Job Announcement: Civic Engagement Coordinator

Job Title: Civic Engagement Coordinator
Salary and Benefits: DOE; health benefits package
Position Status: Full-time
Start Date: As soon as position is filled
Posting Date: September 1, 2014
Website: www.krcla.org
Location: Los Angeles, CA

About the Korean Resource Center (KRC):
KRC was founded in 1983 to empower the Korean American community, low-income immigrant and people of color communities through a holistic model that combines education, social services, and culture with effective community advocacy and organizing. KRC is guided by the four principles: Live Rightly, Know Our Roots, Empower Ourselves, and Live in Harmony. KRC is a 501c3 non-profit organization and a founding affiliate of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

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Position Opening: Civic Engagement Coordinator
The Korean Resource Center (KRC) is seeking a committed individual to fill a full-time position as a Civic Engagement Coordinator

Major Responsibilities:
 Assist with and coordinate KRC Civic Engagement programs including Voter Registration, Voter Education and Mobilization Campaigns, Voter Research and Polling
 Organize community members and elections volunteers to assist with programs
 Manage a sophisticated voter turnout campaign and to utilize KRC’s computer voter database software (PDI)
 Assist with press communications and social media as well as support major KRC project areas– such as healthcare, immigrant rights, affordable housing — through civic engagement
 Build and work with community coalitions in Los Angeles, Orange County, and throughout California and nationally to protect and advance the immigrant vote
 Work in a team with two full-time civic engagement colleagues and a committed team of civic engagement members, interns, and volunteers
 Current projects include: Voter Registration; Increasing Korean American voter turnout in the 2014 elections; research, advocacy, and electoral community organizing around housing, budget, and immigrant rights issues
 Note: KRC Civic Engagement Projects subject to change throughout the year

Qualifications:
 Commitment to immigrant rights and social justice
 Fluency in Korean and English and strong communication skills are assets
 Capacity to organize Korean American community members in Orange County is a major asset
 Previous experiences organizing immigrant community or previous experience on electoral and civic engagement campaigns are assets
 Able to work in a team and work with various constituencies including multiple Korean American generations (Seniors, Youth Working Adults) as well as community members from across ethnic and racial communities
 Able to manage multiple tasks, prioritize among projects, and committed to learning
 Able to work some evenings and weekends.

KRC is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, minorities, and LGBTQ-identified applicants.

Application Instructions
To Apply, please send resume, cover letter and three references to:
Yongho Kim
Director of Digital
Korean Resource Center
900 S. Crenshaw Blvd., LA, CA 90019
yongho@krcla.org

If emailing, please attach the resume and cover letter as PDF or MS Word files.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits:
• Health, dental, vision insurance available after successful completion of three month introductory period
• Paid vacation and personal days
• Life insurance after one year
• Personal development support after five years

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