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 skills-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. WJP is a fiscally-sponsored organization of TSNE (www.tsne.org).
The Health & Safety/Community Organizer (Bilingual) will be working in both of our worker center locations [Williamsburg & Bensonhurst] in Brooklyn. The Organizer will have the privilege of working with and directly supporting a team of organizers and our member leaders who are ready to strengthen and expand WJP’s membership, win concrete, transformative workplace campaign victories, and contribute to long-term movement building in New York City and beyond. The ideal candidate will not only align with WJP’s vision and politics, but must also have a proven track-record of organizing experience, delegating among their team, and following through to the last detail. You will be a key thought partner in shaping and forwarding WJP’s overall organizational development, vision, and strategy. You must have native, or near-native fluency in the Spanish language.
Health & Safety Program Development
This is an exempt, salaried position and reports to the Safety Manager. The organizer participates in weekly strategy team sessions and checks in approximately every two weeks with a supervisor to receive support in staff development and work plan implementation.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
TSNE/Workers 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Workers 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.