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Communications Specialist

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BACKGROUND

Founded in 2002, the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF) transforms and empowers communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and inter-community bridge building. KACF pursues these goals through grantmaking that promotes self-sufficiency for the underserved and under-resourced, by raising awareness of needs and issues, and by fostering a culture of giving. Our vision is a vibrant Korean American community working together to strengthen our society.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for planning and executing all internal and external communications initiatives. Working with multiple stakeholders within the Foundation, s/he will develop and refine the organization’s brand voice and our messages for diverse audiences. The ideal candidate will be a great storyteller who can transform complex ideas into a shareable content.  

Key Responsibilities 

Communications Strategy

  • Develop a communications strategy with the KACF team, to increase the visibility of the Foundation and its work, support fundraising, and ultimately advance KACF’s mission
  • Integrate messaging with the Development team’s fundraising strategies and key projects, including the Annual Gala, other special events, the annual appeal, and donor cultivation initiatives.

Strategy Execution and Content Management

  • Protect the KACF brand and manage consistency in design, branding, and tone of digital and printed materials across all platforms
  • Manage the planning, production, and dissemination of high quality assets and publications under the KACF brand, for a range of audiences
  • Oversee consultants/vendors in designing and maintaining KACF’s website, event marketing materials, annual reports, video production, and photography
  • Manage KACF’s online presence, including social media, website, and e-newsletter. 

PR/Media Relations

  • Cultivate relationships with ethnic and mainstream media outlets, and write media pitches, press releases, and media alerts as needed around key moments
  • Monitor media and news developments to keep KACF at the forefront of Korean American and philanthropic communities 

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of experience in communications, marketing, journalism or related work, preferably at a nonprofit organization or a foundation

Project Management Skills: Strong project management skills, with the capability to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines, and the flexibility to manage shifting priorities 

Technology Skills

  • Working knowledge of email marketing and design tools, such as Constant Contact and Canva, or experience working with similar tools
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Technologically savvy and able to self-learn emerging and new tech platforms that support communications efforts

Communication Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication, as well as storytelling skills
  • Critical thinking and editorial judgement in assessing, compiling and disseminating information 
  • Ability to prepare and deliver information both internally and externally, and to interact with diverse audiences

Team Work & General Skills

  • A strong team player capable of working collaboratively with a diverse range of constituents and exhibit individual maturity, respect for others, and a team-centered approach
  • A self-starter capable of working with limited supervision
  • Flexibility to work before/after hours and some weekends

Cultural Competence: Familiarity, interest and knowledge of the Korean/Asian American community is a plus but not required 

Education: Bachelor’s degree required

BACKGROUND

Founded in 2002, the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF) transforms and empowers communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and inter-community bridge building. KACF pursues these goals through grantmaking…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary. KACF offers a benefits package that includes employee medical and dental covered by the organization, 401(k) retirement plan, access to professional development opportunities, and additional benefits. 

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary. KACF offers a benefits package that includes employee medical and dental covered by the organization, 401(k) retirement…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
135 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065, USA

How to Apply

KACF welcomes applications from qualified individuals. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Communications Consultant Doyeun Kim at doyeun@kacfny.org with subject line: KACF Communications Specialist. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

KACF welcomes applications from qualified individuals. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Communications Consultant Doyeun Kim at…

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