Khmer Girls In Action Seeks Communications & Program Coordinator


Effective: April 1, 2014
Salary: $30,000-34,000 (DOE)

KHMER GIRLS IN ACTION (KGA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a
progressive and sustainable Long Beach community that works for gender, racial and
economic justice led by Southeast Asian young women. Taking a comprehensive approach
to youth development, KGA provides leadership development, organizing, and advocacy as
well as cultural exploration and expression.

The Young Women’s Empowerment Program (YWEP) is a program for Southeast Asian
young women ages 14-18 in Long Beach organizing for social change and community
empowerment. YWEP is a space for young women to explore their identity, build their
political consciousness and develop organizing skills. As a youth and adult led organization,
KGA’s staff works as a team, striving towards equal participation and decision making with
youth and adults. Valuing process and consensus building efforts, KGA staff must be highly
committed to social justice, youth development, and community building both within and
outside the organization.

KGA’s organizing work builds from our program components to provide opportunities for the
community to use their collective power and create institutional change. KGA utilizes
strategic communications to popularize our campaigns and shape the dialogue around our

-Lead program development and planning for the Young Women’s Empowerment Program
-Develop and facilitate Young Women’s Empowerment Program Trainings/Curriculum on
leadership development and social justice issues (i.e. identity, gender, economic justice,
organizing, etc.)
-Supervise and mentor youth members and volunteers
-Provide academic and personal support and connect youth to resources
-Conduct outreach and recruit new youth members
-Develop organizing and youth development strategies sensitive to immigrant/refugee
-Coordinate parent orientation and maintain relationships with youth members’ parents
-Maintain electronic database of all members, families and community allies
-Establish relationships with youth organizing and social justice groups

-Serve as KGA representative at conferences, summits, etc.
-Provide support for organizational events, field trips, campaigns, etc.
-Oversee organizational communications and train staff and youth members to work with
the media
-Develop media plans and implement communications strategies to popularize grassroots
organizing campaigns (including website, newsletter & social media)
-Work with youth to create multimedia storytelling projects sharing the experiences of 2nd

generation Cambodian American youth
-Document and archive media coverage, photography/footage of campaigns and events,
and storytelling projects
-Support development of long-term sustainability plan for KGA

-At least 3 years of experience with curriculum development, training design and facilitation
-Comfortable speaking in front of small-large groups
-Experience working with and mentoring young people, preferably young women
-Experience with youth organizing and campaign development
-Ability to design creative and non-traditional models of youth programming
-Understanding of Southeast Asian community, preferably Khmer speaking
-Highly organized and punctual
-Computer skills, Microsoft office, Filemaker Pro, web design/html a plus
-Knowledge of Asian/Pacific Islander organizing and service providers in LA
-Strong commitment to social and gender justice and youth self-determination
-Strong understanding and analysis of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism,
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team
-Strong writing and research skills
-Understanding of organizational and campaign communications; experience with
media/communications a plus
-Willingness to work nights and weekends
-Highly motivated and demonstrates ability to take initiative and work with minimal
-Valid California Driver’s License and access to insured automobile or transportation, and
ability and willingness to transport youth to and from activities.

Khmer Girls in Action
1355 Redondo Avenue, Suite 9 Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 986-9416 fax, (562) 986-9415 office

Email cover letter and resumes to:
Sophin Zoe Pruong-McCreery

Position will remain open until filled

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