OVERVIEW:

Justice in Motion (formerly Global Workers Justice Alliance) is a transnational advocacy organization with the mission of protecting migrant rights across borders.

Justice in Motion seeks a self-motivated, organized, and visionary U.S. lawyer with experience in both governmental policy advocacy and litigation (employment cases for temporary foreign workers). Though the experience required is U.S.-based, the Policy Advocacy Manager will also be responsible for all of our policy work, which includes Mexico, Central America, and Canada. Outside of the U.S., our policy work supports Justice in Motion’s allies and Defender Network of Mexican and Central American human rights advocates, with the current goal of increasing protections for migrants seeking work in the U.S. or Canada. Spanish fluency (both written and verbal) is required.  The Policy Advocacy Manager will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director.

We are a small team dedicated to advancing justice for migrants, and we are looking for another team member who is enthusiastic about our mission. This is a collaborative environment where everyone’s input, experiences, and work/life balance are valued. This is a unique opportunity at a one-of-a-kind organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The position’s specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Representing the organization at the U.S. federal level to achieve increased transparency and improved governance of temporary foreign work visa programs through legislative and administrative efforts.

  • Developing and implementing projects to advance our policy goals of portable justice, such as promoting a research agenda, drafting papers and reports, gathering evidence, and leading other initiatives to increase knowledge and understanding of temporary foreign worker issues.

  • Supporting the Defender Network in achieving national policy goals in Mexico and Central America.

  • Actively participating in coalitions in the U.S. and abroad.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school

  • At least two years of litigation experience regarding employment rights for temporary foreign workers

  • Fluency in English and Spanish (speaking and writing)

  • Experience drafting legislation or regulatory comments on the federal or state level

  • Excellent writing abilities

  • Ability to generate new ideas and strategies to accomplish project objectives

  • Demonstrated success in leading or participating in coalitions with allies and           stakeholders

  • Willingness to travel extensively domestically and internationally

  • Passion for our mission

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excels at public speaking

  • Ability to efficiently sort through opportunities and focus on organization’s priorities

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, listen to and learn from feedback, and make decisions in accordance with established policies

  • Attention to both project details and achievement of overall program goals

  • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives

Preferred:

  • Experience working in Mexico or Central America

  • Sense of humor

  • Enjoys small team environment

  • Experience working with remote team members or partners

HOW TO APPLY:

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

We expect the new hire to begin work 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, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

*We will consider applicants who are based in Washington D.C., as well as part-time applicants.

POLICY MANAGER


WEB INTERN

Justice in Motion seeks an enthusiastic intern to provide support with web content during the spring semester of 2016. The intern will help upload blog, news, and other content as needed. The Intern will also work with our team to bring the latest data and research to our Visa Pages website. Visa Pages is a one-stop resource to find comprehensive information about the various non-immigrant visas U.S. employers use to bring temporary foreign workers from all over the world to work in the U.S. The interactive site provides advocates with the tools they need to pursue justice for their clients and exposes the need for true reform of the temporary work system. 

The Intern will gain valuable web development and project management skills in a dynamic, fast-paced non-profit environment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Commit to an internship between February - May 2016. Start and end dates flexible, but must be able to commit to at least 10 weeks. 

  • Commit to at least 10 hours/week
  • Have basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office
  • Possess high web and social media IQ 
  • Previous experience with content management systems (Preference for Drupal, though WordPress, Joomla, etc will suffice)
  • Enthusiasm for technology and developing new technological skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with multiple supervisors as part of a dynamic team.
  • Past experiences related to worker rights, migrant rights, and/or Latin America preferred

     

How to apply:

Justice in Motion values diversity in our workforce and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.  Please email your resume and cover letter to apply@justiceinmotion.org  In the subject line, please write your name and “Web Intern.” 

 

The intern should be available from February 1 until May  27, 2016.  We will review candidates 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, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

 


RESEARCH INTERN

Justice in Motion seeks an enthusiastic, bilingual or highly proficient (Spanish-English) intern to join our team for the winter/spring semester! Justice in Motion is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to reduce the level of exploitation in the transnational migrant workforce through a cross-border network of advocates in migrant sending countries – the Justice in Motion Defender Network.

 

The organization is rapidly growing and we are looking for an intern to work with various programming departments. The primary role of the intern is to assist with research on issues surrounding transnational migrants’ sending/receiving money in Mexico, our educational outreach efforts, as well as providing general support with the Defender Network and various projects as they present themselves.

 

The intern will be a team player, and contribute to meeting the day-to-day needs of the Justice in Motion office.

 

Requirements:

• Bilingual (English/Spanish)

• Commit to 10 hours per week (flexible)

• Have basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Excellent research skills

• Be motivated, have strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task

 

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email to: apply@justiceinmotion.org


LEGAL INTERN

Justice in Motion offers summer and in-semester internships, for law students. From our New York City office, interns will research issues related to portable justice for transnational migrants and assist in developing and managing a transnational advocate alliance. Spanish fluency is preferred, but not required. Unfortunately, Justice in Motion can not provide compensation.

Please note the following deadlines for legal internships:

  • Summer: February 15
  • Fall: September 1
  • Spring/Winter: November 15

 

We periodically take undergraduate and graduate interns, depending on our current needs and resources. Please inquire if you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking for internship possibilities.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, emails, and phone numbers of two references to admin@justiceinmotion.org. In your cover letter, please specify which semester or semesters you would like to be considered for. Please include "Legal Intern" on the title of your email.