MLOV is seeking to hire an DC Language Access Coalition Organizer
Please see below for the Job Announcement - deadline to apply is May 15th!
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: DC Language Access Coalition Organizer
Organization and History
Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) fosters leadership and facilitates community-led initiatives to increase the meaningful inclusion and civic participation of immigrants in the District of Columbia in solutions that impact their lives. MLOV creates opportunities for low-income immigrants who don’t speak English as a primary language by making systemic improvements through advocacy and grassroots organizing efforts. Through the administration of a diverse coalition of stakeholders, MLOV’s approach includes advocating for the enforcement of current laws and policies related to language justice, as well as training low-income immigrant communities to advocate for themselves and build their sustained power.
In 2002, a diverse coalition of stakeholders came together under the banner they named the DC Language Access Coalition. This Coalition, composed primarily of direct health service providers, advocates, public interest lawyers, and interpreter banks advocated for the passage of a new law that would require DC government agencies provide interpretation and translated documents to anybody who didn’t speak English as a primary language. The move was a landmark win for the immigrant rights community, and the Coalition won the unanimous passage of this legislation in April, 2004.
Since 2010, MLOV has provided capacity building, political education, administrative support and staffing to the DC Language Access Coalition.
The DCLAC Organizer reports directly to the Executive Director of Many Languages One Voice, which administers the DC Language Access Coalition (DCLAC), and conults regularly with the Executive Committee of the DCLAC. The DCLAC Organizer is charged with managing DCLAC by providing administrative, programmatic, outreach, and organizing support. The DCLAC Organizer is a Part-Time Position, core position at MLOV.
Effective Advocacy Coordination
Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Outreach & Education
Incubate Community-Led Language Justice Campaigns
Strong written communication skills; good meeting facilitation ability; ability to work with a diverse coalition of stakeholders ranging in age, language(s) spoken, race/ethnicity, and service sector; outreach and community organizing experience; strong organizational skills. Knowledge of the local DC political and non-profit institutions. Demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ rights and anti-racism. Bilingual in English and another language (inclusive of ASL) preferred.
How to apply:
Please send all attachments listed below in a single email to Sapna Pandya at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "DCLAC Organizer." No phone calls, please. Not all applicants will be contacted for interviews, and incomplete applications will not be considered.
1. Cover Letter (1 page) detailing your interest in the position, and your past experience or future plans for work towards social justice (including language justice) for immigrant communities. Mention any advocacy with City Council or other elected officials in particular.
2. Resume (2 page max). Please include relevant experience/work and an honest assessment of language (oral and written) skills. Emphasize any advocacy or organizing work.
3. An example of a facilitation guide or advocacy materials that you’ve developed or used in working with immigrant youth and a 1 paragraph written reflection/5 minute video reflection regarding the same.
Salary $18,000 (part-time). Very generous vacation and sick days. Opportunities for Professional Development.
** Low-income folks, people of color, LGBTQ-identified individuals and female-identified/gender non-conforming folks are strongly encouraged to apply. MLOV is an equal opportunity employer ***
MLOV believes in working with, rather than for low-income immigrant communities.
MLOV believes that low-income immigrant communities have a rightful place in the District.
MLOV believes that the passage of any progressive legislation must be coupled by mindful monitoring and enforcement led by impacted communities.
MLOV believes that actively engaged residents challenge dominant power and are key to systemic, long-lasting improvements in public policy and a fully-functioning democracy.
MLOV envisions a District of Columbia in which community-led solutions bring positive change to the lives of its people.
Many Languages One Voice is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions and treatment against employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an inter-family offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by law, as is harassment based on any of the above protected categories.
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