POSITION: MIRC is seeking candidates for a full-time Supervising Program Coordinator position based in any of our Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Lansing, or Ypsilanti offices to join its dynamic and committed unaccompanied children’s legal services team.
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 michiganimmigrant.org and miadvocacy.org for more information.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Supervising Program Coordinator will assist with all aspects of MIRC’s work for unaccompanied children such as providing administrative support to attorneys and supervising legal assistants, tracking and managing grant reporting and grant requirements, maintaining program databases, communicating with stakeholders, and tracking deadlines for cases.
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent communication skills are required in both English and Spanish. An associate’s degree or commensurate educational and 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. Candidates familiar with Microsoft Access and other data management software will receive preference. Applicants who have experience, especially related to immigration and poverty, will receive priority. No prior legal experience required.
BENEFITS: This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $53,000 depending on experience and education. 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: https://miadvocacy.bamboohr.com/careers/71. 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.