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South Bay Chapter Organizer

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    National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)

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    Position Summary:

    The National Domestic Workers Alliance ( 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 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.




    • 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
    • Basic computer skills: (i.e. Google Suite, 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 domestic workers nationally and locally


    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

    Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email a cover letter and resume. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you. This position will remain open until filled.

    Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people, and people with direct personal experience of domestic work are strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you.

    NOTE: This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by a labor union, and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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