WNYCOSH is Hiring a Program Director

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WNYCOSH Job Opening:

Job Title: Program Director

Date Posted: 5/4/22
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.

All WNYCOSH employees must be up to date with COVID vaccinations and boosters and follow all organizational mitigation strategies.

Position Type:
Full Time
Hybrid work setting
Salary: $48,000-$50,000 per/year depending on experience and qualifications
Benefits include health insurance, dental, vision, pension and 403b

Office Location:
2495 Main Street, Suite 438
Buffalo, NY 14214


WNYCOSH a non-profit organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to defending workers’ right to a safe and healthy work environment through education, outreach, advocacy, and organizing.

Organization Expectations

Expectations for employees include:

•Commitment to the OSH movement, social justice, worker justice, and WNYCOSH mission.
•Willingness to write grants, advocate for workers, take out the trash, and help keep the office in order.
•Comfortable working with multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual worker populations.

Position Purpose

The Program Director will provide overall oversight and direction to the Worker Center training and education programs. Candidate will strengthen ties to diverse communities including immigrant and refugee communities and with union allies.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate, and oversee outreach to target communities including low-wage workers, minority workers, limited English proficient workers, immigrant workers, and workers in high hazard industries
  • Schedule and document training initiatives with target communities
  • Create and adapt training materials and resources tailored to target communities
  • Conduct trainings on workers’ health and safety rights
  • Manage local, state, and national collaborations
  • Manage and staff Worker Center Hotline
  • Assist and advise workers with workplace issues, including filing complaints

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree or 5 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated organizing experience in union or community campaigns
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and independently with limited direction
  • Demonstrated experience working across cultures
  • General familiarity with OSHA, NLRB, State & Federal wage & hour law
  • Strong computer skills (Mac and Apple platforms preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Skills

  • Multi or bilingual
  • In-depth knowledge of NYS Labor Law
  • Experience working as a union activist
  • Experience with WordPress CMS
  • Experience writing grants, press releases, and grant reports
  • Experience in the field of workplace safety and health

WNYCOSH values diversity and inclusion within our organization.

Applications Accepted by:
Email: jobs@wnycosh.org
List subject as: “Position Inquiry Re: Program Director”
Please include cover letter, resume, and 3 references.


2495 Main Street, Suite 438

Buffalo, New York 14214

The full job posting can be found here.

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