POSITION: Michigan Advocacy Program is seeking a one year contract Desktop Support Technician to provide front-line desktop support to approximately 250 legal aid employees around the state and conduct daily triage and management of the IT ticketing queue. The Desktop Support Technician will work closely with the rest of MAP’s IT department. Our staff are currently working remotely due to the pandemic, but hybrid remote and in-person work from our offices in downtown Ypsilanti, is likely to resume in September.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MAP works 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 has provided civil legal aid for those unable to afford an attorney for more than 50 years. Today, MAP’s Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) has five legal aid offices in south and central Michigan serving 13 counties with an emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence and elder abuse prevention, and assistance in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs. In addition to LSSCM, MAP manages six statewide programs serving immigrant communities (Michigan Immigrant Rights Center), vulnerable older adults (Michigan Elder Justice Initiative), victims of domestic violence and elder abuse (Crime Victims Legal Assistance Program), migrant and seasonal farmworkers (Farmworker Legal Services), providing research and training support to all legal aid advocates (Michigan Poverty Law Program), and providing access to legal information to self-represented litigants (Michigan Legal Help Program). MAP has a staff of about 200 people in offices in Battle Creek, Detroit, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Monroe, and Ypsilanti. Visit lsscm.org and miadvocacy.org for more information.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an IT-related associate’s degree or equivalent experience; must be skilled in working with computer hardware, software, and applications; must have good people skills; prior experience working in an office is preferred. Google Workspace and Microsoft SharePoint/365 experience a plus, as is experience working with both PCs and Macs. Applicants must be able to effectively manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet all deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to take initiative in the development and completion of projects, and to work successfully on teams is required.
BENEFITS: Salary is from $35,000 depending on experience and includes excellent benefits.
The Michigan Advocacy Program is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
- Submit your resume and cover letter by email with “Desktop Support Technician” in the subject line to email@example.com
The positions are open until filled; applications received by September 13, 2021, will receive priority.