Summer Youth Program Instructor

March 13, 2024

Many Languages One Voice (MLOV), was founded in 2010, and our mission is to foster the leadership and greater civic participation of immigrants and refugees who do not speak English as a primary language. We believe an actively engaged community that challenges existing inequities by dominant power is key to achieving systemic change. Thus, we support our members’ leadership and amplify the voice of our most vulnerable members to find solutions to the systemic racial inequities that impact their 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’s Youth Programming focuses on providing immigrant youth with pathways to academic success, civic/social engagement, and leadership/empowerment through after-school and summer programming. Our programming provides a safe and empowering space for immigrant and English Learner youth, and helps youth build confidence around their identity, leadership and advocacy. Youth Program activities include homework support, structured lessons, group discussions, group projects, engaging with local policy makers, and field trips.

Summer Youth Program Instructor: The Summer Youth Program Instructor will be responsible for leading and implementing activities for MLOV’s Summer Youth Program aimed at youth in grades 6-12 (ages 11-18), in partnership with other program staff, interns, and/or volunteers. The Summer Youth Program Instructor is responsible for the development, growth and skill achievement of Summer Youth Program participants.

This role is a full-time (40 hours) summer position from late-June until mid-August 2024, with the possibility of extension as a part-time role for the 2024-2025 school-year (September 2024 - May 2025).

Desired start date for this role is Monday, June 24th, with an end date of Tuesday, August 13th.

Overview of responsibilities:

  • The Summer Youth Program Instructor will be responsible for implementing youth program lessons during the Summer Youth Program, in collaboration with other program staff.
  • This role will be required to be in-person during the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, from July 8 to August 9, 2024, with the possibility of earlier arrival or later departure based on program needs. Students will be there on the same dates from 9:00am-2:00pm.
  • Using resources provided by MLOV and/or obtained through independent research, and in partnership with other program staff, implement meaningful and interactive activities for summer youth program participants;
  • The Summer Youth Program Instructor will be responsible for providing instruction for the MLOV Summer Youth Program, and coordinating with other program staff on aspects for the delivery of the program.
  • Establish rapport with young people who identify as Black, brown, Indigenous, immigrant, non-English speaking communities;
  • Assist with program set-up and tear-down before and after session;
  • In collaboration with other program staff, facilitate program orientation for parents and students;
  • Maintain a safe and supportive environment for all youth;
  • Adhere to all program and MLOV organizational policies;

An ideal candidate characteristics:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. At least some post-secondary studies with focus in education, political science, sociology, social work, or related fields preferred;
  • At least 1 year of experience working directly with youth, experience working with immigrant youth preferred;
  • Experience training groups of youth from under-resourced communities;
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) required, fluency in additional languages is a plus;
  • Is a self-starter, motivated and organized;
  • Team player and excellent communication skills;
  • Possesses or willing to obtain 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).
  • Is a self-starter, motivated and organized;
  • Team player and excellent communication skills;

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.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to