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Position Available: Program Associate

By June 17, 2009No Comments

Job Announcement
Program Associate

The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) seeks a hard-working, highly-skilled, talented, and committed individual to serve as the Program Associate. This is a position for an individual who has experience in the areas office administration, media relations, public education, policy advocacy, and community organizing.

Major Responsibilities Include:
•    Provide administrative support to the Executive Director including scheduling meetings.
•    Provide ongoing support to the Executive Director in all facets of fundraising (donor management, events, and grants).
•    Implement an eCommunications / eAdvocacy strategy for NAKASEC.
•    Assist in planning and implementing activities and campaigns related to NAKASEC’s programs’ work, including but not limited to Immigrant Rights Project and Health Reform.
•    Provide on-going technical assistance & program support to NAKASEC affiliates.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and/or 3 years experience in the following areas: Demonstrated experience working with new web technologies and other viral marketing strategies. Graphic design skills and knowledge of layout and design. Writing and editing documents such as grant proposals/reports, press releases, or issue papers; organizing issues based or fundraising events and campaigns; coordinating media activities including press conferences and briefings; Research and analysis of issues, trends and communities.

Required Skills:
Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills. Strong research and analytical capacity. Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, think creatively, and prioritize multiple tasks. Familiarity with HTML and CSS. Excellent organizational and coordination skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet research required and HTML and Filemaker.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience working in a social justice organization based working within immigrant/Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Proficiency in the Korean language (written and/or oral) 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 with a satellite office in Washington, DC and affiliates in Los Angeles and Chicago. Major program areas include immigrant rights, health reform, 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 Jeong Yeon Hong, NAKASEC, 900 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 or via email at  For more information, please visit our website at

Closing Date for Applications: June 30

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