Communications Intern

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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

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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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Summer Law Clerk

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Internship Announcement: LAW CLERK (HOUSTON, DALLAS, AND AUSTIN)   About Workers Defense Project Workers Defense Project is a statewide membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization with offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin that builds power for construction workers in Texas. Since its founding in 2002, the organization has gained notoriety for its ability to translate direct services and grassroots organizing into concrete policy wins. The New York Times named WDP as “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country”. WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better working conditions in the construction industry, which is one of the largest industries, and consequently most powerful special interest groups, in Texas. Because nearly half of the Texas construction workforce is undocumented, WDP actively engages in legal work, community education, policy…
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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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Workplace Justice Organizer

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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 worksites and advance policies to improve working conditions.   The Workplace Justice Organizer must be committed to WDP’s identity as a grassroots, membership-based organization, and will be required to collaborate actively with WDP staff…
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Business Liaison

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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 excellent opportunity to engage working people, construction industry leaders, nongovernmental organizations, and policymakers.   About Workers Defense Project   Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights and advocacy, chiefly aiming to…
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Workers’ Rights Advocate

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WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCATE (HOUSTON, DALLAS, AND AUSTIN)   About Workers Defense Project Workers Defense Project is a statewide membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization with offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin that builds power for construction workers in Texas. Since its founding in 2002, the organization has gained notoriety for its ability to translate direct services and grassroots organizing into concrete policy wins. The New York Times named WDP as “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country”. WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better working conditions in the construction industry, which is one of the largest industries, and consequently most powerful special interest groups, in Texas. Because nearly half of the Texas construction workforce is undocumented, WDP actively engages in legal work, community education, policy…
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