Posted on October 19, 2012
Korean American Community Foundation
Korean American Community Foundation - KACF Fellow
The Korean American Community Foundation invites applications for a KACF Fellow. A two-year paid position, the Fellow will receive comprehensive leadership/nonprofit management training from Community Resource Exchange (CRE), a leading New York City-based nonprofit management consulting firm, and then be placed by KACF with Korean nonprofit organizations in New York and New Jersey where the Fellow can help them to build up their organizational systems. For more information on CRE, visit www.crenyc.org.
In our 10 years of grantmaking and providing capacity building support to the Korean American community, KACF has seen first-hand and heard from community leaders of the critical need for bilingual and bicultural nonprofit professionals. To address this gap, the Foundation is launching the KACF Fellowship Program which aims to strengthen Korean nonprofits with cultural and language sensitivity as well as to develop a cohort of Korean American nonprofit professionals.
ORGANIZATION HISTORY & MISSION
In 2002, the Korean American Community Foundation was established with the goal of mobilizing the Korean American community to embrace a culture of giving and to use the funds raised to support nonprofit organizations serving under-resourced Korean individuals and families. Additionally, the founders sought to build a bridge of understanding between Korean Americans and their neighboring communities.
The mission of KACF is to transform and empower 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, through 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.
CRE’s Leadership/Management Training Program
- Participate fully in a learning program designed to prepare the Fellow to effectively deliver informed technical assistance to Korean-led and focused nonprofits
- Receive individualized learning goals and plans
- Orientations to areas of management practices and shadow CRE’s signature workshop/program series
- Attend twice-monthly client case discussions to learn from experiences of CRE consultants in how to work with clients as well as successes and challenges
- Attend monthly staff development sessions on different topics, e.g., coaching methodology, effective training techniques, etc.
- Shadow one or more client projects on an ongoing basis, as a way of introducing them first hand to the consulting process, group management and relevant content
- Receive ongoing advice and guidance on work with Korean nonprofit to which the Fellow has been assigned
Technical Assistance (TA) Consultant
- Provide technical assistance support to assigned nonprofit(s) with support from CRE and KACF
- Assess and prioritize systems/infrastructure needs of the nonprofit
- Develop project workplan and collaborate with staff in its implementation
- Provide advice and guidance to organization’s staff and board on nonprofit management best practices
- Coordinate issue-focused workshops, e.g., Board Development, Communications &Marketing, Fundraising, etc.
- Other special projects as assigned
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following:
- BA/BS Degree
- Minimum3-5 years of work experience, including in leadership/management role
- Willingness to commit to a two-year contract
- Significant interest in or understanding of the Korean American community preferred
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including effective and professional verbal and written communication with a diverse range of people
- Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to think and act strategically in developing and implementing projects
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within a small group as well as in large teams
- Ability to anticipate opportunities, be agile and creative to problem solve independently, exercise good judgment, practice humility and have empathy and openness for people and ideas
- Ability to apply learning to a range of situations and willingness to ask for assistance as needed
- Comfortable working both hands-on and as a consultant/coach
- Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint required
- Some proficiency in Korean language required
- Flexibility to work before/after hours and some weekends
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. The deadline to apply is November 9, 2012.
KACF will host a briefing for interested applicants to discuss the Fellowship on Friday, October 26th at 9:30am. Location is TBA. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.