Legal Services Associate

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is seeking a dedicated and talented individual to serve as a Legal Services Associate.   The Legal Services Associate will have the opportunity to work directly with low- and middle-income clients in need of legal assistance, as well as with other staff on the implementation of various Social Services clinics.  Note: This is not an attorney position.


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 at the national, state and city levels, 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

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

~Conduct screenings, intakes, and case assessments
~Prepare and submit immigration applications & petitions on behalf of clients
~Provide technical assistance to staff attorneys where appropriate
~Coordinate and organize regular immigration legal clinics
~Manage grant deliverables and logistics under the supervision of a staff attorney
~Prepare and conduct educational workshops for community members and partners
~Manage routine client communications
~Maintain detailed notes in case management system
~General administrative and clerical duties

 

Qualifications

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

~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
~English and Korean proficiency is required
~Ability and willingness to participate in occasional evening/weekend events
~Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
~Bachelor’s degree required

 

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

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Yoon Ji Kim

Social Services Director

yoonji.kim@minkwon.org

Note: Please write ‘Legal Services Associate’ in the subject line of the email.


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