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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


AmeriCorps New American Integration Program

The AmeriCorps New American Integration Program (NAIP) is a partnership of the MA Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI) , the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), and English for New Bostonians (ENB). We are recruiting now for our 2015-2016 service year.

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
Member activities include:
  • Employment Assistance
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Citizenship classes
  • Help legal permanent residents successfully complete the naturalization process
  • Promoting civic engagement
  • Referrals community resources and interpreting

Members will receive intensive training in teaching ESOL, citizenship assistance, and job readiness services.

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We are accepting applications for this position now.

Click here to download an application form. For more information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 617-727-7888. Application process will proceed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Public Notice of Nondiscrimination:

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most programs, religion. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination.

 

Program Coordinator

Early Education and Care Workforce Project

MIRA is seeking an experienced and highly organized facilitator and communicator with a strong commitment to meeting the needs of immigrant families and children to coordinate our Early Education and Care (EEC) Workforce Project, a collaborative initiative between MIRA's New Americans Integration Institute (The Institute) and the Washington, D.C.-based Migration Policy Institute (MPI). The Program Coordinator will lead MIRA's policy advocacy and community outreach to advance workforce opportunities for immigrant and limited English Proficient childcare workers in Massachusetts, and coordinate MIRA's efforts in the EEC area more generally. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Immigrants and refugees in the EEC workforce, mostly women, primarily serve as low-paid childcare workers and teacher assistants who provide crucial sources of linguistic and cultural competence for children and families. As training and credential requirements increase, less-educated and often limited English proficient childcare workers find it increasingly challenging to keep their place on the career ladder, maintain home-based businesses, and provide for their families. The Institute will work with MPI and partners in three other states to expand policies and practices that assist immigrant and refugee workers in obtaining the education and credentials needed to maintain family-sustaining employment, create their own businesses, and promote progress within the field.

The Program Coordinator will have the opportunity to:

  • Coordinate statewide efforts to expand educational and employment opportunities for immigrant and refugee early childhood educators and childcare providers, in collaboration with partner initiatives in three other states.
  • Ensure a place at the table for immigrant and limited English proficient childcare workers and parents of young immigrant and refugee children during stakeholder policy discussions that shape education and credentialing requirements and academic program development.
  • Help advance individual and systemic supports for EEC workers and prevent the loss of providers and educators pivotal to immigrant and refugee children's emotional and cognitive development and future educational success.

Major Responsibilities:

Working with the New Americans Integration Institute Director, the Program Coordinator will:

  • Develop project activity and evaluation framework;
  • Convene and coordinate a Task Force of stakeholders including academic institutions, childcare advocates, policy researchers, government agencies, community-based groups, EEC professional associations, philanthropic organizations, and parent groups;
  • Develop yearly task force policy agenda and coordinate regular meetings;
  • Engage Task Force members in driving research, program and policy development and community engagement activities in EEC workforce and related areas;
  • Coordinate data collection including stakeholder interviews and focus groups for research studies on workforce demographics and remuneration issues;
  • Engage with other state-level stakeholders and national partners to share knowledge and best practices and to raise the visibility of this issue in the media and among the general public;
  • Assist in developing a tightly coordinated outreach, communications and advocacy strategy to achieve policy goals;
  • Attend meetings, interviews, field and legislative meetings as needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned by Institute Director.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with at least 2 years full-time professional experience in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated project coordination/ facilitation skills
  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of immigrant families and children
  • Knowledge and professional experience in the EEC field preferred
  • Experience working with immigrant community-based organizations a plus
  • Experience working in an organizing or advocacy role a plus
  • Bilingual a plus

How to apply:

Please send an email with a resume and cover letter and "EEC Program Coordinator" in the title line, to Jeff Gross Director, New Americans Integration Institute, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Applications will be reviewd on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

   

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.

   

AILA Grassroots Advocate (Washington)

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is actively recruiting someone to fill the recently vacated post of our Grassroots Advocacy Associate, a fun and challenging job of mobilizing AILA members to fight for immigration reform.  With the upcoming changes of the Obama executive action announcement, the upcoming months will be an exciting time for AILA and the entire community.  Join us and be part of it!

See the PDF job description for more information and application instructions.

   

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 .

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