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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Development Director

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR in Austin, Dallas or Houston, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Development Director to resource our movement for change. This individual will lead and grow our 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 fundraising efforts by developing fundraising strategies, managing the Development team, and cultivating relationships with both new and current donors. We are looking for a strategic, ambitious, and senior professional who knows how to grow organizational revenue for movement building organizations, and who is excited to create change for working people across the state.   The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of building sustainable fundraising programs for grassroots organizations. They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment, and will know how…
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Houston Policy Coordinator

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   HOUSTON POLICY COORDINATOR in Houston, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Houston Policy Coordinator to lead the policy work and advocacy conducted by WDP’s Better Builder® and Policy Department in the greater Houston area.   The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and strategic thinker with a background in public policy, political campaigns, and/or community organizing. The Houston Policy Coordinator should have strong communication skills that allow them to build relationships and foster cooperation with WDP members, other WDP staff, elected officials, and a diverse array of community and industry stakeholders.  Finally, a strong candidate should be committed to WDP’s identity as a membership-based organization and be eager to leverage integrated campaign strategies to further WDP’s policy…
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ESL Instructor, Part-time

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ESL Instructor Dallas, 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 25 (11-week course) Keep track of student attendance and establish a student attendance plan Maintain communication with students about their absences Remind students…
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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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Employment and Legal Services Director

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON ROLLING BASIS   Employment and Legal Services Director in DALLAS, TX or HOUSTON, TX   Workers Defense Project (“WDP”) is seeking a full-time Employment and Legal Services Director in either Houston, TX or Dallas, TX  that will oversee WDP’s Employment and Legal Services(“ELS”) Department.  ELS combines both legal representation and community-based tactics to support low-wage, predominantly immigrant, workers report labor and employment violations and defend their rights on the job. The ELS Director will coordinate closely with other WDP staff to ensure that the department’s work promotes WDP’s organizing and advocacy goals. The ELS Director will also serve as a member of WDP’s Senior Leadership Team and, in that capacity, support organization-wide strategic planning, management, and development. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader,…
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Staff Attorney

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: HOUSTON STAFF ATTORNEY (HOUSTON, TX)   Workers Defense Project is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to join our team in Houston, Texas. The ideal candidate will be English-Spanish bilingual (required), and will be a self-starter who is enthusiastic about providing quality legal services in a non-traditional setting. They will have experience working directly with clients and will have strong communication and interpersonal skills that allow them to build and maintain important relationships with WDP members, volunteers, staff, and community partners. Finally, they will be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-based organization and eager to support WDP’s organizing efforts and the building of worker power in Texas. About Workers Defense Project and our Houston Office Workers Defense Project is a membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization that builds…
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Legal Manager

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Employment Opportunity: Legal Manager/Organizer (Houston, TX) Workers Defense Project is seeking a full-time Legal Manager/Organizer to join our team in Houston, TX. The ideal candidate will be English-Spanish bilingual, and will be a self-starter who is open to new challenges and able to maintain attention to detail while managing multiple responsibilities. They will have strong communication and interpersonal skills that allow them to develop and maintain strong relationships with low-income workers, community partners, and government agencies. Finally, they will be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-based organization that builds worker power. About Workers Defense Project and our Houston Office Workers Defense Project is a membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization that builds power for low-income workers in Texas. Since its founding in 2002, the organization has gained notoriety for…
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Workers Rights Legal Intern

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Internship Announcement: WORKERS RIGHTS LEGAL INTERN (SUMMER 2018) - WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT AUSTIN, TX AND DALLAS, TX   About Workers Defense Project: Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide membership-based workers rights organization that builds power for construction workers in Texas. WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas working to address workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers. One of the most established worker centers in the South, WDP is a national leader in the movement of worker centers fighting for fair conditions for working people. WDP has won numerous awards and accolades for its cutting edge organizing work in one of the toughest climates for workers in the country. The organization was named “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country” by the New…
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