Defender Network Assistant

The Position

The Defender Network Assistant will play an important role in providing a broad level of administrative support to the Defender Network, including managing the processes and systems, and building the infrastructure to grow and strengthen the membership of Defenders. The role will also require coordination of logistics for Defender Network events.

For this role, professional fluency in Spanish is essential, because this person will regularly be interacting with Defenders in Mexico and Central America to integrate them in the systems we’ve developed, and will need to bring a service orientation to supporting Defenders’ individual and technological needs.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  1. Spanish fluency in a professional setting: This person is either a native speaker, or has significant experience using Spanish professionally, whether living and working abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, or serving in a role where they engaged with Spanish-speaking migrant communities.

  2. Service mindset: They have thrived in service-oriented roles, where they had to work with many different personality types and needs. This person is very comfortable walking people through processes and systems, making it easy for people to do what’s needed.

  3. Tech-savvy: This is someone who easily picks up and adapts to new technologies and systems, can quickly figure out their way around a database, and knows how to use video and chat apps to find the best way to connect. Familiarity with Salesforce is a huge plus.

  4. Love of event planning: This person may have planned a few large or small events, and has a simple process they use to manage those projects. They truly enjoy using spreadsheets to track details and deadlines!

  5. Patience and adaptability: This is someone who knows people operate in different ways, and takes the time needed to work with each individual, and follow up appropriately. They are able to adapt to changing circumstances and needs, and figure out the right path forward.

  6. Proactive communicator: This person excels at confirming what’s being requested, checking for understanding, communicating progress regularly, and raising potential issues before they become major problems. They welcome feedback, and are oriented toward the larger success of the project.

  7. Poise under pressure: When things get chaotic, this person is at their best. When problems arise, this person proposes potential solutions, and then is ready to jump into action.

Responsibilities

This is a new position, and the duties will evolve over time. The primary focus of the role is to assist the Defender Network Manager in ensuring the network connects, communicates, collaborates, and convenes around its shared purpose: to protect migrant rights across borders.

Defender Network Infrastructure & Support

  • Perform regular data entry and Defender Network database upkeep in Salesforce

  • Support Defender Network member onboarding, connect with Defenders to capture their information in our systems, and build relationships.

  • Support the Defender Network membership process: Gather and process information from new members, prepare recommendations, and handle scheduling and logistics; monitor progress in bringing on new members, support follow-through, and troubleshoot as needed.

  • Track the membership process and identify areas for improvement to better serve members

  • Help conduct Defender Network surveys, gather data for statistics and reporting

  • Schedule Core Team, Committee, and Project Team calls, take call notes and distribute action items as needed

  • Maintain the Defender Network’s technological infrastructure (Google Drive, Google Group, WhatsApp, Facebook Group, SalesForce database/directory and Custom Network Google Map) and keep all systems up to date

  • Translate documents from English to Spanish and vice versa to benefit Defender Network and internal information sharing

  • Work with the broader Justice in Motion team to share accurate, relevant, updated information about Defender Network and program activities, and work with Communications team to manage related media (photos, videos) as needed

Defender Network Event Planning

  • Support the Defender Network Manager with project management for Defender Network events (large events, and smaller country-based events)

  • Run the event planning and logistics process for events, securing locations, vendors, flights and lodging / travel agencies, travel details including occasional support for visas. Work with designated local logistics contacts for each location to get on-the-ground expertise. 

  • Provide on-the-ground support throughout the events.

  • Communicate with event participants and gather information.

  • Set up and run logistics for webinars and videoconferences for the Defender Network.

Details: This is a full-time position, reporting to the Defender Network Manager, and begins as soon as possible. 

Location and Travel: Brooklyn, NY or San Diego, CA. May require occasional travel within the US and to Mexico and Central America. 

Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position is $35,000-40,000, depending on experience. Justice in Motion provides reimbursement for health insurance and a generous vacation leave package.

HOW TO APPLY:

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: “DN ASST-- [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, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

 

Communications Manager

The Position

The Communications Manager will primarily roll up their sleeves to produce much of the day-to-day communications content, as well as building systems and processes to manage the work efficiently. This person will also engage with strategy, collaborating with colleagues and consultants to drive clarity in message and overall organizational focus. 

Ideal Candidate Profile

  1. A great communicator: both in writing and in person, in a variety of settings. This is someone who has experience writing a wide range of communications and PR pieces, op-eds, collateral, and website content - and is comfortable with public speaking and engaging with journalists.

  2. Incorporates different voices: They understand the need to generate multiple perspectives when building communications plans and content, and find ways to bring a variety of voices to the table. This person has a way of facilitating that draws out great nuggets from a range of people on the team.

  3. Is an effective thought partner: This person knows how to ask the right questions and facilitate conversations to build and refine strategy, working to elicit key thinking around vision and translate that into action plans.

  4. Collaborative: Rather than seeing this as a buzzword, this person seeks out opportunities to partner with like-minded organizations and groups to amplify everyone’s messages. They might have experience working with communications teams at larger nonprofit organizations like the ACLU.

  5. A natural builder. This person has gravitated toward roles that didn’t exist before, has a start-up mentality, creates things with minimal resources, and truly enjoys getting their hands dirty while figuring out the way forward. 

  6. Connected to our mission: Experience with migration or labor rights, from a communications perspective, and an understanding of the context of these issues is a plus. This person is ideally proficient in Spanish, so they can gather stories directly from our Defender Network.

Responsibilities

This is a new position, and the duties will evolve over time. The primary areas of responsibility include: 


Communications Content and Process

  • Serve as the lead communications writer for Justice in Motion, including website and social media content, newsletters, op-eds, press releases, etc.

  • Collaborate with Development Associate and Grant Writer to ensure a consistent message and quality, and support the creation of templates and boilerplate language for fundraising purposes

  • Own key media relationships, and work to generate publicity for Justice in Motion, in English- and Spanish-language media

  • Develop a communications process and calendar, and project management tools to efficiently run the process

  • Oversee the process for updates to the website and other online hubs

  • Manage the Communications Assistant; hire and manage interns as needs arise

Communications Strategy

  • Facilitate the process of clarifying Justice in Motion’s communications framing and strategy, partnering with a consultant, and engaging the team through workshops, meetings, etc.

  • Liaise with leaders within the organization to facilitate alignment on the communications message and strategy

  • Work to integrate the different programs under a coherent message

  • Represent communications in other organizational processes, including long-term strategic planning

  • Develop a press/media strategy in collaboration with the Executive Director, including Spanish-language media

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

Location and Travel: Brooklyn, NY. May require occasional travel within the US and to Mexico and Central America. 

Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000, depending on experience. Justice in Motion provides reimbursement for health insurance and a generous vacation leave package.

HOW TO APPLY:

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: “COMMS-- [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, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.


Development Associate

The Position

This year has seen tremendous financial and programmatic growth for Justice in Motion as we respond to the administration’s continuing attack on migrants. In order to strengthen our long-term fundraising efforts, we are looking for a dynamic, thoughtful team player to help us reach committed donors who are passionate about the rights of migrants. 

The Development Associate is an ideal role for someone early in their nonprofit career, who brings excellence in staffing executives, strong writing skills, and a passion for managing details and processes. This person will work closely with the Executive Director to increase overall fundraising efforts, and will have the opportunity to take on more responsibility over time. 

We need someone who can help us harness, manage, and take advantage of this unique moment. 

Ideal Candidate Profile

  1. Connected to our mission: Interest in social justice, migration, cross-cultural collaboration, or international work. This person has meaningful work or travel experience in Latin America, and ideally is proficient in Spanish.

  2. Excels at upward management: understanding the universe in which their colleagues operate and how to influence others to take critical actions.

  3. A great communicator: both in writing and in person, in a variety of settings. They would much rather pick up the phone or meet in person than just send emails - and have the judgment to know which method will be effective with which people.

  4. Loves supporting others in achieving goals: This person gets the power of what can be accomplished by a unified team, puts the team ahead of their own needs and goals, and is constantly anticipating the needs of others.

  5. A natural builder. This person has gravitated toward roles that didn’t exist before, has a start-up mentality, creates things with minimal resources, and truly enjoys getting their hands dirty while figuring out the way forward. 

  6. An organizational whiz: This person LOVES handling details and multiple projects running in parallel, methodically working through checklists (and creating them as well). This is the kind of person who might color-code their calendar or create a spreadsheet to plan a trip, and is always learning the latest tech solution to improve effectiveness.

  7. A rock: When things get chaotic, this person is at their best. When problems arise, this person proposes potential solutions, and then is ready to jump into action.

Responsibilities

This is a new position, and the duties will evolve over time. The primary areas of responsibility include: 

  • Key Fundraising Support: Serve as a sounding board to the ED on prospect strategy, visit processing, and follow-up, managing important action items. Provide support through prospect identification and research, visit preparation, predisposition, and follow-up, drafting donor correspondence, emails, etc., as needed. 

  • Fundraising Process Coordination: Keep the list of prospects and current donors, actions and due dates; support the ED on moving forward with funder relationships. Manage the calendar of grant proposals and reports, in collaboration with grant writer. Coordinate and improve regular stewardship processes

  • Craft Fundraising Materials: Write and execute fundraising appeals, including drafting materials (letters, acknowledgments, e-appeals, Year-End Results summary).

  • Database Support: Maintain donor records and process acknowledgements in Salesforce. Work with consultant to implement new customizations and apps to improve usability, and to provide training to staff as needed.

  • Coordinate Memorable Events: Organize, plan, and execute thoughtful events to connect with potential donors and steward existing supporters. This includes facilitating and coordinating Justice in Motion’s 15th year celebration in 2020.

  • Assist with Story-Gathering Process: Participate in meetings across the organization, to understand needs and gather stories; identify systems to streamline this process. Collaborate with the grant writer as needed. 

  • Fundraising Planning Support: Work with the Executive Director and Board to create and implement annual and long-term strategic fundraising programs, and contribute to the annual fundraising plan. 

  • General Administrative Support: Assist ED with the Board of Directors, including scheduling and maintaining files. Provide other administrative support to the ED as needed.

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

Location and Travel: Brooklyn, NY. May require occasional travel, mostly within the US; potential opportunity for international travel. 

Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $50,000, depending on experience. Justice in Motion provides comprehensive employer-paid health insurance and a generous vacation leave package.

HOW TO APPLY:

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: “DEV-- [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, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.


Communications Intern

Communications

 

DESCRIPTION

Justice in Motion seeks an enthusiastic intern to provide support with its social media efforts. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to get a behind-the-scenes look at how a growing non-profit develops online presence and shares information with its community via social platforms. The intern will work closely with our Communications Manager and Communications Assistant to develop and update social media content, reimagine the integration of social media tools, and build our supporter base via these channels.

The intern will have the opportunity to exercise his/her creative talents in this area and gain valuable experience in a dynamic, fast-paced non-profit environment.

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commit to at least 10 hours/week (flexible)

  • Enthusiasm for technology and developing new skills

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

  • Possess high web and social media IQ

  • Proficiency with MS Office

  • Previous experience with content management systems

  • Previous graphic design experience preferred

  • Knowledge of HTML preferred

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

HOW TO APPLY

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

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.