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Job Announcement: Immigrant Rights Program Associate

By January 18, 2007 No Comments

Job Announcement:
Immigrant Rights Program Associate
The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) seeks a hard-working, talented, and committed individual to serve as the Immigrant Rights Program Associate. This is an entry-level position for an individual interested in learning about and becoming actively involved with immigration issues and policies, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and strategic planning and campaigning. The United States is in the midst of radically changing its immigration laws; this is an opportunity to be an active part of this historical, legislative movement towards immigrant rights.Major Responsibilities Include:
•Assist in planning and implementing all activities and campaigns related to NAKASEC’s Immigrant Rights Project.
•Maintain excellent relationships with relevant immigrant rights coalitions nationally and locally.
•Work closely with and provide ongoing technical assistance & program support to NAKASEC affiliates.
•Assist with fundraising activities related to the project including grant reports and fundraisers.
•Assist with the publication of relevant public education materials.
•Attend conferences and events related to the program.
•Research and compile relevant program-related information from affiliates and constituents.
•Assist with ongoing media & publicity efforts.
•Provide ongoing support to the Executive Director and Immigrant Rights Project Director in all facets of the program.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to take direction, prioritize and execute multiple tasks, work independently, as well as in group settings, and think creatively. Interest in learning about and becoming involved with community organizing, policy advocacy, and research. Interest in developing national and local campaigns and strategic planning.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience working on Korean American, Asian Pacific American or immigrant community issues and/or civic participation initiatives preferred, but not required.Fluency in the Korean language preferred, but not required.

NAKASEC is a dynamic national organization working to empower the Korean American community through education, advocacy and organizing.The national office is located in Los Angeles, California, with affiliates in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Major program areas include immigrant rights, civic engagement & voter empowerment, and civil rights. NAKASEC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and full health & dental benefits. To apply: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history and requirement to Jacqueline Chun, Manager of Administration, NAKASEC, 900 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 or via email at jchun@nakasec.org.For more information, please visit our website at www.nakasec.org.No phone calls, please.

Closing Date for Applications: February 23, 2007 or until position is filled.