WJP Hiring

WJP IS CURRENTLY HIRING: TWO OPEN POSITIONS

Deadline: November 30, 2017

  1. Community 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 Co-Director, Marien Casilla Pabellon: mcp@workersjustice.org 

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2. Workers’ Rights Organizer

Position Description. The Organizer will be primarily based in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and will responsible for outreach, recruit, 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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

● 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 themselves 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.

● Develop and Implement an strategic outreach plan with members to engage responsible employers through the worker

● Identify and develop workforce development trainings to meet potential workforce demands along with WJP organizing team.

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)

Position information, work schedule

This is a full-time, exempt position. Generous benefits, including medical and dental, sick days, and vacation benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position requires travel periodically as well as working some weekends.

To Apply

Applicants should send 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in this specific position, and 3) two professional references relevant to this position. Send applications to Marien Casillas Pabellon at mcp@workersjustice.org with the subject line “Workers’ Rights Organizer”.

BENEFITS

This is a full-time, exempt position. Generous benefits, including medical and dental, sick days, and vacation benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position requires travel periodically as well as working some weekends.