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Communications & Grant Specialist

We are seeking a dedicated and talented individual to serve as a Communications & Grant Specialist.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Communications:

•    Administer and create content for MinKwon’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

•    Draft and distribute press releases and advisories for press conferences, media briefings, and media statements.

•    Maintain media contact lists and oversee media requests.

•    Produce and send MinKwon’s monthly e-newsletter and update MinKwon’s listserv as needed.

•    Develop MinKwon print communications materials, such as the annual report and gala journal.

•    Maintain MinKwon’s website, including updating and creating new content, pictures, and multimedia.

•    Design, edit, and distribute flyers, social media graphics, brochures, fact sheets, and other promotional and informational material.

•    Work closely with the Development, Executive, and other Director-level staff to promote MinKwon’s work and to maintain a robust presence in the ethnic and mainstream media.

Development:

•    Draft and complete grant reports and applications.

•    Research and identify appropriate grant funding opportunities.

•    Develop and write proposals in coordination with the relevant program and administrative staff under the supervision of the Development Director.

•    Manage relationships and communication with funders and other key stakeholders.

•    Ensure all grants and requests for information are submitted accurately and on time

QUALIFICATIONS

The minimum required qualifications for this position include the following:

•    English and Korean proficiency required.

•    Experience coordinating media and external communications partnerships preferred.

•    Knowledge of Canva and other design software highly preferred.

•    Interest, experience, and demonstrated commitment towards working on social justice issues in the context of the immigrant, Asian American or Korean American community.

•    Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•    Ability to be highly organized, to meet deadlines, and take initiative on projects with minimal supervision.

•    Ability to work well both independently and in teams.

•    Ability and willingness to participate in occasional evening/weekend events.

•    Bachelor’s degree required.

•    Language: Korean (Preferred)

Job Type: Full-time, Union Position with TWU Local 241

Pay: $45,000.00 - $52,000.00 per year

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage; Paid Time Off, Comp Time, Transit Benefits, Invitations to Trainings, Conferences, and Other Career-Building Opportunities, Occasional Staff Meals and After-Work Activities, Occasional Work Travel

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 10AM-6PM

COVID-19 considerations: All staff are required to be vaccinated.

Work Location: Flushing, Queens (Hybrid Work Model)

DEADLINE & APPLICATION MATERIALS

•    DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

•    APPLICATION: NO COVER LETTERS. Please send your resume and your written application question (below) to hr@minkwon.org with "Communications & Grant Specialist" in the subject line. Please indicate in the email if you have applied, worked, or volunteered for any other position at the MinKwon Center. 

Application Question: Please submit your best one-page written description (maximum 500 words) of the MinKwon Center based on our public information (ie. website, socials etc.)

Due to a high number of applications, only applicants who are granted an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


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