Workforce Development and Workers’ Rights Director – Mujeres Unidas y Activas – San Francisco, CA

Mujeres Unidas y Activas and Caring Hands is seeking a workforce development organizer to build the voice and power of immigrant women.

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Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) and Caring Hands is committed to winning better working conditions and stronger labor protections for household workers in the Bay Area and across the state of California, and assuring that workers get access to good paying jobs, develop as leaders and get the training they need for economic self-sufficiency. We are currently focused on expanding our membership base, providing greater opportunity for Caring Hands (our Worker Association) members to get access to well paying jobs and to ensure high quality trainings and activities that support member leadership.

Caring Hands is hiring for a Workforce Development Organizer position, based in our Oakland and San Francisco offices, to complement our team:

Workforce Development and Workers’ Rights Director:

Will provide visionary and hands-on leadership to the Workforce Development program and manage and coordinate our Caring Hands job dispatch and volunteer program, including 1) developing innovative strategies for jobs for our Caring Hand members who are trained to clean homes, care for children, and work as personal attendants for adults 2) work directly with our Caring Hands members to support their leadership skills in co-facilitation of workshops and trainings, decision-making of the Worker’s Association and establishing greater economic self-sufficiency 3) integrate our workforce development strategy with a comprehensive strategy to improve the quality of jobs in domestic work 4) develop and maintain partnerships with local, regional, and industry specific workforce development organizations and other experts in the field, and represent MUA in related coalitions, councils, conferences and key events.

This position is open immediately, preference given to applications received by March 8th.

Compensation: Depending on experience – please send salary requirements. Excellent benefits including health/dental/vision, generous sick & vacation days, and commuter checks.

Organizational Description

Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a 25 year-old grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power. MUA offers intensive community organizing and leadership trainings, mutual support workshops and peer counseling, workforce development trainings and workers’ rights projects, and community education and organizing campaigns that allow immigrant women’s voices to be heard on the local, state and national levels. MUA is committed to building an organization that is led by its membership.

Caring Hands

The Caring Hands Workers’ Association, made up of members of Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), is a job training and placement program that acts collectively to help Latina immigrants achieve dignified and just employment while providing tools for them to be leaders in their own lives and their community.

Workforce Development and Workers’ Rights Director Key Responsibilities:

Oversee the job placement and dispatch system, and staff job dispatch when necessary. Working directly with student volunteers – coordinating schedules, ensuring sustainability of the volunteer program, troubleshooting, and working directly with members and current and potential employers.

•Work with California Domestic Worker Coalition (CADWC) and National Domestic Worker Alliance (NDWA) to collaborate on best operational practices, pay rates, marketing strategies, internal documents, research done on the industry, and strategic ways to strengthen our collaborations.

•Work with our team to think through new strategies and opportunities in the Bay Area for workforce development for our members.

•Oversee research on potential program certification and standardization of training plans.

•Ensure active leadership and development of our members in the Worker’s Association through coordination of Manos Unidas – a worker-led organizing body of the Association.

•Ensure Workers Rights and Political Education are incorporated in our Caring Hands trainings and monthly meetings. Prepare these modules of the trainings and co-facilitate with our Caring Hands trainer and member leaders.

•Document our membership base and employer requests via our salesforce database.

•Maintain and update Caring Hands website and identify additional mechanisms for promoting the Caring Hands Workers’ Association via social and traditional media.

•Work with our in-house child care providers to ensure they have the resources they need to be successful coordinators of our child care program which includes: training on child development and disability justice, the development of creative modules for play and learning for children of varied ages, and systems to ensure that the childcare program provides a strong foundations for workers’ professional goals.

•Represent MUA and Caring Hands in coalition and workforce development spaces in a way that builds relations, advances our mission, and opens new opportunities for employment and workers’ rights.

Qualifications: Candidates must have at least 5 years organizing experience in a union or membership based organization (labor or immigrant rights related preferred), strong organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to recruit members, develop the leadership of low-wage workers and/or immigrants, and engage them in campaigns. Experience in providing trainings and a background and/or understanding of household worker industries: house cleaning, child care and/or personal attendants for adults. Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities and other communities of color. Agreement and alignment with MUA’s vision and values. Comfortable in coalition spaces with labor and other allied groups. Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently and with a team to create and/or maintain efficient systems necessary for an expanding worker center and fast-paced environment. Dedication and ability to work flexible hours, including working evenings and weekends, and ability to work in both SF and Oakland offices. Experience with supervision strongly preferred. Proficiency with computer operations and programs. Bilingual in Spanish and English required.

Application Process

Send resume, cover letter in Spanish and English, three references, and salary history by March 8th, 2015 to Note job title in the email subject line. Send materials as word doc or pdf. No phone calls please!