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Director of Culture and Human Resources (Part-Time and Remote)

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Justice in Motion
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Brooklyn, NY
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Published 21 days ago

The Organization

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 gone through several years of growth, which has enabled a strategic investment in the administrative side of the organization, including putting in place a number of simple and human-centered HR systems through an embedded consultant, to support the important programmatic work and the entire team. The organization has undergone several big shifts in its culture during the pandemic, with a decision to go fully remote, and the completion of its first Collective Bargaining Agreement in partnership with the union members.

Now that these major projects are complete, Justice in Motion is seeking a long-term leader for the important work of strengthening the culture, with a particular focus on guiding the facilitated process to build a multi-year strategy for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, as well as overseeing the day-to-day HR operations.

The Director of Culture and HR will report to the Director of Finance and Administration, with a dotted-line to the Executive Director on strategic culture projects. This opportunity is available as a part-time staff role or as a contractor with a multi-year commitment.

The ideal candidate for this position:

  1. Has built a strong culture in virtual or remote settings. This is someone who has thrived in virtual settings, and developed best practices of building a sense of team when everyone is remote.
  2. Thrives in smaller nonprofits, and understands the full breadth of HR. This is someone who loves playing a generalist role within a nonprofit environment, and can effectively lead strategic conversations about culture, while also rolling up their sleeves to manage minute details about HR. They can see gaps and quickly identify solutions to fill them, understand the dynamics of urgency and fast growth and how to move things forward.
  3. Has knowledge of union environments, especially on smaller teams. Ideally, this is someone who has some understanding of collective bargaining agreements and effective strategies for being in partnership with union members. It is not required to have experience with union negotiations.
  4. Is deeply engaged in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both personally and with previous organizations. This is someone who is continuing to unpack their own story and biases, who leans into uncomfortable conversations, and has also identified and implemented processes and systems to turn DEI commitments into daily practices with results.
  5. Values human solutions over checking boxes. This is a person who has been frustrated by some traditional HR processes, and understands the value of clear communication and expectations, honest dialogue, and common sense approaches.
  6. Has exceptional listening and coaching skills. This person is a calming presence, and is a phenomenal listener who is able to help those around them process challenging situations and move toward positive solutions. They also have applied these skills as a supervisor to help direct reports build their own capacity.
  7. Is connected to our mission: Interest in social justice, migration, or international work.
  8. Cross-cultural experience: This is someone who has spent time living, working, or studying with people from many cultures and within diverse communities, and thrives in those environments. They enjoy connecting with a wide variety of people, and easily demonstrate curiosity, empathy, and tact. As a bonus, they have proficiency in Spanish.

Responsibilities

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

Human Resources and Labor Relations

 Strategic management and guidance of HR functions and systems, including:

  • Full-cycle recruitment for staff and interns, with a particular focus on hiring strategy and supporting decision-making
  • Onboarding activities and performance management
  • Record keeping and policies
  • Compensation, payroll, and benefits oversight

Identify, develop, and deliver relevant training for staff and supervisors

Improvement of HR systems and processes that align with the collective bargaining agreement

Serve as the main point of contact for Justice in Motion’s union, and coordinate management’s bargaining efforts

Culture

Oversee consulting engagement for long-term Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work, and manage efforts to implement changes and best practices to HR systems and processes

Design and implement employee engagement and team building opportunities, including regular virtual and in-person meetings

Partner with the team in developing values and other principles to strengthen the overall culture, and specific practices and systems to live those values

Clearly communicate to the team about changes, sharing the context of decision-making process and building buy-in along the way

Leadership

Manage the HR and Operations Associate on a project basis

Serve as a thought partner on personnel matters with Justice in Motion’s leadership, and with the Personnel Committee of the Board

Participate as a member of the management team and contribute to discussions and decisions on strategic topics and directions

Collaborate with peers on cross-functional projects


Location and Travel: Justice in Motion is a remote organization, and this position can be based anywhere in the U.S., with work hours aligned with the Eastern Time Zone. When safe to do so, this position will require occasional travel within the US; potential opportunity for international travel (1-2 times per year). 

The Organization

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

This is a part-time position, and can either be a staff role (with compensation based on a full-time salary range of $90,000 - $120,000, depending on experience) or a contractor role with a multi-year commitment.

Benefits

Justice in Motion offers a generous leave package and systems in place to support a sustainable work-life balance. 

Justice in Motion offers a generous leave package and systems in place to support a sustainable work-life balance. 

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA

How to Apply

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: “HR -- [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. 

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…

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