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Pennsylvania Lead Latinx Organizer

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Job Title: Pennsylvania Lead Latinx Organizer
Position: 40 hours per week
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $79,310 - 82,933
Reports To: Pennsylvania Director
Location: Philadelphia, PA

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 was formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 76+ affiliates, chapters, and thousands of individual workers across the country.

The PA Chapter is a multiracial, multilingual organization of Black and Latinx house cleaners, caregivers, and nannies currently primarily organizing Philadelphia’s 16,000 domestic workers. The PA Chapter is a member-led organization with leadership structures to ensure worker voice and decision making at every level of our work. Our primary program areas include member-led organizing to win new labor legislation to protect against retaliation and improve labor enforcement for all low wage workers in the city; enforcement of our Domestic Workers Bill of Rights victory through outreach, education, and filing claims to the Department of Labor; organizing Black workers from across the diaspora through our We Dream in Black Program; and paid worker leader program (Organize, Lead, and Amplify, or “OLA”) to develop the leadership skills and conduct extensive new worker outreach, amongst other organizing, leadership development, and skill building work.

The PA Chapter aims to be the state and local experts on domestic worker organizing, policy, and movement building. Our members campaign for better working conditions, changes in laws, and building 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 labor, care, immigrant rights, and other movements. Overall the PA Chapter works to build a voice for domestic workers in Pennsylvania, 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 overarching goals of our PA Chapter include:

  • Grow a robust base of domestic worker members who lead the movement for safe, dignified, and life sustaining jobs;

  • Develop the leadership and increase the skill set of members to lead legislative and organizing campaigns to address challenges faced by domestic workers;

  • Enforce our existing labor victories, including the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights;

  • Win new Philadelphia legislation to expand anti-retaliation protections and improve strategic labor enforcement for all low wage workers in Philadelphia;

  • Win and enforce new rights, protections, and recognition for domestic workers;

  • Build a thriving community across our multiracial, multilingual base of workers who support inside and outside our organization.

Lead Organizer Responsibilities

  • Design, manage, and lead domestic worker base building and outreach plans for the Latinx domestic worker community;

  • 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 leaders through training, mentoring, and 1:1 support;

  • Work with the PA staff, leaders, and members to maintain effective membership and chapter structure;

  • Design and lead membership meetings;

  • Responsible for developing and supporting campaign plans, overall strategy development, and execution (current campaign focus on ending retaliation and improving labor enforcement in Philadelphia);

  • Support member cultural programming with the Latinx membership;

  • Enforce the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights through know your rights trainings, identifying violations of the law, and supporting workers through the claims violation process;

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

  • Represent the chapter publicly, develop and manage relationships with key partners

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

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

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

  • Work to advance additional local, state, and national goals as necessary, such as the Federal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights;

  • Under general supervision has latitude for decision-making for a body of work;

  • Support the day-to-day operations of the Philly office


  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish

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

  • Familiarity with the domestic worker sector and issues facing domestic workers and other low-wage workers, particularly in Latinx communities;

  • Proven ability to learn quickly, work independently, meet multiple deadlines with a keen attention to detail

  • Experience developing, launching, and executing new campaigns and leadership development programs

  • Experience supervising and professionally developing worker leaders and having an interest in leading campaigns, and base-building growth

  • Develop domestic worker leaders from the base

  • Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant and African American communities, and other communities of color in PA

  • Strong facilitation and agenda building skills

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

  • Experience with supervision

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

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

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Ability to work and collaborate with diverse staff, majority women of color-led organization

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues directly affecting and unique to Latinx domestic workers nationally and locally

  • Position requires travel throughout the Philadelphia area (following NDWA COVID-19 protocols)

NDWA is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people are strongly urged to apply. NDWA is a union employer and this role is in the bargaining unit and salary will be based on the collective bargaining agreement.