MassCOSH - Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

Labor-Community Training Coordinator and Organizer

Based in Dorchester, MA


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, unions and environmentalists, 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:

  • Build relationships with unions, worker centers, and other worker or community groups to assist workers in identifying priority health, safety, and environmental concerns; train and develop the knowledge of workers, and assist in their leadership development and organization regarding workplace health and safety issues.
  • 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 workplaces 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.


  • 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
  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Bachelor's degree or demonstrated equivalent experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Action-oriented, adaptable, and creative approach to planning.
  • Experience with public policy development
  • Comfort with technology and social media
  • Occupational or environmental health background a plus

Salary: $54,682.20 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.

To Apply:
If interested, please email hiring@masscosh.org, with a résumé and cover letter detailing why you think you are a good fit for this position by June 9, 2021.

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