Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) (www.workersjustice.org) was founded in 2010 to address the racial and economic injustices that day laborers face by building collective power to win institutional change. WJP runs a long-standing worker’s center in South Brooklyn and organizes female day laborers in Williamsburg through our Women’s Economic Justice Initiative. We 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; offer skill-building training to workers in health & safety and industry-specific areas; and educating immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights. Workers Justice Project is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).
The Co-op Developer/Organizer is responsible for providing leadership skills, technical assistance and educational services to low-income workers and potential worker-owners. The developer will conduct leadership development trainings and offer technical assistance in business development planning. Additionally, the coop developer/ organizer will engage workers in Workers Justice Project’s organizing campaigns, program and worker leadership development, and plays an important role in applying and serving as a model of the principles of the workers and their organizations, those being unity and membership-based growth. The position requires travel periodically as well as some evening and weekend work. This position will be based in our Williamsburg office and will also travle to our Bensonhurst office.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Worker Coop Development
The Co-op Developer is responsible for the development of a menu of service options for members and potential worker owners that will grow their cooperatives and help them reach their goals. The Co-op Developer would be an innovative and out of the box thinker capable of conducting thorough assessments of business operations and governance structures; helping co-ops troubleshoot problems as they arise; connecting co-ops with new opportunities; and holding them accountable to their promises.
Workforce Development Trainings, Program Management, & Outreach
Advocacy, Leadership Development & Social Justice Organizing
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
TSNE MissionWorks/Worker's Justice Project envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Worker's Justice Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.