Job Announcement: UC Legal Assistant

POSITION: MIRC is seeking candidates for a full-time legal assistant position based in any of its three office locations, with a preference for the Ypsilanti office, to join its dynamic and committed unaccompanied children’s legal services team. This position is funded for 12 months and after that, is dependent on continued funding.

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 michiganimmigrant.org 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 2020 starting salary at $34,000 and includes excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits. 

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

Apply by:

  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 jobs@michiganimmigrant.org with “MIRC UC Legal Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but priority is given to those received by November 16, 2020.