Community Organizer

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is pleased to invite applications to join our team as a Community Organizer. This is a full-time, salaried position.

 

Organization History & Mission

The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 as the Young Korean American Service & Education Center (YKASEC) 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, voter rights, and cultural awareness. The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members, including youth, elderly, recent immigrants, low-income residents, and limited-English-proficient residents.

 

Job Description

The Community Organizer would work in the Korean American, Asian American, and immigrant communities as part of the Civic Engagement Team to grow an informed, active base of community members who are fully engaged in the electoral process and in advocacy campaigns on issues such as comprehensive immigration reform, fairer allocation of city and state budgets, and housing rights.

 

Responsibilities

The Community Organizer would have the following responsibilities:

>>Organize various events and tactics for community outreach and engagement
>>Coordinate regular member meetings, workshops, and other community-building and educational forums
>>Help develop the leadership abilities of community members
>>Engage in advocacy campaigns on issues such as comprehensive immigration reform and tenants’ rights
>>Coordinate media activities that raise awareness through mainstream and ethnic press
>>Represent the MinKwon Center in partnerships, coalition activities and other external relationships

 

Requirements

>>Interest and/or experience in working on social and economic justice and immigrants’ rights issues
>>Spoken fluency or proficiency in the Korean language
>>Ability to work well both independently and in teams
>>Excellent communication skills (written, verbal)
>>Flexibility in working evenings and weekends

 

BENEFITS

Health Insurance

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Fluency in Korean/Mandarin preferred.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

Associates Degree/2 Years College

 

HOW TO APPLY

The 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 email to:

David Choi, Community Organizer
david.choi@minkwon.org


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