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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


Director of Finance & Operations

Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) will have internal responsibilities ranging from daily operations to supporting staff relationships. The DFO will partner closely with the ED to ensure implementation and evaluation of short and long-term initiatives/strategic planning in response to increasing demand of the organization’s work and a constantly changing political environment. The DFO will also be responsible for financial reporting, budgets, liaison to Board Finance Committee and auditors. The DFO will serve as administrator of the day-to-day operations of the organization. Working closely with the ED, the DFO will lead all aspects of the organization's operations. This position will strengthen and maintain the internal capacity of the organization.

Directly reporting to this position will be a bookkeeper/office assistant. The Development Director will also report to this position with regard to the proposal process, grant renewals and extensions, and contract administration. The Development Director will report to the ED for all other matters.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing financial information and support to MIRA’s Directors, staff and the Board of Directors
  • Produce monthly financials, budgets and all related reports to the Board
  • Monitor revenue and expenses and oversee the accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepare annual operating budget and re-forecasts of budgets as needed
  • Provide program budgets to Program Directors to help with budget spend down and maintaining costs
  • Serve as Liaison to Board Finance Committee and Audit Committee
  • Authorize expenditures and reimbursements according to budget
  • Prepare audit reports and schedules throughout the year to be prepared for audit time.
  • Provide budgets for proposals and report on existing grants and contracts
  • Oversee/supervise bookkeeper regards to accounting issues
  • Oversee the Director of Development with the proposal process and provide support for grant/contract administration
  • Support MIRA Directors and staff with day to day operational matters
  • Assist senior staff in staff development and establishing challenging priorities and performance goals
  • Oversee implementation of MIRA’s Strategic Plan: the DFO will work with the Executive Director and Directors to meet the growth plans and targets, funding needs, recruiting goals and other plans
  • Establish an endowment fund and work with ED and Development Director on marketing the fund
  • Manage all vendor relationships, including selection and contract reviews; review and make recommendations on the lease/purchase of equipment (Copiers, Postage Meter, Mail Machine etc.)
  • Design, implement and maintain internal operational processes such as timesheet submittal, vacation tracking, American Express, etc.
  • Oversee facilities operation, including lease negotiation and management of office space
  • Supervise a contract relationship with IT service provider
  • Oversee office systems, tools and technology operations (database & website).

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Management and Finance preferred with a minimum of 5 -8 years experience in non-profit management and operations
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct an organization’s strategy, programs and operations
  • Proven experience with strategic planning, team building, and developing internal management capacity
  • Broad range of management skills: managing personnel and organizational budgets, planning and decision-making
  • Ability to motivate staff and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Experience managing staff and working as a team player
  • Experience working with non-profit boards and committees
  • Experience with Federal, State and AmeriCorps funding.

Send cover letter and resume to Eva Millona at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with Director of Finance & Operations in subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Hard copies can be mailed to Human Resources, MIRA Coalition, 105 Chauncy Street, #901, Boston, MA  02111, or faxed to 617-350-5499, attention HR. No phone calls, please.

The MIRA Coalition is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Immigrants and people of color are encouraged to apply.

 

Internships at MIRA

General Description:

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), a statewide membership-based non-profit organization, advocates for the rights and opportunities of immigrants and refugees across the Commonwealth. MIRA has a membership of over 130 organizations across Massachusetts, and works with hundreds of partners and allies across the state by offering policy analysis and advocacy, training and leadership development, institutional organizing, and strategic communications.

All internships are unpaid. Where applicable, we will gladly assist in any requirements that would qualify an eligible intern for course credit.  Interns should expect to work 2 to 3 days per week (or the equivalent).

Intern Positions:

Communications intern.  Please review the description below, and submit a resume and cover letter to Franklin Soults, Communications Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
12/16/14 Update: OPEN FOR JANUARY 2015

Development Intern. Please review internship description below and submit a resume and cover to Elsa Gomes, Director of Development This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Citizenship Program Intern.  Description below. If you're interested, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Federal Policy Director, Sarang Sekhavat, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 12/16/14 Update: OPEN FOR SPRING 2015

State Policy Intern. Description below. If you are interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Shannon Erwin, State Policy Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Community Organizing Intern. Description below. If you are interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Thalita Dias, Field Organizer, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (For PDF version click here)

Welcoming Framingham Intern. For a PDF description of this internship click here. If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Thalita Dias, Field Organizer, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Welcoming Milford Intern. For a PDF description of this internship click here. If interested. please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Thalita Dias, Field Organizer, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Read more: Internships at MIRA

   

Volunteering at MIRA

If you're interested in the Citizenship Campaign at MIRA, there are several ways to get involved!

MIRA’s Citizenship Clinics are hosted throughout the state of Massachusetts, with a larger concentration of clinics in the Greater Metro Boston Area. Clinics are typically hosted on Saturdays. At clinics, volunteers are usually needed for 6+ hours, typically from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Clinic volunteers help with registering clients, filling out U.S. Citizenship applications, and copying needed paperwork. Personalized trainings are mandatory for volunteers interested in helping directly with filling out U.S. Citizenship Applications. Brief trainings for all other volunteer stations are offered on the day of the clinic.

For more information on Citizenship Workshop Volunteering click HERE

"If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at an upcoming citizenship clinic please contact the Citizenship Team at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and please put "interested in volunteering" in the subject line."

 

You can also Volunteer at a MIRA Voter Registration!

MIRA’s Voter Registrations happen directly after naturalization ceremonies throughout the state of Massachusetts, often at Faneuil Hall or other landmarks in the Greater Boston Area. They are typically on Thursday afternoons, and volunteers are usually needed for about an hour (1:30-2:30pm).

Volunteers fill out voter registration forms for newly sworn-in citizens, empowering them with the first rite of passage to becoming an active and engaged citizen. Registering new voters is fun and easy, and all materials—clipboards, forms, and pins—are provided. Volunteers are also encouraged to help with the data entry into the electronic Voter Activation Network that follows, putting new voters into the statewide database.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at an upcoming citizenship clinic please contact Thalita Dias at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and please put "interested in volunteering" in the subject line.

   

Volunteer Sign-Up

Register to volunteer!

Volunteer to register New Americans to vote! Contact Thalita Dias at tdias@miracoalition.org.


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