Chapter Lead Organizer (NY)

All Employees · New York, New York
Department All Employees
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $72,000 - $78,000

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Job Title: Chapter Lead Organizer  

Job Type (FT/PT/ Temporary): Full-time

FLSA Status Exempt

Salary: $72,000 - $78,000                                                            

Work Location: New York Office,Temporarily remote

Start Date: As soon as position is filled   


The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections of domestic and home care workers across the country. NDWA is winning improved working conditions while building a powerful movement rooted in the human rights, dignity and equality of domestic workers, home care workers, immigrant women and Black women.

NDWA was founded in 2007 by domestic workers and organizers from around the country.  Our national alliance has grown from this founding group of 13 organizations to now more than 60 affiliate organizations, plus local chapters developed by NDWA in Atlanta, Durham, Washington DC and New York City, and individual members from states without affiliates or chapters to join. To date, the Alliance is comprised of more than 70,000 nannies, housekeepers, and home care workers in 44 cities and 20 states.


  • Supervise the New York Organizer and WeDiB Organizer to create a strong autonomous space for Black and Brown identifying domestic workers in New York.
  • Engage new partnerships that can increase fertile ground for domestic workers.
  • Facilitate leadership and professional development activities for the chapter organizers.
  • Facilitate and promote political education that addresses the issues in Black & Brown immigrant communities.
  • Work alongside organizers and members to identify and launch new organizing campaigns to transform working conditions and lives of New York domestic workers.
  • Collaborate with the national initiatives; which will be rooted in local actions and a strong national narrative.
  • Develop and implement outreach strategies for NY.
  • Support with data collection to maintain ongoing growth within the Chapter
  • Work closely with the national WeDiB team to incorporate the We Dream in Black New York Chapter into the We Dream in Black’s Unbossed Agenda; which will be rooted in local actions and a strong national narrative.
  • Co-design and prepare the chapter organizers to facilitate chapter meetings for NDWA-NY and WeDiB members.
  • Support organizing around enforcement and implementation in NY.
  • Work with the NY Chapter Organizers and members to maintain effective membership and chapter structure.
  • Support the NY organizers as they lead relevant workforce development programs within the chapter including our Nanny Training and Safe Just Clean Training programs.
  • Represent the chapter publicly and manage relationships with key partners.
  • Work to advance National goals as necessary, such as the federal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.


  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in grassroots community organizing, with an emphasis on labor organizing, racial justice, immigrant rights, and base building.
  • Experience developing, launching, and executing new campaigns and leadership development programs.
  • Experience supervising and professional developing organizers by having demonstrated leading successful campaigns, and base building growth. Has shown success in developing new organizers from the base.
  • Understanding of issues facing low wage workers, immigrant and African American communities, and other communities of color in New York.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Flexible work schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Experience with supervision. 
  • Experience with database management, record keeping, proficiency in Microsoft Office required and Google Suite preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and a willingness to collaboratively with a team.
  • 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, in person.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues directly affecting and unique to Black domestic workers nationally and locally.
  • Bilingual in English / Spanish is a plus. 
  • Position requires travel throughout the New York City area (following NDWA COVID-19 protocols) . 

How to Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to

 Applications will only be accepted electronically, and solicitations to individual staff are unlikely to be responded to. 

Women, people of color, people living with disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically. This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by a labor union, and specific employment terms and conditions may be subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    All Employees
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $72,000 - $78,000