There are currently no positions available.
However, the MIRA maintains a resume bank for those interested in future employment with the organization. Please submit your resume via e-mail as described below if you are interested in possible employment. We are now collecting resumes for the following positions:
- Organizer: Must have high school diploma. 2 or 4 year college or university degree is preferred. Must read, speak and write English and write Spanish fluently. Must have experience in community or labor organizing.
- Executive Director: Must have at least 5 years of previous executive director experience or other high level experience in an immigration advocacy or similar non-profit organization. Prefer college or university degree. Must have ability to manage staff and the organization’s finances. Must have ability to read and write in fluent English. Prefer ability to speak, read and write in Spanish, Arabic or other language.
- Grant Writer/Development Coordinator: Must have experience in grant writing and fund raising in the non-profit sector. Must have minimum of 2 or 4 year college or university degree. Must be fluent in written and oral English and prefer fluency in Spanish. Strong writing skills required.
- Administrative Assistant: Must have high school diploma. Prefer 2 or 4 year college or university degree. Must speak, read and write English and Spanish fluently. Must have excellent computer, telephone and communication skills. Must have 2 years experience as a secretary or administrative assistant preferably in the non-profit sector. Higher education may substitute for the 2 years of experience.
- Paralegal/Legal Assistant: Must speak, read and write English and Spanish. Must have paralegal/legal assistant experience. Prefer certification or degree in paralegal studies and knowledge of immigration laws and federal civil litigation procedures. Prefer 2 or 4 year college or university degree. Must be willing to work as a team with the MIRA Legal Project Director. Will train qualified applicant with paralegal certification or extensive paralegal experience.
All positions require:
- a previously demonstrated interest in just and fair immigration issues and a desire and willingness to adhere to and carry out the policies and objectives of the MIRA;
- a commitment to a long term struggle for immigrant and racial justice, maturity, honesty, integrity, the ability to understand, create and carry out tasks and to work successfully with a small team with people of various ages, nationalities and ethnicities in a non-profit environment;
- the ability to read multiple documents and books in English and to write documents in English;
- the ability to travel by car, bus, train or airplane frequently around Mississippi and the United States;
- a valid Mississippi driver’s license, a reliable vehicle in which to travel and insurance for that vehicle;
- the ability to use a computer with knowledge of word processing and Internet search tools; and
- the ability and willingness to take, understand and follow directions from a supervisor.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and organizational ability to pay. No relocation expenses provided. Please note that tobacco use in any form is not allowed in or around either of the MIRA offices. Also, tobacco use is not allowed during work hours in, near or outside of either of the MIRA offices.
To submit your resume for any of the positions listed, please send the following documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- a detailed cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for the MIRA and how you have previously demonstrated that interest;
- a resume with your contact information AND complete contact information for 2 professional references, including name, phone number, mailing address and/or e-mail address; and
- a 1page writing sample, in addition to your cover letter. Please limit your writing sample to no more than 1 page and write in English on a topic of your choice.
Applications with all of the requested information will receive higher consideration. Immigrants, minorities, LGBTs, people of color, non-smokers and non-tobacco users are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to read about working in the non-profit sector at the Idealist web site at http://www.idealist.org/info/Careers/SectorKnowledge/Nonprofit. We will review all applications. If it appears that you are eligible for a position that is open, we will contact you. All application submissions will be held strictly confidential.
Thank you for your interest in the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance!