Meaningful work on a motivated team
We have diverse backgrounds, but a shared mission to protect the poor. We take our goals and results seriously, but not ourselves. And we care about each other: how we work matters just as much as what we achieve.
We are Christian.
We’re inspired by God’s call to love all people and seek justice.
We are professional.
We pursue excellence because the people we serve deserve our best.
We are bridge-building.
We’re passionate about learning from our partners, and we rally others to the fight.
What is it like to work here?
It took me a few years in corporate to realize I needed something more engaging. I moved to Uganda as an IJM Communications Fellow and never looked back—finally using my writing for a mission that matters. Now in DC, I get to share survivors’ stories from India in new ways every day. IJM has helped me grow as a writer, certainly, but I’ve also loved exploring life visually—now my camera comes with me wherever I go!
I was hesitant about moving to Washington, given that it meant leaving the best city in the world: Chicago! But I am passionate about helping people use their voice to fight crimes like human trafficking. I work with our Global Advancement team to develop strategies that help offer IJM’s supporters ways to engage in the fight for justice. I love strategic plans and spreadsheets, but the most meaningful part of my job is finding ways to invite other people into this mission.
Every case and client IJM engages with is a response to God’s call on us to be the channel of His love and mercy. My own role within this broader mandate is to oversee our efforts to bring that vision to the body of Christ worldwide. What could be better than being God’s hands and feet in this world, and helping His Church become one. Add to that, the joys of D-I-Y and books over the weekend – I am living the good life, I’d say!
I love solving puzzles, and working as a researcher is like solving one puzzle after another. I came to IJM after spending over six years as a corporate researcher at a Big Four accounting firm. I have the privilege to spend every day leading a team that provides research and strategy to our advancement teams so that we can see slavery end in our lifetime.
I graduated from college with a degree in Human Rights Policy and came to IJM shortly thereafter, motivated to rally others and invite them to be part of the justice movement. I’m part of an awesome development team that works to raise the funds required to fuel the mission. The best part of working at IJM is the staff; my colleagues are also my friends, mentors, and the most fun and dedicated people I know.
I am passionate about freedom, and love that I get to be a part of IJM’s work to free people from violent forms of oppression around the world. I began with IJM as an Aftercare Fellow in Kolkata in 2010, supporting our team of national social workers in their efforts to bring restoration to the lives of trafficking survivors, and have spent the past five years supporting casework operations in India from our HQ office. I now have the privilege of leading our strategic planning process for IJM’s justice system transformation work globally.
As a former pastor, I am passionate about the Church moving to action to defend the poor from oppression. I joined my department to help inspire the global Church to take up this holy calling. I run Tough Mudder obstacle courses because I think they exemplify the dedication of my colleagues: doing whatever is necessary, for as long as is necessary, until the job is done and the oppressed are set free.
I spent ten years working on humanitarian issues around the world. I joined IJM to bring my program management and evaluation skills to an equally compelling issue – those suffering from violence. My job is to bring evidence to bear for the mission – the scale of the crime, gaps and opportunities in the justice system, and the measureable impact of IJM’s work. I love that I get to do the work with tremendously committed and fun people.
I started my career in human rights with an anti-trafficking organization in Los Angeles working to support trafficking victims. After college I moved to Kolkata with IJM as a Communications Intern to combat commercial sexual exploitation in India. As a life-long dancer I find beauty in the tangled but beautiful dance of India. I now work as an Associate Program Manager for South Asia.
After attending IJM’s Global Prayer Gathering, I felt compelled to serve and spent a year in Bangalore as an Admin Intern. While I was there, I found myself helping out with everyone’s computer glitches and other tech support…I realized I was secretly a nerd at heart! I then joined the Headquarters team as a Helpdesk Engineer. Today I get to provide technology solutions for the global mission. My ukelele is my “discipline of joy,” and I love breaking it out for the occasional jam session.
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Benefits and Compensation
- Retirement contribution
- Paid leave
- Spiritual retreats
- Daily staff prayer
- Expatriate compensation
- Tuition for school-aged children
- Tax assistance
- Expatriate compensation
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the culture like at IJM?
We offer a fast-paced, professional and friendly work environment for our employees. We work diligently to provide tangible relief for the people we serve, while being good stewards of the funds generously provided to us by our donors.
IJM employees begin each day with 30 minutes of silence and solitude before God and gather at 11:00 a.m. for corporate prayer. We hold quarterly staff retreats to provide spiritual refreshment and team building opportunities.
- What is the office attire?
Office attire is business professional.
- How many people work for IJM?
We have more than 600 staff worldwide, and 95% of us are at work in our own countries.
- Does IJM provide benefits to employees?
We offer competitive salaries, with excellent medical, dental and retirement benefits to all employees. Additional benefits such as relocation and generous paid time off are provided for all regular full-time staff.
- What is the interview process?
Completed applications are reviewed by the IJM Recruiting Team and the hiring manager. Phone interviews are conducted with the most qualified applicants, followed by in-office interviews with the top candidates. IJM completes a thorough review of references prior to making an employment offer.
- May I schedule an informational interview?
Due to the quantity of applications that we receive, we are unable to offer informational interviews for employment opportunities.
- Will I receive notification of the status of my application?
All applicants will receive a verbal or written response communicating whether or not we will be moving forward with their application. Due to the volume we receive, we cannot provide specific updates on the status of pending applications.
- Do I need to submit a separate application for each position of interest?
- Are you still receiving applications for all positions posted on the website?
Yes, IJM is currently receiving applications for every job posted on our website. Job postings are removed immediately after the position has been filled.
- To whom should I address my application?
Address all applications to the Director of Recruiting.
- Why does IJM require applicants to submit a Statement of Faith?
IJM is a non-sectarian community of faith that works with all people to seek justice on behalf of all people regardless of race, religion, creed or any other status.
As a faith community, IJM's core of full-time staff intentionally draw strength and unity from their common commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ and from their communion of daily prayer and spiritual disciplines. Accordingly, IJM staff seeks colleagues who embrace and contribute to the spiritual community through shared Christian conviction and practice. As Mother Theresa did in Kolkata, IJM seeks to provide a common platform for all people of good will to serve the needy, while also building a core community who share her fundamental convictions of Christian faith and practice.
Accordingly, IJM asks applicants seeking to join IJM's core community of full-time staff to submit a Statement of Faith describing their Christian faith and its relevance to their interest in serving with IJM. It is generally helpful for an applicant to provide insight into his/her own journey of faith and as well as current spiritual disciplines. As with any such society of faith, SEC. 2000e-1 [Section702] of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes provision for employment along lines of shared religious convictions.
- What is a Statement of Faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how it is relevant to your involvement with IJM. It should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.
- Are non-U.S. citizens eligible for U.S.-based positions?
U.S. citizenship is not required for U.S.-based employment, but candidates must have the legal right to work in the United States. In most cases, IJM will not be able to assist financially in securing a visa to work in the United States.
IJM is committed to building a diverse workforce through fair and equitable employment practices. IJM encourages people of any race, color, age, sex, marital status, or political ideology, to apply for employment. As a faith-based organization, IJM has the legal right under SEC. 2000e-1 [Section702] of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to require that all employees practice a mature orthodox Christian faith, as defined by the Apostles' Creed.