ISAAC Opportunities

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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