Worker’s Justice Project (WJP)(workersjustice.org)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 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.
WJP is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org).
The Director of Development and Communications (DDC) will work in partnership with the Executive Director to support strategic fundraising and community engagement efforts that support the vision, mission, and values of WJP and its Divisions such as Los Deliveristas Unidos, Liberty Cleaners, Construction Workers. DDC will manage two direct reports: a Donor Relations Associate and a Communication Manager to implement effective fundraising campaigns, communicate with current and prospective donors, and continue to build a sustainable financial future for the organization.
With an emphasis on promoting the enhancement and engagement of support for WJP’s work, this position also manages the organization’s communication tools, including but not limited to all social media platforms, electronic newsletters, and print materials.
Worker’s Justice is seeking a Director of Development and Communications to develop and oversee fundraising strategies that support the organization’s inaugural events, donation campaigns, and institutional operations. This position will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with members of the executive team and board to identify funding and communications priorities that align with the organization’s strategic objectives, mission, and vision.
Applicants should have significant experience managing nonprofit fundraising efforts and leading and mentoring effective teams. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, independent, and a flexible thinker possessing the ability to collaborate with a wide array of people; detail-oriented while prioritizing big-picture strategies; enthusiastic about working with the organizational leadership to build Worker’s Justice’s development department; and be able to pivot to meet the demands of a growing and evolving organization. The Development Director must also possess an understanding of the communications strategies needed to advance fundraising.
Fundraising and Donor Relations
Management & Leadership
Health and Safety in the WJP Workplace
● Other duties as assigned.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
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:
● There may be a need to lift and/or move materials or equipment;
● Able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions;
● Able to commute using the NYC public transportation system;
● Able to work in an open office space;
● Able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as needed;
● 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;
● Extended periods of time in front of a computer screen is an essential aspect of the position;
● 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;
Compensation and Benefits
Location:Work will be primarily performed at the Sunset Park and/or Williamsburg Worker Centers and on the field. Will travel periodically. This role is eligible for some remote work. Work is not eligible to be 100% remote.
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $100,000 - $120,000/yr and is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
TSNE/WJP strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/WJP prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/WJP celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.
TSNE/WJP's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.