We Belong Together is a campaign of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). NDWA organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and inclusion in labor protections. We work to guarantee protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the state level, pushing for policy 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 and currently represents 68 affiliates and chapters in 18 states, and a growing membership of women around the country.
In 2010, NDWA launched We Belong Together (WBT) which unlocks the unique power of women working together to create a more inclusive society. Driven by the leadership of immigrant women across the country, we bring pro-immigrant women together under one banner in the venues in which they can have the greatest impact. We motivate and enable all those who value inclusion to more effectively elevate their voices, channel their participation and ultimately generate the political and cultural change that will guarantee a safe, welcoming, flourishing and just environment for immigrants, in all the communities they live in.
In the current moment, the forces of fear and exclusion are well-organized, pursuing political and financial gain wherever they can, including towards immigrants and other marginalized communities. To turn the tide toward inclusion and guarantee freedoms for each person, we must organize a powerful, unified, targeted response among all those who share our values, immigrants and US-born alike.
As we move forward, We Belong Together aims to counter the exclusion and criminalization of immigrants and create more inclusive norms by: organizing and mobilizing a core of committed women visibly taking action together; creating highly visible cultural champions of inclusion to stoke greater demand for change; forcing key public officials to choose a side with respect to immigration policy ; and mobilizing broad based support for inclusive policies and practices in key locations and industries, especially those that defend immigrants and promote safety and inclusiveness.
NDWA is seeking a visionary, energetic and results-oriented We Belong Together Director to lead the campaign in its next phase of critical contributions in the current environment. The WBT Director will work closely with the Executive Director and key staff to leverage its successes into further growth. The building blocks of our success will involve the development and implementation of a focused national strategy and the activation of a network of strategic funding and working partnerships, existing and new, both inside and outside of the immigrant rights movement, and particularly among organizations and networks of women.
- Provide political leadership and strategic direction for We Belong Together and implement a focused national strategy, , anchored by key local targets and actions, that responds to changing political conditions.
- Lead the WBT team to develop successful strategies that elevate the intersections between immigration and gender. This includes managing and providing effective supervision and development of WBT staff.
- Build, with the WBT team and its Communications Strategist, a robust communications vehicle that can reach and engage immigrant and US-born women.
- Maintain and expand the national coalition of groups working on the WBT campaign.
- Develop strong and active leadership across the country including immigrant leaders and an effective volunteer corps.
- Represent WBT at key tables, coalitions, and meetings with allies, national partners and immigrant rights and women’s movement networks.
- Implement strategies that help build membership and organization among immigrant women.
- Work closely with NDWA’s Development & Finance Teams to secure resources, develop sustainability strategies, and manage the budget of WBT.
- Provide strategic direction, as part of NDWA’s leadership teams, to the entire alliance and its overall programming.
- Coordinate with other NDWA teams to ensure that the WBT program aligns with our broader movement building strategy and in particularly close coordination with policy, communications and organizing teams.
- At least 5 years’ experience leading electoral, organizing, or advocacy campaigns, with some experience in campaigns with national scope and impact.
- Demonstrated commitment to building power, especially for low-income communities.
- Understanding of social, economic and racial justice issues and challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-income families and women.
- Strong political network and relationships with leaders within progressive landscape and familiarity with local grassroots organizations.
- Experience working across and leading teams within an organization, facilitating collaborative and participatory processes.
- Outcome-focused, detail oriented and organized.
- Agreement and alignment with NDWA’s vision and values.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong public speaking skills.
- Ability to work independently and in partnership with a leadership team in a rapidly growing organization.
- Dedication and ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends, with a willingness to travel frequently (at least 20%).
- Proficiency with computer operations and programs.
- Spanish/English bilingual preferred but not required.
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, writing sample and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you. The application period will remain open until August 11, 2017.