POSITION: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking a full time Data Coordinator for Immigrant Children in any of our Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti offices. The successful candidate will coordinate data to support MIRC’s work with unaccompanied children. This is a chance to join a talented grant-funded team doing important and challenging work at a critical time. This position will be remote until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and then employees will be expected to work from their assigned office.
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 Data Coordinator will work closely with the unaccompanied children’s team’s program coordinators and supervisors to ensure all data required for contract and grant reporting processes has been collected and reported to funders within monthly and other deadlines. This will involve working with current systems as well as improving and developing new systems to most efficiently capture and report data; as well as to find new and creative ways to use data to help improve our service to clients.
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent computer and data management skills are required. 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 2021 salary starting at $35,500 depending on experience and includes excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits.
- Completing this application form: https://forms.gle/ofNNNiawes2DvU8UA
- Emailing a cover letter that confirms your qualifications, your current resume, and a list of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “MIRC Data Coordinator for Immigrant Children” in the subject line.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but priority is given to those received by April 29, 2021.
MSAS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.