Open Positions

Thank you for your interest in working with the Coalition for a Multilingual Rhode Island!

These are our current open positions:

  • Coalition Coordinator:

    Are you passionate about multilingualism and multilingual education? …

    Taking on the role of Coalition Coordinator is an exciting opportunity to help make Rhode Island a truly multilingual state! Network, organize, and inspire in this role.

    • Brief Summary: The Coalition Coordinator represents the Coalition for a Multilingual RI in the community and creates awareness about its purpose and activities. Organizing community engagement, advocacy, and capacity-building on bilingual education and other relevant topics are some of the key responsibilities of the Coalition Coordinator. This position also tracks state and local legislation and coordinates advocacy efforts for policies and laws supporting multilingualism. The Coordinator will provide all administrative support to the Coalition members and initiatives. Additional responsibilities may be added during the course of employment as deemed necessary.
    • Roles and Responsibilities:
      • Develop and execute advocacy plans and strategies for shepherding multilingual-focused legislation through the RI General Assembly
      • Work in collaboration with the Policy Committee to disseminate policy and legal research and analysis on language education issues
      • Develop systems for continual outreach, coalition building and community organizing with local Rhode Island and national partners
      • Collaborate with Social Media Coordinator and oversee website content
      • Serve as main point of contact for Coalition correspondence
      • Develop a database of community partners and stakeholders that are frequently engaged with the the Coalition 
      • Recruit new members (organizational and individual) to the Coalition
      • Serve as liaison to KIDS COUNT, Department of Education, and other institutions and non-profits to gather data 
      • Write and distribute a quarterly newsletter and occasional policy briefs
    • Qualifications:
      • The candidate would preferably have most or all of the following:
        • Strong organizational and time management skills to manage multiple projects.
        • Motivation to be a self-starter who is able to work independently.
        • Excellent communication skills including writing, editing, and public speaking.
        • Ability to engage stakeholders in a multicultural setting and within a diverse community.
        • Proficiency in English AND multilingual preferred

        Candidates with these experiences are highly encouraged to apply: Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology Education major, community organizers, experience with policy and research

        This position has a flexible work schedule and is mostly virtual, but the Coordinator will need to spend time at the State House for hearings, organize some in-person meetings and meet in-person when the work requires it. There will be some evening and weekend work for special events.

    • Time Commitment and Compensation:
      • Part time: 20 hours per week on average* / $20/hour

        *Currently funded through November 2023

        *Potential for growth based upon successful fundraising/grant writing

Ready to apply? Email a cover letter and resume to info@multilingualri.org by May 31, 2022.

Please check back periodically for updates on position openings!

Would you still like to get involved in some way? Considering volunteering! Please email info@multilingualri.org and subject the email: Request to Volunteer