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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Dallas Legal Manager/Organizer

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Employment Opportunity: Legal Manager/Organizer (Dallas, TX) Workers Defense Project (“WDP”) is seeking a full-time Legal Manager/Organizer to support the service provision and and advocacy conducted by WDP’s Employment and Legal Services Program in Dallas, 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/Organizer should have strong communication skills that allow them to relate well with others - including those with adverse interests - in both English and Spanish. Finally, strong candidates should be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-driven organization. Dallas is one of the largest construction markets in the country and the Legal Manager/Organizer will play a critical role in growing the organization’s membership base in Dallas and building…
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ESL Instructor – Part-time

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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.   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…
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ESL Instructor – Part-Time

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ESL Instructor Dallas, 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.   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…
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Literacy Coalition of Central Texas VISTA: Education & Volunteer Coordinator

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT   VISTA EDUCATION & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Dallas, TX   |   Applications accepted until position filled   POSITION OVERVIEW Would you like to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member?  A VISTA member's commitment to serve includes: 1-Year term of full-time (40 hours/week) volunteer service at nonprofit agency A monthly living allowance of ~$1000 a month (depending on county) Health and prescription drug benefits Eligibility for additional stipends and benefits to assist with relocation expenses and childcare End-of-Service Benefits - members elect to receive either a cash stipend or the Segal Education Award (applicable to student loans or future tuition) upon fulfillment of their service commitment Invaluable on-the-job professional development experience for career advancement?   Workers Defense Project, in partnership with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas (LCCT), is seeking talented…
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CitySquare AmeriCorps: Education & Volunteer Coordinator

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT   EDUCATION & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Dallas, TX   |   Applications accepted until position filled POSITION OVERVIEW Would you like to serve as an AmeriCorps member? Receive a $2,800.00 living allowance every 4 months Earn a $1,538.00 education award for college Get invaluable on-the-job professional development experience for career advancement   Workers Defense Project, in partnership with CitySquare, is seeking talented individuals for an AmeriCorps position at our Dallas office. The Education and Volunteer Coordinator position will help: Coordinate volunteers for Workers Defense Project Assist with member services for clients of Workers Defense Project Coordinate English and Safety classes for clients of Workers Defense Project   SERVICE HOURS AmeriCorps members serve an average of 32 hours per week for 4 months. We have flexible hours. A few possible options are:…
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Membership Organizer

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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 within one of the country’s most difficult climates for workers.  The New York Times described WDP as “one of the most creative organizations…
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Harvey Recovery Workers Rights Attorney

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JOB OPENING:  HARVEY RECOVERY - WORKERS RIGHTS ATTORNEY (HOUSTON, TX)   In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Workers Defense Project is seeking a full-time Workers Rights Attorney to join our office in Houston, Texas. The ideal candidate will be a community-minded attorney who is eager to support the building of worker power in Texas, and willing to take initiative in the uncertain landscape following Hurricane Harvey. They will have experience working directly with low-income workers and/or immigrants, educating the community, and practicing employment law. They will also have strong communication skills -- in both English and Spanish -- that will allow them to develop strong relationships with WDP members, partner attorneys, and community allies. About Workers Defense Project and Harvey Recovery Workers Defense Project is a membership-based immigrant and workers’…
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Harvey Recovery Legal Manager/Organizer

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Job Opening: Legal Manager/Organizer (Houston, TX) In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Workers Defense Project 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 will 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 will be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-driven organization. About Workers Defense Project 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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