• Workers Rights Advocate and Organizer Intern

    FALL INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT:

    2018 WORKERS RIGHTS ADVOCATE & ORGANIZER (AUSTIN, TX)

     

    About Workers Defense Project: WDP is a statewide, membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization that builds power for low-income workers in Texas.  WDP has gained notoriety for its ability to translate direct services and grassroots organizing into concrete policy wins in one of the toughest climates for workers in the country. WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better working conditions in the Texas construction industry, which is both one of the most powerful special interest groups in the state and one of the largest employers of immigrant workers in the state.  In 2010, WDP won the first rest ... read more

  • Better Builder and Policy Director

    JOB OPENING: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

    Director of Better Builder® and Policy, Austin, Texas preferred

    Workers Defense Project is seeking a full-time Director of Better Builder & Policy, preferably based in the Austin, Texas office. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of the policy areas that affect Texas working families, especially in construction; extensive experience in the State of Texas; and a demonstrated track record of getting results in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities across the state.

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  • Austin Legal Manager

    JOB OPENING: LEGAL MANAGER (AUSTIN, TX)   

     

    Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Legal Manager to support the service provision, advocacy, and organizing conducted by WDP’s legal services program in Austin, TX.

     

    The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is open to new challenges and able to maintain attention to detail while managing multiple responsibilities. The Legal Manager should have strong communication skills that allow them to relate well with others – including those with adverse interests – in both English and Spanish. Strong candidates should also be committed to WDP’s identity as a membership-based organization. <... read more

  • Legislative Director

    JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

     

    LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR in Austin, TX

     

    Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Legislative Director in Austin, TX. The Legislative Director will develop and manage the implementation of WDP’s statewide policy agenda. Broadly speaking, WDP’s policy priorities are to strengthen wage and safety protections for Texas workers, to promote economic development plans that are inclusive of WDP’s constituency, to protect the ability of WDP’s members to organize and advocate on the local, state, and national level, and, generally, to expand the labor and civil rights of low-wage workers and immigrant communities.... read more

  • AmeriCorps Education Coordinator via The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

    POSITION OPENING: AmeriCorps Education Coordinator

    AmeriCorps Education Coordinator in Austin, TX | August 2018 – July 2019

     

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The AmeriCorps Education Coordinator position will assist the coordination and operation of key Austin-based educational programming, including the ESL program, the Health/Safety Literacy program, and the weekly Tuesday night Juntas. Through these educational direct services, WDP provides concrete hard and soft skills development opportunities for its members.

     

    The position will require coordination of ESL classes, as well as assisting in planning social events, outreach events, and activitie... read more

  • Legal Manager/Organizer

    Job Opening: Legal Manager/Organizer (Houston, TX)

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Workers Defense Project (“WDP”)  is seeking a full-time Legal Manager/Organizer to join our office in Houston, Texas.

    The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is open to new challenges and able to maintain attention to detail while managing multiple responsibilities. They should have strong communication skills (in both English and Spanish) and strong interpersonal skills that allow them to develop and maintain strong relationships with low-income workers, community partners, and government agencies. Finally, they should be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-driven organization.

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  • ESL Instructor – Part Time

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ESL Instructor

    Austin, TX   | Applications accepted until position filled

     

    ESL INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS

    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.

     

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    • Digital Strategist

      JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

       

      DIGITAL STRATEGIST preferred in Dallas, TX but flexible

       

      Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Digital Strategist to build an innovate and effective digital campaign operations that support WDP policy and members campaigns.  

       

      The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track-record of designing and executing digital campaign. 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, business and industry leaders, nongovernmental organizat... read more

    • Digital Director

      JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

       

      DIGITAL DIRECTOR preferred in Dallas, TX but flexible

       

      Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Digital Director to develop and execute WDP’s digital engagement strategies that complement and enhance ongoing and future grassroots organizing and fundraising campaigns.

       

      The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track-record of designing and managing digital campaigns, including utilizing data for strategic targeting. 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 opp... read more

    • Research Intern

      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 countr... read more