job opening: founding director, korematsu institute

I don't normally post a lot of job announcements, but this opportunity sounds particularly cool: Founding Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education at the Asian Law Caucus.

The Institute, which launched in April 2009, "will advance the cause of Asian American civil rights and human rights through pan-Asian American alliances and programs that focus on education, activism and leadership." Here's the email that was forwarded to me:
The Asian Law Caucus is inviting applications for the inaugural director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education.

The position provides an unprecedented opportunity to be the founding Director of a path-breaking organization in the field of racial justice and Asian American civil rights, the Korematsu Institute. The Director will be responsible for all aspects of the Institute's programs and will be primarily responsible for maximizing the resources available for the Institute's work.

The application deadline is Sept. 15, 2009.

TITLE: Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education at the Asian Law Caucus

  • Identify strategic opportunities to advance the mission of Asian Law Caucus and the Korematsu Institute through community education, strategic communications and leadership development
  • Develop and manage the programs of the Korematsu Institute
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson of the Institute and work closely with the Steering Committee to develop and implement a strategic plan for the Institute
  • Set medium and long-term priorities for the Institute's development
  • Take primary responsibility for developing and allocating the resources of the Institute

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of low-income, API, people of color and/or immigrant communities
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in media, strategic communications, development of online content or other related fields.
  • Experience building and supporting collaborations among communities and organizations
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with a highly diverse group of mission-driven staff
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Preferred bilingual skills in Asian and Pacific Islander language(s)

    SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary range for this position is $70-80,000, depending on experience. Salary is based on principles of internal equity. A generous benefits package including full medical, dental and vision without an employee contribution is included.

    APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should submit via email (Microsoft Word compatible attachments) a cover letter, resume summarizing your interest, qualifications and experience, salary history, a brief writing sample (no more than 3-5 pages), and three professional references to Titi Liu, Executive Director, at
    titil@asianlawcaucus.org. Please no phone calls.

    The Asian Law Caucus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.
  • The application deadline is September 15. For more information about the position, and how to apply, go here: ALC Accepting Applications for Director of Korematsu Institute. And be sure to poke around the rest of the Korematsu Institute website to see the other cool stuff they've got going on.

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