Michigan Immigrant Rights Center - Receptionist - Detroit

POSITION: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking a receptionist in our Detroit office. The successful candidate will support an office focused on meeting the immigration legal needs of non-citizens in and around Detroit. This is a chance to join a talented team doing important and challenging work at a critical time.

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 receptionist will assist with office administrative matters, mail processing, reception, limited case support, and other responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. This position requires the successful candidate to be in the office five days per week.

QUALIFICATIONS: An associate’s degree or commensurate 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 if they intend to work remotely some of the time. Applicants who have experience, especially related to immigration and poverty, will receive priority. Prior experience with immigration law preferred. Spanish language proficiency required. Applicants who have relevant lived experience are encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS: This is a full-time position with a starting salary range of $41,200 - $57,911 based on years of relevant experience. MAP offers a generous benefits package including life, short- and long-term disability, health, vision, dental and flexible spending accounts. If staff do not require health benefits, they have the option to take an annual $1,500 payout in addition to the base salary paid over the course of the year. MAP also has a generous leave policy allowing staff to accrue 3 weeks paid vacation the first year and 15 paid holidays, as well as a 401K retirement plan including employer match for eligible staff after 6 months of employment. MAP is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

TO APPLY: Please complete this application and submit your resume and cover letter. You can also access the application by copying and pasting the following web address into your browser: https://miadvocacy.bamboohr.com/careers/103. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by April 30, 2024.

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

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