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Organizing Director

MUA is seeking an Organizing Director to help our organization reach its fullest potential in base-building, leadership development and winning strategic issue campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. Position open until filled, priority given to applications received before June 5, 2017.

MUA is seeking an Organizing Director to work intensively with our organizers to help them reach their fullest potential in base-building, leadership development and winning strategic issue campaigns at the local, state and federal levels.  The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who has a vision and strong desire to build MUA’s base and political power. You are someone who loves to work directly with staff organizers and member leaders to build a strong powerful base. You have experience running organizing campaigns and want to bring the lessons you’ve learned to MUA in helping us design and implement our future campaigns.  You have a strong grounding and analysis about the current political moment and know what it means for immigrant women and low-wage workers.

Responsibilities. The primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:
Develop and Implement an Integrated Grassroots Organizing Program that Prioritizes Member Recruitment, Retention and Leadership Development
  • Work with the Political Director and the Leadership Team to provide strategic direction to MUA’s base-building organizing, in order to meet campaign goals and to offer transformative development to the staff and membership.
  • Train MUA´s staff at-large in organizing systems and the corresponding tools. Promote a culture of organization-wide organizing in order to enhance effectiveness of those systems.
  • Create and implement base engagement field plans to reach mobilizing goals for MUA’s political campaigns and thus integrate community organizing with long-term, sustainable community-driven policy change efforts.
  • Manage member database, develop systems and introduce tools to track recruitment, retention and development of membership.
  • Work with Political Director to integrate contract and grant deliverables into MUA’s Organizing strategies, and to monitor and track the same on the Organizing Team’s work plans.
Develop MUA’s Staff Organizers
  • Lead a team of staff Organizers, supervising 2-4 organizers in Oakland and San Francisco, supporting their professional development and guiding them with the development and management of their work plans.  
  • Train and coach Organizers to build their skills in member recruitment, retention and development.
  • Build Organizers’ political education.
  • Coach Organizers to develop their public speaking skills and their confidence to represent MUA in coalitions, and conferences; and to develop their communications skills and their work with media.
  • Work with Political Director to develop an organizing strategy and corresponding work plans for MUA’s organizers to engage members in MUA’s political campaigns.
Coordinate Leadership Development Programs and Deepen Political Education Organization-Wide
  • Supervise MUA’s political education and leadership development programs, ensuring they unify personal transformation with building community power.
  • Work with Political Director and Organizers to ensure the integration of MUA’s political education and leadership development programs with MUA’s political work and campaigns, engaging members in political actions and mobilizations relevant to the topics and subject matters currently being taught and discussed.  
  • Identify opportunities where members can connect to the larger movement for social justice through conferences, trainings, political retreats and national and international forums and conferences.
Support the Development and Implementation of MUA’s Communications Strategy
  • Integrate the use of social media tools in MUA’s strategies for organizing; and working with Political Director to develop messaging for media appearances and interviews that is informed by the experiences of MUA’s members.
Work With the Development Director to Integrate Fundraising and Organizing
  • Informing strategies for funding MUA’s organizing and leadership development work and identifying prospective donors for the Development Director. Additionally, assist with donor asks; work with organizers to increase the number of dues-paying members; and ensure documentation needed for and assist in writing funder reports.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications. The ideal candidate is a seasoned organizer, a strategic campaign planner, and an experienced staff manager and leader, committed to building community power.
  • Has 7-10 years of grassroots organizing experience; and experience building, leading, and managing teams.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • Strong track record of designing grassroots engagement strategies, mobilizing large numbers of people into action, and building community leadership.
  • Familiar with the use of databases to enhance organizing.
  • Able to work independently, yet collaboratively, according to goals of the organization.
  • Experience supervising and/or managing organizers and managing work teams.
  • Excellent time and work management skills for self and supervisees.
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks & responsibilities, while remaining focused on overarching goals.
  • Experience organizing around issues involving labor rights, immigrant rights or women’s rights preferred.

Duration: This is a permanent position.  

Hours: Full-time position; minimum of 40 hours a week, occasional weekends and evenings.

Salary & Benefits: $48,000-$55,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits.

Location: This position will be based in MUA’s Oakland and San Francisco offices.

Application Process

Send resume, cover letter in English and Spanish, and three references to Lourdes Martinez at: mua@mujeresunidas.net and write “Job Application: Organizing Director Position” on the subject line.  

This position is open until filled. Priority given to applications received by June 5, 2017.

Mujeres Unidas y Activas is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, immigrants, youth, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply!

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!