Job Announcement: Outreach and Education Organizer
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: Outreach and Education Organizer
CDWC is looking for an Education and Outreach Organizer based in Southern California to lead the implementation of the Domestic Worker and Employer Education and Outreach Program (DWEOP) priorities and ensure that we continue to build trust, leadership, and collaboration with our Southern California coalition affiliates, members, partners, networks and local government agencies and elected offices. The Outreach and Education Organizer is key to the success of our local organizing and statewide movement-building for CDWC. They will support the development and dissemination of KYR Materials. The Outreach and Education Organizer will be supervised by the CDWC’s Outreach and Education Programs Manager.
Outreach and Education Materials Development and Dissemination
- Support the development and assessment of educational KYR materials for domestic and RCFE workers.
- Support community based organizations to provide training to domestic and RCFE workers with the most up to date Know Your Rights curriculum and materials.
Staff Capacity Building and Leadership Development
- Provide technical assistance, training, accountability, and support for outreach, education, membership development, organizing, enforcement and base-building goals, through monthly coaching sessions for Southern California DWEOP Project Team Organizations: (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), The Institute for Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA), Pilipino Workers Center, Nuestras Manos, Filipino Migrant Center, and the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center).
- Work with the DWEOP staff team to develop and implement capacity building trainings and convene generative exchange spaces for organizers across the coalition to learn from one another and to develop strategies and best practices towards education, outreach, and enforcement of domestic worker rights.
- Work with the DWEOP staff team in the design and implementation of the Worker Dignity Leadership Development Program, with the goal of growing the organizational capacity of the coalition and affiliate organizations through the development of member leaders as spokespeople, facilitators, organizers, and worker rights counselors.
- Work alongside Southern California coalition affiliates to organize regional legal clinics and education & outreach events.
- Strengthen and build relationships with Bet Tzedek, AAAJ-ALC, Legal Aid at Work, WERC and other potential legal service partners in Southern California.
- Develop strategic relationships between the coalition local affiliates and local DLSE Enforcement Offices, Office Wage Standards, DCBA, as well as other local offices that may support education, outreach, and enforcement efforts, such as the LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs and Office of Labor Equity etc.
- Organize the leaders of the Trabajos Justos, Hogares Limpios Committee to develop and implement sector based strategies for making real the rights of California’s house cleaners.
- Coordinate regular orientations with the Training and Field Organizer for new and current domestic worker contacts, organizational members, and organizers about the Coalition.
- Respond to inquiries from domestic workers and direct them to our affiliate organizations and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
- Support coalition organizations to develop and run community campaigns that encourage or pressure employers to come into compliance with labor laws.
- Develop outreach strategies that target geographic areas with high concentrations of domestic workers and non-compliant employers.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- Strong preference for someone who has experience in organizing in the Los Angeles County area.
- Understand the issues facing low-wage workers and immigrant communities as well as a demonstrated commitment to the leadership of immigrant working women and women of color, economic and social justice, and racial and gender equity.
- Familiar with the State Labor Commissioner’s wage claims processes, as well as local county and city labor rights enforcement processes.
- Experience leading grassroots organizing campaigns, including but not limited to local campaigns, advocacy, immigrants rights and labor related issues.
- Dedication and ability to work flexible hours
- Bilingual; excellent oral and written communication in English and either Spanish or Filipino/Tagalog.
- Detail oriented, self motivated and proven ability to work independently, and has excellent time-management skills.
- Possess strong interpersonal, organizational skills and ability to work well with diverse groups and populations
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, Google apps
Salary range: $65,000-$70,000 per year DOE, plus full benefits
This is a full-time, non-exempt position at 40 hours per week. It includes an extensive benefit package, including health plan, dental plan, accident and life insurance, as well as support to cover commute costs and medical co-pays and employer contributions to a 401k plan after the first year of service. Our workplace culture prioritizes self-care and making time for family/community.
Send resume, cover letter in Spanish or Tagalog and English and three references to email@example.com Note the job title in the email subject line. No phone calls please!
This position is open until filled.
California Domestic Workers Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, immigrants, youth, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and current/former domestic workers are encouraged to apply!