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Intake Coordinator - Michigan Immigrant Rights Center - Ann Arbor

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POSITION: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking candidates for a bilingual intake coordinator in its Ann Arbor office. This position is part of a new project designed to increase capacity for direct representation in the Detroit metro area. The goal of the project is to significantly address the needs of low-income individuals with immigration legal issues in the region by providing tailored information, advice, representation, and/or referrals. 

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MIRC is a legal resource center for immigrants and immigration advocates across Michigan with offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. 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 intake coordinator will play a key role in launching this new program and assisting with managing a robust and busy intake system including developing referral relationships among nonprofit and pro bono immigration legal services providers. The coordinator’s responsibilities will include conducting phone-based intakes, reviewing intakes taken by other staff and volunteers, performing follow up and other assistance on open and rejected cases, helping with other clerical and administrative tasks, ensuring that all new cases are reviewed in a timely manner, and communicating with outside stakeholders about services and referrals, particularly in the Detroit area.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent communication skills in English and Spanish are required. An Associate’s Degree or commensurate educational and professional experience is required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Candidate must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills. Candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice, especially in the areas of worker or immigrant rights. No prior legal or immigration legal experience required, though it is preferred. 

BENEFITS: This is a full-time position with a salary starting at $31,000 and includes excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits.  

TO APPLY: Complete this application form and submit your resume, a list of three professional references, and cover letter by email with “Intake Coordinator” in the subject line to jobs@michiganimmigrant.org. 

MIRC is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. 

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2018