The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections of domestic and home care workers across the country. NDWA is winning improved working conditions while building a powerful movement rooted in the human rights, dignity and equality of domestic workers, home care workers, immigrant women and Black women.
NDWA was founded in 2007 by domestic workers and organizers from around the country. Our national alliance has grown from this founding group of 13 organizations to now more than 70 affiliate organizations, and local chapters developed by NDWA in Atlanta, Durham, Washington DC and New York City, and individual members from states without affiliates or chapters to join. To date, the Alliance reaches over 250,000 nannies, housekeepers, and home care workers in 44 cities and 20 states.
Care in Action is a (501c4) nonprofit, nonpartisan group dedicated to fighting for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. Founded in 2016, Care in Action provides the tools, trainings, and community that working families need to make their voices heard, and organize and advocate for respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections.
NDWA Labs is the innovation arm of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Founded in 2015, NDWA Labs was launched to experiment with new strategies for improving marketplace norms for domestic workers, including launching sustainable ventures and collaborating with the private sector. Our approach is to innovate, build smart and practical tools and products, and form private sector partnerships that help us reach and lift standards for domestic workers.
NDWA recognizes the critical role that a well-run human resources department plays in a sustainable organizational ecosystem and the achievement of its strategic goals. The Senior Human Resources Director is responsible for visioning, creating, shaping, and overseeing NDWA’s human resources work. The Senior HR Director partners closely with the Deputy Director and Care in Action’s Operations Director to advocate for a comprehensive HR strategy that supports organizational and individual growth, sustainability, external impact and healthy internal culture. This position supports a staff of 120+ permanent staff, up to 300 temporary staff and an HR team. NDWA is also proud to become a union employer and this position will play a key role in ensuring a first union contract.