Civic Participation Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/22/2018

Address

136-19 41st Avenue
3rd Floor
Flushing
NY
11355
United States

Description

Civic Participation Associate

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is pleased to invite applications for the Civic Participation Associate position. The civic engagement associate is a full-time, paid position.


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

The Civic Participation Associate will work to develop an informed, active base of community members who are civically engaged in the elections and keep the government accountable to the community. The Associate would have the following responsibilities:


  • Execute and improve voter registration and voter education initiatives, which include giving informational talks to newly naturalized citizens and voter registration applicants, maintaining the databases of these voters, following up on voters who need assistance, and coordinating a voters’ network.
  • Engage in voter-focused outreach and education. This includes developing materials, canvassing door-to-door and encouraging community participation in elections and in issue advocacy.
  • Assist in voter education events such as candidate forums and how-to-vote seminars, to keep voters informed about important issues impacting the community.
  • Support and organize GOTV campaigns (including phone banking and door-to-door canvassing) targeting Korean American and immigrant voters
  • Utilize ethnic media to keep voters informed about important civic issues impacting the community and important dates
  • Perform desk research on voter and demographic issues impacting the Asian American community, as well as analyses of demographic data. This includes learning several online tools for voter research, including Factfinder, Catalist and the Voter Activation Network.
  • Work in coalition with other Asian American/immigrant groups to empower voters

 

Job Function

Administrative / Support Services , Advocacy / Campaigning / Lobbying, Sustainability / Social Responsibility


Qualifications

Interest and/or experience in working on social justice and immigrants’ rights issues required.

Works well in team environment and under time pressure.

Strong administrative, research and note taking skills.

Proficiency in Korean or Mandarin is preferred, but not necessary.

Experience using social media for advocacy is desirable.

Experience working in diverse communities preferred.

The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and will only contact applicants who have been selected for an interview.


Please send a cover letter and resume to: hr@minkwon.org and quinn.rhi@minkwon.org


Note: Please write ‘Application to Position: Civic Participation Associate – [FIRST NAME LAST NAME]’ in the subject line of the email

Benefits

Health, Dental and Vision

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Proficiency in Korean or Mandarin is preferred, but not necessary.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted on a ROLLING basis until the position is filled. Please prepare a detailed cover letter and resume describing your interest in the organization and the position and email to:


Quinn Rhi, Civic Participation Senior Associate


hr@minkwon.org & quinn.rhi@minkwon.org


NOTE: Make subject line of email, “Application to Position: Civic Participation Coordinator - [YOUR NAME]”


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