Education Programs Manager

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JOB OPENING:  EDUCATION PROGRAMS MANAGER in Austin, TX   APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   Workers Defense Project is seeking a statewide Education Programs Manager to supervise our educational programs that seek to empower low-wage immigrant workers, with a strategic focus on training and education for construction workers.  Our educational programs provide a critical entry point to our organization for our members and provide tools that will enable WDP worker members to succeed in the workplace and to help them develop skills to be leaders and advocates in their community. Current educational programs include English as a Second Language, OSHA 10-hour safety training, and our Apprenticeship Readiness Program for construction workers.   The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to adult education and connecting educational programs to the…
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ESL Instructor, Part-time

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ESL Instructor Austin, TX   | Applications accepted until position filled   WDP is committed to helping improve the quality of life of immigrant workers. To achieve this goal, WDP offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for its members. ESL Instructors provide participants with the opportunity to learn important English skills while building a broader understanding of social inequality through the curriculum. ESL instructors use multiple resources to create and deliver tailored lessons plans. Instructors will also evaluate student learning at regular intervals to assess progress.   RESPONSIBILITIES Use textbooks and other materials to plan interactive lessons for class size ranging from 10 to 20 (8-week course) Keep track of student attendance and establish a student persistence plan Maintain communication with students about their absences Remind students…
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Operations Manager

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   OPERATIONS MANAGER in Austin, TX   Our high-traffic office needs an Operations Manager with excellent time management skills and a proven track record of setting and meeting ambitious goals.  The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track-record of creative and innovative solutions to operation needs and the ability to manage multiple priorities  in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should be committed to getting results and able to handle a heavy workload.   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…
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Communications Intern

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JOB OPENING: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN   Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) are seeking a part-time 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…
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Development Intern – Summer Semester

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SUMMER DEVELOPMENT INTERN (May - August 2019) Applications are due February 28   Workers Defense Project is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.   WDP is looking for a development intern to help raise money for the organization. The intern will be working with various members of Workers Defense Project’s development team to help WDP meet its fundraising goals. The development team is responsible for fundraising for the organization through special events, individual donor cultivation, grant proposals, mailings, online appeals, marketing, and soliciting donations organizations, churches and law firms.     Requirements: Strong written and verbal communication skills Comfortable calling or visiting individuals and businesses to ask for donations Computer literate: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, graphic design…
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Dallas Campaign Manager

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED. DALLAS CAMPAIGN MANAGER (LEAD ORGANIZER) 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…
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Executive Administrative Assistant

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT in Austin, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) are seeking a full-time Executive Administrative Assistant to support the Executive Director and provide additional administrative support for the HR and Operations department. The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience in an active and complex executive support role. This position will require you to work independently while juggling multiple projects with tight deadlines—excellent time management and organizational skills are necessary.   The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, high energy and flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization. This individual will need to work well in a team environment and be able to represent WDP with…
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Business Liaison

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   BUSINESS LIAISON in Dallas, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Business Liaison to strengthen and grow WDP’s Better Builder® program, primarily by building and maintaining relationships and alliances with construction industry representatives, low-wage workers, and strategic allies in Dallas.   The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track-record of fostering coordination and cooperation among diverse groups. He or she will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload. This position is an excellent opportunity to engage working people, construction industry leaders, nongovernmental organizations, and policymakers.   About Workers Defense Project   Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights and advocacy, chiefly aiming to…
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Research Intern

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INTERNSHIP OPENING: Research Intern, Better Builder Program – Austin, TX Internship Dates: Summer semester; mid June – mid August Applications accepted until position is filled   ABOUT WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT: Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights, advocacy, and building power among Texas construction workers. Each year, WDP serves over 2,500 workers through offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston by way of various social service and organizing programs.  WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better working conditions in the construction industry. The Texas construction industry is among the most dangerous in the country employing over 900,000 workers statewide, half of whom are undocumented. The New York Times described WDP as “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country”.   WDP is one of the…
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Staff Attorney

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON ROLLING BASIS   STAFF ATTORNEY in DALLAS, TX   Workers Defense Project (“WDP”) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to support the service provision and 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-driven organization and be eager to utilize the law as a tool to support worker organizing and build worker…
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