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Executive Director/President – San Francisco

Posted by sedwardyang on December 31, 2006

Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute
San Francisco, California

The Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute (APAWLI) is a national nonprofit organization that dedicated its first decade to enhancing and enriching leadership skills for Asian American and Pacific Islander women. Through seminars, national conferences, a national fellowship program, and community impact projects, APAWLI has affected thousands of Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and their communities throughout the country.

In recent months, APAWLI has undergone a rigorous strategic plan process involving its Trustees, former Trustees, faculty, alumni, seminar and conference attendees, and funders, as well as other national nonprofit leaders. As APAWLI has reflected on its accomplishments in its first ten years, surveyed the needs of AAPI women in a rapidly changing environment, and explored new program options, it has crafted a new mission to develop AAPI women nationwide to achieve success and fulfillment in their professional and personal lives and to lead positive change in their workplaces and communities and a vision to become the organization every AAPI woman in the U.S. looks to for personal and professional growth and development.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director/President will plan and implement annual and long-term strategies for the organization’s next phase of growth and pursue aggressive new business development goals and initiatives.

The Executive Director/President will work closely with Trustees, volunteers, and advisors to:
• Design and refine personal growth and development programs that appeal to and are relevant to the needs of AAPI Asian-American women throughout the United States;
• Broaden organizational awareness nationally, with an initial emphasis in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Houston metropolitan areas;
• Effectively promote and market APAWLI and build participation in the organization’s programs;
• Establish actively involved Regional Advisory Councils in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Houston areas;
• Implement a national membership program;
• Organize national program, regional workshops and biennial national conferences; and
• Dramatically expand the organization’s base of customers and donors.

To do this, the Executive Director/President will:
• Develop and implement detailed work plans with clearly defined goals and objectives for programs, marketing/outreach, development/fundraising, and outcomes measurement;
• Manage the efforts of Trustees and other volunteers and coordinate all staff support;
• Lead as well as coordinate the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of new donor prospects and customers/customer groups;
• Steward established donor/customer relationships;
• Develop a communications plan to promote APAWLI programs among key audiences of current constituencies and build awareness of programs among target audiences of AAPI women, communities donor, funders and supporters.
• Manage the organization’s day-to-day operations, implementing the appropriate prospect tracking and other record-keeping documents and overseeing their maintenance;
• Participate actively in the identification and recruitment of new Trustees, National and Regional Advisory Council members and other volunteers; and
• Explore collaborative opportunities with other nonprofit organizations serving Asian-Americans or women, as appropriate.

Other Responsibilities:
• The ideal candidate will be a strong and highly motivated self-starter who is able to lead as well as build consensus among Trustees, staff/faculty members, and volunteers;
• S/he must represent the organization in a variety of settings;
• S/he must establish as well as maintain organizational relationships;
• S/he must be strategic and goal oriented, with a keen ability to design and prioritize a wide variety of projects, implement them well, and evaluate their efficacy;
• S/he will have or acquire a thorough understanding of, and appreciation for, the organization’s programs and be able to translate its strengths and comparative advantages into sales or development/fundraising opportunities;
• S/he will work well with a wide variety of individuals and be able to move flexibly between the various donor constituency groups, appropriately balancing activities related to each group and understanding what efforts are required to be successful within each group.

• Strong commitment to the organization’s mission and values;
• Demonstrated experience working with AAPI women’s program and organizations;
• Minimum eight years’ experience in project management, nonprofit management or related area. Relevant experience includes program/project development and management, volunteer management, fund development, customer/prospect cultivation, communications and marketing, organizational or strategic planning;
• Three years experience as a staff, board member or trustee of a nonprofit organization; five or more years’ experience preferred;
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in business, marketing, human resources and/or communications preferable;
• Excellent communications skills, including highly developed presentation and writing skills;
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful development/fundraising strategies;
• Knowledge of specific AAPI community issues, and established relationships in specific AAPI communities within the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, or Houston areas and other regions of the United States ideal;
• Willingness to travel as appropriate is a must.

APAWLI is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience; benefits package included.

To Apply: This position is open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter with salary history, to:

Rosemary Abriam
Board President
Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute
APAWLI Search Committee
1681 Fluorite Court
Livermore, CA 94550
Fax: (925) 605-3614
E-mail: apawliATrabriamDOTcom

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Part Time Pastor – Staten Island, NY

Posted by sedwardyang on December 30, 2006

Our small, committed, young adult, Korean-American, fledgling English Ministry (EM) affiliated with a larger Korean Ministry (United Presbyterian Church of Staten Island) is looking for a part-time pastor with vision for building a strong church and community.

Responsibilities will include leading Sunday worship service for young adults and youth group, administration of EM, assisting in all youth group activities, and providing leadership to create and plan outreach programs.

Pastor must be an M.Div. candidate or recipient with strong Presbyterian or Reformed theology, and must have an intimate understanding of US culture and school system. Understanding of Korean a plus. Local residence preferred.

For more information, please email edmond819-upcsiATyahooDOTcom or call Edmond Lee at 646-831-8423.

United Presbyterian Church of Staten Island
312 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303

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Youth Pastor/minister/director – Tri-Valley Chinese Bible Church, Pleasanton, CA

Posted by sedwardyang on December 28, 2006

Tri-Valley Chinese Bible Church, Pleasanton, CA, is searching for a youth pastor/ minister/ director to lead the youth ministry. The youth ministry is composed of 50+ Asian-American youth attending middle school or high school. Full-time position, but intern/part-time ministry possible for seminary students.

Contact: Cecilia Chan
Tri-Valley Chinese Bible Church
1055 Serpentine Lane
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925.462.7677
Email Address: clokechanATyahooDOTcom
San Francisco
East Bay, California

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Development Administrator – East Meets West Fdn – Oakland

Posted by sedwardyang on December 22, 2006

Development Administrator
East Meets West Foundation
Oakland, California

East Meets West is an American humanitarian services organization working in Vietnam for over 18 years. EMW is one of the largest and most productive humanitarian development non-government organizations in Vietnam.

East Meets West is seeking to fill a Development Administrator position with a highly qualified, dynamic, motivated candidate. The position is available immediately. The Development Administrator reports to the EMW Chief Development Officer, who is based in Oakland, CA.

Job Duties:
• Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
• Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files
• Create weekly and monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
• Continually update and correct database records
• Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors
• Coordinate the production and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
• Produce and manage specialized mailing lists when requested by the development team
• Assist the Finance team with reconciling weekly and monthly donations to EMW’s Development and Accounting systems
• Work closely with the Vietnam development team to ensure accurate and timely processing of all gifts received and deposited in Vietnam.
• Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fundraising events.
• Other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer.

Performance Measures:
• Number of donations processed and acknowledged within 24 to 48 hours.
• Success in maintaining accuracy of database records.
• Accuracy of fundraising reports.
• Success in coordinating the production of direct mail appeals.
• Success in maintaining donor hard copy files.
• Desired qualifications.

B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent experience in relevant fields, graduate degree preferred Minimum of two years of nonprofit development experience Excellent computer skills with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management Superb time management and organizational skills with a great attention to detail Excellent verbal communication (e.g., handling phone calls) and writing skills Ability to work in a team-oriented environment Excellent customer service skills with demonstrated ability to work with a broad spectrum of community members and supporters Demonstrated ability to organize tasks, to set and observe priorities, and to maintain schedules Experience working with Raiser’s Edge highly recommended Eagerness to work for an organization promoting sustainable development in Vietnam The position is full time and based in Oakland, CA. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Excellent benefits include health, dental and retirement provisions.

To Apply: No phone calls, please. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in our organization to:

East Meets West Foundation
E-mail: jobs AT eastmeetswest DOT org

Find out more by visiting the organization’s web site

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Executive Director – Korean Community Ctr – Oakland

Posted by sedwardyang on December 22, 2006

Executive Director
Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Oakland, California

The Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB) is nationally recognized as one of the most innovative and progressive agencies based in the Korean American community, and one of the most competent multi-services provider to the Korean immigrant community in the Bay Area. For over 25 years, KCCEB has worked with Korean American and other Bay Area communities to develop community-based resources through education, advocacy, and direct services. Current program areas include:
• Social Service Information and Assistance
• Immigration/Citizenship Services
• Comprehensive Family Violence Services
• Youth Leadership Development
• Community Resource Development Program
• Faith-based Community Organizing

In addition to these main program areas, KCCEB also hosts the Han Ma Um Summer Camp for 90-120 youth each summer. KCCEB provides services to over 3000 individuals and their families every year. Currently, KCCEBís annual operating budget is $600,000 with 11 full time and part-time staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Vision and Strategy, Program Development: Oversees KCCEB’s programs while working collaboratively with its staff and board. Develops long-range strategic and program plans, including evaluation and tracking systems with staff. Ultimately responsible for all KCCEB public activities, representation and programs.

Fundraising: Oversees and implements long-term fund development strategies, including from foundation, major donor, and other grassroots sources. Researches funding sources, meets with funders, writes and submits grant proposals and reports. Supervises overall donor campaigns and fundraising activities such as annual dinner events.

Public Relations: Serves as organizational spokesperson and acts as liaison with collaborative partners and agencies, funders, and other donors. Responsible for public relations, media communications, and nurturing strategic partnerships with allies. Oversees and develops agency’s overall message and reputation.

Staff Management and Development: Oversees recruitment of new staff and staff development opportunities. Provides consistent coordination and leadership to staff across multiple programs. Directly supervises and evaluates staff and supports other staff in their supervision responsibilities. Ensures that personnel policies are up-to-date and adhered to in all hiring and employment practices. Fosters a collaborative work environment.

Finance and Administration: Develops and monitors annual budget. Maintains fiscal solvency of the organization and ensures timely reporting and compliance with state and federal agencies, and funding sources. Ensures that proper fiscal accounting and controls are in accordance with the guidelines of funding sources while using sound accounting practices. Oversees management of Koryo Village Center property.

Board of Directors Reporting and Development Reports monthly to the board on agency-wide developments including programs, staffing/management, finance, fundraising, and external work. Works with the board to ensure their involvement in program, fundraising, and overall organizational governance.

Required Candidate Skills/Attributes: Community Commitment: A demonstrated commitment and ability to work in the Korean American community, including first and second generation KAís, and its more marginalized communities such as adoptees and LGBTís.

Communication: Strong speaking and writing skills, able to represent the organizationís vision and views. Deals well with diverse viewpoints, has experience working in and/or building collaborations, and an ability to handle contacts with the media.

Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively with a highly-motivated and diverse team of staff and community leaders in a transparent management style. Experienced in working with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Management: Experienced in supervising staff, programs and/or organizations.

Desired Qualifications:
• Fluency in both the Korean and English language
• Experience in any of the following:
◦ successful fundraising from foundations, community fundraising and/or donor development
◦ non-profit financial management, documentation, and reporting
◦ strategic and/or organizational development
◦ community organizing

Compensation: The compensation package is competitive with similar service and advocacy organizations of its size and budget. Final salary offered will be based on the applicantís meeting job qualifications and commensurate relevant experience. Salary range is $40,000-$50,000 plus benefits including healthcare, vision, dental, vacation and other benefits.

Location and Work: Oakland, California. The Executive Director position requires some evening and weekend work, as well as travel within the Bay Area.

KCCEB is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume no later than March 1, 2007 to:

Korean Community Center of the East Bay
E-mail: searchED AT kcceb DOT org

Find out more by visiting the organization’s web site

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Youth Ministry – San Francisco

Posted by sedwardyang on December 19, 2006


Young Life San Francisco (Young Life) and City Church of San Francisco (City Church) seek to jointly employ a mature, experienced youth minister to serve as a valuable bridge between the youth of San Francisco and a vibrant, growing local church. This person will serve as a part-time employee of City Church of San Francisco and a part-time employee of Young Life, equaling a single full-time position.

Duties to include:

A. Spiritual Leadership
a. Lead a Young Life ministry at a local San Francisco high school or middle school.
b. Lead City Church’s Sunday morning youth program for middle-school and high-school aged students.

B. Training
a. Recruit and train volunteers from the City Church congregation and the local community to assist and multiply the ministry.
b. Attend applicable Young Life and City Church training.

C. Financial Management
a. Manage ministry budget, as directed by Young Life and City Church leadership.
b. Help raise financial support for ministry and salary.


• College degree preferred.
• At least three years of Young Life or youth ministry experience preferred.

Working Conditions:

• Will sometimes include the extremes of a camp environment (i.e. heat/cold, dirt, long hours and the physical demands of hiking, horseback riding, boating, etc.). Must be able to handle these conditions.
• Will work part of each week at the Young Life office, part of each week at the City Church office, and part of each week meeting youth in the community.

Qualifications Required for the Role:

• Proven relational skills with both kids and adults.
• Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Salary: $35,000 – $55,000, depending on experience


Matt Walker, Young Life
cell: (415) 845-4602
office: (415) 759-9573
Email: ylmatt AT gmail DOT com

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