Dallas Part-Time Organizer

JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

 

PART-TIME CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER in Dallas, TX

 

Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a part-time Campaign Organizer in Dallas, TX.

The part-time Campaign Organizer will work to engage low-wage workers in campaigns to build power and a voice for working people – primarily construction workers – in the state of Texas. This organizer will develop and train youth leaders to defend low-wage and immigrants workers’ rights and participate in immigration workshops. The organizer will also work as part of an organizing team to organize low-wage and immigrant workers to defend their rights and take action in Workers Defense Project strategic campaigns and to engage in nonpartisan electoral efforts. Campaigns range from building power for the immigrant community in Dallas, to civic engagement around workplace and immigration issues, to engaging workers on strategic commercial construction sites in support of broader-based organizing campaigns. This organizer will develop member leadership through committees, membership meetings, direct action and conducting one on ones with leaders. The Campaign Organizer is a part-time hourly position for 20 hours per week. The Campaign organizer will report to the Dallas Campaign Manager.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to identify, recruit, and develop leaders through canvassing strategic work sites, neighborhoods, and community institutions. 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 work alongside low-wage workers in their fight for fair employment and just immigration policy.

 

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 has won numerous awards for its cutting-edge achievements within one of the country’s most difficult climates for workers. The New York Times described WDP as “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country”

 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and grow a committee of young leaders to achieve strategic campaign goals and participate in immigration workshops   
  • Identify, recruit, and develop members as leaders in fights to win workplace and immigrant justice
  • Conduct 1:1s, house visits, etc. with potential leaders to build relationships and engage them in campaign work
  • Leadership development with members to develop analysis, knowledge & skills to participate effectively in campaign & organizing work
  • Support member leaders to coordinate social events to maintain membership engagement and build a sense of community
  • Support organization-wide campaigns & initiatives as necessary; i.e. national mobilizations for immigration reform, state legislature, etc.
  • Achieve and be accountable to specific goals for recruitment of workers into the organization and membership
  • Attend Coalition meetings to represent Workers Defense Project, specifically North Texas Immigration and Education Table and provide key information to other staff
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data & records of member participation
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

    • 1 years of experience in community or labor organizing
    • Personal connection to our membership base (preferred).
    • Past experience working with immigrant workers or low-wage workers(Preferred).
    • Bilingual in Spanish & English (required).
    • Communicates well with people from diverse backgrounds (including faith, labor, and Latina/o immigrants, etc.);

 

  • Commitment to social justice, furthering workers rights, and building a broader labor movement.

 

  • Ability to motivate and inspire people to take action
  • Proven ability to deliver results under deadlines.
  • Computer literate and demonstrated proficiency with technology (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Superior leadership, critical thinking, and strategic planning skills.
  • Must own a motor vehicle, preferably a car, and must be willing to travel statewide;
  • Ability to work irregular hours including nights and weekends;

 

Compensation:  Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. Part-time employees receive paid sick and vacation.

 

How to apply: Send resume, cover letter, and two references to jobinquiries@workersdefense.org. Position will remain open until filled.
WDP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, immigrants, female, and LBGTQ individuals to apply.

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