Lead Regional Organizer

Lead Regional Organizer

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network Website

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network (HIH) is a national organization committed to building a more just and caring economy starting in our homes and communities. Since our founding, our base of supporters, members and leaders has been multigenerational, multiracial, and cross-class, including people with disabilities.

HIH organizes people who employ domestic workers—nannies, house cleaners, home attendants, and home care workers— to make their homes fair and equitable workplaces, as well as to stand in solidarity with domestic workers in their fight to win labor rights and protections. HIH works closely with our sister organization, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and is committed to righting the historic wrongs, rooted in the legacy of slavery, that excluded domestic workers from our country’s labor and civil rights laws.

HIH also works on campaigns that fight for public investment in care for families, people with disabilities and older adults. This includes expanded access to home care as well as family-sustaining wages for workers. Our work is led and powered by people most affected by the invisibility of care – people with disabilities, older adults and families in solidarity with workers

CORE VALUES

Workers’ rights and dignity
Social justice and intersectionality
Interdependence
Collective power

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Lead Regional Organizer will drive policy campaigns and implementation in Hand in Hand’s target geographic areas including New York City and State and surrounding states including Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to expand protections for domestic workers and increase access to home and community based services.

The Lead Regional Organizer will oversee a range of policy campaigns and employer education efforts across the region.  This includes campaigns to create just cause termination protections for domestic workers in NYC and Philadelphia and a New Jersey Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. It also includes workshops and presentations about fair employment responsibilities in New York City and Connecticut.  The Lead Regional Organizer will also engage leaders in national campaigns for domestic workers rights in collaboration with the Lead National Organizer.

The Regional Lead Organizer reports directly to the Deputy Director who oversees HIH programming across the country.  The Regional Lead Organizer will collaborate closely with the Lead National Organizer and will supervise the NYC Organizer who currently works on campaigns in both New York City and New Jersey.  All staff participate in fundraising efforts including membership drives and oncoming cultivation of members and donors.

Application deadline is January 26, 2024 with an ideal start date by March 1, 2024.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Regional campaigns  This role will manage organizing and policy implementation work in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania by building bases and developing leaders throughout the region

  • Manage/oversee organizing and implementation campaigns in NYC, NJ, CT and PA:
  • Drive goal-setting and implementation to align with org-wide goals and core strategies
  • Supervise execution of on-the-ground organizing
  • Serve as the primary organizational partner with NYC/NJ/PA/CT organizations and government agencies
  • Serve as a thought partner to the Deputy Director on overall regional organizing strategy and lead regional campaigns via staff support and leadership development
  • Work with the Communications team to effectively use social media, digital tools, and earned media for regional campaigns

Connecting Regional to National campaigns

  • In partnership with the Deputy Director and Lead National Organizer, contribute to the national campaign organizing strategy including mobilizing members in regions and overall efforts to win a National Domestic Worker Bill of Rights and to secure funds at a federal level for Home and Community Based Services
  • Implement national programs by developing regional leaders through trainings, and coordinating activities in NY/NJ/PA with parallel organizing in other regions

Regional leadership development and base building

  • Recruit new members to HIH across the region
  • Build and execute leadership development programs with active members to build connection and ownership to the organization, expand campaign capacity, and engage in fundraising efforts.
  • Develop leadership content programming that empowers HIH members to lead campaigns and support policy implementation in unstaffed regions

Domestic Employer Education and Outreach

  • Use organizing tactics, data collection and evaluation to create innovative employer education campaigns and programs to improve standards for domestic workers
  • Work with Communications team to develop content related to employer education and implementation
  • Report metrics on deliverables to funders and government partners

Supervision

  • Supervise New York City/NJ Organizer on all policy campaign and implementation work
  • Use strong and equitable day-to-day management practices to ensure that staff deliver great results and advance in their own work and learning
  • Serve as a coach and champion to support staff to do their best work through frequent feedback and shaping training and professional development opportunities
  • Contribute to a collaborative and inclusive team culture where staff feel a sense of belonging

DESIRED SKILLS /  QUALIFICATIONS

5+ years organizing in labor, community or faith based organizational settings, including experience managing other organizers and leading campaigns
Popular education / member training experience
Knowledge of/experience with complex organizational structures of national and regional organizations
Experience working in partnership with other organizations through coalition or other ongoing collaborative structures, experience partnering with government agencies is a plus
Excellent relational skills; builds authentic relationships across lines of difference such as race, disability, gender, class, citizenship status, sexual orientation
Able to work independently in a remote work environment, highly organized, and able to maintain a high level of discretion around HIH’s fundraising activities
Able to to motivate, build trust, provide and receive feedback, and work in partnership with different teams and staff members
Excellent attention to detail
Skilled proficiency with technology and computer operations and programs, specifically: Google applications and Dropbox
Experience with CRMs for fundraising, online actions, and emails (experience with EveryAction is a plus)

WORKING CONDITIONS

Bend the Arc is 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 to perform essential job functions. Please advise in writing of any needs at the time of application by emailing hr@bendthearc.us. Must be able to operate a computer, video platforms, and other office machinery throughout working hours. Must be able to identify, discern, and communicate across different platforms (chat, email, phone and video conferencing), and collect and analyze information in databases and spreadsheets. Must occasionally travel by air and ground transportation and move about to attend conferences, events, and an annual staff retreat in accordance with organizational guidelines on travel due to COVID. Any work related travel would be paid for by Bend the Arc.

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, & WORK SCHEDULE

This is an exempt, full-time (40 hours a week) position. The annual salary will be $83,200 to $90,400, depending on years of experience. Work schedules may include evening or weekend hours based on need. Occasional travel (2-3x year) to HIH staff locations (California, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington) for staff retreat and planning meetings is expected.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 with a Paid Leave Benefit that covers 3 weeks of paid leave for each year of employment, up to 12 paid weeks after four years on staff
Fully paid Sabbatical of up to 12 weeks for long-term employees;
Adoption Assistance Program providing reimbursement of up to $1,500 for qualified adoption expenses;
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account;
Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account for eligible health related expenses
Commuter Benefits;
Employee Assistance Program;
Life Insurance fully paid for by Bend the Arc

TO APPLY

Please submit (1) your resume, (2) a 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, and (3) a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to communicate with a broad audience.

Submit materials to organizer_jobs@domesticemployers.org with “Lead Regional Organizer, NYC” in the subject line of your message by January 26, 2024. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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.

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, people with disabilities, 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. Bend the Arc encourages 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.

To apply for this job email your details to organizer_jobs@domesticemployers.org

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