JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: STAFF ATTORNEY
The MinKwon Center for Community Action is seeking a highly dedicated attorney with an interest in public interest law. The Staff Attorney will have the opportunity to work directly with low- and middle-income community members in need of services.
Organization History & Mission
The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community. Since our founding, we have made a profound presence through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies at the national, state and city levels, voter rights, and cultural awareness. The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members, including youth, elderly, recent immigrants, low-income residents, and limited-English-proficient residents.
MinKwon Center’s staff attorney would primarily provide free legal services to the low-income Asian American community in Queens. The attorney will provide community members with services ranging from legal advice/consultations to federal and state litigation, on areas such as employment rights, immigration-related issues, housing, and civil rights. Staff attorneys will also work closely with MinKwon advocacy and organizing staff on related campaigns.
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following:
Interest and experience in working with the Asian American community
Experience and interest in employment, immigration, housing and/or civil rights law preferred
English and Korean proficiency is required
Admission to New York State Bar
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and cordially with others
Strong commitment to public service; non-profit experience preferred
The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications, the MinKwon Center will only contact applicants who have been selected for an interview.
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Yoon Ji Kim
Social Services Director
Note: Please write ‘Staff Attorney’ in the subject line of the email.