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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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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North Texas Immigration Coalition Speaks Out on the Administration’s Announcements on DACA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 Contacts: Daniel Barrera, TOP, dbarrera@organizetexas.org, (214) 957-6234 Sam Robles, WDP, sam@workersdefense.org, (956) 407-0661 Hannah Alexander, EJC, halexander@equaljusticecenter.org, (469) 358-7082   North Texas Immigration Coalition Speaks Out on the Administration’s Announcements on DACA   More than 800,000 young immigrants are protected by DACA If Trump removes Texas' 120,000 DACA recipients from the workforce, the Texas economy would lose $6.1 billion annually.   DALLAS, TX - Today, the North Texas Immigration Coalition, a coalition of immigrant families, labor organizations, civil-rights organizations, and immigrant-rights organizations respond to the announcement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.   North Texas Immigration Coalition believes that the 124,000 young people that have received DACA in Texas are the reason that Texas’ economy has thrived over the last five years.…
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Hundreds rally at Texas Capitol to fight back against SB 4, Lawmakers threaten to call ICE on protesters

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2017 Contact: Sam Robles sam@workersdefense.org (512)466-9258     Hundreds rally at Texas Capitol to fight back against SB 4, Lawmakers threaten to call ICE on protesters   Immigrant families spark national attention to SB 4 fight in Texas   Advocates disrupt Texas House   Republican lawmaker calls ICE on protesters at the Capitol     AUSTIN, TX -- Hundreds of immigrant families gathered at the Texas Capitol today to fight back against SB 4 on the last day of the 85th legislative session. During the protest, State Representative Matt Rinaldi reportedly called Immigration and Custom Enforcement authorities during Monday’s protest lead by immigrant families.   “Republican lawmakers threats validate the fears of Texas Latino families,” said Jose P. Garza, Executive Director of the Workers Defense…
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Austin Legal Manager

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED Legal Manager (Austin, TX) Workers Defense Project (“WDP”)  is seeking a full-time Legal Manager/Organizer to support the service provision, advocacy, and organizing conducted by WDP’s Employment and 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. Finally, strong candidates should be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-driven organization. The Legal Manager will play a critical role in growing the organization’s membership base in Austin, developing the leadership of members, and expanding WDP’s…
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