Saturday, April 4, 2009

Youth Program Coordinator, AmeriCorp position (Flushing, New York)

Youth Program Coordinator
(Americorp position)

Reports to: Youth Program Manager
A full-time position

The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) of New York is seeking a qualified applicant for the Americorp position of Youth Program Coordinator.

KAFSC is a community-based not-for-profit organization in the New York metro area to prevent and end violence in the home and in partner relationships and to promote safe and healthy families and communities. We provide counseling, advocacy, education, and support services to serve women and families, strengthen communication and parenting skills, increase economic self-sufficiency, and promote the positive development of children and youth.

The Program Coordinator works with Program Director to develop and improve the program from recruitment and outreach strategies to family involvement, and provide support to day to day activities of the youth program including Youth Community Project Team (YCPT), Mentoring Program, and summer activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and provide support the Youth Community Project Team activities to promote positive self-esteem/motivation/leadership among program participants
• Coordinate and provide support the Mentoring Program activities: 1) develop and implement a comprehensive outreach plan for the program, 2) recruit, screen, and train volunteer mentors, and 3) plan and coordinate regular group activities
• Assist in development and implementation of required evaluation tools
• Work with Program Director to develop service plans with measurable outcomes and services as identified by the program and funding source in a timely manner.
• Work with Program Director to develop a program manual that compasses policies, procedures and program tools.
• Maintain files on all youth participants and records on all youth program activities
• Maintain ongoing positive relationships and contact with partnering agencies
• Participate in various administrative and programmatic meetings
• Conduct research on youth issues and resources and provide support to staff to conduct educational workshops and other outreach activities as needed by the program.

• Provide other administrative support to Youth Counselors and Program Director


• 4 year degree in Social Work, Sociology, or related field
• Must demonstrate an ability to work independently and with a team, initiate projects, and develop and implement an array of social-educational activities. Experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
• • Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to think creatively, and prioritize multiple tasks
• Fluency in the Korean language is a plus, but not required.
• Proficiency in using Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, and Publisher)

KAFSC of New York is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is subject to a background check.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and coverletter to Grace Yoon at

Grace Jungsook Yoon, Executive Director
Korean American Family Services Center of New York
P. O. Box 541429, Flushing, NY 11354
T.718.460.3801 ext. 10, F.718.460.3965

Monday, March 30, 2009

OCA Action Day: Action For Higher Education

Take Action For Higher Education:

Dear OCA Chapters and Members,

Recently, Congress reauthorized the Higher Education Act and permanently established the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) program, which, similar to other minority serving institutions programs, provides grants to colleges and universities that serve considerable numbers of low income students, particularly underserved Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

We are asking OCA chapters and members to do the following in order to gain support for this important issue in the House of Representatives.

1) CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE via the email webform on each representative’s website and use OCA’s template (Word document entitled ‘newcongressmantemplate’).

1. To find your House representative, please refer to:
2. Copy and Paste the template letter into the webform -
3. Or call your representative’s Washington DC office
4. Let know that you've done this!

2) CONTACT COLLEGES that are potentially eligible for the funding (.pdf file entitled 'Institutions’), and have them go through the process above and state their affiliation with the college.

Institutions -

We ask that you contact your Representative with the letters provided by Monday, March 30, 2009. The deadline for Representatives to sign-on is Tuesday, March 31, 2009.

Please submit to Douglas Lee at any action you or your chapter conducts.


OCA National Center