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 formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 60+ affiliates, chapters and individual workers across the country.
We Dream in Black (WeDIB) is a new 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 (NDWA Atlanta Chapter), Florida (Miami Workers Center), Massachusetts (Brazilian Immigrant Center), New York (NDWA NY Chapter). We are growing new projects in North Carolina (NDWA NC Chapter) and Illinois (NDWA IL Chapter).
"We Dream in Black" is hiring an organizer to help expand our Georgia organizing strategy to build a voice for Black domestic workers. The overarching goals of our new "We Dream in Black" Worker Organizing Program include:
- Grow a network of Black domestic workers who can lead within a movement for a new economy and a new democracy;
- Explore new partnerships that can increase fertile ground for powerful victories for Black women workers;
- Launch a multi-state, multi-city network of grassroots partner organizations; and
- Build leadership and increase the skill set of emerging black leaders to uplift and address the issues faced by Black communities.
- Recruit 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.
- Maintain data tracking systems
- Regular input of new contacts and member participation into chapter database
- Support campaign related activities
- Highly motivated individual with a passion for engaging communities
- Ability to work some nights and weekends
- 2-5 years organizing experience
- Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage, and inspire community members
- Strong and effective communicator
- Basic computer skills: (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, Mac)
- 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 Atlanta area, including Macon and Savannah, with mileage reimbursement. Ideal candidate will have their own car, a valid GA driver’s license, and proof of insurance.
Position Hours: 20-25 hours per week with a 3-month probationary period; a 2-year commitment is expected
4 weeks of paid time off annually (prorated to the start date, including 3 weeks of office closure); 6 days of vacation & sick time (both prorated for the start date); participation in NDWA's 401k plan after 1 year of service; opt in commuter and FSA benefits.
Please send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Atlanta Chapter Organizer” in the subject line. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you. This position will remain open until filled. Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply.