Full Time
FLSA Status: 
Reports To: 
Pennsylvania Director
$60,000-$65,000 DOE
Work Location: 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Position Summary: 

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) is the leading voice for the country’s 2.5 million nannies, caregivers, and house cleaners, and organizes domestic workers across the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. We work to guarantee labor protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the local, state, and national levels 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 60 affiliates, 4 chapters and a growing list of other worker organizing projects in more than 20 states.

 In 2019, NDWA’s Pennsylvania Chapter won the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, one of the strongest and most innovative pieces of legislation to expand workplace protections to Philadelphia’s 16,000 nannies, house cleaners, and caregivers. The Chapter is now in an exciting period of growth and seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) Field Organizer to build domestic worker power in Philadelphia. 

This position will be part of NDWA’s nation-wide field, membership and organizer teams. Locally, they will work with and support the PA Director. In addition, the Organizer will work in close coordination and collaboration with partner organizations, allies and supporters in general in the Philadelphia area. 

The overarching goals of our Worker Organizing Program include:

  • Growing a membership base of multiracial, multilingual domestic workers across Philadelphia to lead the movement for racial, economic, gender, and immigration justice.
  •  Building leadership and increasing the skill set of emerging worker leaders to uplift and address the issues faced by multiracial domestic worker communities.
  • Enforcing the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to ensure that all work is safe and dignified.
  •  Exploring and launching new worker and legislative organizing campaigns across Pennsylvania to build the power of low wage, women of color workers.
  • Recruitment of new members through: canvassing in the local community, outreach at events and worksites, personal visits, and phoning; planning and organizing membership activities; leading workshops and meetings with domestic workers; consistently involving workers and supporters in the organization and increasing their commitment.
  • Support Director in execution of organizing plan, base building, member development, relationship building and reaching attendance goals for trainings and meetings.
  • Maintenance of data tracking systems. Regular input of new contacts and member participation into chapter database.
Job Requirements: 
  • Highly motivated individual with a passion for engaging multiracial, low wage communities and developing the leadership of domestic workers
  •  Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage, and inspire community members
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Strong administrative and operations skills
  • Basic computer skills: (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, hard-working, and self-disciplined
  •  Ability to work well with a team and motivate others to take action
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage time efficiently
  •  Knowledge of issues affecting women of color, Black, and/or undocumented domestic workers nationally and locally

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to https://domesticworkers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=55 This position will remain open until filled.