We’re Hiring!

WJP IS CURRENTLY HIRING: TWO OPEN POSITIONS

  1. Community/Domestic Worker Organizer

Position Description

The Organizer is responsible for outreach, recruitment, and retention of worker members. The Organizer provides strategic leadership in the development of organizational base building plans, enlists WJP members leaders and volunteers in these movement building efforts, and trains and supports members in developing their leadership roles in the movement.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work closely with other WJP staff – The worker organizer must collaborate on an ongoing basis with other WJP staff. This involves regular meetings and coordination;
  • Community and workers outreach and recruitment – Conduct consistent and targeted street outreach of workers;
  • Organize workshops and leadership development trainings – Organize and facilitate workshops to develop the skills of members and leaders;
  • Partnership work – Invest time and energy in building and maintaining WJP’s relations with key coalitions and partner organizations. This involves attending meetings and inviting new and old members to partnership meetings, and reaching out to and inviting unengaged organizations to become more involved in supporting the movement;
  • Base-building events – Create events and spaces that are educational and contribute to movement building that include entertainment and friendly, supportive socializing;
  • Create spaces for workers to demonstrate their leadership and foster empower and ownership over their organization;
  • Collective identity – Aid worker members and leaders into developing a collective identity and integrate them to Workers Justice Project;
  • Follow-Up – Work with WJP staff to develop more systematic ways to ensure follow up of new contacts, current members, and lapsed members;
  • New member orientation & member tracking – Coordinate and conduct individual and group new member orientations. Track members’ involvement in our database and hard copy systems;
  • Conflict resolution – The organizer needs to be able to manage, aid, and facilitate in internal and conflict resolution;
  • Organize and engage in direct action organizing.

Special Requirements:

  • Local travel periodically, required;
  • Available to work on weekends.

Job Requirements

  • Commitment to WJP’s mission, vision, values, workers, and worker justice;
  • Familiarity and direct experience with immigrant workers;
  • 2-5 years community, immigrant, and/or labor organizing experience;
  • Bilingual in Spanish, required;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Basic knowledge in New York and Federal labor and employment laws;
  • Excellent people and relationship building skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Mail, etc.)

Compensation: This is a full-time, hourly position. The starting salary for this position is $47,500. A generous benefits package is included.

To Apply:  Please send by email a letter summarizing your qualifications and interest along with your résumé that includes education, work history, and two employment and one personal reference to Director, Ligia Guallpa: ligia@workersjustice.org

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2. Workers’ Rights Organizer

Job Overview: The Workers’ Rights Organizer position is a full-time position organizing and empowering low wage workers to demand living wages and dignity on the job. The organizer will work along the side with other team members in developing a new infrastructure that will allow addressing wage theft and health and safety issues by engaging new workers, identifying potential leaders, and developing leadership to build power in their workplace and in their communities.

Essential Job Functions: Organizing

  • Coordinate the organization’s wage theft work;
  • Mentor VALORS Worker’s Justice Project wage theft committee;
  • Conduct worker outreach through contacts, day laborer corners, worker meetings, and at community locations;
  • Motivate workers to take action within their campaign and to support other campaigns;
  • Identify potential leaders and develop worker members’ leadership skills;
  • Set up one-on-one meetings with worker members;
  • Be persistent in obtaining commitments from workers;
  • Help coordinate and support workers in engaging in direct action;
  • Develop meeting agendas and facilitate meetings to engage workers;
  • Build WJP’s membership;
  • Meet regularly with the team of organizers to evaluate and improve work;
  • Participate in creating new strategies to organize workers around wage theft, enforcement, and prevention;
  • Meet regularly with supervisor to discuss strategies and check in on progress of the team;
  • Flexible schedule including some early mornings, late evenings, and weekends
  • Running campaigns to fight wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and improve wages using an array of strategies including policy advocacy, media, and ally mobilization;
  • Coordinate and integrate with the broader WJP team;
  • Conduct trainings around basic organizing, wage theft, health and safety, advocacy, amongst other trainings through popular education and peer to peer methodologies.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in planning and staffing WJP events;
  • Create strategic ideas on how to move the campaign forward;
  • Flexible to the needs of carrying out the organizational mission.

Special Requirements

  • This position requires travel periodically;
  • Some weekends, required.

Compensation: This is a full-time, hourly position. The annual salary for this position is $47,500. A generous benefits package is included.

Qualifications: The job requires a high degree of motivation and the ability to take initiative. A successful applicant will have the following qualities:

  • Commitment to WJP’s mission, vision, values, workers, and worker justice;
  • Familiarity and direct experience with immigrant workers;
  • 2-5 years community, immigrant, and/or labor organizing experience;
  • Bilingual in Spanish, required;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Basic knowledge in New York and Federal labor and employment laws;
  • Excellent people and relationship building skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Mail, etc.)

To Apply:  Please send by email a letter summarizing your qualifications and interest along with your résumé that includes education, work history, and two employment and one personal reference to Director, Ligia Guallpa: ligia@workersjustice.org

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