• Workplace Justice Organizer

    JOB OPENING: WORKPLACE JUSTICE ORGANIZER in DALLAS, TX

     

    APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.

     

    Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Workplace Justice Organizer in Dallas, TX.

    The Dallas Workplace Justice Organizer will build the membership base of Workers Defense Project by engaging construction workers in conversations at their worksites and in the community and inviting them to join Workers Defense’s campaigns to win improved working conditions in the construction industry. The Organizer will build a dedicated team of members and develop their leadership to advance campaigns to improve working conditions at construction... read more

  • Communications Director – Austin, Dallas, or Houston based

    JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

     

    COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR preferred in Austin, Dallas, or Houston TX

     

    Workers Defense is seeking a full-time Communications Director to develop and execute WD’s overall communications strategies that complement and enhance ongoing and future grassroots organizing and fundraising campaigns.

     

    The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track-record of planning and executing comprehensive communication and digital strategies in a fast-paced campaign environment. He or she will be committed to getting results and able to handle a heavy workload. This position is an excellent o... read more

  • Dallas Legal Manager/Organizer

    JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

     

    LEGAL MANAGER/ORGANIZER R  in Dallas, 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 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.... read more

  • ESL Instructor

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ESL Instructor

    Austin, TX   | Applications accepted until position filled

     

    ESL INSTRUCTOR POSITION

    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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    • Business Liaison

      JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

       

      BUSINESS LIAISON in Dallas, TX

       

      Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Business Liaison to strengthen and grow WDP’s Better Builder® program, primarily by building and maintaining relationships and alliances with construction industry representatives, low-wage workers, and strategic allies in Dallas.

       

      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. This position is an excellen... read more

    • Staff Attorney

      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’... read more

    • Internship: Workers Rights Legal Intern

      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 toughe... read more

    • Dallas Legal Manager/Organizer

      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... read more

    • WDP Featured in Rolling Stone

      Community gather in front of mural on the wall outside the Workers Defense Project, where they meet... read more
    • 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,