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National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance


South Bay Chapter Organizer

Based in Santa Clara County & San Mateo County , CA
(Hybrid)

 

Job Title: NDWA South Bay Chapter Organizer
Employee Type: Permanent; Full Time
Reports To: NDWA South Bay Chapter Organizing Director
Department: Field
Entity: NDWA
Hours per Week: 40
Salary: $71,070-$74,316
Work Location: Hybrid, Santa Clara County & San Mateo County , California
Start Date: Opened until filled

BACKGROUND:
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections of domestic and home care workers across the country. NDWA is winning improved working conditions while building a powerful movement rooted in the human rights, dignity and equality of domestic workers, home care workers, immigrant women, and Black women.

NDWA was founded in 2007 by domestic workers and organizers from around the country. Our national alliance has grown from this founding group of 13 organizations to now more than 70 affiliate organizations, and local chapters developed by NDWA.  To date, the Alliance comprises more than 250,000 nannies, housekeepers, and home care workers in all 50 states.

Position Summary: The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. We work to guarantee labor protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the state level, pushing for regulatory changes at the national level, through the International Labor Organization at the global level, and elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 74 affiliate organizations, local chapters and a growing membership base of domestic workers throughout the U.S.

In the spring of 2019, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) launched a new organizing project in Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties to engage thousands of domestic workers who work and live in the region. The project is currently staffed by our founding Organizing Director and dedicated worker leaders. The project is now in an exciting period of growth and seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) Field Organizer to continue to build domestic worker power in California. The ideal candidate is a collaborative team player with excellent outreach skills who is driven and able to function in a fast-paced work environment.

This position will be part of NDWA’s field, membership and organizing teams. The South Bay Chapter Organizer will focus on growing the chapter’s domestic worker membership. They will lead the base building work of the chapter, including outreach and educating domestic workers about their rights. They will also develop the leadership of domestic worker members across the chapter through leadership development programs, monthly membership meetings, training, and individual support. The Organizer will work closely with the Chapter Organizing Director and existing member leaders who play important roles in the growth of the chapter and campaigns. In addition, this position will work in close coordination and collaboration with partner organizations such as the California Domestic Workers Coalition (CDWC) and other allies and supporters in the state.

PRIMARY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Execute a base-building and outreach plan that utilizes both online and offline tools to find, recruit and engage domestic workers
    • At least 60% of the Organizer’s time will be spent in the field, conducting outreach and meeting with domestic workers
  • Conduct mapping of new outreach regions in the South Bay (including areas of domestic worker and employer density, domestic worker serving organizations, key media outlets)
  • Input new contacts and member participation into the NDWA database on a regular basis
  • Conduct regular follow-up communication with new domestic worker contacts
  • Provide support to regular membership meetings, including coordinating logistics for membership meetings (e.g. interpreters, child-care, food, etc)
  • Provide support to the chapter’s leadership development program(s) and organizing campaigns
  • Support the chapter’s administrative work, including processing expense reimbursements and invoices
  • Support with the project’s social media communications
  • Develop a strong network of support and solidarity with other local organizations
  • Support the Director to grow the chapter's infrastructure, expand worker programming, and engage chapter members in national NDWA campaigns and other national opportunities; engage local workers in state-level programming and campaigns as part of the CDWC
  • Additional responsibilities as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, staff study, and staff retreats.
  • Attend supervision meetings and complete work plans and reports in a timely manner

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in grassroots community organizing, with an emphasis on labor organizing, racial justice, immigrant rights, and/or base building
  • Highly motivated individual with a passion for engaging multiracial, low wage communities and developing the leadership of domestic workers
  • Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage, and inspire community members
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Must be fluent (speaking and writing) in English and Spanish
  • Must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle (driving to in person outreach and meeting locations is required)
  • Experience developing and executing leadership development programs
  • Experience with meeting facilitation and popular education training
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite preferred : (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, database programs)
  • Ability to work some evening and/or weekend hours as part of their regular schedule
  • Ability to work well with a team and motivate others to take action
  • Excellent time & project management skills
  • Knowledge of issues affecting women of color, Black, and/or undocumented low-wage  workers nationally and locally
  • Alignment with NDWA’s vision and values, including a  commitment to economic, race and gender justice.
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, work independently,  meet multiple deadlines with a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with diverse staff in person and remotely and as part of a high-performing team, in a fast-paced, experimental organization.
  • Strong organizational skills, and creative problem solver
  • Able to Travel if needed

Preferred but not required:

  • Familiarity with the domestic worker sector and movement
  • Familiarity with labor, racial justice, and other progressive movements in California
  • Proficiency with technology for remote communications, meetings, webinars, project management
  • Experience with database management for organizing

How to Apply:
Please apply directly to the job posting and send résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to http://ndwa.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2975268&req_loc=18426&&#job. Applications will only be accepted electronically, and solicitations to individual staff are unlikely to be responded to.

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people are strongly urged to apply. NDWA is a union employer, this position is a bargaining unit position.

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