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                                                                                                            Development & Communications Manager 

Description

The Korean American Coalition – Los Angeles (KAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1983 to promote the civic and civil rights interest of the Korean American community.  KAC endeavors to achieve these goals through education, community organizing, leadership development and coalition-building with diverse communities. KAC advocates for the interests of the 1.8 million strong Korean American Community. As recent immigrants and members of an ethnic minority group, Korean Americans face many barriers in their pursuit of full and meaningful participation in American society. KAC was established to serve the vehicle through which to overcome those obstacles. As a bilingual and non-partisan organization, KAC works to empower the Korean American community by advocating for greater civic engagement, providing alternative dispute resolution services, and empowering and developing leaders. 

Under the direction of and in partnership with the Executive Director, with the support of the Assistant Director and Operations Manager, the Development and Communications Manager is responsible for ensuring the agency obtains sufficient resources to carry out its mission.

To apply, please email your (1) resume, (2) cover letter, and (3) two references to admin@kacla.org 

Qualifications

An individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily to perform this Development and Communications Manager job successfully.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Serves as a representative of the KAC’s organizational mission and values.
  • Cultivate community-centered fundraising principles, and implements fundraising and  communications activities from an equity perspective.
  • Leads and participates with diverse communities as representative of KAC
  • Actively travel locally to participate in various KAC events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development Plan: Works closely with the Board of Directors and staff to develop and implement short and long term fundraising goals that are ambitious and sustainable. Ensures all fundraising activities comply with relevant laws and regulations, including tax laws.
  • Grant funding: Responsible for securing foundation and corporate grants, including researching new opportunities and staying informed of funding trends, and developing relationships with key funders and community partners (e.g. academia, community based organizations, and businesses). Work as needed to support the preparation of government funding proposals. Works closely with program leads to strategize and develop effective proposals, develop tools and infrastructure to capture requested data on grant reports, and ensure grant/contact compliance.
  • Special Events: Works closely with Board of Directors, staff and volunteers to lead the annual gala (mindful of COVID restrictions) and other events to raise unrestricted funds and visibility.
  • Donor development and retention: Works closely with Board of Directors, staff and volunteers to grow donors and supporters, and to keep them engaged and invested in the organization
    • Collaborates with the KAC team to deepen donor/supporter engagement.
    • Oversees donor database and membership.
  • Communications/Marketing/PR: Responsible for developing and implementing the agency’s communications, marketing, and public relations strategy in accordance with KAC values and ethical storytelling practices. Trains board, staff and volunteers on key messages, develops talking points to respond to emerging issues and incidents arising in the community. Supports the staff in the creation of content for social media, newsletters, website,  and annual report. Drafts and executes public statements under the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Volunteer Management: Responsible for supporting a strong volunteer program at KAC to engage volunteers with KAC programs, including implementing best practices in volunteer/ intern management (recruitment, stewardship, recognition, etc) and identifying additional engagement opportunities for volunteers.
  • Supervision: Responsible for managing and supervising staff who assists with the development work. The Development and Communications Manager also works with consultants who may be contracted to support KAC’s development work. As part of the management team of KAC, the Development and Communications Manager may be asked to manage other teams and staff when there are gaps in leadership and/or in times of transition.
  • Teamwork: As part of the management team at KAC, the Development and Communications Manager participates in Board support and development, supports organizational development initiatives, mentors staff in other teams, fills leadership gaps, and represents the organization in various settings. In addition, provides general support asked of all staff which may include: responding to emergencies, providing translation, maintaining a functioning office.
  • Travel requirements: Driving is an essential job function for this position in order to fulfill resource development duties. Therefore the employee must have a valid driver’s license and use of their own vehicle to perform duties. The employee must also be eligible for coverage under KACs auto insurance policy.

Job Execution

  • 3-5+ years of paid work experience in resource development. Work experience should include grant writing and reporting, communications strategy and implementation, volunteer management, coordinating special events, donor development and retention, foundation and government relations and developing marketing strategies.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Supervisorial experience required.
  • Enjoys engaging a diverse community of supporters and donors, including elected officials and government agencies, corporate sponsors, philanthropists, community leaders, etc.
  • Strong work ethic, self-directed and able to coordinate multiple tasks, and highly motivated.
  • Able to work well independently and as a member of a team; able to work collaboratively and thrive in a flexible, evolving environment, adapt to situations and manage change effectively.
  • Must complete mediation certification training within twelve months of employment. Training provided.
  • Some night and weekend work may be required.

Interested parties, please submit a cover letter and resume to admin@kacla.org and state where you saw our posting. Please include your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Other Qualifications/Skills

  • Bilingual (English/Korean); fluent in reading, writing, and speaking
  • Must be self-directed, driven, detail-oriented, and organized
  • Self-starter attitude and highly communicative especially in a virtual work environment
  • Strong verbal, written, presentation, negotiation, and interpersonal skills to collaborate with internal staff, government agencies, private businesses, healthcare and community-based organizations, students, and parents
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, initiative, resourcefulness, and discretion in decision making
  • Ability to set long-range plans and short term goals for the program, develop agendas and implement action plans and schedules to achieve program plans and goals
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Experience with social media and marketing preferred
  • Experience with program/donor management software preferred
  • Experience with Quickbooks preferred

Employment Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Location: 3727 W. 6th Street #305, Los Angeles, CA 90020. Currently, a hybrid workplace model (remote and in person).

Compensation: Annual salary range $59,000-$70,000 plus benefits. Salary is commensurate with prior experience, education, and abilities.  

Employee Benefits:  Medical and Dental coverage based on guidelines of the KAC personnel policy.

Background checks: Will be conducted on all final candidates.

KAC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  We provide equal opportunity in all employment matters without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, age, genetic information, national origin, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law, for all qualified applicants and Korean American Coalition.

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Join our team as an intern or volunteer!

Want to create change and make positive impact for the Korean American community? KACLA is always looking for passionate and talented people to work with us. Internships and volunteer opportunities allow you to meet our community members, learn first-hand the issues affecting the Korean American community and contribute to the work of advancing our mission. 

KAC is looking to fill the following intern/volunteer positions:

Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years old 
  • Must be fluent in English (Bilingual speakers of Korean or Spanish preferred)
  • Demonstrable interest in Korean-American community building
  • Passion for the mission, vision, and values of KAC
  • Ability to work well independently and also within a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail

*Although internships are unpaid, we offer transportation stipends and will be happy to help you earn school credit.

Instructions

  • Please send your resume and cover letter, indicating your desired position, to info@kacla.org.
  • If you have additional questions, please email info@kacla.org.