We Are Hiring!

February 11, 2019

JOB OPENING
Labor-Community Training Coordinator and Organizer
 
The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) has a more than 40-year record of advocating for safe, healthy workplaces. MassCOSH’s mission is to ensure that all workers can go to work, earn a fair wage, be treated with respect and dignity, and return home to their families alive and well. MassCOSH is recognized as a national leader in engaging a diverse constituency – youth and adults, immigrants and US-born, union and environment, legal and health professionals – in uniting around priority health and safety problems and taking action that results in measurable change.
 
We are seeking a Labor-Community Training Coordinator and Organizer. Working closely with the Director of Policy and Programs and staff, the Labor-Community Training Coordinator and Organizer will:
 

  • Conduct outreach to unions and community-based partners to build relationships and assist workers to identify priority health, safety, and environmental concerns and needs for information and resources.
  • Assist with the development and dissemination of materials/training curricula to help unions and community-based partners build strong health, safety, and environmental programs and capacity.
  • Conduct health and safety trainings and workshops using a popular education model.
  • Provide technical assistance support to MassCOSH programs including the MassCOSH Immigrant Worker Center and Teens Lead @ Work programs.
  • Collect, analyze, and report on worker fatalities in Massachusetts as part of MassCOSH’s annual publication of “Dying for Work In Massachusetts: the Loss of Life and Limb in Massachusetts” to bring attention to and change dangerous conditions that kill workers on the job.
  • Coordinate an existing committee of health and technical volunteers to bring their expertise to MassCOSH training efforts, programs and policy campaigns.
  • Support MassCOSH policy campaigns to achieve systemic change and safer work places in Massachusetts and nationally.
  • Represent MassCOSH in Labor/Environment coalitions and convenings focused on worker and community exposures to hazardous conditions including: healthy schools, toxics use reduction, zero waste planning, and other worker health and safety issues.
  • Maintain our training curricula and research, and write informational reports/fact sheets as needed to support training and policy campaigns.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with organized labor and coalitions and/or community-based partners.
  • Experience providing training, technical assistance or other support to union members/workers and community partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and with a team.
  • Familiarity with health, safety, environmental and worker rights laws and regulations or a willingness and demonstrated ability to learn.
  • A passion for occupational safety & health and helping all workers achieve justice on the job; some experience with data collection and analysis.
  • Bachelors degree or demonstrated equivalent experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Action-oriented, adaptable, and creative approach to planning.
  • Experience with public policy development.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or another language is a valuable asset.
  • Comfort with technology and social media.
  • Occupational or environmental health background a plus.

 
Salary: $49,570.04 plus benefits (individual health insurance and dental, 2% contribution toward retirement). MassCOSH staff are members of USW Local 9358. 
 
MassCOSH is an equal opportunity / affirmative action, Title IX, 504 employer.
Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
 
If interested, please email info@masscosh.org with a resume and cover letter detailing why you think you are a good fit for this position by March 1, 2019.