwon staff
>Experience in direct community organizing (preferred)
>Interest and/or experience in working on progressive social justice issues, such as immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, and civil rights
>Spoken fluency or proficiency in the Korean language
>Ability to work well both independently and on a team
>Excellent communication skills (written, verbal) and openness to public speaking
>Flexibility in working evenings and weekends
HOW TO APPLY
MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please prepare a detailed cover letter and resume describing your interest in the organization and the position and send to:
Ying Yu Situ
Advocacy & Organizing Coordinator
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