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 Health & Safety Trainer/Community Organizer (Trainer) will be working from the Workers Justice Program’s Sunset Park and Williamsburg worker centers. The Safety Trainer is responsible for the planning and execution of all Health and Safety training programs for day laborers and immigrant construction workers. The Trainer must be an OSHA Authorized trainer for the Construction Industry and have the ability to understand and to make one’s self-understood to Spanish speaking individuals. Additionally, the Safety Trainer works directly supporting and developing the skills of a team of member health and safety trainers 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. They will help to implement the newly required NYC training
The Trainer is required to work on-site and on occasional evenings and weekends. The work performed is deemed Essential, as the specialist 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 July 2, 2021. Renewal is expected contingent upon securing additional funding.
Health and Safety (30 %)
Management of Health and Safety Training & Leadership Development (50 %)
Administrative (10 %)
Implementation of COVID-19 Safety Protocols (10%)
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.