Job Announcement: Hiring and Onboarding Administrative Assistant for Immigrant Children (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, or Ypsilanti)

POSITION: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking a Hiring and Onboarding Administrative Assistant for its Immigrant Children team. This is a chance to join a talented grant-funded team doing important and challenging work at a critical time. This position will be based out of one of our offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, or Ypsilanti, with a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MIRC is a legal resource center for immigrant communities. The three pillars of our work are: 1) direct legal services; 2) systemic advocacy; and 3) community education and engagement. MIRC is part of Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services (MSAS), a non-profit law firm providing free legal services to low income and senior persons through several statewide programs. MSAS is administered by the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), which provides access to the justice system for those who need it the most through civil legal aid offices and statewide advocacy programs. MAP’s mission is to advance the safety, independence, and economic stability of those most affected by poverty, racism, and other structurally oppressive systems by increasing access to justice and working for systemic solutions. Visit and for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Hiring and Onboarding Administrative Assistant will be responsible for matters relating to MIRC’s hiring process including preparation of documents for hiring committees, communicating with candidates, scheduling interviews, and developing processes and stakeholder relationships as needed. The Administrative Assistant will also be responsible for onboarding matters such as communicating with new hires ahead of onboarding, scheduling onboarding with MIRC staff who are offering presentations, and being physically present during onboarding to guide new staff with the new hire processes. The role may also involve other assignments from the Training and Impact Supervisor as they relate to ongoing staff training needs and from MIRC’s managing attorneys as they relate to hiring processes. Applicants must be willing and able to travel to each of MIRC’s offices to meet with new staff in person.

QUALIFICATIONS: An associate’s degree or commensurate professional experience is required; a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Applicants must possess excellent communication, collaboration, analytical and problem‐solving skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of immigrants or other persons in poverty. Candidate must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills. Candidate must be proficient with major software and web services including Word, Excel, G Suite, and have access to a reliable internet connection if they intend to work remotely some of the time. Applicants who have experience, especially related to immigration and poverty, will receive priority. No prior legal experience required. Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required.

BENEFITS: This is a full-time position with a salary starting at $42,480 and based on relevant experience. MAP offers a generous benefits package including life, short- and long-term disability, health, vision, dental and flexible spending accounts. If staff do not require health benefits, they have the option to take an annual $1,500 payout in addition to the base salary paid over the course of the year. MAP also has a generous leave policy allowing staff to accrue 3 weeks paid vacation the first year and 13 paid holidays, as well as an annual 2% contribution and 2% match to retirement plan subject to board approval for eligible staff. MAP is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

TO APPLY: Please complete this application and submit your resume and cover letter. You can also access the application by copying and pasting the following web address into your browser: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

MSAS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Posted: 04/24/2023