Michigan Poverty Law Program - Office Manager / Training Coordinator - Ypsilanti

POSITION: The Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP) is seeking applicants for an office manager/training coordinator position.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: The Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP) is a statewide legal resource program located in Ypsilanti. MPLP provides state support services to local legal services programs and other poverty law advocates. Our goals are to support the advocacy of civil legal aid programs; to coordinate advocacy for low-income individuals and families in Michigan; to assure that a full range of advocacy continues on behalf of the poor; and to lead policy and systemic advocacy efforts in Michigan on behalf of low-income families and vulnerable populations. We work directly with local advocates by providing open access to case consultation, co-counseling, or referrals for current clients, and trainings. MPLP is part of the Committee on Regional Training (CORT). CORT is a four-state training consortium that provides substantive law and skills trainings for legal services attorneys in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.

MPLP is part of Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services (MSAS), a non-profit law firm providing free legal services to Michigan’s low-income residents, Michigan’s immigrant communities, and seniors through several statewide programs. MSAS is administered by the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP).

Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) is founded on the belief that equal justice is a right, not a privilege. 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. MAP is committed to anti-racism in all aspects of our work and has an active Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Visit mplp.org and miadvocacy.org for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a full-time position as an office manager and a training coordinator. The office manager responsibilities are various administrative functions related to the general operation of the office, such as purchasing office equipment and supplies; maintaining office equipment; managing telephone system, mail, keeping track of bills, managing petty cash, library subscriptions, providing basic tech support for suite wide computers and helping with other administrative tasks. The training coordinator responsibilities include scheduling, coordinating, and maintaining the master schedule of the MPLP and CORT training dates. For in-person trainings, the training coordinator’s responsibilities include arranging space and facilities, food, material preparation, and audio/visual services for each training. For virtual trainings, the training coordinator is expected to have knowledge of the various online platforms like zoom and go-to-webinar and provide the tech support for the virtual trainings. The training coordinator also develops on-line registration, answers routine inquiries about the training and schedules, prepares appropriate forms, correspondence, and records of course attendance, compiles evaluations for the trainings; prepares training reports and statistical summaries; posts training on MPLP and CORT websites, and updates websites; keeps track of training expenses and budget for each training, attends each training to assist with logistics, and handles other training related tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be skilled in use of Microsoft programs (namely Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher), Google Drive, Zoom, Go-to-Webinar and be comfortable using technology generally. Applicants must possess excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills and can work both independently and as a part of a team. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail, great time management skills, and an ability to be flexible while working on multiple tasks at once. Applicants must have demonstrated interest in working with individuals in poverty. A Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate educational and professional experience is required.

BENEFITS: This is a full-time position with a salary starting at $36,500 based on years of relevant experience and includes excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits. We encourage minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to apply.

TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter with “MPLP Office Manager/Training Coordinator” in the subject line to jobs@lsscm.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

MSAS/MPLP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Date Posted: 
Friday, September 17, 2021