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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

Technology and Tutor Coach, English For New Bostonians

Reports to: Executive Director, English for New Bostonians

Job Description: The Technology and Tutor Coach will facilitate classes for immigrants that increase the acquisition of digital literacy and English communication skills. Position includes both teaching and coordination of program tutors. The coach will lead two concurrent classes which will meet for 7.5 hours per week over four cycles. Additional time will be dedicated to prep and tutor support.

Background: English for New Bostonians, in partnership with the MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, OneAmerica, the Learning Games Network, and the National Partnership for New Americans, is expanding access to English language learning and digital literacy opportunities for immigrants, particularly potential beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. This effort is possible through support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The English Innovations model uses blended learning instruction – a combination of face-to-face learning in a classroom setting coupled with online game-based learning. The live instruction will incorporate academically rigorous best practices in digital literacy and ELL education and will be delivered in six sites around the country. Volunteers will support in-class instruction, and students will continue their learning outside the classroom by using tablets. Xenos, a game-based learning tool, will be the model’s online component, combining a virtual world, games, activities, and community in a playful, social, language-learning application.

Status: 30 hours/week, benefited. Exempt.  Position is funded August 2015 through December 2016

Read more: Technology and Tutor Coach, English For New Bostonians

 

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

   

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: Open on rolling basis, unless otherwise noted. Please send email inquiry for availability. 

Citizenship Program Intern.  Now accepting applications for Fall 2015. Click here for a PDF version of the description or click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below. If interested, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Elizabeth Pimentel, Citizenship Program Manager, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Citizenship Legal Intern. Now accepting applications for Fall 2015. Click here for a PDF version of the description or click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below. If interested, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Sarang Sekhavat, Federal Policy Director, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Community Organizing Intern. Now accepting applications for Fall 2015. Click here for a PDF version of the description or click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" 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 .

Communications Intern. Click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below for a description of the position. If you are interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Jeff Gross, Director of New Americans Integration Institute, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Development Intern. Click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below for a description of the position. If you are interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Jeff Gross, Director of New Americans Integration Institute, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

State Policy Intern. Click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below for a description of the position. If you are interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Jeff Gross, Director of New Americans Integration Institute, 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

Interested in helping immigrants become U.S. CITIZENS?

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.

To register to volunteer at an upcoming Citizenship Workshop click HERE

Questions? Please contact the Citizenship Team at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Interested in registering new citizens to VOTE?

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.

To register to volunteer at an upcoming voter registration drive click HERE

If you have any questions 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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