The search is on for our next Executive Director!

A collage of Immigrants Rising staff and partners in 2023.

In case you missed it, Kathy Gin recently announced that she will be stepping down from her role as our Executive Director later this year. We are grateful to Kathy for her indispensable contributions to making Immigrants Rising the thriving organization it is today!

Our team has been laying a strong foundation for this leadership transition for several years and actively planning for several months. A Transition Committee made up of staff and members of our Leadership Council has been working closely with the executive search firm Axis Talent Partners to prepare a job description that reflects the needs and values of our team.

We’re excited to share that job description with you today. We invite you to circulate it widely among your networks!

Check out the job description here

The ideal candidate for the role will:

  • Have a strong vision and a people-centered leadership style.
  • Be passionate and committed to the rights of immigrants, with deep knowledge of and personal connection to the undocumented experience.
  • Bring experience leading or supporting as a senior leader in a mission-driven organization, particularly through times of evolution, growth, and/or scaling.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Read more about the opportunity here.

“Immigrants Rising is made up of passionate, creative, and driven people. We’re constantly adapting our programs and services in an effort to better fulfill our commitment to grounding our work in the lived realities of undocumented folks. I’m hopeful that we’ll find a new Executive Director who shares this commitment, elevates undocumented leadership across our team and the communities we serve, and also brings their own unique approach to leading us through a period of evolution as an organization.” — Jesús Flores Rodríguez, Legal Services Program Lead & Transition Committee Member Photo of Jesús Flores

For questions about the role, please contact Axis directly at For general questions about Kathy’s transition, you may contact