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California Domestic Workers Coalition Director

Are you a skilled coalition-builder, fundraiser, communicator and organizer interested in standing up for immigrant workers’ rights in this moment?  The California Domestic Worker Coalition (CDWC) is seeking a Director to build the voice and power of immigrant women workers in California.

The California Domestic Workers Coalition (CDWC) is committed to winning better working conditions and stronger labor protections for household workers. We are currently focused on solidifying the coalition as the leading voice of privately hired immigrant household workers in California and strengthening labor rights enforcement, with special attention to the conditions and needs of our primarily immigrant women membership in this difficult political moment.

The Coalition Director will maintain and cultivate relationships with key policy and legislative partners, manage the coalition’s budget and fundraising, and provide direction and support to the coalition staff team. This is a full-time position that requires flexibility, travel, and a willingness and availability to work some evenings and weekends.  The position can be  based in the Bay Area or Los Angeles.  The position is hired through Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Position begins in May and preference will be given to applications received by April 17.

Organizational Description: The  California Domestic Workers Coalition, which is fiscally sponsored by Mujeres Unidas y Activas, has a Steering Committee of 7 domestic worker-member based organizations and dozens of ally organizations including employers, seniors, parents, people with disabilities, interfaith, labor and community groups. The Coalition led and won the fight for permanent overtime protections for household workers. Our focus now is to strengthen the enforcement of domestic workers rights, continue uplifting the voices of immigrant women workers in policy advocacy, and deepen our partnerships with others committed to realizing dignity in the home.                                               

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with steering committee directors to develop, manage, and fundraise for the coalition’s budget

    • Cultivate relationships with current and prospective funders and donors

    • Coordinate and contribute to grant writing and the development of funder and donor materials

    • Ensure regranting to domestic worker groups

    • Share general budget updates and goals for fundraising with the steering committee

  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with legislators,policymakers, and key allies, ensuring strong representation of the coalition’s interests and strengthening the platform for immigrant domestic workers to lead and shape policies that impact their lives.

    • Represent the coalition in key statewide alliances that advance labor, women’s economic equality, and immigrant rights.

    • Represent the coalition in meetings with legislators and policymakers

    • Identify opportunities and prepare steering committee members to cultivate relationships with legislators and policymakers

    • Manage the external communication/profile and maintain the integrity of the coalition in Sacramento as the leading voice for immigrant domestic workers

    • Support the coalition to build domestic worker political power, voice, and influence to win changes

  • Work with the coalition staff team to provide political context and direction to the steering committee and coalition members on the development of strategies and campaigns that build domestic worker power.

    • Regularly exchange, synthesize and provide analysis on legislative and political updates relevant to the coalition’s goals and membership

    • Provide leadership on developing agendas and preparing for meetings of the statewide steering committee

  • Provide support and direction to the coalition staff team in the following areas:  research/policy, communications, regional alliance building, and labor law enforcement:

    • Lead weekly team meetings to coordinate implementation of coalition work

    • Support staff in the development of their workplans and ensure timely implementation of their work

    • Provide coaching sessions and trainings to develop skills of staff and/or troubleshoot challenges they are facing in their work

Qualifications: Candidates must have at least 6 years experience running pro-immigrant, labor and/or legislative campaigns, supervising organizers, and managing and fundraising an organizational budget. Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred. Candidates should have a deep understanding of racial, gender and economic justice, strong written and oral communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to develop the leadership of others through campaigns.

Compensation: 50-60K. Excellent benefits including health/dental/vision, generous sick & vacation days.

Application Process: Send resume, cover letter, and three references by April 17, 2017 to mua@mujeresunidas.net. Note “Coalition Director” in the email subject line, and send materials as a word doc or pdf.  No phone calls please!

Mujeres Unidas y Activas/The California Domestic Worker Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, immigrants, youth, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply!