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Job Announcement: Immigrant Rights Program Director

By March 1, 2007 No Comments

Job Announcement
Immigrant Rights Program DirectorThe National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) seeks a hard-working, talented, and committed individual to serve as the Immigrant Rights Program Director. This is a position for an individual who has experience in immigrant rights and/or civic participation work and wants to continue an active and high level of involvement 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 historic movement.

Major Responsibilities Include:
•Plan and implement all activities and campaigns related to NAKASEC’s Immigrant Rights Project.
•Build and maintain excellent relationships with relevant immigrant rights coalitions nationally and locally.
•Work closely with and provide technical assistance & program support to NAKASEC affiliates.
•Coordinate and oversee certain fundraising activities related to the project including grant reports and fundraisers.
•Oversee the publication of relevant public education materials.
•Public speaking at conferences and events.
•Coordinate relevant media & publicity efforts.
•Provide ongoing support to the Executive Director in all facets of the program.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years experience working on Korean American, Asian Pacific American or immigrant community issues and/or civic participation initiatives. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently, think creatively and prioritize multiple tasks. Demonstrated track record of working collaboratively in local-national partnerships and/or with multi-ethnic or multi-sector communities.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in community organizing, policy advocacy and research strongly preferred. Experience developing campaigns and strategic planning an asset. 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: March 9, 2007 or until position is filled.