Reporting to the Vice President of Program & Operations, the Program Associate will support the development and execution of the Foundation’s grantmaking, capacity building, and other programmatic initiatives that are core to the mission of the Foundation. S/he will help manage the growing grant portfolio, cultivate grantee partner relationships, take the lead in grant database management, and support research, analysis, and coordination of programmatic activities. The Program Associate will also work collaboratively with our development and communications team.
The Program Associate will be working closely with grantee partners whose preferred working language is Korean. Some level of Korean language proficiency is required.

Key Responsibilities

Support development of strategic plan and work plans for all programmatic work (e.g. grantmaking, capacity building, learning sessions)
Working with the VP of Program & Operations, conduct research using online resources, analyze data, and identify trends
Plan and coordinate logistics for learning sessions
Provide cross-organizational support, including in donor education/organizing and fundraising
Other duties as assigned ● Manage logistics for the participatory grantmaking process, including coordination of trainings, facilitate meetings when needed, prepare materials, and manage other event details
Under the guidance of VP of Program & Operations, review grant proposals, attend site visits, help make grantee recommendations, and prepare reports
Review grant records, track reports, and schedule grant payments
Build and maintain relationships with grantee partners and community-based organizations ● Coordinate grantee/community partner convenings and committee meetings, track decisions and next steps, and circulate minutes

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

Minimum 1-2 years work experience, preferably at a nonprofit organization or a foundation
Interest in Foundation’s priority of lifting up low-income Korean/Asian American communities
Strong project management skills, with the capability to handle multiple projects with
competing deadlines, and the flexibility to manage shifting priorities
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication
Strong analytical skills, adept at research, and impeccable attention to detail
A self-starter capable of working with limited supervision
A strong team player capable of working collaboratively with a diverse range of constituents and exhibit individual maturity, respect for others, and a team-centered approach
Flexibility to work before/after hours and some weekends
Some level of Korean language is required
Bachelor’s degree

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary. KACF offers a benefits package that includes employee medical and dental covered by the organization, 401(k) retirement plan, access to professional development opportunities, and additional benefits. We currently have a hybrid return to office policy, working in the office and from home, and this may change pending how the pandemic evolves.
To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Brennan Gang, [email protected], with subject line: KACF Program Associate.
Application Deadline
KACF welcomes applications from qualified individuals by November 12.

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About Korean American Community Foundation

Founded in 2002, the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF) transforms and empowers communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and inter-community bridge building. KACF’s grantmaking promotes self-sufficiency for the underserved and under-resourced. The Foundation also raises awareness of needs and issues in the Asian American community, and works to foster a culture of giving. Our vision is a vibrant Korean American community working together to strengthen our society.