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DMV (DC/MD/VA) Chapter Organizer

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2023



Job Title: DMV (DC/MD/VA) Chapter Organizer
Position: Full time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: DMV Chapter Co-Director
Salary: $69,000 to $73,218 DOE
Work location: Northern Virginia and Washington DC area

Position Summary:
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) is the leading voice for the country’s 2.5 million nannies, care workers, and house cleaners, and organizes domestic workers across the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. We work to guarantee labor protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the local, state, and national levels and elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 and currently represents 74 affiliate organizations and local chapters in 36 states and 17 cities.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) launched a local chapter in the Washington D.C. area in 2017 to engage the 100,000 estimated domestic workers who live in the area. In addition to the DMV Chapter Organizer position, the chapter is staffed by two co-Directors and has a dedicated base of worker leaders. From 2018-2022, the chapter campaigned for a DC Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, which passed in December of 2022, winning new rights and protections for all domestic workers employed in DC. In 2021 the chapter campaigned and won a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in Virginia, in partnership with NDWA’s 501(c)(4) sister organization, Care in Action.

The DMV Chapter Organizer will focus on growing the chapter’s domestic worker membership, with a focus on Northern Virginia. They will lead outreach and basebuilding work in Northern Virginia, and educate domestic workers about their rights under the Virginia Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. They will also develop the leadership of domestic worker members across the chapter through leadership development programs, monthly membership meetings, trainings, and individual support. The Organizer will work closely with the Chapter co-Directors and existing member leaders who play important roles in the growth of the chapter and campaigns. This position will also work in close collaboration with the Virginia team of Care in Action, as well as partner organizations in Virginia.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Implement an outreach plan that utilizes both online and offline tools to engage domestic workers, with a focus on areas of Northern Virginia that have been identified as priorities for basebuilding

    • 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 Virginia (including areas of domestic worker and employer density, domestic worker serving organizations, key media outlets)

  • Regularly input new contacts and member participation into the NDWA database

  • Conduct regular follow-up communication with new domestic worker contacts

  • Work closely with Care in Action staff in Virginia on the implementation of the Virginia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, including organizing and leading trainings so workers learn, and can enforce, their rights under the bill

  • Develop domestic worker leaders who can facilitate membership meetings, lead know-your-rights trainings, and support with outreach activities

  • Identify and provide support for new worker leaders in Northern Virginia to develop worker committees in key areas and engage workers in future legislative campaigns

  • Identify and cultivate partnerships with ally organizations in Virginia; represent NDWA on relevant coalitions in Virginia

  • Support the co-Directors to grow the chapter's infrastructure, expand worker programming, and engage chapter members in national NDWA campaigns and other national opportunities

  • 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 drivers 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 Virginia

  • Proficiency with technology for remote communications, meetings, webinars, project management

  • Experience with database management for organizing

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people, and people with direct personal experience with domestic work are strongly urged to apply.

NDWA is a Union employer, this is a bargaining unit position.

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.