Bookkeeper

DESCRIPTION

Justice in Motion seeks a part-time hourly employee (10 hours per week in our NYC headquarters) to serve as Bookkeeper, helping to run the accounting and bookkeeping operations of our growing nonprofit organization. You will work in a fast-paced environment where you will be expected to complete tasks quickly and precisely.  

The Bookkeeper will work approximately 10 hours per week to begin, at an hourly rate of $15-20/hour, depending on experience.  Hours are flexible. We value people who are able to work intelligently and independently, but can be an integral part of our team.  

We welcome candidates who are early-to-mid-career and interested in a part-time and flexible role. This is a part-time position without benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manage the company's QuickBooks file

  • Prepare and complete monthly reconciliations for review by Finance & Admin Director

  • Maintain and track accurate and orderly Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable records

  • Reconcile bank accounts and provides reports to Executive Director and Finance & Admin Director each monthly

  • Keep clear records of all account activity

  • Proactively maintain highly organized filing system; files invoices, payroll paperwork, reimbursements, insurance information and other financial records.

  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential issues.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of systems and procedures as needed.

  • Conduct weekly review of credit card accounts; review of accounts payable, ensure appropriate coding in Quickbooks

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 1-3 years experience as an accountant or bookkeeper, at least one of which should be with a nonprofit organization.

  • Familiarity with QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel.

  • Knowledge of standard and nonprofit accounting principles.

  • Bachelor's degree – major in business or accounting preferred. Candidates currently in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

We expect the new hire to begin in as soon as possible.  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.


Immigration Specialist

DESCRIPTION

Justice in Motion seeks a mid-level immigration lawyer to lead our legal action program’s focus on ensuring migrants have access to cross-border justice in humanitarian immigration cases. The Immigration Specialist will manage cases, develop new projects, and design improvements to ensure that the legal action program responds to the growing demand on our services in an effective and sustainable manner. We are looking for someone who will be a positive team-player and an active problem solver to help things run smoothly and in alignment with Justice in Motion’s theory of social change. The Immigration Specialist will report to the Legal Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the execution of cross-border case facilitations with support from Justice in Motion’s Legal Assistant. These are cases for clients represented by lawyers in the United States or Canada that require action by the Defender Network in Mexico and Central America. Specific tasks may include: analyzing and screening cases with Defenders and US and Canadian lawyers; reviewing contracts; troubleshooting issues with communication; tracking challenges and their solutions, and creating systems to ensure success; and reporting on outcomes. This job does not include client representation or direct services.

  • Engage in special project program design, implementation, and management under the guidance of Justice in Motion’s Legal Director to address foreseen and unforeseen challenges in the immigration landscape. This includes strategic thinking about the role of international collaboration within civil society in advancing justice for migrants generally, and the added value of Justice in Motion’s model and Defender Network in immigration cases specifically.

  • Develop and sustain collegial working relationships with the Defenders in Mexico and Central America and with the Advocates in US and Canada who represent migrants needing the Defenders’ assistance. Deliver trainings (virtual and in-person) to both constituencies as needed.

  • Maintain knowledge of immigration law and procedure and US migration policy, particularly as it relates to immigrant detention, due process, removal defense, and humanitarian migration benefits (e.g., T/U/VAWA, asylum, SIJ).

  • Participate in Defender Network events, meetings, stakeholder convenings, and present at conferences throughout the region. This is expected to be about 3-4 trips (domestic and international) per year.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Education/Experience: JD from accredited law school. 3+ years working as a direct services and practicing immigration lawyer in applications for humanitarian migration benefits (e.g., T/U/VAWA, asylum, SIJ) and/or in removal defense proceedings.

  • Fluent in English and Spanish (speaking and writing with comprehension at professional level).

  • Experience public speaking and delivering trainings or legal presentations.

  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills. Ability to demonstrate tact and consistent professional demeanor in a variety of cultural settings.

  • Excellent organizational skills. Answers email timely and adept at managing follow up with little oversight.

  • Manages deadlines on different projects with competing priorities. Pays close attention to details.

  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally.

  • Work Habits: Self-starter attitude with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to listen to and learn from critical feedback. Smart, patient, and curious problem-solver.

  • Sense of humor.

PREFERRED

  • Experience using case management databases (Salesforce)

  • Experience working, traveling, or studying, in Mexico or Central America

  • Experience public speaking in Spanish

  • Interest in migration, cross-cultural collaboration, or international work

  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for migrants and sustainable social change for marginalized communities

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to apply@justiceinmotion.org. In the subject line, please write: “IMMIGRATION SPECIALIST -- [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.


Research Intern

Internship

DESCRIPTION

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

• 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

Legal Action Program

Justice in Motion is offering an unpaid summer internship opportunity for a law student seeking research and writing experience in the dynamic fields of transnational litigation and labor migration policy advocacy throughout the region. The Legal Director and/or Policy Advocacy Manager will closely supervise the intern’s work on various legal research and writing projects. Projects will support legal action program casework, scholarship, and policy advocacy to promote justice across borders, achieve greater transparency in the temporary foreign worker visa system, create educational materials on transnational justice for a wide audience, and assist in the substantive legal training of Defender Network members.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Law student in good standing at accredited law school

  • Strong legal research and writing skills

  • Ability to maintain deadlines, has initiative, and the ability to perform tasks independently

  • Preference will be given to law students who can demonstrate Spanish proficiency


HOW TO APPLY

Justice in Motion values diversity in our workplace and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  Please send your cover letter, resume, contact information for two references, and a recent legal writing sample (attached as Word or PDF documents) to apply@justiceinmotion.org.  In the subject line of the email, please write “Summer 2019 Law Student Intern – [Your Name].”  No phone calls please! Position open until filled.