Open Positions

Job Opening: California Education Organizer

Start Date: March or April 2022 

Work Location: San Francisco Bay Area in California

Reports to: Education & Digital Director

Classification: Exempt, full-time (40 hours per week)

Application deadline: February 11, 2022

Join a movement working to end the almost century long exclusion of nannies, house cleaners, and home attendants from labor protections by organizing people who employ domestic workers in their homes! 

Organization:

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network (HIH) is a national network of individuals and families who employ domestic workers and believe that dignified and respectful working conditions benefit worker and employer alike. We honor the care work that happens in homes across our country, and seek to ensure that care is accessible and affordable for all families and that the jobs we create bring fairness and dignity to the workers. 

Position:

The California Education Organizer will be responsible for (1) developing and distributing domestic employer educational resources to raise awareness about workers rights and protections, (2) using creative and traditional approaches to reach people who employ nannies, house cleaners and home attendants, and (3) recruiting them into Hand in Hand’s base to work on efforts to advance policies to create a care infrastructure that supports all Californians and ensures access to quality and dignified support in the home. As a result of this work thousands of domestic employers  in California and beyond will understand and abide by the existing labor laws, engage in fair practices to increase the economic security of this workforce and spread these fair practices to their own networks.

The ideal candidate is someone who is energized by the challenge of community education and membership base building, can work independently, as well as develop the grassroots leadership of California’s domestic employers – including seniors, people with disabilities, and parents of young children in deep partnership with women of color and immigrant women domestic workers. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Employer education (50%)

  • Develop and distribute educational resources such as sample contracts, best practices, and legal resources to domestic employers.
  • Work with our education team to develop creative approaches to domestic employer education and outreach, including using social media, videos, art, and more.
  • Conduct online trainings and support member leaders to co-facilitate in person and online trainings about labor laws and fair practices to domestic employers through partnerships with organizations, religious institutions, businesses and other networks.
  • Build partnerships with parent, elder, disability and feminist organizations in California.
  • Manage programming, recruitment for, and logistics for local meetings, workshops, actions, webinars and events.
  • Support the implementation of paid sick leave portable benefits program in San Francisco.

Organizing (35%)

  • Identify and recruit domestic employers to join Hand in Hand as members and participate in campaigns and programs to advance protections for domestic workers and ensure access to support in the home. 
  • Develop the leadership of domestic employers to tell their stories, speak to the media, conduct and participate in training, engage in social media campaigns, and organize their peers.
  • Collaborate with local domestic worker partners and other community organizations to advance policy and culture change.
  • Work with the digital, education,and communications team to bridge digital to field organizing.

Other organizational duties (15%)

  • Track and document organizing and education work for grant reporting.
  • Coordinate with the national Hand in Hand Education Team and join staff calls and meetings to effectively connect and collaborate.
  • Support organizational fundraising efforts.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Has 1-3 years of community and/or labor organizing experience including internship or volunteer experience. Has experience building a membership base and engaging people in campaigns.  
  • Ability to work with older adults, people with disabilities, parents and communities of color across class to support members of these groups to participate in solution building for problems within our care economy.  This involves engaging them in educational work, one-on-ones and to support leadership development.
  • Has an understanding of issues facing low-wage workers
  • Has experience with teaching, popular education, and training
  • Has experience leading webinars and conference calls
  • Possesses strong project management and time management skills
  • Is highly organized
  • Has excellent communication and writing skills
  • Is an active listener with the ability to receive and give feedback
  • Is able to work well with others, build effective relationships, and foster leadership in others particularly among diverse groups of people
  • Is able to work independently and holds high standards for one’s work
  • Shares alignment with Hand in Hand’s mission
  • Has proficiency with Google Suite, Dropbox and social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and is comfortable learning new technology

Optional Skills and Qualifications (candidates demonstrating any of the following will be given preference, but are not required):

  • Is multilingual in Spanish, Tagalog, or ASL
  • Has experience with digital asset creation including graphic design and video creation.
  • Has experience with California community organizations and networks
  • Has a connection to the domestic work industry (examples: as a domestic employer, as a worker, as a caregiver, or recipient of care)

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 and Hours:

This is a full-time non-exempt position with some evening or weekend hours based on need.  Salary range is $58,000-$62,400 a year with healthcare benefits (final salary commensurate with experience and qualifications). 

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
  • 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 your resume and cover letter stating why you want to work with Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network to [email protected] with “California Education Organizer” in the subject line of your message by . 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 values 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.

We know that women and structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups of people take in job postings differently, and statistics show they need to see themselves in almost 100% of the requirements 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.