The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. We work to guarantee labor protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the state level, pushing for regulatory changes at the national level, through culture change work, and by elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 65 local affiliate organizations, 5 local NDWA-run chapters, and a growing number of domestic workers in our national membership association.
The primary focus of the Affiliate Engagement Manager’s work will be to coordinate the participation and leadership of NDWA’s affiliate organizations in national campaigns, programs, capacity building initiatives, and creative digital actions. NDWA members are involved in numerous local, state, and national campaigns related to coronavirus response, raising standards for domestic workers, stopping workplace sexual harassment, immigrant rights, civic engagement, and other issues that are priorities for NDWA. In the current moment, with most of the Alliance’s work happening online, creative digital actions are one of the core ways NDWA raises the visibility of campaign priorities, puts pressure on important targets, and uplifts the leadership of domestic workers in the movement. Depending on how conditions change in response to the coronavirus pandemic, this position could also include coordinating in-person mobilizations with members, if they are determined to be safe at some point later in the year.
In addition, the Affiliate Engagement Manager will be responsible for ongoing communication with NDWA’s affiliate organizations about national campaign updates, programs, and capacity building opportunities. This position will be part of the Lead Field Team that coordinates across areas of NDWA’s field work, including affiliates, chapters, workers’ association, digital and distributed organizing projects. The Affiliate Engagement Manager will also work closely with staff of the different national and local campaigns, as well as the digital and communications teams.