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National Co-Organizing Director

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2023

Job Title: National Co-Organizing Director

Employment Status: Full-time

Reports To: Deputy Director (Program)

Department: Care in Action

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours per Week: 40+

Salary: $110,000-115,000

Work Location: Remote, with slight preference for West Coast

Start Date: Asap

BACKGROUND:

Care in Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, nonpartisan group dedicated to fighting for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women of color and immigrant women.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance 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.

SUMMARY:

Care in Action and the National Domestic Workers Alliance seek an energetic, highly organized, and self-directed Co-Organizing Director to provide strategic leadership and development to its current Organizing team. Joining our existing Organizing Director as a peer, The Co-Organizing Director will oversee 3-4 State Directors, ensure their programs have strong metrics and deliverables, and provide ongoing feedback and coaching to ensure programmatic excellence.

The ideal candidate is well-versed in electoral politics, has organized in communities of color, invested in the political power for and with women of color, and is an excellent coach. This is an excellent opportunity for an organizer who is passionate about developing talent, scaling programs, and supporting our critical mission.

PRIMARY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support State Directors in building a scaled, year-round organizing program that utilizes field, digital, and other tactics for both electoral and base-building programs

  • Set clear project goals for high-impact campaigns, objectives, and goals for internal and external programs, and provide overall support to campaign and organizing projects.

  • Manage State Directors to remain accountable to their goals, win campaigns, and offering coaching as needed

  • Provide support, training materials, professional development opportunities, and guidance as needed to ensure growth of state directors and their direct reports

  • Develop and provide feedback on work plans

  • Build authentic, meaningful relationships with teammates, direct reports, and senior leadership

  • Support the team to build relationships with their respective state’s U.S. House and U.S. Senate members

  • Outreach to Members of Congress around policy frameworks, resolutions, or bills that are moving forward across the organization

  • Ensure that the state programs have the information needed to facilitate days/weeks of action and other advocacy efforts

  • Participate and lead in staff meetings, staff study, and staff retreats.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to support the organizing, leadership, and engagement of women of color

  • Demonstrated ability to train and coach staff members to organize their state and assess/report on metrics

  • Expertise in electoral voter contact, including paid canvass, voter registration, volunteer management and phone banking

  • Deep knowledge of organizing and mechanisms to shift political landscapes and power

  • Commitment to racial, social, and economic justice

  • Willingness to work long and unusual hours during spikes in campaigns as needed, occasionally including nights and weekends

  • Willingness to travel is required (up to 30% travel time)

  • Willingness to work with national staff and counsel to meet all legal and ethical requirements

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills to assess threats and recommend actionable solutions

  • Relentless drive, tenacity and a willingness to do whatever it takes to advance our mission and values

  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage the technical aspects of a project such as paperwork, deadlines, etc.

  • Ability to work effectively with strong personalities, peers, public officials, and allies.

  • High preference for a candidate who has organized in the American Southwest and / or Midwest

  • Experience running data-driven, digital-first campaigns strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in languages other than English, especially Spanish, is considered a major plus

How to Apply: Please apply directly to the job posting and send resume, cover letter, and writing sample 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 management position.