Temporary Workforce Development Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 6 months ago(1/6/2022 1:31 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Workforce Development and Employment
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Worker's Justice Project


Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) was founded in 2010 to address the racial and economic injustices that low-wage immigrant workers face in New York City by building collective power to win institutional change. WJP, a fiscally sponsored organization 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 Workforce Development Specialist works from WJP‘s Sunset Park and Williamsburg Worker Centers. The Specialist 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 organizing experience and administrative understanding of processes and will follow through to the last detail. The Workforce Development Specialist is a key thought partner in shaping WJP’s overall organizational development strategy and vision.


This is a temporary position based on WJP's funding cycle.


The Workforce Development Specialist is required to work on-site and regularly on evenings and weekends. The work performed is deemed Essential. The Workforce Development Specialist is responsible for ensuring that activities are conducted professionally, in a culturally sensitive manner, and in alignment with the organizational mission. Compliance with WJP, NY state and NY city COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements is mandator


Essential Functions

  • Orient new clients to the purpose of the Workforce Development program, the rules and expectations of the program;
  • Research and analyze workforce trends to develop training curriculum for construction, domestic work, and other skills based on need, with input from Worker Center Director to prioritize;
  • Train the trainers on developed curriculum;
  • Coordinate with any trainers, facilitators or interns working with workforce development to ensure streamlined service delivery and to track clients;
  • Help to develop and implement a marketing plan for recruiting employers (homeowners, contractors, subcontractors and business owners) with the guidance of the Center Director;
  • Develop, produce, and distribute all advertising and marketing materials in English and Spanish for all WJP members and at all WJPs Centers;
  • Coordinate employment campaigns and special events;
  • Use data in the tracking system to identify training needs that satisfy both the employer and worker expectations with feedback from Employment Specialist;
  • Maintain contact with current and potential employers to encourage them to hire through WJP’s Hiring Hall;
  • Participate actively in the annual planning process, including developing and executing Workforce Development work plans, evaluating and providing feedback on plans as the year progresses;
  • Meet deadlines established by the supervisor and in the Worker Center and Workforce Development work plan;
  • Participate in WJP’s Action activities and priorities as well as coordinate with organizers for organizing and mobilizing purposes;
  • Other duties assigned by the supervisor related to the position.

Position Information and Work Schedule


This is a temporary, full-time (37.5 hours/week); exempt position. The position will require working some early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as needed and will travel periodically once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience in workforce development;
  • Experience advocating on behalf of immigrants, preferred;
  • Strong research and analytical skills to understand workforce trends, member and employer needs, and inform WJP;
  • Proficiency knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and other applications (Google Apps.) and equipment operation such as copiers, scanners, fax machines and telephones;
  • Knowledge or highly capable of learning design programs such as Canva and mailing programs such as MailChimp;
  • Administrative and organizational skills necessary to carry out the job description responsibilities;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish. Professional verbal communication with the ability to engage employers from a variety of industries;
  • Spanish fluency is required;
  • Must be comfortable in connecting with members and better understand their needs;
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities at the same time;
  • Dedication and ability to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as needed.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Ability to travel between WJP Worker Center locations;
  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit or stand (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed at both the Williamsburg (365 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211) and Sunset Park Worker Center ( 4112 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232) locations . 

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/WJP 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/WJP 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.  


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