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Language Justice Coordinator

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024

Job Title: Language Justice Coordinator

Employee Type: Temporary, Full-time

Reports To: Language Justice Program Manager

Department: Events and Mobilizations

Entity: NDWA

Hours per Week: 40

Salary: $73,202

Work Location: Remote, East Coast Preferred

Start Date: As soon as filled

BACKGROUND:

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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The National Domestic Workers Alliance seeks an energetic and dedicated Language Justice (LJ) Coordinator to join and expand the capacity of the LJ Team. The LJ team works to facilitate communication among our staff members, LJ practitioners and members of the Alliance - enabling the full participation of our staff and members across languages, cultures, and traditions.

You will execute the day-to-day work of securing language services for the many teams of our organization, as well as supporting our teams in contributing themselves to multilingual organizing and a multilingual workplace. You will work closely with the LJ Team to provide coordination, administrative, program and event support.

PRIMARY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Seek out language workers who are in alignment with our needs and mission

  • Work closely with teams as directed to learn their language justice needs and, in order to meet these needs, procure outside language services and provide logistical support

  • Field questions from staff regarding workflows and best practices

  • Collaborate with teams to organize material for internal recurring meetings

  • Recruit language workers from our database as needed

  • Draft communications to staff, members, and language workers

  • Fulfill and file contractor invoices, and keep meticulous records to track spending

  • Provide support for multilingual meetings and events, be they virtual, hybrid, or, at times, in-person

  • Handle internal and, as directed, rented, interpretation equipment

  • Create and update glossaries

  • Time permitting, do short, quick-turnaround translation and translation reviews and/or ad-hoc interpreting for NDWA staff

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understanding of and commitment to language justice

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

  • Familiarity with both local grassroots organizing and campaigning on a national level

  • Fluency in Spanish and English speaker and writer with excellent writing, editing, translation and/or interpretation and verbal communication skills in both languages

  • Fluency in additional languages is a plus

  • At least 3 years of related or comparable Language Justice experience

  • At least 2 years of project managing, managing contractors, individuals or volunteers

  • Excellent time and project management skills including the ability to juggle multiple priorities

  • Detail oriented, with excellent organizational, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in rapidly changing and time-pressured settings

  • Ability to work independently, and in partnership with a highly motivated team

  • Experience working with individuals of varying technical backgrounds and skills

  • Experience working with a hybrid office-based and remote staff

  • Proficiency with computer operations and programs, including Google Suite and interpreting in Zoom, and the ability to adapt to using new platforms as needed

  • Familiarity with video or audio editing or low-code project management tools is a plus

  • Ability to work flexible hours- especially one week before an event, and the week of the event

  • Occasional travel to facilitate language justice activities at events (up to 25% of the year)

How to Apply: Please apply directly to the job posting and send resume, cover letter, and writing sample. Applications will only be accepted electronically, and solicitations to individual staff are unlikely to be responded to. 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 temporary position will not be in the bargaining unit. NDWA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.