California Domestic Worker Organizer

Full Time
FLSA Status: 
$55,000-$65,000 DOE
Work Location: 
South Bay/Peninsula area of Northern California, with travel to other parts of the state required
Position Summary: 

The National Domestic Workers Alliance ( 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 61 affiliates, 3 chapters and a growing list of other worker organizing projects in more than 20 states.

Since its inception, NDWA has been an alliance of independent affiliate organizations--including 10 organizations in California, which together form the California Domestic Worker Coalition (CDWC). Recently, NDWA launched our membership program and set the goal of recruiting 200,000 workers to join NDWA directly. Now domestic workers who live in regions without affiliates can to join NDWA, helping the domestic worker movement build the power necessary to successfully advance an ambitious agenda for social and economic justice. California is the state with the largest number of domestic workers in the country, and growing our base in California will be a key to increasing our power nationally.

NDWA is seeking a skilled and motivated California Domestic Worker Organizer to design and implement organizing plans to recruit domestic workers to join the alliance in several key parts of California where there is domestic worker density but no NDWA affiliate. The Organizer will experiment with and help build NDWA’s lean organizing model, raise visibility of NDWA in the state, and engage the workers who are recruited through these efforts in events and campaign activities of the CDWC. The Organizer will work closely with other members of the NDWA field and membership teams, as well as with staff of the CDWC.

Job location is in the South Bay/Peninsula area of Northern California, with travel to other parts of the state required.


* Design and implement an organizing program to build a base of NDWA members in the South Bay/Peninsula region, including:
* Conduct mapping of the region (including areas of domestic worker and employer density, domestic worker serving organizations, key media outlets)
* Design and implement online and offline outreach efforts
* Design and implement organizing model for this particular region based on learning in the mapping phase, and as an evolution of NDWA’s lean, peer-to-peer scaleable membership model.
* Identify and provide support for worker leaders in the region. Carry out leadership development activities.
* Design and implement lighter-touch online and offline outreach efforts in other parts of the state, including potentially Orange County, Central Coast and Sacramento.
* Engage contacts and members in CDWC and NDWA campaign activities related to enforcement of the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, including bringing members together several times per year at CDWC regional convenings. 
* Participate in the collaborative process of designing NDWA’s lean/distributive organizing models, in collaboration with others in the Field Team.
* Produce reports on progress made and learnings about the field in California.
* Additional responsibilities as needed.

Job Requirements: 

* 3+ years experience as an organizer in a social justice organization, including some experience with campaign development
* 3+ years as either a lead organizer or lead project manager, and proven track record for successful design and implementation of new projects.
* Experience designing and implementing membership-building programs
* Digital organizing skills and experience
* Research and field mapping experience
* Skill and experience in forging organizational partnerships
* Skill and experience with leadership training and support for grassroots leaders
* Familiarity with the domestic worker sector and movement
* Bilingual English/Spanish
* Excellent writing, editing, translation/interpretation and verbal communication skills in both languages
* Proficiency with technology for remote communications, meetings, webinars, project management
* Experience with database management for organizing
* Excellent time management skills
* Detail-oriented
* Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
* Ability and flexibility to travel throughout the state

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you. This position will remain open until filled.