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Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote justice and opportunity for low-wage immigrant workers in New York City by pushing for systematic enforcement and expansion of workplace protections, including labor and occupational health and safety standards; advocating for industry-specific efforts to improve working conditions; and educating immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights. WJP’s strategic plan guides our programmatic focus on: (1) organizing immigrant day laborers; (2) developing a worker’s center for day laborers and domestic workers; and (3) leading campaigns that advance immigrant workers’ rights.
The Lead Organizer will coordinate the activities of the Bay Parkway Community Job Center to advance economic and workplace justice for day laborers and immigrant construction workers in South Brooklyn (Bensonhurst). The main areas of focus will be coordinating the job placement program, building a stronger and larger membership base and supporting and organizing leadership development efforts for Center members. This position is based in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
The Lead Organizer will be responsible for the following:
- Developing and coordinating job placements, including creating a marketing plan to promote the Center and its members
- Managing the day-to-day operations of the center
- Building and strengthening relationships with homeowners, contractors, workers, unions, and other local organizations in the neighborhood
- Coordinating and organizing various on-site activities such as health and safety trainings, the Wage Theft Clinic, leadership trainings, and other initiatives such as press conferences, fundraising or cultural events
- Preparing weekly and monthly statistical reports in a timely manner
- Supporting membership growth and workers’ rights organizing
- Other duties as assigned by the Project Director
Skills and Qualifications
- Workforce development experience
- Experience in the field of construction
- Knowledge of and commitment to immigrant rights and social justice
- Ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings
- Bilingual in written and spoken Spanish and English
- Workshop, training, or popular education experience
- Meeting facilitation experience
- Knowledge of computer operations including Mac, Windows, Word, Excel, etc.
- Driver’s License and Car preferred
- Ability to work well with diverse groups of people
- Ability to prioritize and multitask, and work well under pressure
- Patience and courtesy
- Love of teamwork and a good team player
Compensation: Competetive salary and full benefits package
To apply, please send a resume with references and cover letter with your name, address, and telephone number to Worker’s Justice Project’s email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: September 18th, 2015