Better Builder Oversight Coordinator

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Better Builder® Oversight Coordinator, Austin TX


Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a Better Builder® Oversight Coordinator to lead the monitoring, oversight and certification conducted by WDP’s Better Builder® Program. The Better Builder® Program is Workers Defense Project’s innovative social responsibility program developed by construction workers to raise workplace standards and improve the lives of construction workers and their families. Since 2012, the Better Builder® Program has impacted the lives of over 37,000 construction workers in Central Texas. Many workers on Better Builder® sites are receiving certain benefits and standards for the first time in their careers, such as workers compensation coverage, OSHA safety training and a living wage. The program currently monitors these Better Builder® projects through independent third-party Better Builder® accredited monitors.

The Better Builder® Oversight Coordinator is an essential component of WDP’s efforts to challenge deadly and unlawful conditions in the construction industry through the Better Builder® Program. The Better Builder® Oversight Coordinator will evaluate construction sites seeking Better Builder® certification in accordance with Better Builder® standards and provide technical assistance and support to third party entities accredited to assess compliance with Better Builder® Standards.

This is a full time, FLSA exempt position that will work closely with the Better Builder® Director to maintain the integrity of the Better Builder Program through our Better Builder® monitoring accreditation process.


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You are passionate about protecting and strengthening worker rights in Texas!
You are a critical thinker and thrive in a work environment that is both collaborative and dynamic.
You have strong communication skills that allow you to build relationships and foster cooperation with a diverse array of community and industry stakeholders including construction workers on Better Builder® sites, construction industry representatives, Workers Defense members, and other Workers Defense staff
You have the proven ability to think strategically, act assertively when necessary, and speak confidently in public.
You are committed to Workers Defense’s identity as a membership-based organization and are eager to impact more lives on construction workers through the expansion of the Better Builder® Program.
You preferably have experience working in construction.


You will observe Better Builder accredited worksite monitoring on Better Builder® sites, evaluate worker interviews, and assess workplace conditions;
You will provide technical assistance and on-site support to third-party and public entities accredited to assess compliance with Better Builder® Standards;
You will assist with both classroom and on-site training and accrediting of new third-party monitors.
You will conduct payroll reviews, request, collect and archive records and worker interviews.
You will maintain and update aggregate interview data from Better Builder® third-party monitoring entities.
You will prepare regular reports in accordance with the Better Builder® Program’s procedures.
You will demonstrate professionalism and follow established Better Builder® Program procedures when interacting with Program stakeholders.


Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, internet
Ability to work both independently and on a team and juggle multiple responsibilities
Excellent time management, organization, administrative skills
Written and spoken fluency in English and Spanish
Close attention to detail
Valid drivers’ license and  insured vehicle
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations (immigrant construction workers industry stakeholders; representatives of government agencies, community partners, etc)
Ability to publicly and professionally represent WDP
OSHA-30 certified, or willingness to receive OSHA-30 certification
Experience in the construction industry or with construction-related issues


Salary range of $55,000 – $58,000, based on experience.
$500 annual bilingual language stipend.
Employer-paid medical, vision, dental, and life insurance.
Employee Assistance Program to support employee’s mental health.
Paid leave: 10 days vacation, 10 days sick, and 5 days personal. Six weeks paid parental leave after probationary period (120 days from hire).
Paid holidays: 12 paid holidays annually, plus Dec. 24th through Jan. 1st each year.
Retirement plan with company match (as per Personnel Policies Manual).


Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights and advocacy, chiefly aiming to build power among Texas construction workers.


We center the issues of workers rights first and foremost, and engage working Texans around the issues that are most important to their families while supporting year-round civic engagement.

Workers Defense organizations are equal opportunity employers and actively encourage and recruit people of color, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply.

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