(Remote) Chief Operating Officer

About Justice in Motion: Justice in Motion protects migrant rights by ensuring justice across borders.

In the face of overwhelming legal and practical barriers, many migrants who have suffered exploitation or abuse at the hands of employers or government officials give up their rights after leaving the United States. Other migrants who flee abuse, violence, and persecution are unable to remain in safety due to lack of evidence to support their claims.

These migrants need “portable justice” - the right and ability to access justice across borders. Justice in Motion is dedicated to ensuring portable justice through legal, educational, and policy initiatives in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Essential to this transnational model is our Defender Network, a unique partnership of on-the-ground human rights organizations in Mexico and Central America. ​Justice in Motion makes sure that wherever migrants go, their rights will follow.

The Position: Justice in Motion has seen tremendous program and organizational growth over the past few years. With that growth, we are proud to recruit for the organization's first Chief Operating Officer role (COO).


The COO will be a talented integrator who will assume a key leadership position at Justice in Motion, the right hand to the Executive Director.


The position will help build next-level infrastructure, systems, processes, and leadership to support organizational growth and effectiveness.  In that capacity, the COO will oversee the build of strong Development and Communications departments in addition to overseeing the continued success of the Finance, and HR departments.


Additionally, the position will help steward the organization through long-term strategy and planning. With growth in the organization comes growth in the role.


Justice in Motion is a collaborative work environment which centers relationships, inclusion, respecting processes, while always open to innovation- a core value. Finally, we are an organization that supports the new labor movement and highly values a positive relationship with its unionized employees.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate has superior project management expertise, and detail orientation and is a whiz with e-organization.

Required Qualifications:


 8+ years of management experience, at least 3 working with nonprofits,  bilingual in Spanish/English, and experience working in unionized environments is preferred. Full job description forthcoming.

Salary and Benefits: Salary range for this position is 120-140k and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for an immediate hire. 


Justice in Motion values diversity in our workforce and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please email a resume and a customized cover letter to apply@justiceinmotion.org in the subject line, please write: “COO-- [Your Name].”


Work will begin as soon as possible. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls please


Justice in Motion is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.