Wednesday, April 29, 2009

KAN-WIN Community Advocate - Chicago

Organization: Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN)
Job Title: Community Advocate
Part or Full-Time

Korean American Women In Need (KAN-WIN) is a non-profit, community-based organization that supports Korean American women and children victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. KAN-WIN’s services include 24-hour domestic violence crisis line, counseling, legal/social benefits advocacy, and Transitional Housing and Children’s program, and community education/outreach.


Legal Advocacy
* Ensure that KAN-WIN clients receive accurate information of their rights and options under relevant local, state and federal laws
* Advocate for and assist women in exercising their legal rights and options at all levels of legal proceedings
* Provide legal case management, document all casework, prepare program reports
* Manage KAN-WIN’s legal clinic including managing pro bono attorneys, volunteers, and legal clinic clients and providing follow up and referrals
* Keep abreast of changes in all relevant legislation and provide up-to-date information to all other staff
* Network with other advocates working on behalf of survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Policy Advocacy
* Oversee and develop the policy advocacy program
* Organize activities for the program; outreach to the community to educate and mobilize around issues of domestic and sexual violence and other issues affecting battered immigrant women
* Work closely with executive Director to create a systematic process of responding to policy issues
* Be familiar with and research current legislation related to women and immigrants and inform it to the community

Grant Writing (Applicable for full time only)
* Work with the Executive Director in the proposal submission process; prepare grant applications, progress reports due to funders, and other related correspondence
* Research and identify potential funding prospects relating to the projected and existed programs.

Operations & Administration
* Supervise interns and volunteers for the legal advocacy program and document interns/volunteers’ work, hours, etc.
* Work closely with co-workers to efficiently and effectively carry out the agency’s programs
* Actively participate in the overall management of the agency’s physical offices, general upkeep, maintenance, communications, and troubleshooting
* Actively participate in developing all of the agency’s programs and fundraising activities

* A commitment to ending violence against women and children, including a thorough understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of KAN-WIN
* Preferred to have familiarity with criminal, family and immigration laws
* Excellent team member
* Excellent writing, communication, and public speaking skills
* Bilingual English and Korean
* 40-hour domestic violence training required
* Driving is needed for this position; you must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle

Salary and Benefits
The salary is commensurate with the candidate’s experience. KAN-WIN offers a benefits package that includes fully paid medical insurance, a progressive paid time off plan and professional development opportunities for the employee.

Please e-mail or fax resumes to:

KAN-WIN, Korean American Women In Need
Attn: Hye Shin Park, Program Director
2434 E. Dempster St. Suite 111
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Fax: 847-299-4717

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