Community In Action Organizer – In partnership with Houston in Action

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Job Opening: Community in Action Organizer (Houston) Applications accepted on a rolling basis.    Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Community in Action Organizer to lead outreach and organizing strategies in neighborhoods and communities at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census in the greater Houston area. This is a temporary position currently funded through a grant from Houston in Action through December 2020.    The ideal candidate will have deep connections and understanding of the communities Workers Defense organizes, community and/or labor organizing experience, and be committed to building worker power to create a more just economy for working families.   About Workers Defense Project Workers Defense Project is a statewide membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization that builds power for construction workers in Texas. Since…
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AmeriCorps Education Coordinator

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POSITION OPENING: AmeriCorps Education Coordinator AmeriCorps Education Coordinator in Austin, TX | August 2019 - July 2020   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…
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Development Intern – Fall Semester (September – December 2019)

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FALL DEVELOPMENT INTERN (September - December 2019) Applications are due by August 1st.   Workers Defense Project is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.   WDP is looking for a development intern to help raise money for the organization. The intern will be working with various members of Workers Defense Project’s development team to help WDP meet its fundraising goals. The development team is responsible for fundraising for the organization through special events, individual donor cultivation, grant proposals, mailings, online appeals, marketing, and soliciting donations organizations, churches and law firms.     Requirements: Strong written and verbal communication skills; Comfortable calling or visiting individuals and businesses to ask for donations; Computer literate: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, graphic design…
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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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Dallas Policy Coordinator

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   DALLAS POLICY COORDINATOR in Dallas, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Dallas Policy Coordinator to lead the policy work and advocacy conducted by WDP’s Better Builder® and Policy Department in the greater Dallas 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 Dallas 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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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 Austin, 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 20 (8-week course) Keep track of student attendance and establish a student persistence plan Maintain communication with students about their absences Remind students…
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Development Intern – Summer Semester

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SUMMER DEVELOPMENT INTERN (May - August 2019) Applications are due February 28   Workers Defense Project is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.   WDP is looking for a development intern to help raise money for the organization. The intern will be working with various members of Workers Defense Project’s development team to help WDP meet its fundraising goals. The development team is responsible for fundraising for the organization through special events, individual donor cultivation, grant proposals, mailings, online appeals, marketing, and soliciting donations organizations, churches and law firms.     Requirements: Strong written and verbal communication skills Comfortable calling or visiting individuals and businesses to ask for donations Computer literate: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, graphic design…
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Dallas Campaign Manager

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED. DALLAS CAMPAIGN MANAGER (LEAD ORGANIZER) 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…
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Executive Administrative Assistant

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT in Austin, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) are seeking a full-time Executive Administrative Assistant to support the Executive Director and provide additional administrative support for the HR and Operations department. The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience in an active and complex executive support role. This position will require you to work independently while juggling multiple projects with tight deadlines—excellent time management and organizational skills are necessary.   The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, high energy and flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization. This individual will need to work well in a team environment and be able to represent WDP with…
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