California Community Organizer

California Community Organizer

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network Website
  • Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network
  • California
  • Full Time
  • $72,000-78,400, commensurate with experience USD / Year

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network is a national member-based organization committed to building a more just and caring economy starting in our homes and communities.

Hand in Hand organizes people who employ domestic workers to make their homes fair and equitable workplaces, as well as to act in solidarity with domestic workers in their fight to win legal rights and protections.

Hand in Hand also works on campaigns that demand public investment in care for families, people with disabilities and older adults. This includes expanded access to home care and childcare as well as family-sustaining wages for workers.

Domestic employers are a multiracial and cross-class community of parents, people with disabilities, older adults, family caregivers and others who hire and manage nannies, homecare workers, and house cleaners to provide care and support in the home.

Hand and Hand works closely with sister organizations, such as the California Domestic Workers Coalition and National Domestic Workers Alliance, that organize women of color domestic workers. We are committed to righting the historic wrongs, rooted in the legacy of slavery, that omitted domestic workers from our country’s labor and civil rights laws.

Our work to win policy and culture change is rooted in our core values of workers’ rights, social justice, interdependence and collective power.

Hand in Hand is a fiscally sponsored project of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.

About the California Community Organizer Position:

Hand in Hand is seeking a full-time organizer to build our base of domestic employers and mobilize them toward a future where care work is recognized and valued.

Reporting to the Lead California Organizer, the California Community Organizer will play a key role in growing our membership and building members’ leadership skills to move our local, statewide, and national campaigns forward. You’ll be part of a team that is mobilizing grassroots members to advocate for domestic worker rights and affordable long-term care. You’ll also support popular education for employers to change conditions in the home.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic organizer, passionate about building bridges and fostering grassroots leadership. You’re energized by the challenges and opportunities of organizing a multi-racial, cross-class, cross-ability base towards racial, gender, and disability justice and workers’ and immigrants’ rights.


Base building & leadership development (65%)

Engage domestic employers through dynamic outreach efforts, including canvassing and phone banking, to deliver educational materials and organizing opportunities.
Organize domestic employers and other supporters to mobilize for in-person and digital actions and work on campaigns to transform the domestic work industry and the care economy, including occasional travel within California.
Recruit domestic employers and allies to join Hand in Hand through one-on-one meetings.
Empower members by helping to develop their leadership skills, including through supporting political education and organizing skills trainings.
Coach members to create impactful testimonies.
Cultivate relationships with local and state organizations to reach new potential members and represent the organization in coalition work.
Support programming, recruitment for, and logistics for local meetings, workshops, actions, webinars, and events.

Employer Education (25%)

Co-lead educational workshops on fair employment practices for domestic employers to shift individual practices and build a culture that values care work.
Conduct one-on-one meetings and follow-up with workshop participants.
Track participation and evaluation data for reporting.
Grow members’ workshop facilitation skills.

Other Organizational Duties (10%)

Participate in biweekly Hand in Hand staff meetings, grassroots fundraising, and organizational evaluation and planning.

Required Skills and Qualifications

3+ years of community and/or labor organizing experience (volunteer or paid)
Strategic thinker who can apply a sharp understanding of organizing and power to your work
Excellent communication skills including active listening and the ability to receive and give feedback
Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently, follow through on projects, and ask for help when needed in a remote work environment
Excellent relational skills: works well with others and builds authentic relationships across lines of difference such as race, disability, gender, class, citizenship status, and sexual orientation
Agreement and alignment with Hand in Hand’s mission and modeling of organizational values, and commitment to learn and operate within our norms and organizational culture
Understanding of systemic oppression, with an emphasis on racism, ableism, and privilege
Experience with facilitating meetings and leading workshops
Good time management skills and ability to prioritize competing demands
Proficiency with Google Suite, Dropbox, Slack, and Zoom.

Preferred Experience

Connection to the domestic work industry, either through family members, or as an employer, worker, caregiver, or recipient of care.
Familiarity with the long-term care system
Experience building partnerships and/or working in coalition
Experience with EveryAction CRM
Proficient in Spanish and/or Tagalog

Working Conditions:

Bend the Arc and Hand in Hand are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and interview process and perform essential job functions. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Must be able: to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time; operate a computer, video conferencing, and other office machinery throughout working hours;  observe and discern numbers and calculations; and communicate via phone, Slack or Zoom. This position requires the ability to travel for occasional in-person meetings, including an annual planning retreat for all staff, periodic work sessions, in-person workshops, and other team meetings. Any work-related travel would be paid for by Hand in Hand.

Compensation, Benefits and Work Schedule: This is a non-exempt, full-time (40 hours a week) position with paid time off, including vacation, sick leave and holidays. The starting salary is $72,000 to $78,400.  Salary is calculated based on the years of experience over the minimum requirement. Three years of experience is the starting salary, and the top end is compensation for people with 18+ years of experience.

The candidate should be able to work evenings as needed to support virtual events, and occasionally weekend hours.

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network is a project of and fiscally sponsored by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Bend the Arc offers a comprehensive benefits package including: 

Medical, dental and vision benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc for individual coverage and generous employer contribution of 80% toward monthly premiums for dependent and family coverage;
Long and short term disability benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc;
Paid time off including:
15 vacation days during your first three years with an increase to 20 vacation days in your fourth year
12 sick days per year
23 paid holidays each year
Generous Caregiving / Personal Leave of Absence policy, covering up to 12 paid weeks
Fully paid Sabbatical of up to 12 weeks for long-term employees;
Adoption Assistance Program;
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account;
Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account for eligible health related expenses;
Employee Assistance Program;
Life Insurance fully paid for by Bend the Arc
For permanent staff, Hand in Hand also offers:
A 4 day work week compensated at 1.0 FTE during 12 weeks of the summer
Up to $100/month reimbursement for utilities (electric, gas, water and wifi) and reimburses half the monthly personal cell phone bill.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter stating why you think you are a good match for this position, and why you want to work with Hand in Hand specifically. Submit materials to with California Community Organizer in the subject line of your message by Thursday, May 30 2024. We sincerely regret that we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview.

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network is a project of and fiscally sponsored by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.

Bend the Arc and Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Hand in Hand endorses and supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees who need accommodations.

Bend the Arc provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Research suggests that women and structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups of people believe they need to meet 100% of the requirements in job postings to even apply. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and motivation necessary to succeed here to apply for this role, even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications, as no one applicant ever does. We look forward to hearing from you.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

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