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. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 60 affiliates, 3 chapters and thousands of individual domestic worker members in 36 cities and 20 states nationally.
We Dream in Black (WeDIB) is an initiative of the NDWA that organizes Black domestic workers across the diaspora, and builds our capacity to shape a new economy and a new democracy for all of us. WeDIB works with existing member organizations of the NDWA, and initiates new organizing projects in regions that have high concentrations of Black domestic workers.
Our existing membership is in Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, New York and North Carolina.
“We Dream in Black” is hiring an organizer to help expand our organizing strategy to build a voice for Black domestic workers. The overarching goals of our “We Dream in Black” Worker Organizing Program include:
- Growing a network of Black domestic workers who can lead within a movement for a new economy and a new democracy.
- Exploring new partnerships that can increase fertile ground for powerful victories for Black women workers.
- Launching a multi-state, multi-city network of grassroots partner organizations.
- Building leadership and increasing the skill set of emerging black leaders to uplift and address the issues faced by Black communities.
- Recruitment of new members through: canvassing in the local community, outreach at events and worksites, personal visits, and phoning; planning and organizing membership activities; consistently involving workers and supporters in the organization and increasing their commitment.
- Support Lead organizer in execution of organizing plan, base building, member development, relationship building and reaching attendance goals for trainings and meetings
- Maintenance of data tracking systems
- Regular input of new contacts and member participation into chapter database
- Responsible for daily operations duties such as billing, reconciliation, and office management
- Highly motivated individual with a passion for engaging communities
- Ability to work some nights and weekends
- 1-3 years of applicable work experience
- Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage, and inspire community members
- Strong and effective communicator
- Strong administrative and operations skills
- Basic computer skills: (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Hard-working and self-disciplined
- Ability to work well with a team and motivate others to take action
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage time efficiently
- Knowledge of issues affecting Black domestic workers nationally and locally
- Position requires travel throughout the Georgia. Candidate must have their own car, a valid GA driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply.