California Domestic Workers Coalition

Organization Description

The California Domestic Workers Coalition (CDWC) is a coalition of grassroots domestic worker organizations and their supporters from the labor, faith, domestic employer, women and other grassroots communities, who are working to advance the rights of domestic workers. Domestic workers make all other work possible. They are the housecleaners, nannies, caregivers, cooks, and gardeners who care for our loved ones and our homes. In California, there are approximately 300,000 domestic workers. An estimated 2 million households hire workers to support their everyday lives – yet domestic work is too often undervalued and invisibilized. We have come together as a statewide network to build the leadership and political power of domestic workers and to ensure that statewide laws and agencies protect domestic workers from abuse. Finally, we work to inspire all Californians to uphold the dignity of domestic workers inside and outside of our homes.

About the Position: Development Director

The Development Director will lead CDWC’s fundraising strategy development and implementation to ensure that we cultivate strong relationships with our funders and have the resources we need to meet our goals aligned with CDWC’s strategic vision. They are responsible for creating and overseeing CDWC’s fundraising work plan including foundation grants, government contracts, events, outreach and individual donors. The Development Director will report to the Director of CDWC.

A strong candidate for this position will have a proven track record of success in meeting ambitious fundraising goals for at least 5 years. They will be a highly relational, effective communicator – adept at building trust and partnership across lines of race, class, gender, and other identities. They will be deeply rooted in equity and justice, with the belief in the stake domestic workers have in people’s movement building. 

Job Responsibilities

Lead CDWC’s fundraising strategy and implementation

Grassroots Support and Communications Strategies

Grants and Contracts Management

Supervision and Organizational Development

Required Skills and Work Experience

Nice-to-Have Skills and Experience

Salary range: $85,000 and $95,000 annually DOE, plus full benefits

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. The CDWC team works a 40-hour work week.

Our central operations are based in SF, Oakland and Downtown LA, and your primary residence may be located in Southern California or Northern California. This position is hybrid remote and in-person. Staff will be required to attend in-person meetings, gatherings, mobilizations and activities.

Through our fiscal sponsor, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, we offer a competitive benefits package including generous paid holiday schedule, health, dental, vision and flex spending benefits; 401k program with employer match after 1 year of employment; professional development opportunities; wellness reimbursement benefit and allowances for remote workspace.

Application Process

Send resume, 1-2 page cover letter, and three relevant work examples (could include writing samples of grant proposals/reports, fundraising appeals, or other development related documents) in PDF form to

Please respond to these three questions in your cover letter:

This position will be open until filled, however, there is a priority deadline of May 15, 2024.

We are aiming for this position to have a start date in July 2024.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.