Social Services Associate

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 client screenings, intakes, and case assessments
Coordinate regular public benefit clinics and tax preparation clinics
Complete public benefit applications and tax returns
Manage routine client communications
Prepare and conduct educational workshops for community members and partners
Maintain database of client and case information
General administrative and clerical duties

Job Requirements

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

English and Korean proficiency is required

· Interest and/or experience in 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 handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently with minimal supervision
Bachelor’s degree required
Ability to work well both independently and in teams
Flexibility in working weekends

The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications, 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

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

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