Statewide Website Coordinator - Michigan Poverty Law Program - Ypsilanti, Michigan


POSITION: The Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP) is seeking applicants for a Statewide Website Coordinator.


DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: This position will be located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) provides direct free legal services to low income persons in 13 counties and administers five statewide program through its Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services (MSAS) division. Overall, MAP/MSAS employs nearly 100 attorneys, paralegals, and administrators in 10 offices across Michigan. See,, and for more information.

This position will be housed in our Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP) office. MPLP provides state support services to local legal services programs and other poverty law advocates throughout Michigan. Our goals are to support and coordinate the advocacy of civil legal aid programs; to assure that a full range of advocacy continues on behalf of the poor; and to lead policy and systemic advocacy efforts in Michigan on behalf of low income families and vulnerable populations

MPLP’s IT department initiates and leads statewide technology initiatives, provides general technology consultation and support to Michigan legal aid programs, and provides website development and maintenance for statewide programs, including the Michigan Legal Help Program (

RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a full time position that is responsible for building, maintaining and supporting sixteen statewide Drupal websites plus the Michigan Legal Help website. This includes backups, security patches, upgrades, repairs and modifications to the front and back end. The statewide coordinator tracks analytics on these sites and reports data as requested; trains targeted program-specific staff in managing content on these websites; creates new websites as approved by the technology committee; manages URL and security certificate purchases, and other needs for all statewide websites; participates in quarterly technology trainings and other statewide technology trainings as needed; participates in MPLP IT strategic planning and weekly MPLP IT meetings. For the Michigan Legal Help website, additional responsibilities include significant ongoing development work for a complex interactive Drupal site; assistance with user design and user testing to continually improve UX; participation in national Drupal legal aid development groups; regular consultation with other MLH staff members; and occasional work with outside contract Drupal developers.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field or commensurate experience in a related position. Qualified candidates will have demonstrable experience with front-end website development. In particular, candidates should have experience building a website architecture using a CMS, as well as theming a CMS using modern HTML and CSS. Priority will be given to those with experience in Drupal JQuery, PHP (or other website programing language), Google Analytics, Git, and/or legal aid technology work.

Applicants must be able to effectively plan and facilitate small meetings with website partners; effectively manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet all deadlines. Experience in working with nonprofits and/or legal services organizations is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to take initiative in the development and completion of projects, and to work successfully on teams is required. Strong project management, organizational and time management skills, along with excellent problem-solving, analytical, and evaluative skills preferred.

BENEFITS: This is a full-time position with a salary starting at $45,000 based on years of relevant experience and includes excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits, and leave time.

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

TO APPLY: send a resume, cover letter, and three references (with phone numbers) with “MPLP Statewide Website Coordinator” in the subject line to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Statewide Website Coordinator - Michigan Poverty Law Program - Ypsilanti, Michigan

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