Open Positions

Job Opening: New York City Employer Organizer 

Location: NYC, hybrid (remote and office)

Start Date: end of October, until filled

Reports to: Lead NYC Organizer

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt

Hours: Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week with occasional evening or weekend hours

 

Join us to build a just and caring economy for domestic workers, families, older adults and people with disabilities! 

Hand in Hand is scaling up our domestic employer outreach in partnership with domestic worker organizations to bring dignity and respect to the 200,000 majority immigrant, Black and women of color domestic workers in New York City and to engage domestic employers in creating communities that care. 

 

Organization: Hand in Hand’s mission is to build a just and caring economy that begins in our homes and communities. To do this, we organize employers of nannies, house cleaners, home care workers, and attendants to understand that their homes are workplaces. We mobilize people to defend dignity and respect for domestic workers, and to win universal care for families, people with disabilities, and older adults. 

Hand in Hand has been organizing domestic employers in New York City since our founding in 2010. Through base building and leadership development, the NYC Chapter organizes actions, roundtable conversations, webinars and uses social media and other platforms to grow our membership of employers. Hand in Hand is partnering with city agencies and other community organizations to conduct education and outreach to domestic employers to understand their responsibilities to pay a fair wage, provide benefits and create clear communication with workers in their homes. Hand in Hand is co-leading the NYC Coalition for Domestic Work to create a care infrastructure that is fair, equitable and sustainable for New Yorkers. 

 

Position Summary: Hand in Hand’s NYC Organizer builds our membership base of domestic employers and family caregivers in NYC to change cultural norms in the care sector and win campaigns that create dignity and respect for domestic workers and care systems that enable all in NYC to thrive. 

 

Key Responsibilities

Base building & leadership development (40%)

  • Support and strengthen the development of Hand in Hand NYC Chapter’s membership structure working with employer and worker leaders in our Chapter’s committees, including representing HIH at events 
  • Recruit domestic employers, family caregivers and allies to join HIH as dues- paying members and to be active in the the NYC Care Campaign, through conducting community outreach, education, events and one-on-one meetings
  • Develop the leadership of HIH members to lead trainings, educate the public (including sharing their stories with the media and elected leaders), and organize peers to join our organization and campaigns
  • Track recruitment and maintain communications through our EveryAction CRM

Education & implementation (40%)

  • Support the NYC education and implementation plan to educate employers through webinars, workshops and dissemination of Hand in Hand’s resources including developing content and curricula
  • Schedule and lead with chapter’s leaders My Home is Someone’s Workplace workshops in person and virtually for domestic employers to learn about their responsibilities and the best practices of being a fair employer
  • Support mediation project collaboration with National Domestic Workers Alliance and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection by recruiting employers to join
  • Support legal and policy research for education and campaigns

NYC Coalition for Domestic Work (10%)

  • Support weekly meetings for the NYC Care Campaign in partnership with organizational partners, including conducting outreach, sending reminders and taking notes
  • Build strong relationships with local organizational partners to join our Coalition and develop campaigns  to bring respect to domestic workers
  • Co-lead Coalition actions, through outreach, logistics and programming
  • Use the coalition’s social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to promote actions and events and engage members in social media actions 

Other organizational duties (10%)

  • Participate in weekly HIH staff meetings, grassroots fundraising, and organizational evaluation and planning

 

Qualifications

  • 3 + years of community and/or labor organizing experience, particularly building a membership base and engaging people in campaigns
  • Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers
  • Understanding of racism, ableism and privilege
  • Agreement and alignment with HIH’s vision and values
  • Excellent communication skills, active listener, ability to receive and give feedback
  • Attention to detail, self-starter and self-managed
  • Forward thinking, creative and positive attitude
  • Ability to work well with others, build effective relationships
  • Good time management skills
  • Significant experience with Google Suite, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required
  • Experience leading workshops in person and virtually preferred.
  • Experience with EveryAction or another CRM platform preferred
  • Experience with NYC advocacy preferred

 

Essential Physical Tasks: 

Hand in Hand 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 job application/interview process and to perform essential job functions.  Please advise in writing of any needs at the time of application.  Must be able to sit in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time, and constantly operate a computer, video platforms and other office machinery.  Must be able to identify, discern, and communicate constantly, 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/conference in accordance with organizational guidelines on travel due to COVID.

 

Compensation, benefits and work schedule: This is a non-ddexempt full-time (1.0 FTE)  position with paid time off, including vacation, sick leave and holidays. The annual salary is $58,000-$61,000. Work schedules may include evening or weekend work based on need.

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; 
  • 401K with employer contribution of 2% after your first year; 
  • 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
  • 12 paid holidays each year, plus a week off between  Christmas and New Year’s Day and a week off during the summer
  • 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 your resume and cover letter stating why you want to work with Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network to [email protected] with “NYC Organizer” in the subject line of your message by November 4th, 2022. 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.

Statistics show that women and structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups of people need to see themselves in almost 100% of the requirements in job postings to even apply.  Hand in Hand encourages you to apply 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.

Internships

Hand in Hand often has interns, usually based in the Bay Area or New York City, but other locations may be possible. If you’re interested in interning, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Intern Application” in the subject line.