Director, Worker Resources and Training

San Francisco, California, United States Full-time Allows remote

Tech workers are speaking out, walking out, and mobilizing peers to push for bold solutions in their companies and across their industry. At Coworker.org, we help people throughout the tech sector advocate for themselves in this fast-changing industry, providing direct support and training, research, and digital tools to support worker voice. If this excites you, you might be a good fit for our team. 

Coworker.org is seeking a Director, Worker Resources and Training to support workers in the tech industry in taking collective action to improve their jobs and their industry. Job responsibilities include external and internal program work. The Director, Worker Resources and Training will report to the Managing Director.


External program work

  • Assess the needs of tech employees and provide daily coaching and support for tech workers facing a wide array of challenges in their workplaces
  • Design and implement support and infrastructure strategies for tech workers in the areas of workplace conditions, ethical whistleblowing campaigns, etc.
  • Build leadership skills and powerful peer networks for tech workers to help them achieve positive outcomes in their workplace campaigns
  • Partner with Coworker.org’s Directors and Senior Campaigns Strategist to design and lead in-person and virtual trainings, create digital materials, and assist workers in the formation of committees or loose-knit networks to advocate for workplace improvements
  • Provide digital tools and strategic support to enable collective power for tech employees and communities at high risk from tech’s unintended consequences: immigrants, people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ, living with disabilities, low-income, or otherwise vulnerable to systemic injustices
  • Build partnerships with external stakeholders to deepen Coworker.org’s impact in specific industries and represent Coworker.org and our community of users at convenings, conferences, meetings, and events


Internal program work

  • Partner with our Senior Campaigns Strategist and our Technologist to monitor and engage online communities of tech workers, build out infrastructure as needed, and create and distribute relevant content and engagement materials across channels
  • Work closely with our Directors to engage and support workers across industries, track trends, and collaborate on approaches and solutions
  • Identify gaps in our current support offerings for workers and provide guidance to help evolve our in-person and digital programs and platform offerings
  • Partner with our Campaigns team by assisting workers in using our platform to launch and run their campaigns, develop and execute earned media strategies for campaigns, and help raise awareness of campaigns via email list targeting, social media promotion, and other channels
  • Partner with our Managing Director and Co-Directors to provide reports, metrics, and engagement strategies and to amplify workers’ voices in our funding reports, media calls, conference talks, etc.


What we’re looking for:

  • Passion for workers’ rights and workplace democracy, with a minimum 5-7 years experience in any of the areas of community organizing, labor or economic justice, workplace organizing, advocacy training, and/or leadership development and training
  • Experience working at the intersection of field and digital programs
  • Ability to identify and assess challenges, design creative and results-oriented strategies and tactics, and implement creative and results-oriented solutions
  • High level of judgement with the ability to take initiative and work independently on multiple priorities
  • Ability to collaborate with a small, remote team internally and a variety of individuals, groups, and leaders externally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong presentation skills, and experience building trust through partnerships
  • Demonstrated experience and success working with people from a broad range of backgrounds, communities, and experiences who are vulnerable to systemic injustices, including immigrants, people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ, living with disabilities, low-income, etc. (and any or all intersections of these things)
  • Knowledge of key players in the tech industry (Silicon Valley, computer science professional associations, academic departments, and worker communities) and key issues and trends impacting working people (AI ethics, D&I issues, data use & privacy, gig economy, subcontracting, automation, community impact) is desired


The important stuff:

This is a full-time exempt remote position with an annual salary of $80,000, and candidates in the Bay Area are preferred but not required. There is a 12-week introductory period for all new hires. Benefits include your own laptop and monthly cell phone stipend, flexible work hours, fully paid health and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, monthly fitness stipend, and a generous amount of paid vacation, sick leave, and family leave. Our organizational culture centers movement building, movement builders, and healthy working conditions in the industries we support and within our own organization. We have a deep respect for the voices of the people we work with externally and internally and we do our best to walk the talk.

We will be accepting applications for this position through January 18, 2019. Coworker.org is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.