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Trades Orientation Program (TOP) Associate

San Jose, CA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

Working Partnerships USA is seeking a Trades Orientation Program (TOP) Associate to join our exceptional team. The TOP Associate will support the Trades Orientation Program, a construction career training and placement initiative that helps jobseekers from under-represented communities to enter apprenticeships and achieve a long-term, family-supporting career in the construction trades.

The TOP Associate will be responsible for primarily job coaching and program outreach that supports our efforts to achieve economic and racial justice in Silicon Valley through innovative policy, research and organizing campaigns.


  • Minimum 2 years of prior related work experience in a field such as workforce development, social work, career technical education, job development, case management, counseling, or related work; demonstrated experience managing an assigned caseload of students, people, or cohorts towards success
  • Experience working with the building and construction trades strongly preferred
  • Valid California driver’s license and/or daily access to reliable transportation
  • A demonstrated commitment to worker and community organizing, economic justice, and social justice movements
  • Proficiency in maintaining and retrieving client data and records, including accurate and timely data entry and cleaning
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

About the Company

Working Partnerships USA is a community organization bringing together the power of grassroots organizing and public policy innovation to drive the movement for a just economy. We build the capacity of workers, low-income neighborhoods, and communities of color to lead and govern. Based in Silicon Valley, we tackle the root causes of inequality and poverty by leading collaborative campaigns for quality jobs, healthy communities, equitable growth, and a democracy that works for all. We are co-founders of Silicon Valley Rising which is fighting to inspire the tech industry to build an inclusive, middle class. For 25 years, Working Partnerships USA has been at the forefront of the national movement for a just economy driven by the power of working people.

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