Organizing Director

Job Openings
JOB OPENING:  ORGANIZING DIRECTOR. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   ORGANIZING DIRECTOR in Austin, Dallas or Houston, TX    The Organizing Director leads Workers Defense’ team of organizers to engage low-wage workers and their families in a fight to build power for Texas workers through strategic organizing, legislative advocacy, and electoral campaigns. The Organizing Director oversees the training and formation of WD organizing staff  who recruit and develop the leadership of thousands of workers across the state and engage them in campaigns to fight for the dignity they deserve. The Organizing Director develops and manages strategic campaigns and ensures the integration of those campaigns across all programs in both WDP and WDAF. The Organizing Director is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of WD’s organizing model to fulfill…
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Development Coordinator

Job Openings
JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR in Austin, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Development Coordinator to resource our movement for change. The Development Coordinator will play a vital role in our Development team by cultivating donors, managing giving campaigns, supporting fundraising events, coordinating with our Board of Directors and Leadership Council, and maintaining detailed records of donations and donor interactions. This individual will help us tell our story to the public, maintain donors’ interest in our work, utilize our networks, and – most of all – keep our fundraising efforts organized and data-driven.    The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented and proactive, with a knack for building strong relationships and communicating to a variety of audiences. We are looking…
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Communications Intern – Fall Semester

Internships
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN    Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) are seeking a Communications Intern to support the Communications department and amplify our message with the public. The ideal candidate has excellent writing and interpersonal skills, is highly organized, and has an interest in social justice and the communications field.  The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization.  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,…
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Staff Attorney

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS   STAFF ATTORNEY in AUSTIN, TX   Workers Defense Project (“WDP”) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to support the service provision and advocacy conducted by WDP’s Employment and Legal Services Program.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and creative thinker, who is open to new challenges and able to maintain attention to detail while managing multiple responsibilities. The Staff Attorney should have strong communication skills - in both English and Spanish - that allow them to build and maintain important relationships with WDP members, volunteers, staff, and community partners. Finally, a strong candidate should be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-based organization and be eager to utilize the law as a tool to support worker organizing and build worker…
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