Job Posting: Healthy Schools Now Campaign Organizer

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks a full time, experienced Campaign Organizer based in our Trenton area office. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2022. The person hired will organize and expand a dynamic grassroots advocacy coalition: Healthy Schools Now (HSN). The HSN coalition focuses on ensuring that all New Jersey children and school employees learn and work in healthy, safe, and modern public schools. The campaign focuses on Schools Development Authority (SDA) districts, formerly the “Abbott” districts. Priority will be given to securing reauthorization of funding for these underserved communities as well as regular operating district (ROD) grants. The Campaign Organizer will have these responsibilities: • Work with the Director, other staff and stakeholders to develop and implement the coalition’s campaign plan. • Maintain and expand a diverse coalition of key organizations, through in-person and telephone contact, participatory campaign planning meetings, etc. • Lead the coalition in order to achieve measurable goals within specific timelines. • Speak at union, community, and environmental organization meetings. • Coordinate messaging, press conferences, and other media events. • Write and [...]

By |2022-02-23T10:12:26-05:00February 3rd, 2022|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Job Posting: Healthy Schools Now Campaign Organizer

Job Posting: Office Manager

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks an experienced Office Manager to be responsible for the general operation of our office and provide support to the Executive Director and Staff. This position begins ASAP and is part-time, Monday - Thursday/32 hours a week. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2022, and ideally the position will begin on February 1. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. The office is located in Trenton, NJ. RESPONSIBILITIES Job Responsibilities Include: * Assist the Executive Director with routine day-to-day operations * Oversee general office operation * Maintain business equipment, ordering office supplies, answering phones, and processing mail * Track membership dues, staff timesheets and expense reports * Update member database, website, and calendars * Create emails blasts for events, trainings, and meetings * Liaison to the Board of Directors and Sub Committees * Maintain Salsa Labs database * Liaison to the bookkeeper * Event planning, scheduling, and coordination for WEC’s annual fundraiser and other programs * Assist program staff on an as-needed basis with general clerical and [...]

By |2022-01-13T14:11:56-05:00December 22nd, 2021|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Job Posting: Office Manager

WEC Seeks Industrial Hygiene Consultant

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks an industrial hygiene (IH) consultant to provide technical assistance on an as needed basis to WEC members. The primary function of this position will be to identify and resolve environmental health and safety concerns, and to encourage all affected parties to work together in creating a safe and healthy workplace. Responsibilities: The industrial hygiene consultant will have these responsibilities: • Providing technical assistance with emphasis on organizing. • Presenting workshops on topics such as using health and safety organizing. • Interpreting IH reports into terms for a popular audience. (No IH sampling involved.) • Attending and occasionally speaking at meetings and workshops of unions, community, and environmental organizations. • On occasion, providing training to workers, parents and community stakeholders. • Developing or edit materials including but not limited to fact sheets. Qualifications: • 3+ years of experience in environmental or occupational safety consulting or related field. • Experience with OSHA/EPA Regulations and NJDOL/NJDEP Regulations • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • A valid driver’s license and car access are required • Previous [...]

By |2021-12-01T14:02:17-05:00December 1st, 2021|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on WEC Seeks Industrial Hygiene Consultant

Job Opening at WEC: Occupational Health & Safety Trainer

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC is an affiliate of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. WEC works in multiple issue areas that are at the intersection of the labor and environmental movement. WEC is the nation’s longest standing state labor/environmental coalition and is an affiliate of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. Description WEC seeks a full-time bi-lingual occupational health & safety (level 1) trainer to conduct health and safety trainings, with an emphasis on COVID prevention and awareness for workers. Audience includes workers, hard to reach workers, unions, employers, and community organizations. This position will help WEC provide worker-oriented training, building the regional health and safety movement and developing working relationships with labor, environmental and community organizations. In addition, this position will also help WEC advocate for stronger workplace protections. The breakdown between training and advocacy is approximately 70% training and 30% advocacy. This is a 12-month term position. The position will start as virtual and when deemed appropriate, it will move to in-person. The WEC office is located in Trenton. The [...]

By |2021-04-15T15:26:25-04:00February 26th, 2021|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Job Opening at WEC: Occupational Health & Safety Trainer

Job Posting: Jersey Renews Organizer

Download a pdf of this announcement here. The Work Environment Council of New Jersey, Inc. (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks a full-time, experienced Campaign Organizer for the Jersey Renews effort based in our Trenton office. The position begins ASAP and no later than April 1 and is a 12-month full-time position with the option to renew if funding is secured. The person hired will organize and expand Jersey Renews’ dynamic, statewide grassroots advocacy and organizing efforts. The campaign focuses on making New Jersey a leader on state-based climate policy, including emissions reductions, increased clean energy production the creation of family-sustaining jobs, and reduced air pollution. The campaign organizer will work to build and maintain a broad-based, multi-sector alliance which includes partners in the climate/environmental, labor, community-based, faith, and other sectors  and coordinate events, including meetings for the steering committee, the larger coalition, opinion leaders, legislative stakeholders, the media and others. Responsibilities The Campaign Organizer will be responsible for: Partner Recruitment and Outreach Maintain and expand diverse coalition of key organizations in strategic sectors, through in-person and telephone contact, participatory campaign planning meetings, [...]

By |2020-02-24T15:24:15-05:00February 24th, 2020|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Job Posting: Jersey Renews Organizer

Now Hiring! WEC Seeks Campaign Organizer

WEC is hiring a campaign organizer. The person hired will organize and expand a dynamic grassroots advocacy efforts, Healthy Schools Now. The effort focuses on ensuring that all New Jersey children and school employees learn and work in healthy, safe, and modern public schools. For more information, see our job posting.

By |2018-09-04T10:39:17-04:00September 4th, 2018|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Now Hiring! WEC Seeks Campaign Organizer

Job Posting: Freelance Writer

Free-lance writer for monthly labor union magazine The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) seeks a free-lance writer to conceptualize, research and compose ten 1,000-word byline articles a year on school health and safety issues for the New Jersey Education Association’s NJEA Review. You will be expected to spend approximately 12 hours per article. Pay is $500 per article. Articles will be due for review one week before the end of the month from February to April 2018 and then July 2018 through April 2019 and so on for each school year. You will need to interview WEC staff, NJEA UniServ field representatives, NJEA local association officers and members, and WEC industrial hygiene consultants to conceptualize and research the articles. Internet research may also be needed. Preference given to individuals who have written for or about labor unions and union activism and organizing. See past articles online here. Submit letter of interest, resume, and two applicable writing samples to apply@njwec.org by close of business January 31, 2017. No calls. For more information about WEC, please go to www.njwec.org.

By |2018-01-17T11:22:34-05:00January 17th, 2018|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on Job Posting: Freelance Writer

HIRING: Campaign Organizer for Jersey Renews

WEC seeks a full-time, experienced Campaign Organizer based in our Trenton-area office. The position begins in June or early July, 2017 and is a 9-month full-time position with the option to renew if funding is secured. The person hired will organize and expand a dynamic, statewide grassroots advocacy campaign, Jersey Renews. The campaign focuses on making New Jersey a leader on state-based climate policy, including emissions reductions, increased clean energy production the creation of family-sustaining jobs, and reduced air pollution. The campaign organizer will work to build and maintain a broad-based alliance and coordinate events, including meetings for the steering committee and the larger coalition. For the full job description, and instructions for applying, please click here.

By |2017-06-28T13:54:20-04:00May 8th, 2017|Highlights, Job Postings|Comments Off on HIRING: Campaign Organizer for Jersey Renews

Intern with WEC

Are you interested in working with a progressive organization to advance labor and environmental policies in New Jersey? The NJ Work Environment Council (WEC), an alliance of 70 labor, environmental, and community organizations, working for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment, provides regular internship opportunities. Interns will assist with the following WEC led campaigns: Healthy Schools Now: To demand that all New Jersey children and school employees learn and work in safe, modern school buildings. Public Need Over Corporate Greed: To educate thousands of activists about the effects of Wall Street’s financial strip mining on our economy and empower them to take action on a state-based policy agenda. Addressing Climate Change: To push for meaningful energy and climate policy changes in New Jersey. Respect Our Right to Know: To ensure our right to know about rail car hazards; safer alternatives at industrial facilities; the real names of chemicals; and municipal and county emergency response plans. Preventing Chemical Disasters: To strengthen Federal chemical safety and security laws to incorporate safer chemicals and processes where feasible. Internship work includes interacting with labor, environmental, and community organizations and other allies.  There will also be opportunities to assist with research, training programs, actions, [...]

By |2016-10-28T05:03:00-04:00October 28th, 2016|Job Postings|Comments Off on Intern with WEC

Fall Internship

Are you interested in working with a progressive organization to advance labor and environmental policies in New Jersey? The NJ Work Environment Council (WEC), an alliance of 70 labor, environmental, and community organizations, working for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment, has an exciting internship opportunity beginning September, 2016. Please Click Here

By |2016-08-26T18:42:00-04:00August 26th, 2016|Job Postings|Comments Off on Fall Internship
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