Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates (LIA) is a nonprofit in West Michigan offering low-cost immigration legal services to community members. The organizational model includes a three-pronged approach to service: holistic case management, community education and advocacy. As the only nonprofit organization on the Lakeshore in West Michigan offering immigration services, LIA has grown rapidly in the last five years.

As it is a relatively new organization, employment with LIA is exciting and enriching. Furthermore, LIA is a family-friendly organization, understanding family obligations must come before work obligations (within reason). LIA offers flexible scheduling and does not discourage employees from bringing their children to the office when necessary.

Current Openings

Administrative Assistant | Full-time

The administrative assistant’s job is to assure the efficient operation of the office. Projects may vary and will support all teams in the organization.

  • Starting $15/hour (plus heath insurance)
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Must have excellent customer-service skills

Please submit a resume or CV and a cover letter highlighting your commitment to the organizational values. Three references will be requested from applicants as part of the second phase of the interview process. Please submit applications or inquiries about this position via email to careers@lia-michigan.org with the subject line “Admin Assistant Application”. All materials may be addressed to: Sarah Yore-Van Oosterhout, Esq. |PO Box 2144 | Holland, MI 49422-2144.

Staff Attorney | Full-time

Provide high-quality legal representation before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Department of State in immigration matters to community members in need.

  • Starting $45,000-$50,000 (plus health insurance) commensurate with experience
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Must have a J.D. and an active license to practice law in any U.S. state (Michigan preferred)

Please submit applications or inquiries about this position via email to careers@lia-michigan.org with the subject line “Staff Attorney Application”, include the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three professional references and their contact information
  • A brief academic writing sample (2-5 pages)

Applications will be reviewed as received. LIA’s target hire date is May 1, 2021. All materials may be addressed to: Sarah Yore-Van Oosterhout, Esq. | PO Box 2144 | Holland, MI 49422-2144