Education Programs Manager

Job Openings
JOB OPENING:  EDUCATION PROGRAMS MANAGER in Austin, TX   APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   Workers Defense Project is seeking a statewide Education Programs Manager to supervise our educational programs that seek to empower low-wage immigrant workers, with a strategic focus on training and education for construction workers.  Our educational programs provide a critical entry point to our organization for our members and provide tools that will enable WDP worker members to succeed in the workplace and to help them develop skills to be leaders and advocates in their community. Current educational programs include English as a Second Language, OSHA 10-hour safety training, and our Apprenticeship Readiness Program for construction workers.   The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to adult education and connecting educational programs to the…
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Operations Manager

Job Openings
JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   OPERATIONS MANAGER in Austin, TX   Our high-traffic office needs an Operations Manager with excellent time management skills and a proven track record of setting and meeting ambitious goals.  The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track-record of creative and innovative solutions to operation needs and the ability to manage multiple priorities  in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should be committed to getting results and able to handle a heavy workload.   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…
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Communications Intern

Internships
JOB OPENING: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN   Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) are seeking a part-time 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…
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Summer Organizing Institute Internship

Internships
Apply for Workers Defense Project’s Summer Organizing Institute! The institute offers an opportunity for aspiring organizers to get hands on experience with grassroots community organizing! Participants will learn a wide range of organizing skills such as worksite organizing, planning direct actions, public speaking and media relations, grassroots mobilization, lobbying, and policy research. These internship opportunities are available in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Internship Period: June 10, 2019 – August 9, 2019   The organizing intern will work with the Campaign Manager to provide support to strategic campaigns that are building power for immigrant workers in the city. WDP’s campaigns engage members to fight back against attacks on the immigrant community and advocate for policies that seek to create just working conditions…
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