Census 2020 Community Lead Canvasser

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Job Opening: Census Lead Community Canvasser (Austin) Applications accepted on a rolling basis.   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is looking for an exceptional leader to manage a team of 10 - 12 phone bankers  who will be conducting 2020 Census outreach in neighborhoods and communities at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census in the Travis County area.    The ideal candidate will have deep connections and understanding of the communities Workers Defense Project organizes, community and/or labor organizing experience, and be committed to building worker power to create a more just economy for working families. We are seeking a self-starting, energetic, responsible lead canvasser, who is passionate about making a difference for working families in Texas! This position is full- time and temporary. Training will be provided.   …
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Census 2020 Community Phone Banker

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Job Opening: Census Community Phone Banker (Austin) Applications accepted on a rolling basis.   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking part-time community phone bankers to conduct 2020 Census outreach communities at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census in the Travis County area. This is a temporary position through June 2020.    The ideal candidate will have deep connections and understanding of the communities Workers Defense organizes, community and/or labor organizing experience, and be committed to building worker power to create a more just economy for working families. We will be conducting phone calls to encourage our community to participate in the 2020 Census. We are seeking self-starting, highly energetic, responsible canvassers, who are passionate about making a difference for working families in Texas! This is a temporary, hourly,…
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Campaign Manager

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JOB OPENING:  CAMPAIGN MANAGER in HOUSTON, TX APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Campaign Manager in Houston, TX. The Houston Campaign Manager will coordinate worker-led campaigns in city and state legislative advocacy and voter engagement activities for WDP as well as lead electoral strategies in Houston for Workers Defense Action Fund, WDP’s affiliated 501c4 organization. The Campaign Manager is responsible for engaging low-wage workers in organizing efforts to win better working conditions for construction workers and managing the voter engagement strategy. 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 and advocate on the local, state, and…
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Communications Director

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR 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. The communications director will work directly with WD members and allies and be deeply involved in campaign strategy.  This position is an excellent opportunity to engage working people, business and industry leaders, nongovernmental organizations, and policymakers.    About Workers Defense Project Created in 2002,…
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Better Builder Oversight Coordinator

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   Better Builder Oversight Coordinator Job Description, Austin TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Better Builder Oversight Coordinator to lead the monitoring, oversight and certification conducted by WDP’s Better Builder® Program. Through policy change and community education, WDP’s Better Builder®️ Program seeks to improve conditions in the Texas construction industry by uplifting real estate developers and governmental entities who adopt a platform of workplace standards including living wages, OSHA-safety training, workers’ compensation coverage, local hiring goals, and independent, third-party monitoring.   The Better Builder Oversight Coordinator is an essential component of WDP’s efforts to challenge deadly and unlawful conditions in the construction industry through the Better Builder® Program. The Better Builder Oversight Coordinator will evaluate construction sites seeking…
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Campaign Manager

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 JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.  DALLAS CAMPAIGN MANAGER 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 and advocate…
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Community In Action Organizer – In partnership with Houston in Action

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Job Opening: Community in Action Organizer (Houston) Applications accepted on a rolling basis.    Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Community in Action Organizer to lead outreach and organizing strategies in neighborhoods and communities at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census in the greater Houston area. This is a temporary position currently funded through a grant from Houston in Action through December 2020.    The ideal candidate will have deep connections and understanding of the communities Workers Defense organizes, community and/or labor organizing experience, and be committed to building worker power to create a more just economy for working families.   About Workers Defense Project Workers Defense Project is a statewide membership-based immigrant and workers’ rights organization that builds power for construction workers in Texas. Since…
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AmeriCorps Education Coordinator

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POSITION OPENING: AmeriCorps Education Coordinator AmeriCorps Education Coordinator in Austin, TX | August 2019 - July 2020   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, volunteers and members. WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas focused on addressing workplace abuse faced by low-wage laborers.  Among the most established worker centers in the South, and a leader in the national movement of worker centers fighting for fair conditions for working people, WDP has won numerous awards for its cutting-edge achievements…
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Development Intern – Fall Semester (September – December 2019)

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FALL DEVELOPMENT INTERN (September - December 2019) Applications are due by August 1st.   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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Development Director

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JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED   DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR in Austin, Dallas or Houston, TX   Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Development Director to resource our movement for change. This individual will lead and grow our 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 fundraising efforts by developing fundraising strategies, managing the Development team, and cultivating relationships with both new and current donors. We are looking for a strategic, ambitious, and senior professional who knows how to grow organizational revenue for movement building organizations, and who is excited to create change for working people across the state.   The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of building sustainable fundraising programs for grassroots organizations. They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment, and will know how…
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