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Workers' Dignity / Dignidad Obrera

Workers' Dignity / Dignidad Obrera


Workers Rights Organizer
(Bilingual English/Spanish)

Based in Nashville, TN

 

Workers’ Dignity, an 11-year old worker-led center seeks to hire a Worker Rights Organizer. The Worker Rights Organizer works closely with the Co-Director and Construction Lead Organizer to identify and develop worker leaders through mini-campaigns to recover stolen wages and through weekly popular education meetings (Workers’ Nights) where workers can educate each other on their rights inside the workplace and address their workplace issues strategically and through peer support.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate weekly Workers’ Nights in collaboration with member and compa (volunteer) teams
    • Strategize direct action campaigns with Advocate Teams to pressure employers to improve workplace conditions and/or recover wages.
    • Support low-wage workers who want to organize to recover wages and/or improve workplace conditions.
    • Co-develop systems for tracking program processes and maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation for all worker campaigns.
  • Member and promoter recruitment, retention and training
    • Do outreach with low-wage workers who have experienced wage theft and/or injuries in the workplace.
    • Develop member-leaders to become leaders in the organization. Train them to do research, power-mapping, leadership ID, plan actions, and to conduct public pressure campaigns.
    • Recruit and train members and compas (volunteers) into Worker Advocate Teams
    • Train members to facilitate weekly popular-education workshops during workers’ night and provide feedback on their work (including monthly Know Your Rights trainings).
    • Build leadership through 1-on-1s and leadership ladders.
    • Organize a Workers’ Nights committee composed of mostly members of the program who will be responsible for steering the program and running some of the weekly tasks and responsibilities

Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend and support Workers’ Dignity organizational meetings, special events and check-ins
  • Professional development (up to 5 hours a week). It can include training, conferences or classes to grow as an organizer or personally.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Workers’ Dignity’s mission and vision
  • Basic computer skills and comfortable using basic office software and digital calendars
  • Ability to facilitate effective participatory trainings and meetings
  • Commitment to popular and political education and anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, and anti-patriarchal values.
  • Ability to work with people of different backgrounds, cultures, languages and genders.
  • Skill Requirements: Fluent in spoken and written Spanish and English; basic computer literacy; working knowledge of federal, state, and local labor laws; experience in conducting grassroots outreach and one-on-ones; experience in meeting facilitation.
  • Work Environment: Reliable transportation, schedule varying according to organizational needs and often including nights and weekends, bulk of work is outside or traveling from/to various locations.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $50,000 year (plus medical, dental and vision insurance/PPO for staff & dependents with no monthly premium; professional development fund to use at organizer’s discretion with Co-Director approval)

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Fulltime, exempt, one year contract with option to renew.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and résumé via email to info@workersdignity.org

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