A Day Without Immigrants

Movimiento Cosecha
This year’s Dia Sin Inmigrantes march will begin at noon on THIS Wednesday, May 1 at Garfield Park. We encourage you to join us. Details here. You don’t have to be an immigrant or person of color to participate. The movement needs allies to use their privilege to advocate alongside the families whose lives are affected by this issue. If you are unable to attend the march, you can still help by providing food and supplies for those who are participating in the march, or donating to the national and/or local Cosecha work.

Job Posting: Honors College Admission Assistant Director Position

Position Summary

The Michigan State University Honors College (HC) invites applications for the position of Admissions Assistant Director.

The Honors College Admissions Assistant Director plans admissions activities including primary responsibility for the strategic planning and direction of high achieving student recruitment for MSU and the Honors College including on- and off-campus programs, marketing, research, and publications. Develops and implements recruitment plans; serves as a liaison with key university offices having admissions interests; and, as needed, directs the activities of other admissions staff and/or graduate and undergraduate students. Coordinates recruitment activities for the Honors College that support pre-college programs at MSU, assisting with aligning admissions activities of the college with University goals and objectives for student success.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists in planning and directing admissions activities for high achieving prospective students.
  • Visits schools and makes presentations at information sessions and college fairs on and off campus and in and out of state; meets and counsels prospective students and their families about the Honors College and plans campus visits and outreach programs.
  • Facilitates presentations and outreach activities with pre-college groups; Collaborates with other units on campus to plan joint recruitment activities; Organizes alumni contacts with prospective students in collaboration with other HC staff.
  • Utilizes demographic information, historic enrollment trends, market forecasting and prospect data to develop and implement recruitment plans and strategies.
  • Leads and coordinates review of student records for Honors College eligibility in collaboration with other HC staff.
  • Serves on special admissions and scholarship committees including Office of Admissions Partners, Alumni Distinguished Scholarship Committee, and Mowbray Scholarship Selection Committee.
  • Oversees and/or coordinates honors housing placement as liaison with Residential/Housing Services.
  • Performs other professional duties as assigned by the dean and the assistant dean.

Standard office environment. The job requires moderate physical effort and involves standing, driving or sitting for extended periods and lifting and carrying materials up to 25% of the time. The position also requires some evening and weekend work commitments on and off campus especially during peak recruitment travel season for approximately six weeks in the fall and approximately four weeks in the spring.

Requires valid vehicle operator’s license to perform duties of the position.

University Required Education/Experience

The job requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four year college degree program; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional admissions work at a regionally accredited institution, including planning and implementing admissions programs, developing and implementing marketing and recruitment plans and strategies, and researching and analyzing admissions data; experience making formal presentations; and working with the public; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications  

Master’s Degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with the needs of high achieving students and special populations within. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Strong organizational skills. Student-centered approach which emphasizes holistic student development, inclusivity, and early outreach.

Work Hours:  Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Requires some evening and weekend work commitments on and off campus.

Department website:  https://honorscollege.msu.edu/

Required Application Material

Resume or CV, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references. Include name, position, phone, email, and mailing address.

How to apply:  http://careers.msu.edu/cs/en-us/listing/  [Posting #571290]

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Bess German at 517-355-2326.

(Bidding eligibility ends on 4/23/19 at 11:55 PM)

(External Posting Duration ends on 5/14/2019 at 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time)

Job Posting: Delta township Department Assistant

Position: Department Assistant
Department: Assessing
Salary Range: $40,974 – $49,168
Pay Grade: Full-time Grade 4
Date Posted: April 17, 2019
Deadline to Apply: May 10, 2019

The Manager’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Department Assistant in the Assessing
Department.

Under the supervision of the Assessing Director, the department assistant performs a variety of clerical and
administrative tasks to support the Assessing Department’s operations. This position responds to citizen
inquiries on the phone and at the counter, processes paperwork related to the Assessment Administration
function, maintains department files and records within the computerized database, and may perform
specialized administrative tasks related to the Assessor’s Office. This position requires public contact.

Progressive public relations and office experience skills are required. Knowledge of and proficiency with
computers is required. Minimum one year of general office experience is required. Additional training and
education acquired through a business college or a university is desired. The ability to obtain a MCAT
(Michigan Certified Assessment Technician) Certification from the Michigan State Tax Commission in the first
year is expected.

Benefits/Work Schedule:

  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance provided; pension after six months of continuous full-time
    employment; option to participate in deferred compensation plan, health savings account, flexible
    spending account, and vision insurance.
  • Full-time position – primarily Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

How to apply: Please send cover letter and résumé to Linda Wells c/o Manager’s Office, Delta Township,
7710 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48917. Résumé and cover letter may also be emailed to lwells@deltami.gov or
faxed to 517-327-1703.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Delta Township is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff. Delta Township
strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. It is the policy of Delta Township not to discriminate against because of actual
or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, physical or mental limitation, source of income,
familial status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
non-discrimination policies: Brian Reed, Township Manager, 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917 (517) 323-8590.

Job Posting: Migrant Program Worker

Salary:  $1,504.80 – $2,112.00 Biweekly
Location:  Benton Harbor, MI
Job Type:  Seasonal
Department:  Human Services – Berrien County
Job Number:  4322-19-BERRIEN-079-FILL
Closing:  4/29/2019 11:00 PM Eastern
Bargaining Unit:  UNITED AUTO WORKERS (UAW)
Job Description

Ensure that persons/families of the Migrant population receive the correct type and amount of assistance they are eligible for. This is accomplished by interviewing the Migrant clients, assessing their needs, providing guidance and encouragement and making the proper referrals to assist with those needs. In addition, this position is also responsible for providing this special population with information about the requirements and expectations of DHHS concerning eligibility for financial assistance.

Education
Completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 term credits).

Experience

Migrant Program Worker 8
No specific type or amount is required.

Migrant Program Worker 9
One year of experience equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker 8.

Migrant Program Worker E10
Two years of experience equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker, including one year equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker 9.

Alternate Education and ExperienceCompletion of one year of college (30 semester or 45 term credits) and three years of administrative support experience in a human services or office setting, including one year equivalent to the experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the education requirement.

Four years of administrative support experience in a human services or office setting, including two years equivalent to the experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the education requirement.

Additional Requirements and InformationThis position is open to all but preference will be given to current MDHHS employees. 

Competency in reading, writing, and communicating effectively in Spanish and English.  YOU MUST BE ABLE TO READ, WRITE, AND SPEAK SPANISH FLUENTLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.

These positions require possession of a valid driver’s license.  For more information and to apply click here for details.

Job Posting – Albion College Learning Support Specialist

Albion College: Academic Affairs: Learning Support Center

Location

Albion, Michigan

Open Date

Mar 26, 2019

Description

Albion College invites applications for a Learning Support Specialist to be part of the college’s Learning Support Center.  The Learning Support Specialist provides academic support to Albion students and will be involved in programming for students considered at academic risk and students with disabilities. The individual will assist in the coordination of the Briton Path, a one semester program for incoming first year students’ transition to college level academics.  The Specialist will also provide study skills counseling and coaching for students, many of whom may have disabilities impacting their academic performance.  In addition, this individual will provide support for first and second year students who are placed on academic status which may involve teaching a course offered by the department.  Must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Benefits:

This position is eligible for full benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, retirement, tuition remission, and campus amenities including free on-site fitness facility, free parking, and access to campus events/performances.

FLSA Classification: Salaried / Exempt / Academic Administrative

Status: Full-Time

Duration: 11 months per year (August 1 – June 31)

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, higher education, or related field required
  • Minimum two years of related work experience required
  • Bilingual proficiency (Spanish) and/or bicultural experience strongly preferred

Job Posting – Epidemiologist for Health Disparities

MPHI is a Michigan-based and nationally engaged, non-profit public health institute.  We are a team of teams, process and content experts, dedicated to building A world where tomorrow is healthier than today!

Title:                           Epidemiologist – Health Disparities  $46,500 – $74,586 / Posted thru:  4-18-19

Employee Name:       Vacant

Supervisor:                Patricia McKane

Purpose:  This position provides epidemiological expertise to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section (HDRMHS), working within the Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health within the Lifecourse Epidemiology & Genomics Division (LEGD) on matters concerning minority health, health disparity and health equity.  This position also provides consultation support to the Environmental Health Division

Duties and Responsibilities:

HDRMHS (.75FTE)

  • Work with HDRMHS and LEGD staff to administer and manage existing health equity related surveillance systems.
  • Identify, compile and evaluate access to data sources to be used for surveillance and epidemiological analysis related to health disparities and health equity.
  • Disseminate results of health disparities surveillance and special studies to MDHHS and other local, state and national audiences, through oral and written presentations, factsheets, briefs, and other media as appropriate.
  • Provide technical assistance to MDHHS staff related to epidemiology, data collection, and management.
  • Contract management, evaluation, and technical assistance for capacity building data projects.

Environmental Health (0.25 FTE)

  • Provide Consultation to Environmental Health on health equity concepts and measurements.
  • Provide assistance to Environmental Health epidemiologists in characterizing health equity for high priority sites with identified contaminants using available data.
  • Collaborate with environmental health epidemiologists to create data collection instruments/questions measuring health equity that will be used in exposure assessments and health studies for sites under investigation and provide analytic support for data collected.
  • Attend weekly Environmental Health Epidemiology Team Unit Meetings

General Duties:

  • Meet regularly with other members of the MDHHS Lifecourse Epidemiology & Genomics Division for planning, exchange of technical methods, and participation in common epidemiologic tasks for the Bureau.
  • Maintain a positive, strong, credible, professional and interpersonal relationship with all parties relevant to MDHHS and MPHI projects and represents the best interests of MDHHSMDHHS and MPHI at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Education: Master’s Degree in epidemiology or public health-related field such as biostatistics with course preparation in epidemiology, biostatistics, and chronic disease.

Experience:  Preference given to candidates with three or more years of professional experience carrying out a variety of surveys, investigations, tests, and analyses of human disease and health conditions, but is not required.

Important Skills and Characteristics: 

  • Knowledge of principles of health equity and its application to epidemiology, control and prevention issues would be very advantageous.
  • Ability to present data and research results as information useful to decision-makers.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:  Typical office environment.  May require moderate physical effort for transporting display or educational material.  Requires a valid vehicle operator’s license to attend off-site meetings, conferences and trainings.  This position will be located in the Lansing area.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS:  No assigned responsibility.

IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS:  The MDHHS Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health is responsible for the epidemiologic assessment of health status, disease patterns, and risk factors of the state’s people.  It also participates in the evaluation of the success of various programs.  This position applies these assessments and evaluations to health equity issues in the development of policy and goals for programs and the Department.

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Job Posting: Executive Director Position Description

Position Title:  Executive Director
Reports To: Type:  Board of Directors
Full-time with benefits package (paid time off, healthcare, retirement)
Salary Range:  $55,000 – $75,000

About Voces:

The mission of Voces is to promote an inclusive society by providing Latino/Hispanic families with opportunities and resources that lead to individual and community transformation. Our values of collaboration, leadership, and cultural affirmation ensure that we serve the best, long-term interests of families through a variety of enrichment programs, intervention services, and cultural activities.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director is a visionary and collaborative leader committed to social justice and inclusion. They are responsible to the Board of Directors to ensure that the strategic, operational and organizational objectives are accomplished. They uphold the organization’s values while leading and managing Voces according to the direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is a champion for the mission of Voces and serves as an effective advocate, administrator, fundraiser and community leader.

Application Instructions:

Successful candidates will read over the Essential Functions and Qualifications carefully to ensure the potential for a good fit. When you are ready to apply, please prepare and send the following documents to jobs@vocesbc.org (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume/CV detailing all relevant educational, professional and volunteer experience, along with any certifications or notable skills
  • List of three (3) professional references
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • An additional writing sample (suggested length two (2) pages) in response to following prompt:  Describe your connection to the Latino/Hispanic community. What is important to you about that connection, and how will it help you succeed as the Executive Director of Voces?

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise day-to-day operations, oversee strategic direction and program development and management, and design administrative policies and procedures as needed.
  • Serve as a trusted and effective advocate for the Latino community, being its public face and voice with a dedication to excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing.
  • Guided by Voces’ core values, engage constituents in developing and expanding Voces’ programs to build on our community’s strengths and to address community needs, and monitor progress towards meeting those needs through evaluation and learning.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with diverse stakeholders and constituents through excellent interpersonal skills, including community members, funders and partner organizations locally, statewide and nationally.
  • Collaborate with and support the Board of Directors, and prepare reports as needed for the Board of Directors, funders, state/federal authorities and partners.
  • Supervise and support a dynamic team of staff members and volunteers in a way that promotes their professional growth and ability to effectively carry out the organization’s mission; oversee human resources.
  • Serve as a model for staff and volunteers by showcasing excellent organizational, recordkeeping and computer skills, including the management of a cloud storage system (G Suite) and online customer database (Salesforce CRM)
  • Oversee financial management and provide leadership in fund development and financial planning by developing and managing organizational and program budgets.
  • Secure funding through grant writing to diverse funders, the development of special events, the cultivation of donors, and creating innovative business opportunities.
  • Adapt to changing circumstances and ambiguity with a strong ability and willingness to learn new things, work across diverse areas, and to understand and creatively solve complex problems.
  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Spoken fluency in both Spanish/English required. Written fluency in Spanish a plus, though not required. Bicultural identity and/or strong connection to Latino/Hispanic community preferred.
  • Commitment to Voces’ mission and deep knowledge and experience working with the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Must be able to demonstrate from past personal and/or professional experiences a proven ability to successfully lead an organization. Past management experience strongly preferred.

Application window:

The closing date for this job posting is Friday May 17, 2019. Strong applications submitted after May 17 may be considered, though their review is not guaranteed

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER:

Voces is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment that embraces the diverse talents and experiences of its people. The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Salary range and benefits are subject to adjustment. Employment is on an “at will” basis.

Voces’ Executive Director to Exit in June

(Battle Creek, Michigan) – Voce’s Executive Director, Josh Dunn, announced today the he will be stepping down in June 2019. A search committee is being formed to select his replacement. Dunn has been in the role since June 2015.

Voces is a non-profit community-based organization that works to promote an inclusive society by providing Latino/Hispanic families with resources and opportunities that lead to individual and community transformation. The organization delivers English as a Second Language classes, interpretation and translation, after-school programming, cultural activities and advocacy.

In a Spanish-language video posted to the organization’s Facebook page, Dunn thanked the community for their support, and expressed his desire to continue his learning in creating systemic change for the empowerment of all immigrant families.

“We are really sad to see Josh go, but we are also very happy for him and his family for the new opportunity they are embarking on,” said Jorge Zeballos, President of the Voces’ Board of Directors. “We are profoundly grateful for Josh’s leadership. Under his direction, Voces has become a stronger and more stable organization, with greater impact on the lives of our Latino/Hispanic community.”

Since taking over in 2015, Dunn has focused on making Voces’ programs more effective, impactful and relevant to evolving community needs. As community employment became more competitive, Dunn and his team developed and implemented a model for providing English language instruction on site to local employers and their associates.

Dunn helped to establish Voces as the first nonprofit in Battle Creek recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide low-cost immigration legal services to families who might not otherwise be able to afford representation. In 2018, Voces staff processed naturalization, permanent residency and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications for over twenty people.

Under Dunn’s leadership, Voces has also achieved national recognition in the form of grants and gifts. In 2016, Voces was awarded $10,000 from UnidosUS, a national advocacy organization, to support the development of the above-mentioned legal services program. In 2017, Voces received

a separate $10,000 investment from Solidarity Giving, a fund started by the creators of WhatsApp. Voces hopes to build on these successes under new leadership. “Searching for a new

executive director is always a challenging process,” continued Zeballos. “It is also an opportunity for new ideas and energy to come into the organization with a new person at the helm.”

The call for the new Executive Director has been posted to the Voces website, www.vocesbc.org/jobs​, and to all major online job boards. Interested parties are encouraged to review the posted job description, and to contact ​jobs@vocesbc.org​ to apply​.

Those wanting to learn more about Voces, its services or the community it serves are encouraged to attend the Voces Annual Open House from 8:30 to 4:30 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at their offices located at 520 W. Michigan Ave in Battle Creek, 49037. More information can be found on their Facebook page, ​www.facebook.com/vocesbattlecreek​.

About Josh Dunn

Josh took over from the founding Executive Director, Kate Flores, in July 2015. Prior to working at Voces, Josh taught middle school on the US-Mexico border in Mission, Texas and managed language services and interpreter professional development in his home town of Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from the University of Georgia.

Josh moved to Michigan with his wife Mandie in 2014 while she pursued her doctorate at Michigan State University. In July of this year, they will move to Tampa along with their 14-month old son Aaron as Mandie begins her appointment as Assistant Professor of English Education at the University of South Florida.

Voces is a non-profit community-based organization that works to promote an inclusive society by providing Latino/Hispanic families opportunities and resources which lead to individual and community transformation. Voces is an affiliate of UnidosUS, and is supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek Community Foundation, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, Miller Foundation and the Guido A and Elizabeth H Binda Foundation.

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520 W. Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037
269.841.4111 • www.vocesbc.org

Job Posting: FLS Staff Attorney

POSITION:  Staff Attorney in the Farmworker Legal Services Kalamazoo office.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: Farmworker Legal Services, (FLS) provides free civil legal aid to immigrant, migrant, and seasonal agricultural workers throughout the state of Michigan. FLS case priorities include wage theft, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace health and safety violations, unsafe housing conditions, civil rights abuses, and immigration. The FLS bilingual advocacy team includes four attorneys, three support staff, and numerous seasonal interns and outreach staff and works closely with the Immigrant Worker division of the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. FLS is a statewide division of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), which is a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal as described at https://miadvocacy.org/.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Staff Attorney will provide effective legal services to enforce agricultural workers’ rights. Advocacy tasks will include direct representation of individuals and groups in the full spectrum of local, state, and federal forums; community education and know-your-rights presentations; and participation in local, state, and national task forces.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants who are able to communicate effectively in Spanish will receive priority, as most of our clients speak Spanish as their primary language. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Michigan, qualified to be admitted by waiver, or able to take the next available bar exam in Michigan. Applicants must possess excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving workers, immigrants, low-income individuals, and underserved populations. Legal aid and/or litigation experience is a plus.

BENEFITS: This is a unionized position with an excellent health, disability and fringe benefits package. The union salary range is $46,000 to $68,000 based on years of relevant experience. Kalamazoo is a college town in southwest Michigan, located 35 miles east of Lake Michigan and two hours from Chicago and Detroit. The Kalamazoo Promise (an independent scholarship program that provides up to four years of college tuition) is available to students who graduate from Kalamazoo Public Schools.

TO APPLY: Complete the FLS Attorney Application Form and then send your current resume, a list of three professional references, and a cover letter that confirms your qualifications to jobs@farmworkerlaw.org with “FLS Staff Attorney” in the subject line.

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

Job Posting: FLS Outreach Advocate/Paralegal

POSITION:  Bilingual Outreach Advocate/Paralegal in the Farmworker Legal Services Kalamazoo office.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: Farmworker Legal Services, (FLS) provides free civil legal representation to immigrant, migrant, and seasonal agricultural workers throughout the state of Michigan. FLS case priorities include wage theft, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace health and safety violations, unsafe housing conditions, civil rights abuses, and immigration. The FLS bilingual advocacy team includes four attorneys, three support staff, and numerous seasonal interns and outreach staff and works closely with the Immigrant Worker division of the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. FLS is a statewide division of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), which is a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal aid as described at https://miadvocacy.org/.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Outreach Advocate will have a key role in assisting FLS’s efforts to educate Michigan farmworkers about their legal rights and to enforce farmwokers’ and their dependents’ rights. Under attorney supervision, the Outreach Advocate will perform outreach and paralegal work related to migrant and seasonal agricultural law. The advocate’s responsibilities will include conducting initial legal screenings and intake triage for follow-up services, driving to migrant labor camps throughout the state and talking with workers about FLS’s services and presenting information about farmworker legal rights at community events. Office work will include organizing outreach activities, creating community education materials, participating in local task forces, assisting attorneys in case development, communicating with clients, and performing other clerical and administrative assistance. Evening and occasional weekend hours will be necessary and extensive travel is required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Written and verbal fluency in Spanish and English are required. An Associate’s Degree, certification of completion/graduation from an accredited paralegal program, or commensurate educational and professional experience is required. Candidates must be detail oriented, with strong organizational skills, and able to work flexible hours that will include evenings and weekends, especially during the harvest season. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office and web-based Google applications. Experience with LexisNexis and/or Westlaw is preferred but not required. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice, especially in the areas of worker or immigrant rights.

BENEFITS: This is a full-time contract position with a salary starting at $30,000, depending on years of relevant experience. The position includes an excellent health, disability and fringe benefit package. Kalamazoo is a college town in southwestern Michigan, located 35 miles east of Lake Michigan, and two hours from Chicago and Detroit. This position is currently funded until September 30, 2020 with extension beyond that time dependent on funding.

TO APPLY: Complete the FLS Outreach Advocate Application Form and then send your current resume, a list of three professional references, and a cover letter that confirms your qualifications to jobs@farmworkerlaw.org with “FLS Outreach Advocate” in the subject line.

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