Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) and the California Domestic Workers Coalition (CDWC) is committed to winning better working conditions and stronger labor protections for household workers in the Bay Area and across the state of California. We are currently focused on expanding our membership base, building our Coalition, evaluating and restructuring our workforce development program and Domestic Worker Association, and strengthening internal systems. We are currently hiring the following positions:
Are you inspired by the power of organizing among domestic workers and immigrant women? Are you savvy about the connections between women’s rights and immigrant rights and building political power? Are you fired up about organizing and want to build concrete organizing skills with other immigrant women organizers? Are you good at building alliances and political coalitions? MUA is seeking a Political Director to help lead our strategic campaigns and to mentor staff and members in organizing and coalition-building.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a 26 year-old grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power. MUA offers intensive community organizing and leadership trainings, mutual support workshops and peer counseling, workforce development trainings and workers’ rights projects, and community education and organizing campaigns that allow immigrant women’s voices to be heard on the local, state and national levels. MUA is committed to building an organization that is led by its membership.
MUA is seeking a Political Director to guide the political work of the organization, and focus on campaigns that advance worker and immigrant rights. The Director’s responsibility will be to understand current political context, maintain a strategic vision for MUA and develop strategies, relationships and alliances that will help us reach our political goals. The Director will support the campaign team and focus in particular on supporting organizers from MUA’s base in strengthening and developing their organizing skills. Candidates should have at least five years experience running pro-immigrant and workers’ rights campaigns, supervising organizers and have a political understanding of racial and gender justice. The Political Director is part of the leadership team and will supervise up to four staff, and is supervised by the Co-Director for Programs.
Lead a team of eight to ensure supportive supervision and communication as well as integration with other programs. Ensure strong team work, and that we are achieving goals aligned with our mission.
- Guide the strategic planning and evaluations of our campaign work
- Supervise and support organizers’ growth and professional development
- Facilitate campaign team meetings and analyze our role in coalition and alliance work
- Determine, together with Co-Directors, political landscape and analysis of MUA’s representation/role in political spaces/coalitions
- Provide political context on local, state, national and international levels and how this impacts our work and strategies
- Evaluate our outreach/base-building strategies and new member recruitment
- Ensure participation in California Domestic Worker Coalition (CADWC) and National Domestic Worker Alliance (NDWA) and identify leadership roles for MUA
- Supervise research projects that identify key areas to expand our base-building efforts.
- Work together with organizers on how to ensure members are active and engaged in all areas of our campaign work
- Participate in MUA’s strategic plan (2016/2017)
- Support and provide analysis for strategic questions
- Guide the political education program, together with staff and members, updating content and training members (with an emphasis on immigrant and worker rights, and racial and gender justice)
- Ensure a political education component is consistent and integrated into general meetings, trainings and committees
- Ensure visibility of MUA’s work to a larger audience such as media outreach and press events for MUA’s political actions
- Create a long term plan, together with MUA staff, to increase MUA’s visibility and develop a communication strategy identifying resources and plan to achieve our goals
Financial & Fundraising
- Manage budgets for campaign team and MUA leadership development work
- Prepare program reports and updates
- Cultivate foundation and individual donor relationships
- Motivate campaign staff to integrate organizing and fundraising events.
- Work with Finance Coordinator to track grassroots and direct lobbying hours and expenses
- Minimum 5 years experience organizing and advocacy in social justice or labor organizations
- Skills in campaign development, political strategy and coalition-building
- Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers and immigrant communities as well as a commitment to the leadership development of immigrant women
- Experience and skills in mentoring organizers and developing grassroots leaders
- Ability to plan multiple areas of work and keep them moving
- Excellent communications and writing skills and experience as a media spokesperson
- Organizational skills: good attention to detail and well organized
- Ability to work well with diverse groups and population
- Fluency in English (written and oral) and Spanish (oral required, written preferred)
Compensation Depending on experience – please send salary requirements
Hours: Full-time, evenings and weekend required, travel approximately 10 days per year
Three to five year commitment requested
Benefits: Excellent benefits – sabbatical after 6 years
Location: Can be based in either MUA office (San Francisco or Oakland); minimum of 1 day per week spent in other MUA office
Latinx immigrant women in particular, and people of color, women, and queer and trans folks strongly encouraged to apply
Start date mid-July 2016
Please send a cover letter and resume (in English and Spanish), three references, and salary history by no later than May 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mujeres Unidas y Activas is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, immigrants, youth, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply!