Jobs & Internships
Director of Development/Major Gifts Officer
MIRA is looking for a seasoned fundraising professional to develop and implement an ambitious development strategy, with a special focus on growing our base of major donors and sustainers. MIRA now raises about $2 million per year, and we need to strengthen our financial foundation to enable us to grow, make a greater impact, and be flexible and adaptable in response to fast-changing conditions.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about our mission, versatile, ambitious and dynamic, and able to effectively engage with a very diverse donor base: from corporate executives and major philanthropists, to community members giving what little they can to a cause they believe in. Strong existing connections are a big plus. This position reports directly to the Executive Director, and will work closely with the Director of Operations and oversee the Development Coordinator.
Communications is a core aspect of MIRA’s work, and it cuts across everything we do: from organizing, to legislative advocacy, to fundraising. We run Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, we produce web content, we send out email newsletters and action alerts, and produce videos and print materials.
It’s a ton of work – so we’re looking for some great interns to help us out!
We have 1–3 positions available, depending on interns’ schedules and skill sets. You will join another intern who is staying on from the summer, and be part of a close-knit, warm and friendly team. Minimum commitment of 8 hours per week; up to 20 hours possible.
Working with local and national partners, MIRA makes the citizenship process more accessible to immigrants across the Commonwealth through our Citizenship Clinics. We help green card holders eligible for citizenship to fill out their applications in group sessions in Boston and throughout the state. These free clinics provide immigrants the legal guidance, referrals and materials needed to successfully complete their application, pass the citizenship exam and become fully integrated members of the United States.
The citizenship program is looking for an intern to commit to 2–3 days a week minimum (or the equivalent) for the fall semester, starting in September.
MIRA is looking for a friendly, motivated and detail-oriented intern to work closely with our Development Coordinator, supporting every aspect of our fundraising, from grant-writing, to donation tracking, to fundraising campaign and events, to donor relations. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a small nonprofit setting – and to make a difference for a cause that we’re quite passionate about!
You will join a close-knit, warm and enthusiastic team, get to know every aspect of our work, and meet lots of great people. Minimum commitment of 6 hours per week; up to 16 hours possible.
PAIR Project: Staff attorney, asylum intake & office manager positions
The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project is the leading provider of pro bono representation to low-income asylum-seekers in Massachusetts and immigrants unjustly detained. PAIR has three job openings (click on the title to jump to description):