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New York Chapter Lead Organizer

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Job Title: New York Chapter Lead Organizer
Position: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $79,310 to 81,707 DOE
Reports To: New York Chapter Director
Location: New York City, NY

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. NDWA formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 75 local affiliates and chapters, plus thousands of individual workers across the country.

New York state has over 300,000 domestic workers, and the NY chapter currently has a base of 20,000 domestic workers. The NY Chapter aims to be state and local experts on domestic worker organizing, policy and movement building. Our members campaign for better work conditions, enforce newly won laws, and build power to change their sector at the local, state and national levels. We are part of local and national coalitions of domestic worker organizations and allies in the labor, care, immigrant rights and other movements. The NY Chapter works to build a voice for domestic workers in New York, while also playing a leading role in NDWA’s national work to make domestic work good work and win a more just economy and democracy that will work for us all.

The NY Chapter is comprised of a staff of 6, and is part of the NDWA Field Team. The Lead Organizer is supervised by the NY Chapter Director, and will work closely with the other organizing staff, as well as with coalition and campaign partner organizations.

Lead Organizer Responsibilities

  • Design and manage domestic worker outreach plans.

  • Ensure retention of members through planning and organizing membership meetings, committees, events and other activities; consistently involving workers in the organization, and increasing their commitment.

  • Develop the organizing and leadership skills of member leaders through trainings, mentoring and 1 on 1 support.

  • Work with NY Chapter Organizers and members to maintain effective membership and chapter structure.

  • Develop and manage New York issue-based campaign plans and strategy, as well as member programming for the campaigns.

  • Support the Chapter Director with overall Chapter strategy development and execution of that strategy.

  • Partner with the New York chapter’s enforcement program for best strategies enforcing domestic worker rights, especially as they relate to new campaigns; collaborate with outreach, education and rights implementation efforts.

  • Ensure that NY chapter members are able to participate and lead within NDWA and the broader domestic worker movement, including in national campaigns, training programs, and worker leadership bodies.

  • Work to advance local, state and national goals as necessary, such as the federal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

  • Represent the chapter publicly, develop and manage relationships with key partners, and participate in coalitions.

  • Maintain effective data tracking systems and reporting, using protocols provided by NDWA’s tech, data and digital teams.

  • Conduct ongoing program planning and evaluation, including setting measurable goals, tracking progress, and documenting the outcomes and impact of work.

  • Supervise and support domestic worker leaders in paid fellowship/internship programs, as well as other temporary staff as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in grassroots community organizing, with an emphasis on labor organizing, racial justice, immigrant rights, and base building

  • Experience developing, launching, and executing issue-based campaigns and leadership development programs

  • Experience supervising and developing organizers with success leading campaigns, and base building; success in developing new organizers from the base

  • Strong facilitation skills

  • Flexible work schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends

  • Experience with database management, record keeping, proficiency in Microsoft Office required and Google Suite preferred

  • Ability to work independently and a willingness to collaborate with a team

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures in a majority women of color-led organization

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting domestic workers, low wage workers, immigrant and African American communities, and other communities of color in New York

  • Bilingual in English / Spanish is a plus

  • Position requires travel throughout the New York City area (following NDWA COVID-19 protocols)

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.