About Sejong

Sejong Cultural Education, Inc. (www.sejongusa.org) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization led by Korean adoptees, their families, and Korean-Americans committed to programs that encourage a deep understanding of both Korean and Korean-American culture, to fostering positive change in our young people, their families and communities, and in the society to which we all belong.

Sejong facilitates educational opportunities for Korean-American youth, their parents, and American educators through two primary programs: Sejong Camp (a one-week sleep away camp for children ages 8 – 16) and our annual Korean Trip open to families and educators. Our programs aim to create a space of belonging for Korean Adoptees, Korean Americans, their families, and educators where they can develop and deepen their understanding of and ties to Korean culture and heritage. Our goal for those involved with Sejong is to help build confidence and esteem in who they are that will carry over to their daily lives in mainstream society.

With tremendous support from the Korean-American community, Sejong's offerings continue to grow, and to reach out to the wider local and second-generation Korean-American families, families of mixed races, teachers, friends, and families from Korea, all with the goal of increased understanding of, for and among one another.

Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will lead the organization’s fundraising efforts; deepen relationships within the organization and across our community with partners and donors; and provide clear strong leadership and vision to help Sejong fulfill and strengthen its mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Work with Program Directors to develop short (1-year) and long-term (5-year) strategic goals with clear definitions of success for the organization and its primary programs, Sejong Camp and the Korea Trip.

  • Create and maintain positive relationships with organization stakeholders (directors), board of trustees, partners, and donors through a culture of transparency and communication.

  • Present quarterly reports to the Board of Trustees to inform them of internal and external matters affecting the organization.

  • Serve as the face for the organization for fundraising, community building, press, and other public matters.

  • Cultivate, deepen, and maintain relationships with Korean, Korean American, and Korean adoptee communities, organizations, and leaders via professional conferences, partnerships, and public engagement.

Fundraising and Financial (Fiscal) Responsibilities

  • Lead and oversee the planning and execution of Sejong’s annual Gala, a primary source of the organization’s income.

  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with current individual and institutional donors and supporters, while cultivating new relationships.

  • Research, cultivate, and develop new sources of fundraising through community engagement, institutional grants, and corporate sponsorships to support Sejong’s mission and core programs.

  • Draft and present to the board for approval proposed annual budgets with quarterly financial updates that accurately reflect the organization’s financial condition.

  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to printed materials to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.

  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Established network and strong relationships within the Korean-American, Korean, and Korean adoptee communities with the ability to build bridges between the three.

  • Bilingual in English and Korean with high proficiency to read, write, and speak thoughtfully and diplomatically in both languages.

  • Ability to navigate, understand, and bridge the Korean-American and Korean-Adoptee narratives and experiences across several generations.

  • Experience with fundraising, donor cultivation, and Gala planning.

  • Understanding and experience of large-scale programming, project management, and

    budgeting.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal as well as good interpersonal skills.

  • Motivated, entrepreneurial spirit, and excellent problem-solving, planning and organizational.

  • Familiarity with and previous close ties to Sejong a plus.

Compensation

This is a part-time position with a modest annual salary. Salary will be reviewed annually with the possibility for increases based on fiscal health of the organization and successful fundraising efforts.

To Apply

Please send an email with the subject line EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document to office@sejongusa.org.

Applications will be accepted from November 15 – December 15, 2018

Anticipated start date: January 2019