ESL Instructor

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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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Better Builder Program Intern

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INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE: BETTER BUILDER PROGRAM INTERN  in AUSTIN, DALLAS, & HOUSTON Applications accepted until position filled 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…
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Adult Education and Training Programs Intern

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 INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE IN DALLAS, TX. Applications accepted until filled. 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 York Times. Internship Description: WDP’s Adult Education and Training…
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Dallas Part-Time Organizer

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   PART-TIME CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER in Dallas, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a part-time Campaign Organizer in Dallas, TX. The part-time Campaign Organizer will work to engage low-wage workers in campaigns to build power and a voice for working people - primarily construction workers - in the state of Texas. This organizer will develop and train youth leaders to defend low-wage and immigrants workers’ rights and participate in immigration workshops. The organizer will also work as part of an organizing team to organize low-wage and immigrant workers to defend their rights and take action in Workers Defense Project strategic campaigns and to engage in nonpartisan electoral efforts. Campaigns range from building power for the immigrant community in Dallas, to civic…
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Education Program Coordinator

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  Education Programs Coordinator in Austin, TX   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…
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National Coordinator

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  JOB OPENING: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   NATIONAL COORDINATOR preferred in Austin, TX but flexible   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time National Coordinator to lead and grow WDP’s initiative in the southern U.S., primarily by building and maintaining relationships and alliances with strategic allies throughout the region, and construction industry stakeholders.   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 and travel. 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…
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2017 SUMMER LEGAL INTERN

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2017 SUMMER LEGAL INTERN - 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 York Times. Internship Description:…
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WORKPLACE JUSTICE C​AMPAIGN ORGANIZER​

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WORKPLACE JUSTICE C​AMPAIGN ORGANIZER​ in Austin, TX JOB OPENING: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Workplace Justice Organizer in Austin, TX. The Workplace Justice Organizer engages low-wage workers in campaigns to build power and a voice for working people - primarily construction workers - in the state of Texas. This organizer will work as part of an organizing team to organize low-wage and immigrant workers to defend their workplace rights and take action in Workers Defense Project strategic campaigns. Campaigns range from supporting members to plan and execute direct action to win back-wages from an employer, to engaging workers on strategic commercial construction sites in support of broader-based organizing campaigns. This organizer will develop member leadership through committees, membership meetings, direct action…
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Workplace Justice Campaign Organizer

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JOB OPENING: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED WORKPLACE JUSTICE C​AMPAIGN ORGANIZER​ in Austin, TX Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Workplace Justice Organizer in Austin, TX. The Workplace Justice Organizer engages low-wage workers in campaigns to build power and a voice for working people - primarily construction workers - in the state of Texas. This organizer will work as part of an organizing team to organize low-wage and immigrant workers to defend their workplace rights and take action in Workers Defense Project strategic campaigns. Campaigns range from supporting members to plan and execute direct action to win back-wages from an employer, to engaging workers on strategic commercial construction sites in support of broader-based organizing campaigns. This organizer will develop member leadership through committees, membership meetings, direct action…
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Houston Campaign Organizer

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JOB OPENING: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED ​ CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER ​ in Houston, TX Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Campaign Organizer in Houston, TX. The Campaign Organizer will lead our efforts to establish and grow a membership base of low-wage workers - primarily in the construction industry - to organize, build power, and defend their right to a just and safe workplace. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to identify, recruit, and develop leaders through canvassing strategic work sites, neighborhoods, and community institutions. 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 work alongside low-wage workers in their fight for fair employment and just immigration…
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