Job Announcement: Legal Assistant

POSITION: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking candidates for a full-time administrative assistant position based in our Ypsilanti office to join our dynamic and committed unaccompanied children’s legal services team.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MIRC is a legal resource center for immigrants and community advocates with offices in Ypsilanti, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. MIRC works to build a thriving Michigan where immigrant communities experience equity and belonging. MIRC’s work includes direct representation, pro bono referrals, impact litigation, training, coalition building, advocacy, technical support, and more. Visit for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The legal assistant will assist with all aspects of MIRC’s work for unaccompanied children such as client intake, the development of legal documents, grant and other reporting, communications, scheduling, and more.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent communication skills are required. An associate’s degree or commensurate educational and professional experience is required; a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Candidate must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills. Candidate must be proficient with major software including Excel, gmail, google docs, etc. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice, especially in the area of immigrant rights. No prior legal or immigration experience required, though it is preferred.

BENEFITS: This is a full-time position with a salary starting at $31,000 and includes excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits. 

  1. Completing this application form.
  2. Emailing a cover letter that confirms your qualifications, your current resume, and a list of three professional references to with “MIRC Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. The application deadline is May 31, 2019.

MIRC is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Posted 05/08/2019