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Interim Chief Operations Officer (Remote)

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 (JIM) is at an important and pivotal moment as we evolve organizationally to affirm our values and clarify our internal structures and practices to more effectively achieve our mission to protect migrant rights and ensure justice across borders. With a team of 15 and strong part-time operational support, JIM is seeking interim executive operational leadership to carry the organization through an assessment of its internal processes and systems, to identify opportunities to improve and to center equity throughout, and to clarify roles and staffing structures. The ideal candidate will have seasoned nonprofit executive experience in organizations $1-5M as well as proven effectiveness leading organizational change management processes to improve on HR, operations, financial, communications and management practices in alignment with equity values. With current vacancy in the part-time HR supports, the interim COO will help support both tactical and strategic HR needs and will clarify a pathway toward permanent supports. They will be a skilled communicator, coach, and facilitator and will ideally bring lived experience in historically marginalized communities and insight from that experience to the work of identifying and reimagining oppressive policies and practices to better support a culture of belonging and effectiveness on the team.


Details: This is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Executive Director, and begins as soon as possible. 

Location and TravelJustice in Motion is a U.S.-based, remote organization. This position may require occasional travel within the U.S. but day to day work will be formed remotely.

Salary and Benefits: The annual salary range for this position is $120,000 - $135,000, depending on experience.

Justice in Motion provides a comprehensive benefits package and a generous amount of leave.

How to Apply: 

Please send inquires to with the subject line "Interim COO" and your application materials attached.

Work will begin as soon as possible. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.

Justice in Motion is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on 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.

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