FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: DC Lead Organizer
Work location: Washington DC area, with travel necessary throughout Virginia and Maryland, when travel is safe
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) is the leading voice for the country’s 2.5 million nannies, caregivers, 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 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 74 affiliate organizations and chapters in 36 states and 17 cities.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) launched a new organizing project in the Washington D.C. area in 2017 to engage the 100,000 estimated domestic workers who live in the area and this project has since grown into an NDWA chapter. The chapter is currently staffed by two co-lead organizers and has a dedicated base of worker leaders.
This position will be part of NDWA’s nation-wide field, membership and organizer teams. Locally, they will add capacity to the existing organizing infrastructure to continue to grow our base, develop strong domestic worker leaders while also developing and running successful legislative campaigns. Specifically, this position will help expand the chapter’s reach throughout the DMV area by developing the organized base of domestic workers in Virginia and Maryland. They will work in close coordination with the existing co-lead organizers and the base of active domestic workers who meet monthly and participate in the leadership of our legislative campaigns. This position will also work in close collaboration with the Virginia team of NDWA’s 501(c)(4) sister organization, Care in Action, as well as partner organizations, allies and supporters in Virginia and Maryland.
Preferred but not required:
Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people, and people with direct personal experience to domestic work are strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to https://domesticworkers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=165. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you. This position will remain open until filled.
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