Parent Leadership Program Manager

Program Management | Washington, DC | Full Time | From $62,000.00 to $67,000.00 per year
February 24, 2023

About us:

Many Languages One Voice (MLOV), founded in 2010, 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.

Parent Leadership Program Manager: MLOV is seeking an energetic Parent Leadership Program Manager to join our team. Successful candidates for this role will possess strong commitment and passion for grassroots leadership development and power-building within immigrant communities. Fluency in a language in addition to English is also important for this role.

The program manager will primarily lead two MLOV parent leadership programs implemented during two separate times of year: our "Mom Pod" immigrant parent cohort which focuses on the leadership development of DC immigrant parents and child-care providers to increase access to affordable, high quality, child-care in DC, and our “Padres Comprometidos” parent cohort focused on leadership development of DC immigrant parents to increase their involvement and influence in DC schools.

This role is a full-time exempt position requiring a high-level of initiative, responsibility, creativity, and cultural competence. The expected salary range for this position is commensurate with experience between the range of $62,000 - $67,000.

An overview of essential responsibilities is below. Please note the list below does not completely encompass all possible role responsibilities, which may evolve as a result of organizational needs.

  • Lead MLOV’s “Mom Pod” parent cohort (15 - 30 participants) focused on leadership development of parents working for increased access to affordable, high quality, child-care in DC. This includes program recruitment and management, facilitation and/or arranging guest speakers/facilitators, and program content planning;
  • Lead MLOV’s “Padres Comprometidos” parent cohort (15 - 30 participants) focused on leadership development of DC immigrant parents to increase their involvement and influence in DC schools, and increased participation in their children's education. This includes program recruitment and management, facilitation and/or arranging guest speakers/facilitators, and program content planning;
  • In partnership with organizational partners/guest speakers: host Know Your Rights workshops on topics pertinent to DC immigrant communities, for example: worker rights, tenant rights, political and government processes, etc., in order to develop MLOV members’ leadership skills, political consciousness and confidence in exercising their rights;
  • Facilitate periodic community meetings to discuss current events impacting the community and identify upcoming mutual-aid, advocacy, and organizing opportunities;
  • Remain engaged and responsive to community needs and develop new or enhanced leadership development opportunities as needed;
  • Collect and maintain updated statistics about member involvement in MLOV’s database;

Organizational Involvement

  • Provide input for MLOV leadership and consultant support, to help create a new community member Organizing Institute. The Institute shall be designed for all MLOV members to develop their skills and knowledge base to understand systemic inequities and collectively define solutions in their communities;
  • On occasion, provide support for other MLOV programs, including participating in community outreach efforts and organization-wide community events;

Ideal candidate characteristics:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; education in political science, social sciences, public policy, and/or specialized training in community organizing is a plus;
  • Meaningful experience empowering and supporting immigrant communities;
  • Multilingual, at least proficiency in writing/reading and speaking/understanding another language in addition to English, preferably Spanish, French and/or Amharic is required.
  • High level of responsibility, initiative, creativity, and cultural competence;
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting immigrant and low-income communities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication;
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills, with ability to work independently;
  • Positive and welcoming attitude, with ability to effectively engage diverse ethnic populations;
  • Ability to work on-site in DC, with availability to work occasional evenings and weekends;

Required candidate characteristics:

  • Given the possibility of occasional interactions with youth program participants, must possess or be willing to undergo the following background checks:
    - Current check from DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) Child Protection Registry (CPR)
    - Current check from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check
    - Current check from Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Criminal Background Check, and
    - Current check from National Sex Offender Registry (NSO).

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.

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