Jobs & Internships
Director of Organizing
Institutional organizing is central to MIRA’s mission and strategy. The Director of Organizing leads MIRA’s organizing work to advance our agenda at the federal, state and local levels. In close collaboration with the Executive Director and the Communications and Policy teams, (s)he will identify priority campaigns, and develop and implement field organizing plans for those campaigns, delegating selected campaigns to the Senior Organizer.
The Director of Organizing also serves as MIRA’s lead contact for national, state and local organizing campaigns and coalitions, and represents MIRA in selected coalitions and working groups. (S)he serves as a MIRA “ambassador” to key communities and audiences; leads major projects that engage and support MIRA organizational members; and recruits, trains and supervises the Organizing team, including staff, fellows and interns. This is a full-time position with benefits. The Director of Organizing reports to the Executive Director. Application deadline: May 15, 2019.
Strategic communications are central to every aspect of MIRA’s work. The Communications Coordinator will serve as the “right hand” to the Director of Communications & Strategy, working closely with her on a wide range of projects and activities, managing selected projects and partnerships, overseeing interns and volunteers, and helping to shape communications strategy, including our visual identity, messaging and priorities. Digital media skills are essential; graphic design, video production and social media are central duties. This position may be full-time or, for more seasoned candidates, 30 hours per week, with flexibility in scheduling and the ability to freelance. Some evening and weekend work will be expected. Note: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a target start date of Sept. 1 or sooner.
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 and graphics, 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. Start and end dates flexible. Minimum commitment of 8 hours per week; up to 20 hours possible. Note this position is unpaid, unless your school provides a stipend; if college credit is an option, we will happily work with you to meet the requirements.
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 Director, 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.