Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL)
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) is a worker-led organization where workers organize, educate, and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities. We partner with other organizations and leaders to build a movement to win racial, gender, and economic justice. We identify the root causes of injustice and work to shift the balance of power between those who have it and those who don’t to improve the lives of our communities for present and future generations. Visit our website at https://www.ctul.net to learn more about our work.
Program and Position Summary
The Building Dignity and Respect Program (BDR) applies the framework of Worker-Driven Social Responsibility to the construction industry, creating the first worker rights program in the Twin Cities Metro Area that will comprehensively address wage theft, discrimination, harassment and other abuses among non-unionized construction workers. The Construction Education Coordinator will work closely with CTUL’s Construction Organizing Team to create a powerful worker education program. This is a benefits-eligible, full-time position.
Essential duties & responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following
- Work closely with organizers and members to develop a popular education curriculum that details worker rights under the Building Dignity and Respect Program.
- Co-create powerful and accessible materials that speak to multilingual audiences with varying levels of literacy
- Work with General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, and the Building Dignity and Respect Standards Council to coordinate and facilitate education sessions for workers protected by the Program.
- Create administrative systems to track both worker and contractor participation in education sessions
- Communicate between the varied and dynamic stakeholders of the Program to ensure all eligible workers are properly informed of and trained about their rights.
Knowledge and Experience
- Experience with the principles and practices of popular education
- Highly organized and detail oriented – you like (and use!) spreadsheets, calendars, filing systems, and other tools to support you in tracking and managing projects
- Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
- Bilingual Spanish/English required
- Access to reliable transportation
Expectations of all staff at CTUL
- Commitment to social, racial, and economic justice work as an integral part of a multi-racial team
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to use diplomacy and negotiation
- Commitment to a culture of vulnerability and loving challenge for both personal growth and the growth of the organization
- Capable of working both independently and cooperatively
- Flexibility to attend events outside normal business hours that from time to time may include evenings and weekends as well as extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position
- Ability to deal with ambiguity, cope with change, and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
Salary & Benefits
CTUL has a tiered salary range set by the Staff and Board based on the principles of economic justice and inclusion. This is a salaried position with a base salary of $50,985. There is a potential for a higher base salary for a candidate with more past organizing experience. The position will receive an annual raise of 3%. This full time position will normally work 40 hours per week, with an occasional need to work longer hours during peak periods.
Benefits include: 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid sick days, 40 hours of paid time off for recuperation following peak period of work, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance for you and your immediate family at 10% cost, an annual end of year bonus of 5% of your annual salary which can be used towards a retirement fund, and others.
This position is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Minnesota Newspaper & Communication Guild, TNG-CWA Local 37002.
How to Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com using the subject line “Construction Education Coordinator.” Position is open until filled. Priority application deadline is July 29, 2022.
CTUL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color as well as persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, women, immigrants, folks from working class backgrounds, and formerly incarcerated people.