Job openings: Korea office of The Asia Foundation

Two opportunities have opened up at the Korea office of The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. One is for a resource development and external relations officer; the other is for a program assistant. Application deadline is January 6.

JOB OPPORTUNITY #1

The Korea Office of The Asia Foundation (TAF) is seeking a Resource Development and External Relations Officer.  Duties include:

Resource Development

  • Coordinating fundraising activities with public and private sector donors.
  • Developing contacts and coordinate meetings with potential donors.
  • Developing, managing, and implementing strategies for expanding individual and corporate membership in the Friends of TAF/Korea.
  • Serving as secretary to the Board of Directors of the Friends of TAF/Korea, including organizing regular Board meetings, and producing annual reports.
  • Editing and translating funding proposals for submission to prospective donors.

Public Relations

  • Designing and implementing a public relations program that will raise and expand awareness of TAF among various audiences.
  • Coordinating and managing all aspects of TAF/Korea’s relationship with the media.
  • Coordinating production of English and Korean-language print materials and on-line newsletters on TAF/Korea and TAF regional program developments.
  • Maintaining and updating TAF/Korea website.

REQUIREMENTS 

Experience & Qualifications: 3–5 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, public relations, media, and/or advertising.  Should be articulate, well organized, and creative with a capacity to build new relationships and network strategically in a wide variety of areas.  Should possess knowledge of the structures and major figures in Korean government, academia, and business sectors. Fluency in written and spoken Korean and English required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.  Master’s degree desirable.

Application Deadline:  January 6, 2012.  Please submit a resume and self-introduction with cover letter in English and Korean to eylim@asiafound.org.  For further information about The Asia Foundation, please refer to our international website (www.asiafoundation.org) and our Korea Office website (www.asiafoundation.or.kr).


JOB OPPORTUNITY #2 

The Korea Office of The Asia Foundation (TAF) is seeking a Program Assistant.  Duties include:

  • Assisting Program Officers in planning and monitoring the progress of TAF’s international development cooperation projects.
  • Assisting with regional dialogue and North Korea-related programs.
  • Supporting public relations and fundraising efforts related to these projects and programs.
  • Preparing proposals and reports for submission to donors.

REQUIREMENTS

Experience & Qualifications:  Prior experience in developing and managing public events and international exchanges desirable.  Knowledge of international development cooperation, Korea’s ODA experience and inter-Korean relations. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside of the organization.  Fluency in written and spoken Korean and English required.

Education:       Bachelor’s degree in international development cooperation or related area.  Master’s degree desirable.

Application Deadline:  January 6, 2012.  Please submit a resume and self-introduction with cover letter in English and Korean to eylim@asiafound.org.  For further information about The Asia Foundation, please refer to our international website (www.asiafoundation.org) and our Korea Office website (www.asiafoundation.or.kr).

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