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DC Organizer

Híbrido, El trabajo se debe realizar en o cerca de Washington, DC

Descripción

Tipo de contrato:A Tiempo Completo
Salario:USD $73.202 - $75.415 / año

Descripción

Employee Type: Permanent; Full-Time

Reports To: Alana Eichner, DMV Chapter Co-Director

Department: Organizing/Field

Entity: NDWA

Hours per Week: 40

Salary: $73,202 - $75,415 DOE 

Work Location: (physical location, or remote working state)

Hybrid - some time working in DC remotely and some time in DC office

Start Date: ASAP

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 (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 70 affiliate organizations and local chapters in 36 states and 17 cities.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) launched a local chapter in the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) area in 2017 to engage the 47,000 estimated domestic workers who live in the area. The DMV Chapter is a multiracial, multilingual group of nannies, house cleaners and home care workers and is a member-led organization with leadership structures to ensure worker voice and decision making at every level of our work. In addition to this DC Organizer position, the chapter is staffed by two Co-Directors, a Maryland Lead Organizer, a Virginia Organizer, and has a dedicated base of worker leaders.

From 2018-2022, the chapter campaigned for a DC Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which passed in December of 2022, winning new rights and protections for all domestic workers employed in DC. In 2021 the chapter campaigned for and won a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in Virginia, in partnership with NDWA’s 501(c)(4) sister organization, Care in Action.   

Our primary program areas include member-led organizing to win new legislation to improve the conditions of domestic work jobs; enforcement of our DC and Virginia Domestic Workers Bills of Rights through outreach, education, and filing claims to local enforcement agencies; trainings and other workforce development opportunities; extensive grassroots outreach to new worker contacts and programs to develop the organizing and leadership skills of chapter members.


The DC Organizer will focus on efforts to increase compliance with the rights domestic workers have under the law in DC, including new rights won with the DC Domestic Workers Bill of Rights – through outreach and education to domestic workers; training workers on how to negotiate with their employer; and supporting workers to file claims with relevant enforcement agencies if their rights have been violated. They will use these enforcement efforts to grow the chapter’s domestic worker membership, with a focus on DC. They will also develop the leadership of domestic worker members across the chapter through leadership development programs, monthly membership meetings, trainings, and individual support. The Organizer will work closely with the chapter staff and existing member leaders who play important roles in the growth of the chapter and campaigns.

PRIMARY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Implement an outreach plan that utilizes both online and offline tools to engage and educate domestic workers in DC
  • At least 60% of the Organizer’s time will be spent in the field, conducting outreach and meeting with domestic workers 
  • Educate domestic workers in DC on their labor rights via consistent outreach, 1-on-1 conversations, membership meetings, public workshops, and through the creation of multilingual, engaging, worker-facing materials 
  • Conduct mapping of new outreach regions in DC (including areas of domestic worker and employer density, domestic worker serving organizations, key media outlets)
  • Regularly input new contacts and member participation into the NDWA database
  • Conduct regular follow-up communication with new domestic worker contacts
  • Conduct intake with workers to identity labor rights violations in the field and in NDWA-DMVs membership
  • Support workers who experience violations to move through fear to either file administrative complaints against abusive employers or make formal referrals to legal service providers 
  • When appropriate, help workers file complaints directly to the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) and the DC Office of Human Rights (OHR) 
  • Meet with legal service providers to check on cases and support with any materials or worker organizing necessary
  • Track all labor violation cases via databases and maintain careful watch on timelines
  • Work with chapter organizers to convert workers with claims into active members
  • Develop domestic worker leaders who can facilitate membership meetings, lead know-your-rights trainings, and support with outreach activities
  • Identify and provide support for new worker leaders in DC to develop worker committees in key areas and engage workers in future legislative campaigns
  • Prepare workers to share their stories for chapter and national campaigns 
  • Identify and cultivate partnerships with ally organizations in DC; represent NDWA in relevant coalitions in DC
  • Support the DMV Chapter staff to grow the chapter's infrastructure, expand worker programming, and engage chapter members in national NDWA campaigns and other national opportunities
  • Work with the DOES and OHR to raise the priority of domestic workers in their agency’s efforts; share feedback with DOES and OHR to improve their internal processes for filing claims and services provided to domestic workers; interface with investigators at DOES and OHR
  • Ensure that trends in labor violations inform Chapter policy campaigns and advocacy 
  • Additional responsibilities as needed 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years experience in grassroots community organizing, with an emphasis on labor organizing, racial justice, immigrant rights, and/or base building (paid or volunteer experience)
  • Highly motivated individual with a demonstrated commitment to engaging multiracial, low wage communities and developing the leadership of domestic workers
  • Passion for educating workers on their rights, moving them through fear to file complaints; and using labor claims to build power for domestic workers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with, engage and inspire people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to work well with a team and motivate others to take action
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Very comfortable in spoken and written Spanish and English
  • Ability to work well with and represent NDWA with community partners such as other organizing groups, city government agencies and officials, and legal service providers
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, work independently, and meet multiple deadlines with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage time efficiently
  • Must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle (driving to in person outreach and meeting locations is required); will be reimbursed for miles driven for work
  • Basic computer skills: (i.e. Google Suite, Zoom)
  • Ability to work some evening and/or weekend hours as part of their regular schedule
  • Knowledge of issues affecting women of color, Black, and/or undocumented domestic workers nationally and locally

Preferred but not required:

  • Familiarity with the domestic worker sector and movement 
  • Familiarity with labor, racial justice, and other progressive movements in DC
  • Experience developing and executing leadership development programs
  • Experience with meeting facilitation and popular education training
  • Experience with database management for organizing


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



Employee Type: Permanent; Full-Time

Reports To: Alana Eichner, DMV Chapter Co-Director

Department: Organizing/Field

Entity: NDWA

Hours per Week: 40

Salary: $73,202 - $75,415 DOE 

Work Location: (physical location, or remote working state)

Hybrid - some…

Nivel de Idiomas

Very comfortable in spoken and written Spanish and English


Very comfortable in spoken and written Spanish and English


Ubicación

Híbrido
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Washington, DC
1640 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

Cómo aplicar

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 position is a bargaining unit position.

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

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…

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