Oversight and Worksite Coordinator

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   Oversight and Worksite Coordinator Job Description, Austin TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Oversight and Worksite Coordinator to lead the monitoring, oversight and certification conducted by WDP’s Better Builder® Program. Through policy change and community education, WDP’s Better Builder®️ Program seeks to improve conditions in the Texas construction industry by uplifting real estate developers and governmental entities who adopt a platform of workplace standards including living wages, OSHA-safety training, workers’ compensation coverage, local hiring goals, and independent, third-party monitoring.   The Oversight and Worksite Coordinator is an essential component of WDP’s efforts to challenge deadly and unlawful conditions in the construction industry through the Better Builder® Program. The Oversight and Worksite Coordinator will evaluate construction sites seeking…
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Campaign Manager

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 JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.  DALLAS CAMPAIGN MANAGER in DALLAS, TX   Workers Defense Project(WDP)/Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) is seeking a full-time Campaign Manager in Dallas, TX. The Dallas Campaign Manager will coordinate worker-led campaigns in city and state legislative advocacy and  voter engagement activities for WDP as well as perform certain activities for Workers Defense Action Fund, WDP’s affiliated 501c4 organization. The Campaign Manager is responsible for managing the Dallas County voter engagement activities and engaging low-wage workers in organizing efforts to win better working conditions for construction workers.  WDP’s policy priorities are to strengthen wage and safety protections for Texas workers, to promote local economic policies that are inclusive of WDP’s constituency, to protect the ability of WDP’s members to organize and advocate on…
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Organizing Director

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JOB OPENING:  ORGANIZING DIRECTOR. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   ORGANIZING DIRECTOR in Austin, Dallas or Houston, TX    The Organizing Director leads Workers Defense’ team of organizers to engage low-wage workers and their families in a fight to build power for Texas workers through strategic organizing, legislative advocacy, and electoral campaigns. The Organizing Director oversees the training and formation of WD organizing staff  who recruit and develop the leadership of thousands of workers across the state and engage them in campaigns to fight for the dignity they deserve. The Organizing Director develops and manages strategic campaigns and ensures the integration of those campaigns across all programs in both WDP and WDAF. The Organizing Director is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of WD’s organizing model to fulfill…
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Development Coordinator

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR in Austin, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Development Coordinator to resource our movement for change. The Development Coordinator will play a vital role in our Development team by cultivating donors, managing giving campaigns, supporting fundraising events, coordinating with our Board of Directors and Leadership Council, and maintaining detailed records of donations and donor interactions. This individual will help us tell our story to the public, maintain donors’ interest in our work, utilize our networks, and – most of all – keep our fundraising efforts organized and data-driven.    The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented and proactive, with a knack for building strong relationships and communicating to a variety of audiences. We are looking…
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Communications Intern – Fall Semester

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN    Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) are seeking a Communications Intern to support the Communications department and amplify our message with the public. The ideal candidate has excellent writing and interpersonal skills, is highly organized, and has an interest in social justice and the communications field.  The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization.  About Workers Defense Project Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights and advocacy, chiefly aiming to build power among Texas construction workers. Its mission – to empower low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships – is accomplished through a network of dedicated staff,…
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Community In Action Organizer – In partnership with Houston in Action

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Job Opening: Community in Action Organizer (Houston) Applications accepted on a rolling basis.    Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Community in Action Organizer to lead outreach and organizing strategies in neighborhoods and communities at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census in the greater Houston area. This is a temporary position currently funded through a grant from Houston in Action through December 2020.    The ideal candidate will have deep connections and understanding of the communities Workers Defense organizes, community and/or labor organizing experience, and be committed to building worker power to create a more just economy for working families.   About Workers Defense Project Workers Defense Project is a statewide membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization that builds power for construction workers in Texas. Since…
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Staff Attorney

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS   STAFF ATTORNEY in AUSTIN, TX   Workers Defense Project (“WDP”) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to support the service provision and advocacy conducted by WDP’s Employment and Legal Services Program.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and creative thinker, who is open to new challenges and able to maintain attention to detail while managing multiple responsibilities. The Staff Attorney should have strong communication skills - in both English and Spanish - that allow them to build and maintain important relationships with WDP members, volunteers, staff, and community partners. Finally, a strong candidate should be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-based organization and be eager to utilize the law as a tool to support worker organizing and build worker…
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AmeriCorps Education Coordinator

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POSITION OPENING: AmeriCorps Education Coordinator AmeriCorps Education Coordinator in Austin, TX | August 2019 - July 2020   About Workers Defense Project: Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights and advocacy, chiefly aiming to build power among Texas construction workers.  Its mission – to empower low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships – is accomplished through a network of dedicated staff, volunteers and members. WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas focused on addressing workplace abuse faced by low-wage laborers.  Among the most established worker centers in the South, and a leader in the national movement of worker centers fighting for fair conditions for working people, WDP has won numerous awards for its cutting-edge achievements…
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Workers’ Rights Advocate – Fall Semester

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Internship Announcement:  WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCATE (HOUSTON AND DALLAS)   About Workers Defense Project Workers Defense Project is a statewide membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization with offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin that builds power for construction workers in Texas. Since its founding in 2002, the organization has gained notoriety for its ability to translate direct services and grassroots organizing into concrete policy wins. The New York Times named WDP as “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country”. WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better working conditions in the construction industry, which is one of the largest industries, and consequently most powerful special interest groups, in Texas. Because nearly half of the Texas construction workforce is undocumented, WDP actively engages in legal work, community education,…
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Law Clerk – Fall Semester

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Internship Announcement:  LAW CLERK (DALLAS)   About Workers Defense Project Workers Defense Project is a statewide membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization with offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin that builds power for construction workers in Texas. Since its founding in 2002, the organization has gained notoriety for its ability to translate direct services and grassroots organizing into concrete policy wins. The New York Times named WDP as “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country”. WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better working conditions in the construction industry, which is one of the largest industries, and consequently most powerful special interest groups, in Texas. Because nearly half of the Texas construction workforce is undocumented, WDP actively engages in legal work, community education, policy advocacy, and…
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