Michigan Immigrant Rights Center - Program Coordinator (Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids)

Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

POSITION: MIRC is seeking candidates for a full-time program coordinator position based in any of its Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids offices to join its 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 michiganimmigrant.org for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The program coordinator will assist with all aspects of MIRC’s work for unaccompanied children such as providing administrative support to attorneys and 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. 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 $35,500 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 jobs@michiganimmigrant.org with “MIRC Program Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to those received by December 17, 2019.

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