Based in Denver, Colorado, Towards Justice combines deep community engagement with cutting edge legal work. We engage directly with low-wage workers to understand their challenges and the creative new ways employers are slimming their paychecks. We educate workers about their rights, help them to identify illegal practices, and empower them to fight workplace injustice. Meanwhile, our attorneys represent workers in litigation designed to upend systemic practices that cheat low-wage workers out of their wages in industries ranging from private prisons to childcare to sheep ranching.
Access to Justice Organizing Fellow Opportunity:
Towards Justice is looking for a thoughtful bilingual (English & Spanish) leader to help shape our Access to Justice Program over the next 18 months. Reporting directly to our Deputy Director, the Access to Justice Organizing Fellow will think strategically about community needs while engaging directly with workers, partners, and service providers. The Fellow will build the Wage Justice Committee to engage more workers in the development of Towards Justice programming, build our Just Wages Navigator Initiative, and enhance engagement with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. While building the Committee, the Fellow will expand our Know-Your-Workplace Rights Program, empowering workers to act as whistleblowers and engaging with the community to identify systemic workplace rights violations, and strategically engage the Wage Theft Task Force in new initiatives.
- Fully Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Extraordinary interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, and telephone demeanor
- Experience working with marginalized communities
- Commitment to empowering marginalized workers and expanding access to justice
- Facility with Microsoft Office programs, the internet, and basic office software
- Superior organizational skills
- Sense of humor
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
- Creativity, enthusiasm, empathy
- 2+ years of professional experience preferred
This is a full-time position during regular Monday to Friday office hours as well as Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm. The Fellowship is a short-term position lasting up to 18 months. The position requires occasional evening and weekend hours depending on the demands of the program.
Towards Justice offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send the following documents as a single PDF attachment to an email to email@example.com:
- Cover letter (1 page)
- Resume (1-2 pages)
- Contact information for two professional references
Applications for the Access to Justice Organizing Fellow Position will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, and early application is encouraged. Preference will be given to applications received before Friday June 29, 2018 and early application is encouraged.
Towards Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.