SUMMARY:  The Outreach and Education Coordinator is primarily responsible for building strong, meaningful relationships with community-based organizations, engaging low-wage workers about their rights at work, and coordinating and facilitating labor standards trainings and workshops. Their secondary responsibility is to refer workers who are, or are potentially, experiencing workplace violations to the Fair Work Center Legal Clinic, administrative agencies, or other community partners. Success in this position requires a worker-centered approach, flexibility, strong facilitation skills, the ability to strategically build-relationships and to proactively seek out opportunities to engage low-wage workers.

The ideal candidate will have a high level of personal accountability. They will be creative educators interested in connecting with a broad range of workers from different industries, communities, cultures, and religions. They will be passionate about economic justice and empowering workers.

DUTIES:

Outreach (45%)

  • Manage a portfolio of community-based organizations, finding opportunities to support their work and advance Fair Work Center programs. Act as the bridge to Fair Work Center.
  • Identify, engage and build relationships with community-based organizations, community groups and human service organizations with the goal of engaging low-wage workers in education about their rights.
  • Co-develop outreach strategies with community-based organizations to connect with workers and assist them in achieving workplace fairness.

Education (45%)

  • Coordinate and facilitate Know Your Rights and Train the Trainer workshops with community-based organizations primarily in Seattle and secondarily across Washington State.
  • Adapt the standard Know Your Rights and Train the Trainer workshops to reflect culturally responsive best practices.

Other (10%)

  • Refer workers to the Legal Clinic, administrative agencies, and other community partners.
  • Provide targeted self-help advocacy to workers experiencing workplace violations.
  • Work directly with the Fair Work Center Program Director to develop trainings and curriculum.
  • Responsible for tracking daily training and outreach activities and entering relevant data into internal tracking systems.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Proficiency with using database systems and MS office applications;
  • Experience working with immigrants, refugees, and people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work in high volume, time sensitive environment; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic, racial and social justice.

Proficiency in a language other than English is a plus

Reports to: Program Director, Fair Work Center

Supervises:  The Outreach and Education Coordinator does not supervise other staff.

Compensation: $48,000 – $58,000, commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package

Application: Please send your resume to: Andra Kranzler, Program Director, Fair Work Center, fwcoutreach.education@gmail.com

We will accept applications submitted by close of business on July 5,2019. But please try to get your application as soon as possible.

If you need disability, language or other accommodation in the application process, please contact Andra Kranzler.

 

The Fair Work Center is committed to a policy of pluralism and equal opportunity in an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its client communities, Board and staff.    Pluralism refers to the active promotion of mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity among people who are diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental and physical abilities, veteran status, or any other perceived differences.  The resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental fairness.