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Georgia Director

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Georgia, USA
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023

National Domestic Workers Alliance and Care in Action

Georgia Director
Position: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Organizing Director & Director of State Strategies and Organizing
Salary: $105,000
Work Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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 culture change work, and by elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social and global justice.

Our sister organization, 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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The National Domestic Workers Alliance and Care in Action seek a Georgia Director to take forward our strong statewide organizing, civic engagement and campaigning work. The Georgia Director is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of the domestic worker and electoral organizing programs, our legislative and electoral advocacy campaigns, and the overall state infrastructure building in the state. This includes conducting ongoing analysis of the political landscape and context to inform our state strategy; supervising the development and execution of base-building and civic engagement organizing programs; developing and executing powerful local and state campaigns that raise standards and advance our care agenda; and developing and maintaining c3 and c4 strategic alliances.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

State organizing vision and strategy

  • Develop vision and plan to develop our organizing and movement work in the state, and collaborate on multiple organizing strategies to build local and state power.

  • Conduct ongoing landscape analysis to identify new opportunities and to inform strategies and specific initiatives.

  • Work in collaboration with NDWA policy, legal, campaign and innovations teams, to innovate new strategies to build domestic and care worker and political power.

  • Cultivate strategic alliances and relationships that advance the work.

  • Serve as a representative at appropriate meetings and tables, coordinating closely with our partners across the state.

Base-building and leadership programs

  • Design and oversee effective base-building activities to bring Black domestic and care workers into the Chapter, develop their leadership, convert contacts to dues-paying members, and retain their active participation over time.

  • Design and implement training programs that support the leadership of domestic workers, increase their capacity to organize other domestic workers and affirm their sense of dignity and power.

  • Lead experimentation and innovation work around worker and electoral organizing, and analyze and report on results.

Electoral programs

  • Supervise the creation of a scalable electoral organizing operation and its execution.

  • Supervise in-state base-building work among women of color who support the Care Agenda, including organizing events, holding visibility actions, recruiting volunteers, and hosting year-round volunteer-led voter contact phone banks.

  • Oversee candidate endorsement process by identifying, vetting, and supporting prospective and endorsed candidates.

Strategic Legislative Campaigns

  • Design and execute powerful legislative and administrative campaigns to raise industry standards and advance the care agenda.

  • Monitor the legislative session and lead on the development and execution of strategic initiatives, legislative campaigns/caucus, and care legislation.

  • Support and shape the message of our statewide campaign, including serving as organizational spokesperson, with support of Communications staff.

  • Build and/or participate in strategic coalitions

Organizing infrastructure

  • Supervise and support NDWA Lead Organizers and Care in Action Civic Engagement and Political Director, including supporting the development of work plans, assessing performance and ensuring progress toward goals.

  • Ensure rigorous data collection, record-keeping, and ongoing program evaluation.

  • Manage the Georgia annual budget.

  • Ensure that the state’s plans and work are aligned with NDWA and Care in Action overall organizational vision and priorities.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years organizing experience

  • Experience leading base-building and leadership development programs

  • Experience developing and leading organizing campaigns and implementing a range of organizing strategies and tactics

  • Deep knowledge of political organizing, including electoral voter contact work.

  • Familiarity with Georgia political landscape, social justice and worker rights organizations.

  • Commitment to support Black organizing and civic engagement

  • Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant and Black communities, and other communities of color

  • Experience building broad-based coalitions

  • Experience with supervision

  • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills

  • Self-motivated—proven ability to work independently

  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours

  • Proficiency with computer operations and programs

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus but not required.

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 position will not be in the bargaining unit.

Applications will only be accepted electronically.