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Director of Immigration

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

Director of Immigration

About National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading national voice for dignity, respect, and recognition for domestic workers in the United States. NDWA was founded in 2007 by organizers and worker leaders in six cities representing nannies, house cleaners, and care workers, and now represents an alliance of more than 76 organizations across 22 states and 395,000 domestic workers nationally.

We envision a society where domestic work is valued as essential to our collective well-being, domestic workers are leaders in shaping the care sector, and domestic work jobs are good, economically secure jobs.

For over 15 years, we’ve worked to advance our mission by making domestic work visible. We’ve worked to pass policies that enable rights and higher wages for domestic workers across the country, changed public awareness and opinion about the dignity and value of care work, and built the capacity and leadership of domestic workers to organize and advocate for their rights.

We see the next era of our organization as an opportunity to move domestic work from newfound visibility towards transformation, and we’re ready to elevate care workers to the essential workers of the 21st-century economy.

We’re a multi-racial, multi-lingual organization building a powerful movement rooted in the human rights, dignity, and equality of domestic workers, care workers, immigrant women, and women of color.

Summary of the Director of Immigration position

The Director of Immigration will work to develop and implement NDWA’s campaigns to win immigration reform legislation that includes pathways to citizenship for domestic workers. About 18% of the domestic workforce are foreign-born non-citizens. Working with the Senior Policy and Advocacy Director, the Director of Immigration will play a critical role in driving immigration policy reforms that have a material impact on domestic workers’ livelihood.

We are looking for someone who has a deep commitment to immigration policy reform and a strong track record of organizing grassroots and grasstops constituencies to work together towards a common campaign goal. You should apply if:

  • You’re a strong communicator and excel at motivating people to join your cause, and you have demonstrated a commitment to social justice and working to elevate the voices of those who are traditionally marginalized.

  • You’re excited to work with NDWA teams and stakeholders to execute the organization’s bold strategy to build domestic worker power.

  • You understand immigration policies and can serve as a thought partner and strategic voice for NDWA leadership and allies on immigration issues and strategy.

Opportunities for Impact

Building Power

  • Organize key constituencies to build power for immigration policy reforms, including developing and recruiting people to participate in events, town halls, and other in-person and offline tactics

  • Work with decision makers at the state and federal levels to identify and develop champions for NDWA’s priority immigration policy goals

  • Build bipartisan coalitions to support federal policy priorities, and align key stakeholders and policy makers with federal immigration policy goals

  • Strengthen current partnerships and create new relationships with allied stakeholders and coalition partners

  • Develop and implement tactics to boost involvement of strong immigrant base of NDWA while ensuring all strategies are grounded in the needs of workers in the sector

  • Help expand and deepen NDWA and local organizer relationships with key constituencies

Issue Expertise

  • Serve as principal subject matter expert on immigration policy in with internal and external stakeholders

  • Research, develop, and grow NDWA’s immigration policy campaign work at state and federal levels

  • Keep up to date on immigration-related policy developments at state and federal levels

Communication

  • Serve as point person for all immigration-related communications, both organizationally and externally to media sources for commentary, briefings, etc.

  • Draft written communications to media including press advisories and releases regarding recent immigration-related news

  • Ensure strong internal and external communication, collaboration, and strategic coordination within team and with strategic partners

  • Support and build NDWA’s relationships with stakeholders, coalition partners, and decision makers

Policy Advocacy

  • Execute goals at federal level, including prioritizing pathways to citizenship for home care workers in immigration legislation

  • Work with stakeholders to draft policy recommendations and provide strategic advice to shape federal policy frameworks and campaigns related to immigration in the care sector

  • Develop strategy for and direct policy and lobbying efforts in immigration issue areas with a specific focus on the federal level

  • Work collaboratively with staff to set and develop organizational policy priorities

Location

This is a remote, full-time role open to candidates across the US.

Compensation

This is a full-time executive position with a salary range of $116,000-$122,000. NDWA offers an excellent benefits plan including 401(k) plan with a 3% employer match, healthcare fully paid by the employer, two annual office closures, and much more.

Personal and Professional Attributes

  • 6+ years experience leading organizing campaigns for movement-building nonprofit organizations, preferably on campaigns for immigration policy reform.

  • Extensive policy knowledge of immigration issues in the U.S.

  • Experience managing campaigns and leading teams to hit goals.

  • Track record of building relationships and bringing people together to work towards a common campaign goal; persuasive approach to communication and bringing people into collaboration.

  • Experience building and working with coalitions, and willingness to work with diverse, bipartisan stakeholders to achieve policy goals.

  • Strong project management experience, can manage multiple projects and drive them to completion. Exceptional organizational skills and creative problem solver.

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.

  • Alignment with NDWA’s vision and values, including a commitment to economic, racial, and gender justice.

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

  • Ability to work and collaborate with diverse staff in person and remotely and as part of a high-performing team.

  • Ability to influence stakeholders in written and oral communication.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%.

We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. People from historically disadvantaged communities, such as Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people, are strongly urged to apply. NDWA is a union employer, this position is a senior management position. NDWA participates in the E-Verify program and 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, this position is a senior management position.

Application Process

The preferred application deadline is Friday, May 31, 2024. Please submit a resume and answer the application questions in lieu of a cover letter.

This search is being led by NRG Consulting Group. Please reach out to jobs@nrgconsultinggroup.org with any questions.