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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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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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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