The Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) (workersjustice.org) was founded in 2010 to address the racial and economic injustices that day laborers in Brooklyn, NY face, by building collective power to win institutional change. WJP, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org), runs two long-standing worker’s centers in Brooklyn. We promote justice and opportunity for low-wage immigrant workers in New York City by pushing for systematic enforcement and expansion of workplace protections which include labor and occupational health and safety standards while advocating for industry-specific efforts to improve working conditions. WJP also offers skills-building training to workers in health & safety and industry-specific areas and we educate immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights.
The Community Organizer will be working from the Sunset Park and Williamsburg worker centers. The Community Organizer works directly supporting a team of organizers who are ready to strengthen and expand WJP’s membership, win concrete and transformative workplace campaign victories, and significantly contribute to long-term movement building in New York City and beyond.
The ideal candidate will not only align themselves with WJP’s vision and mission but will have a proven track-record of organizing experience and administrative understanding of processes and will follow through to the last detail. The is a key thought partner in shaping WJP’s overall organizational development strategy and vision.
The Community Organizer is required to work on-site and on occasional evenings and weekends. The work performed is deemed Essential, as the Organizer is responsible for ensuring that activities are conducted professionally, in a culturally sensitive manner, and are consistent with WJP’s Covid-19 safety protocols and organizational mission. This position is temporary through June 30, 2021. Renewal is expected contingent upon securing additional funding.
The responsibilities of the Community Organizer include but are not limited to:
Worker Organizing & Campaign Leadership
Advocacy and Leadership Development
Health and Safety In the WJP Workplace
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.
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.