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We Dream in Black National Organizer

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024

Job Title: We Dream in Black National Organizer

Position: 40 hours per week

Pay: $71,070-73,218

Reports To: We Dream in Black Director

Location: Remote

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.

We Dream in Black is an initiative of the National Domestic Workers Alliance under the Field Department. We Dream in Black centers labor, care, immigrant rights, and other movements to lift up the voices of Black domestic workers while 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 We Dream in Black include:

  • Grow a robust base of Black domestic workers who can lead a movement for a new economy and a new democracy; for safe, dignified, and life-sustaining jobs

  • Build leadership and increase the skill set of emerging leaders to uplift and address the issues faced by domestic workers

  • Build a thriving community across our multilingual base of Black domestic workers

  • Build a thriving community and elevate the voices and demands of Black domestic workers in NDWA and other movement campaigns

Organizer Responsibilities

  • Design and manage base building and outreach plans for Black domestic workers, including developing and implementing regular digital outreach plans, ongoing phone banking sessions, and one-on-one communication with new and existing contacts to continue to grow and support our membership and deepen domestic worker involvement in our work

  • Ensure retention of members through designing, 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 and 1:1 support

  • Support Black domestic worker leaders in voluntary, paid programs, as well as other temporary staff as needed

  • Work with the WeDiB Organizers and members to maintain membership and structure and support chapter-building

  • Partner and collaborate with affiliates to advance Black domestic worker relationships

  • Ensure that remote domestic workers can participate and lead within NDWA and the broader domestic worker movement, including in local and national campaigns, training programs, and worker leadership bodies

  • Maintain effective data tracking systems and reporting, using protocols provided by NDWA’s tech, data, and digital teams, including maintaining contacts and updating records in the worker database, tracking worker engagement

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

  • Work closely with WeDiB Director and WeDiB Chapter Organizers on the day-to-day; be a thought and action partner;

  • Support with leadership development programs and organizing campaigns;

  • Coordinate logistics for meetings (e.g. interpreters, child-care, food, etc)

  • Ability to work some nights and weekends

  • Support with the WeDiB social media communications, meetings, and events

  • Engage local workers in NDWA’s national programming and campaigns such as participating in actions and mobilizing to pass the National Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, attending national worker assemblies, conventions, and meetings

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

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in grassroots community 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 Black communities

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

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

  • Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant and African-American communities, and other communities of color across the USA

  • Strong facilitation skills, agenda-building, and program coordination skills

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

  • Experience with basebuilding and supervision

  • Experience with database management, record keeping, and proficiency in Google Suite

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

  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and meet multiple deadlines with a keen attention to detail

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

  • 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 Black domestic workers nationally and locally

How to Apply: Please apply directly to the job posting and send resume and cover letter. 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 position is a bargaining unit position.

NDWA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.