Job Announcement: Data Coordinator for Immigrant Children (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti)

POSITION: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking a full time Data Coordinator for Immigrant Children in any of our Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti offices. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the current Data Coordinator to coordinate data to support MIRC’s work with unaccompanied children. This is a chance to join a talented grant-funded team doing important and challenging work at a critical time. This position will be based out of one of our four offices, with a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MIRC is a legal resource center for immigrant communities. The three pillars of our work are: 1) direct legal services; 2) systemic advocacy; and 3) community education and engagement. MIRC is part of Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services (MSAS), a non-profit law firm providing free legal services to low income and senior persons through several statewide programs. MSAS is administered by the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), which provides access to the justice system for those who need it the most through civil legal aid offices and statewide advocacy programs. MAP’s mission is to advance the safety, independence, and economic stability of those most affected by poverty, racism, and other structurally oppressive systems by increasing access to justice and working for systemic solutions. Visit and for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Data Coordinator will work closely with the unaccompanied children’s team’s program and fellow data coordinators, supervising program coordinators, and supervising attorneys, to ensure all data required for contract and grant reporting processes has been collected and reported to funders within weekly, monthly, and other deadlines. This will involve working with current systems as well as improving and developing new systems to most efficiently capture and report data; as well as to find new and creative ways to use data to help improve our service to clients.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent computer and data management skills are required. An associate’s degree or commensurate professional experience is required; a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Applicants must possess excellent communication, collaboration, analytical and problem‐solving skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of immigrants or other persons in poverty. Candidate must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills. Candidate must be proficient with major software and web services including Word, Excel, G Suite, and have access to a reliable internet connection if they intend to work remotely some of the time. Candidates familiar with Microsoft Access and other data management software will receive preference. Applicants who have experience, especially related to immigration and poverty, will receive priority. No prior legal experience required.

BENEFITS: This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $45,000 depending on experience. MAP offers a generous benefits package including life, short- and long-term disability, health, vision, dental and flexible spending accounts. If staff do not require health benefits, they have the option to take an annual $1,500 payout in addition to the base salary paid over the course of the year. MAP also has a generous leave policy allowing staff to accrue 3 weeks paid vacation the first year and 13 paid holidays, as well as an annual 2% contribution and 2% match to retirement plan subject to board approval for eligible staff. MAP is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

TO APPLY: Please complete this application and submit your resume and cover letter. You can also access the application by copying and pasting the following web address into your browser: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

MSAS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Posted on: 03/08/23