Social Justice

Social Justice and Advocacy

Social justice has been one of Koya’s key areas of focus since its founding in 2004. We have had the privilege of partnering with a wide range of organizations focused on advancing human rights and equality in the U.S. and globally.

We approach this work with a strong diversity and equity lens, understanding that social justice organizations are most effective when they reflect the communities that they serve. From our broad experience, we know that our role as a recruiting partner to these organizations comes with the responsibility to ensure that we are designing and implementing transparent, inclusive processes and working to place leaders who reflect traditionally underrepresented groups.

We are passionate about maintaining and growing a deep network of leaders who are fighting for racial and gender justice, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, immigrant rights, gun control, and other issues. Our work in these areas spans from placing leaders in the world of progressive philanthropy to placing activists on the frontline and administrative leaders who ensure these organizations are operating for maximum impact.

Our deep understanding of the unique characteristics of social justice organizations as well as our team’s personal commitment and lived experience allows us to bring a collaborative and consultative approach that is rooted in equity principles and based on collaboration, listening, and partnership.

How Can We Help?

If we can be of assistance in helping your organization find its next team member, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Tell Us About Your Upcoming Search

Selected Clients

We are proud to have worked with the selected social justice and advocacy clients listed below and many more.

“We value the ongoing relationship with Koya, even when we are not in a search. Just the other day we asked for some career coaching and our search consultant was happy to give it. We are a complicated organization, with a national office and local affiliates, Koya gets all of that, and that makes our relationship with you both easy and special.”

Colleen Connell
Executive Director, ACLU of Illinois

Selected Placed Leaders

We are proud to have placed hundreds of transformational leaders with clients across the country and around the world. We support and celebrate these leaders as they continue to create a deep and measurable impact on our world.

Current Opportunities

Chief Operating Officer

The COO will serve as a thought partner and integral member of the senior leadership team and contribute to the ongoing development of strategic plans and goals.

Executive Director

The next Executive Director will join a strong organization that has experienced considerable growth and expansion under previous leadership.

Director of Criminal Legal System Research

The director will work across Vera’s criminal legal initiatives, mentoring researchers, ensuring the quality of research plans and products, supporting the development of research strategies, and guiding the design and implementation of early stage initiatives. 

See all open opportunities