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Economic Justice Coordinator

Education | Washington, DC | Full Time | From $50,000.00 to $57,000.00 per year

Job Description

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.

Economic Justice Coordinator: The Economic Justice Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and developing initiatives to improve economic mobility for DC’s immigrant and refugee communities. This role will have the unique opportunity to dive deep into the issues impacting immigrant workers in DC. We look for a person who is able to work in collaboration with community members and local partners, and can support organizational efforts to construct pathways to career and financial security for immigrant families.

This role will require an ability to become familiarized with and communicate worker rights information (regarding wage theft, unemployment, worker’s compensation, etc.) to community members in a variety of formats, tailored to workers in diverse industries. Further, this role will require patience, responsiveness, and follow-through when interacting with community members and referring them to support as needed, in partnership with our Case Manager.

This role is a full-time (40 hours) salaried position. This role offers the possibility for hybrid work. Salary range for this position is between $50,000 - $57,000. Please apply at Applications will be reviewed an a rolling basis.

An overview of responsibilities is below. Please note this overview may not fully encompass all possible duties, as the work may evolve over time in response to community needs and organizational priorities.

Community Education

    • Organize and facilitate worker rights related workshops and/or clinics to community members on worker’s rights, employment justice, excluded worker’s history and other related topics;

    • In partnership with community outreach and education workers, conduct targeted outreach to eligible DC residents based on occupational groups and/or geographic areas;

    • Partner with local experts and city officials to connect workers to resources;

    • Develop, design, and print physical media to be distributed during worker rights outreach activities;

    • Develop and implement worker rights social media plan, including timeline, target demographics, and content, for targeted multilingual and industry-specific worker rights education campaigns;

    • In partnership with organizational partners and other staff, organize workshops around ancillary topics that affect workers, such as: financial literacy, grants for early childhood educators, first-time home buyer programs, etc.

    • In partnership with Case Manager, develop and implement a screening/intake process for follow-up services and support for DC workers/residents;

Recruitment & Coalition Building

    • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with community-based organizations from within diverse immigrant communities in the District;

    • Convene periodic groups of immigrant workers to hear about challenges they are facing at work, in order to support community-led initiatives and inform organizational strategies;

Program Development

    • Support efforts to develop new and innovative initiatives that promote the economic mobility of immigrants in DC, for example: social enterprise initiatives, Co-Ops, etc.

Data, Reporting & Admin

    • Monitor and track program goals, objectives, and milestones;

    • Maintain a database of community member interactions and outcomes;

Organizational Involvement

    • In collaboration with other staff, help organize community events;

    • Support organizational efforts for immigrant justice, including supporting other programming as needed.

    • Research and compile information on economic justice legislation and policies affecting immigrants, as needed;

    • Maintain MLOV’s internal statistics related to economic justice;

An ideal candidate characteristics:

    • At least a bachelor's degree with a focus in education, political science, sociology, social work, or related fields;

    • At least 1 year of experience working with immigrant populations;

    • Experience providing presentations and communicating with diverse audiences, especially with immigrant communities and audiences with limited English proficiency;

    • An understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and social and racial justice;

    • Fluency in a language in addition to English;

    • Is a self-starter, motivated and organized;

    • Strong written and oral communication skills;

    • Experience working on workforce and or labor issues, either through lived experience or an understanding of policy, is preferred;

    • Ability to work in a small office environment with a positive, hard-working attitude and excitement to pitch in when needed;

    • Comfort with technology and social media, including proficiency with Google and Microsoft products;

    • Computer and other standard office equipment skills sufficient to prepare flyers and communicate with community members via email and text;

    • Able to ocassionally work evenings and weekends as necessary;

    • Possesses or willing to obtain the following background checks:

      • Current clear check from DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) Child Protection Registry (CPR)

      • Current clear check from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check

      • Current clear check from Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Criminal Background Check, and

      • Current clear 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.