Contractor(A 10 week contract, with an ideal start date of February 1, 2021, with potential for extension)
Reports To: 
Economist in Residence
$28/hour for up to 20 hours/week
Start Date: 
Open until filled
Work Location: 
Remote (within United States)
Position Summary: 

Starting in March 2020, NDWA Labs began surveying Alianza subscribers every week to learn how the pandemic was affecting their lives and livelihoods. In October 2020, NDWA Labs published “6 Months in Crisis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Workers.” This report sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Spanish-speaking domestic workers. The pandemic has demonstrated how essential domestic workers are to our economy and society, yet they continue to be underrepresented in official economic data. NDWA Labs aims to change that.

What You’ll Do

NDWA Labs is seeking a current student or recent graduate to join us as a research assistant to support our Economist in Residence with programming, data analysis, research, and reporting tasks as needed on the economic and working conditions of domestic workers nation-wide.


  • Use STATA software to clean and manipulate data files for use in statistical analysis; produce charts and tables to show findings.
  • Compile, read, and provide analytical reviews and summaries of existing literature and data.
  • Convert analytical outputs to viewable form (tables, figures, and other data visualizations) for reports and presentations.
  • Assist with miscellaneous administrative tasks.
Job Requirements: 

Skills and Experience We’re After

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in the social sciences (Public Policy, Sociology, Economics, or related field)
  • Ability to work with empirical data and statistics.
  • Prior experience in quantitative research in social sciences is required. 
  • Prior experience using statistical software required (STATA preferred)
  • Ability to synthesize and present complex data in a simple, compelling, meaningful way 
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, assess priorities, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, and other communities of color

Nice to Have 

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

We Can Offer

  • The compensation for this part-time, contract position is $28/hour
  • Term of approximately ten weeks, at least 10 hours/week, with a start date in February or May/June
  • Unfortunately we are not able to offer VISA sponsorship for this position at this time.

About Us

NDWA Labs is the innovation arm of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, one of the country’s leading progressive social movement organizations. At NDWA Labs, we’re building products that transform domestic work jobs into good jobs by bringing respect, living wages, and benefits to an invisible, undervalued, and vulnerable part of the economy. Rather than optimizing within the status quo, NDWA Labs leverages tech to disrupt power and fundamentally change the ways in which work is organized and paid, for the millions of women and immigrants in the domestic work industry. 

Our first product, Alia Benefits, helps workers set up a safety net that stays with them, even if they switch jobs. In 2020 we partnered with Google.org to take Alia a step further to directly help those most impacted by COVID-19. Our La Alianza chatbot is a groundbreaking research tool, paving the way for inclusive economic indicators, as well as a popular media offering and promising benefits distribution tool. 

This is a unique opportunity to leverage technology for good and create meaningful and lasting change in the lives of some of the most vulnerable workers in the country, many of whom are immigrant women of color. Due to the COVID crisis, there is a surge of interest in models that expand the safety net to ensure a fair future of work for everyone. You will be a leader within a team that reinvents and expands the safety net to millions of workers who have never had access to one.

You can read more about the Alianza chatbot’s research in Bloomberg News and Telemundo; about Alia in Fast Company and NPR; and more about the domestic worker movement in the New York Times.

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please submit a resume and cover letter to: https://domesticworkers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=150 

This position will remain open until filled.