The Warehouse Worker Resource Center is seeking a qualified Research and Policy Director to lead our policy campaigns and provide strategic research for our work fighting for justice among warehouse workers. This is a senior position for a campaigner experienced in producing strategic policy, legal and research tools in support of corporate campaigns to change the practices of global supply chain and retail corporations.
About the Warehouse Worker Resource Center
The WWRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the thousands of workers in the supply chains of major retailers across Southern California through education, advocacy and action. We educate workers and community members about their rights in the community and the workplace. We support workers with administrative claims and refer workers to legal support when they encounter legal violations at work. We work on local and statewide policy, and campaign for justice in the supply chains of major retailers. We also operate the Ontario Justice HUB, a shared space of eight organizations in Downtown Ontario that also provides a space for organizing and education among immigrants, communities of color and workers in the Inland Empire.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and advocate for establishment, implementation and enforcement of policies that benefit warehouse workers in state, local and federal contexts, including workplace health and safety, wage and hour, retaliation, data and surveillance.
- Produce and maintain research on the warehouse and goods movement sector, including corporate profiles, real estate trends and analysis, public white papers, and strategic research.
- Develop analysis on the trends in goods movement related to surveillance, algorithmic management and automation and their impacts on workers and communities.
- Partner with environmental justice and climate justice partners to develop and advocate on goods movement infrastructure and emissions policy.
- Participate in developing popular education curricula, training organizers, workers and community members on the trends and information they need for strategic organizing.
- Train and supervise junior research staff and interns.
- Dedication to social justice and community development through organizing.
- Familiar with research methods, economic analysis and policy.
- Familiarity with labor, employment and transportation policy and law.
- Minimum 5 years research or policy experience or Masters’ Degree in related field.
- Familiarity with goods movement or Inland Empire a plus.
- Experience training and supervising junior staff and research interns.
- Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
This position is based in Ontario, CA, is full-time exempt. Research and Policy Director is required to work long and irregular hours including work on weekends and on holidays as necessary.
Competitive salary dependent on experience, WWRC paid full family PPO health insurance.