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Texas Enforcement Organizer

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Texas, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

Texas Enforcement Organizer


Job Title: Texas Enforcement Organizer
Position: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Texas Organizing Director
Salary: $79,310 to $82,933 DOE
Work location: Houston, TX, Harris County 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 Houston Chapter officially launched in 2020 and is a domestic worker organizing branch of the National Domestic Workers Alliance under the Field Team’s leadership. The Houston Chapter aims to be the state and local expert 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 Houston Chapter works to build a voice for domestic workers in the greater Houston / Harris County area, while also playing a leading role in NDWA’s national work to win a more just economy and democracy that will work for us all.
In addition to the Texas Enforcement organizer position, the chapter is staffed by an Organizing Director and a lead organizer responsible for growing an activated base of domestic workers. In 2024, the chapter will prepare to run its first local grassroots campaign to combat home care misclassification and wage theft.

The Texas Enforcement organizer will focus on engaging agency-employed home care workers around their rights to overtime and to proper work classification. Enforcement Organizer will engage in outreach to build worker contacts at identified sites and conduct follow up conversations and intakes when appropriate. Organizer will work with contacts to bring them into membership and to submit claims with enforcement bodies. Organizer will monitor and track claims processes from start to resolution, build cohorts of activated workers to build worksite density, and will work with Texas Organizing Director to conduct strategic tactics to move grassroots campaigns against wage theft and misclassification. Organizer will supervise and lead a team of paid temporary enforcement fellows to support this work, lead legal intake clinics, and coordinate with affiliate organizations on their enforcement programs. Lastly, Organizer will also support general chapter functions including basebuilding, membership engagement, facilitation, and membership turnout.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of or the ability to grow knowledge of Texas and federal Labor law as it relates to domestic and care workers and will have knowledge of various enforcement processes, particularly with the US Department of Labor and the Texas Workforce Commission. Ideal candidate will also be fluent in Spanish.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Implement an outreach plan to reach agency-employed and publicly funded home care workers in Texas at specific sites of interest

    • At least 60% of the Organizer’s time will be spent in the field, conducting outreach and building community institutional relationships to generate new contacts and members

    • Engage in each enforcement outreach strategy and follow-up processes, supervise worker leaders when they are in the field and work alongside them in cultivating new worker contacts.

    • Help develop worker leaders who are interested in enforcement, especially those who are engaged in the legal clinic process

  • Regularly input new contacts, field interactions, and track member participation into the NDWA database

  • Conduct regular follow-up communication with new home care worker contacts

  • Conduct regular legal clinics including facilitating Know Your Rights Workshops and holding intake interviews

  • Develop enforcement strategy alongside Organizing Director

    • Maintain and analyze enforcement data and make recommendations about trajectory of enforcement campaigns

    • Evaluate TX policies and enforcement strategies with NDWA Director of Care Policy

  • Oversee enforcement program fellowship

    • Conduct the selection process for each cohort of worker advocates.

    • Review the curriculum on systemic outreach, education and enforcement of domestic and care worker labor protections and re-write or update as needed.

    • Develop worker leaders who through the enforcement program can conduct initial 1-on-1s, do follow up intake, prepare claims for Organizer’s review, and case management.

  • Identify and provide support for new worker leaders engaged in legal enforcement processes to participate in campaign activities.

  • Identify and cultivate partnerships with ally organizations in Texas, particularly around legal enforcement or policy

  • Support the Organizing Director 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 3 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

  • Experience with supervision and managing a team

  • Experience with enforcement mechanisms for low wage workers

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

  • Must have a valid driver's 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

  • Experience using data management platforms like Airtable

  • Basic computer skills: (i.e. Google Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom,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 Black, women of color, and/or undocumented domestic workers nationally and locally

Preferred but not required:

  • Fluency in Spanish

  • Familiarity with the domestic worker sector- especially home care

  • Familiarity with labor, racial justice, and other progressive movements in Texas

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

  • Experience with database management for tracking enforcement process

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.