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Office Manager/Training Coordinator - Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP) - Ypsilanti, MI

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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.

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; arranging space and facilities, food, material preparation, and audio/visual services for each training. 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, 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. MPLP is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 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 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Date Posted: May 16, 2019