Language Access Coordinator – Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs

City and County of Denver
October 17, 2020
Denver, CO
Job Type


About Our Job

This job application will close on Monday, October 19th at 11:59 pm. Please apply as soon as possible in order to be considered.

This is a limited position with an end date of June 30, 2021 and the potential to be extended.

The Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (DOIRA) is seeking a Language Access Coordinator.

About HRCP

The Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships (HRCP) is the umbrella agency comprised of one division, eight distinct offices and ten commission that envision a unified city where capacities and partnerships have been built and leaders from city government and all corners of our community are empowered and supported. This agency creates opportunities for innovation to take root in local government and throughout the community to impact local challenges. HRCP is the model of inclusiveness, recognizing that diverse perspectives, skills and resources strengthen the foundation for lasting solutions.


The Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (DOIRA) promotes greater awareness and integration of immigrant and refugee residents in Denver through advocacy, policy development, research, and community engagement. The office began its work in immigrant integration in 2005 and has led a comprehensive and strategic effort to build community engagement and partnerships in the non-profit sector and develop government policy to address the needs and capitalize on the assets of our immigrant and refugee communities. This work is dynamic and constantly changing due to community needs, system opportunities or barriers and political realities.


  • Build a citywide language access program that helps to significantly increase language access and system integrated coordination to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Denver residents so they become better engaged and informed through meaningful understanding and utilization of the City and County of Denver resources, service opportunities and information.
  • Work cross functionally across agencies and stakeholders to actualize language access tools, procedures and best practices that meet the needs of city employees and resident LEP clients.
  • Develop a working framework to implement the citywide language access program, including translation and interpretation programming.
  • Prepare a citywide best practices toolkit to guide city agencies in implementation of the program.
  • Develop a strategy for collecting regular resident feedback on citywide language access in conjunction with an existing citywide language access survey tool.
  • Create and share an annual data report detailing agency participation and interpretation utilization with city leadership.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Experience with multilingual communications and programming (interpreter, language access, English as a second language, etc)
  • Proficiency in languages other than English a plus
  • Established relationships with community-based nonprofits and agencies working with immigrant and refugee communities
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated project management and group facilitation experience
  • Ability to prioritize and follow up on multiple tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Strong sense of initiative and interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • Strong sense of initiative and interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing and speaking skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn about complex issues quickly
    • Will need to understand Civil Rights Act Title IV standards and be able to adhere to the Act
  • Demonstrated commitment to immigration and equity issues

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, or a related field.
  • Experience: Three (3) years of professional or technical level experience organizing the administrative aspects of a program(s) or training program participants and/or volunteers. (Some positions may require experience in a specific program area.)
  • Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement.

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA0938 Program Administrator
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Position Type
Limited (Fixed Term)

Position Salary Range
$54,661.00 - $87,458.00

Starting Pay
$54,661 - $60,000/year based on experience and education

Human Rights & Community Partnership

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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