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MA Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition Jobs

Jobs listed here are openings at the MIRA Coalition and at MIRA member organizations. If you are a MIRA member and would like to post an opening, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (jgross[at]

Director of Development

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will work with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors to design and implement strategies to successfully increase charitable support from foundations, individuals and corporations. Full time benefitted position, salary commensurate with experience.

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Financial Administrator Position

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Financial Administrator will have bookkeeping and fiscal management responsibilities ranging from daily operations to financial reporting. This benefitted position requires 30 hours per week, with flexible schedule, and may require additional hours during busy seasons such as end of fiscal year (audit) and end of calendar year.

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Join Justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts!

Justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts, a project of Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, is part of a nationwide public service initiative to provide much needed legal representation in immigration court to unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America.

Working in partnership with legal services agencies across the state, we will be placing 9 AmeriCorps attorneys at legal service organizations in Massachusetts to provide legal assistance to unaccompanied children under the age of 16.

As a Justice AmeriCorps MA member, you will gain valuable legal experience working with clients and legal services agencies.

  • Eligible candidates must be a United States citizen, United States national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Member must hold a J.D. degree and have passed a state bar exam (Massachusetts preferred).
  • Applicants must consent in writing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Spanish language knowledge preferred

A justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts member commits to a full-time, eleven-month service position (1700 hours) while receiving a living allowance of up to $25,060, health benefits, legal training, deferral of educational loans, and an education award upon completion of service.

Read more: Join Justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts!


ATASK Program Coordinator - Language Access Program

The mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors. 

ATASK is hiring a full-time Program Coordinator for its Language Access Program (LAP). LAP is an exciting new initiative that expands access to domestic violence services for women from smaller Asian communities. In its first year, the program will target Lao and Vietnamese in Greater Lowell and Koreans and Bengalis in Greater Boston. ATASK's program is based on a model which the Asian Women's Shelter in San Francisco has been operating successfully for the past 20 years.

The job full description for the LAP Coordinator position available here. The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for victims, survivors and their children and will work as a team member of ATASK to provide comprehensive services to the Asian and general community. Please note that this position is based in Lowell at least one day a week and in Boston the remaining days.


Become a 2015 -16 AmeriCorps NAIP Member!

The AmeriCorps New American Integration Program (NAIP) is now recruiting members for the2015-2016 service year. A partnership of the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI), the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), and English for New Bostonians (ENB), the New American Integration Program recruits committed individuals from diverse backgrounds to assist and strengthen the work of community-based organizations that serve refugees and immigrants.

Members will assist refugee and immigrant communities in learning English, applying for citizenship, job readiness services, and accessing community services that enable them to improve their quality of life. NAIP members receive intensive training to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), assist eligible Legal Permanent Residents in their applications for citizenship, and provide job readiness services.

The 2015-2016 term of service begins on September 9, 2015 and continues through July 31, 2016. Each member will be expected to complete at least 1700 hours at their host site through the duration of their service.

Member benefits include:

  • A Living Allowance of up to $12,530.00
  • An Education Award of $5,775.00 on successful completion of service
  • Healthcare Coverage
  • Deferment of educational loan payments 

Read more: AmeriCorps New Americans Integration Program


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