Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) fosters leadership and facilitates community-led initiatives to increase the meaningful inclusion and civic participation of immigrant residents of the District of Columbia who do not speak English as their primary language. We support their leadership and amplify the voice of the most vulnerable to find solutions to the systemic racial inequities that impact their daily lives.
MLOV is a leading player in the immigrant rights and justice movement in DC and regularly builds partnerships and coalitions with wide-ranging stakeholders. In addition to nonprofits and community organizations, MLOV works with government officials, agencies, businesses, and worker groups to advance power-building of immigrant communities in DC.
MLOV is also the convening organization of the DC Language Access Coalition (DCLAC), which worked to advocate for the passage of the pioneering DC Language Access Act of 2004, and has since served as a partner in the monitoring and enforcement of the Act. MLOV works with and conducts joint campaigns and activities with the coalition’s member organizations.
Director of Advocacy: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Advocacy is an integral part of MLOV’s team, responsible for leading MLOV’s advocacy and organizing team. Successful candidates for this role will possess strong commitment and passion for language justice, immigrant rights, and power-building within immigrant communities. Fluency in a language in addition to English is also important for this role.
This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic, energetic, and eager professional to help shape the advocacy strategy of a small, community-based, immigrant-led organization, and make significant contributions to advance the power of immigrants in DC. The Director of Advocacy will also have the opportunity to help shape and build the new advocacy team.
This role will lead efforts to strengthen our advocacy around Language Justice and immigrant rights in DC, including launching new campaigns, building the leadership of our immigrant and limited or non-English proficient members, developing multilingual resources, and coalition-building among DCLAC members to jointly advocate for this need.
The Director of Advocacy role is a full-time, hybrid, exempt position requiring a high-level of leadership, strategic acumen, responsibility, organizing experience, and political consciousness. The expected salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications between the range of $72,000 - $79,000.
An overview of essential responsibilities is below. Please note the list below may not completely encompass all possible role responsibilities, which may evolve as a result of organizational needs.
Development and Grant Management
Ideal candidate characteristics:
We recognize that women and people of color may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. MLOV is most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.
Important to Know: Many Languages One Voice is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. MLOV encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. Black and Indigenous people, Immigrants, and other people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who live in Washington, DC and understand its unique policy landscape.