Wednesday, April 29, 2009

KGA seeks Program Director (Long Beach, CA)

Khmer Girls in Action
Seeks Program Director

Job Title: Program Director
Posting Date: April 2009 (until filled) Hire
Date: Immediately
Terms: Full Time: $33,000-$38,999 plus excellent benefits
Reports to: Executive Director Location: Long
Beach, California

Khmer Girls in Action (KGA) works with young Southeast Asian women in
Long Beach organizing for social change and community empowerment. KGA
staff works as a team, promoting mutual respect and equal
participation of youth and adults. Valuing process and consensus
building efforts, KGA staff are highly committed to social justice and
community building both within and outside the organization.

KGA is looking for a dynamic Program Director who has the commitment
and desire to build a grassroots organization working towards the
self-determination of youth, immigrants and refugees, and women. The
Program Director is expected to direct and sometimes coordinate
programs, supervise staff, lead in the Participatory Action Research
project to develop and direct the organization's community organizing
and electoral campaigns.

-Direct KGA's Leadership Development Programs, Cultural Historical
Arts (CHA) Programs, and Learning to Impact for Empowerment (LIFE)
Program activities, including design, planning, implementation, and
-Facilitate, coordinate, and create curriculums for Khmer Justice
Program, one of the Leadership Development Programs
-Supervise, train, and evaluate program staff individually, and
collectively as an effective team
-Lead Participatory Action Research project to develop a community
organizing campaign
-Lead and direct electoral campaigns
-Contribute to the planning and implementation of the strategic plan
-Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures with the
Executive Director
-Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual program reports to the
Executive Director and Board of Directors
-Assist in the development and administration of program budgets
-Establish relationships with youth organizing and social justice
groups and organizations

-College degree or equal work experience
-At least 2 years of supervising experience with knowledge of program
development and management and/or campaign development and
-At least 3 years demonstrated volunteer or professional experience
working in diverse immigrant/refugee communities (preferably Southeast
Asian and/or youth groups)
-Must possess knowledge on curriculum development, training design and
facilitation - specifically around political education and campaign
development and implementation
-Highly organized and punctual with excellent inter-personal and team
building skills
-Strong commitment to social justice, gender justice, and youth
-Willingness to work some weekends and nights
-Valid CA driver's license, access to an insured automobile, and
ability to transport youth to and from activities

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references through email to:

Suely Ngouy, Executive Director
Khmer Girls in Action
1355 Redondo Avenue, Suite #9
Long Beach, CA 90804

This position is an employee of KGA's fiscal sponsor Little Tokyo
Service Center (LTSC). LTSC is an equal opportunity employer.

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