Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

Organizer / Trainer

Based in Los Angeles, CA


The Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (SoCalCOSH) is hiring an Organizer/Trainer to advance worker health and safety in the Southern California region.

This work will include a focus on worker health and safety in the context of addressing the rise of insecure employment, attacks on immigrant, low-wage, LGBTQ, and workers of color, and the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment & retaliation. We are looking for someone who is innately creative, excited about intersectional worker organizing, and enjoys collaboration and relationship-building.

SoCalCOSH is part of a vibrant network of approximately 20 COSH groups throughout the United States that work at the local, state and national level to ensure worker health and safety protections and a voice for all workers. Locally, SoCalCOSH regularly collaborates with community-based organizations, unions and worker centers to promote safe and healthy jobs through worker outreach, education and policy initiatives. SoCalCOSH partners with allies in the region to convene meetings of the OSH Activist Network and to organize annual Workers Memorial Day activities to pay tribute to workers that have suffered workplace injuries, illness and fatalities.

The organizer/trainer will help to build worker power through outreach & training efforts, and will work closely with coalition partners to strengthen workplace policies and workers’ ability to organize for safe & healthy jobs. SoCalCOSH is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners, but the organizer/trainer will report to the SoCalCOSH Co-directors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with ally organizations to outreach, train, and recruit worker leaders to participate in actions and policy initiatives related to advancing healthy, safe, and secure workplaces.
  • Facilitate Know Your Rights and Health & Safety Awareness training with workers and organizers.
  • Assist with the planning, outreach and facilitation of public events, actions, and workplace safety meetings.
  • Lead health and safety training for unions, worker organizations, public agencies, and communities & workers in need.
  • Implement outreach and communication strategies through various social media platforms (i.e. website, Facebook, listservs, etc.)
  • Participate in national, statewide, and local coalitions to create and implement strategies that advance worker health and safety through outreach, education and policy initiatives.

Desired Skills

  • Highly organized. Ability to work independently, without supervision, and to take initiative.
  • Excellent outreach & communication skills.
  • Experience facilitating worker trainings & meetings
  • Experience with labor movement, worker organizing, and/or coalitions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.
  • Experience developing a training and training curriculum.
  • Any additional language spoken is a plus.
  • Experience with writing grant proposals & reporting is a plus.
  • Proficiency with computers including database management (Excel and Google Suite a plus), and internet skills.

Start Date, Location, Compensation & Benefits
The position is a combination of remote and in person job duties. The position is flexible, can be based in or near Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. Start date will be as soon as possible. Salary is $67,000. Health, Dental, Vision, and life insurance benefits. We will consider both part-time and full-time seeking applicants; this position is funded for 1 year, with the possibility of being extended.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to jobs.socalcosh@gmail.com with SoCalCOSH Organizer/Trainer in the subject line of the email. The position will remain open until filled. We will consider applications on a rolling basis but those received by November 30th, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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