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Director, Operations and Programming

Council of Korean Americans Washington, DC
  • Posted: 28 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, 401k, Dental

The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) seeks a full-time Director of Operations and Programming to provide operational and strategic leadership for the national nonprofit organization. S/he will be responsible for the overall design and management of leadership development programs that supports CKA’s goals of advancing the national voice of the Korean American community. S/he will manage internal operations as well as play a leading role in crafting CKA’s communication strategy, public positioning, and development strategy. The Director will report to the Executive Director. This position is based in Washington, DC.


  • Provides strategic support on leadership development, education, member engagement, coalition-building, and fundraising.

  • Shape CKA’s agenda positions and strategically insert the Korean American community’s voice on national matters.

  • Craft the overall communications strategy for the organization, including shaping and executing high-profile advocacy and media relations campaigns on priority events and issues.

  • Collaborate with the executive branch, congressional leaders, community-based organizations, and private sector partners to advance policies that elevates Korean American perspectives on major issues.

  • Help develop and execute CKA’s comprehensive fundraising program, including corporate and foundation proposals and grant writing.

  • Support the Executive Director as spokesperson at events and meetings with CKA members throughout the country.

  • Guides and support achieving CKA’s budget goals and performance objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree a plus)

  • Ten or more years of management and operations experience, including project management and budget

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate effectively to senior professionals

  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and public speaking

  • Ability to lead in a team environment, while handling controversial issues with confidence, diplomacy, tact, and discretion

  • Must be able to juggle multiple projects, prioritize activities, and meet deadlines

  • Must be willing to travel several times per year


Commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes full health/dental/vision insurance coverage, 10 days of paid vacation, all federal holidays, match on company-sponsored retirement plan, and commuting benefits.


As soon as possible.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references in one PDF file to Use CKA Director Application - [NAME] in the subject line.

Council of Korean Americans

The Council of Korean Americans is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the national voice, interest, and influence of the Korean American community through education, collaboration, and leadership development. We are dedicated to providing leadership on issues critical to our community and preparing the next generation of Korean Americans to lead the society they will inherit. Founded in 2011, CKA has demonstrated impact on national issues by educating and activating Korean Americans through leadership development, coalition-building and education. CKA members are high-profile Korean Americans in finance, law, medicine, business, entertainment, military and public service. For more information about CKA, please visit our website at CKA is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.


1875 K Street NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20006
Washington, DC

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