About the Organization
Founded in 2002, Matahari Women Workers’ Center is a Greater Boston social justice organization of women of color, immigrant women and families who organize as sisters, workers, and survivors for personal and societal transformation, justice and human rights. We build leadership and organize communities impacted by gender based violence and exploitation, provide survivor advocacy and fight for the rights of those who suffer domestic, workplace, systemic, and state violence. Matahari is a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England.
The Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers (MCDW) works to bring justice and dignity to all domestic workers in our state. Founded in 2010, MCDW was the driving force in passing the MA Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which established important labor standards and granted basic protections to nannies, housekeepers, and other in-home caregivers. With the passage of the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights behind us, our focus now is the implementation of the new law and continued advocacy on behalf of domestic workers. The Coalition is currently made up of five organizations: the Brazilian Women's Group, the Dominican Development Center, Matahari Women Workers’ Center, the New England Jewish Labor Committee and the Boston Center for Independent Living.
Essential Job Functions
- Coordinate and facilitate regular cross-sector, Coalition wide meetings to discuss campaign progress and how it relates to the national strategy and landscape;
- Communicate between and support the working relationship between the Workers’ Council and Steering Committee;
- Coordinate with legal representatives at GBLS and with allies with regards to small and large wage campaigns and ensuring advocacy and support at the state and municipal levels;
- Outreach, development, and maintenance of, relationships with current and potential allies;
- Track and report legal and legislative efforts to support or weaken the law and communicating about those efforts with the Coalition.
Organizing and Leadership Development
- Train for staff organizers of Coalition member organizations and Workers’ Council/worker leaders;
- Assist in key turn out for the Coalition events;
- Coordinate the Workers’ Council by working with organizers to develop the Worker Council fellowship program.
- Act as the MCDW liaison to the National Domestic Worker Alliance (NDWA) by participating in and reporting back on monthly NDWA organizers’ calls. Maintain regular communication with the NDWA State Strategist & Communications Director and keep abreast of domestic worker-related happenings in other states and on the national level;
- Help raise funds and build resources for the Coalition and its members by assisting the steering committee with some grant writing;
- Build and maintain relationships with enforcement agencies (including the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, MA Commission Against Discrimination, the Department of Labor) and community partners (both private and public sector);
- Be able to represent MCDW in several spaces.
- Send out reminders, agendas with relevant materials; facilitate meetings; take minutes & distribute promptly for regular Coalition Steering Committee meetings;
- Maintain Coalition calendar; send reminders to MCDW to keep members informed about key events and meetings; maintain Coalition’s system of data storage and management (Google-Drive);
- Develop and maintain the internal list serve and the database/spreadsheet of endorsers;
- Develop and maintain the Coalition’s presence in social media include (including Facebook, twitter) and on the Coalitions website.
- Ability to speak Spanish and/or Portuguese (written fluency in a Spanish or Portuguese preferred but not required);
- Bachelors degree and/or 3-5 years’ experience of related work;
- Proficiency in database list software management, Microsoft Office, Google Drive and various social media channels;
- Excellent writing skills;
- Demonstrated commitment to racial, social, and economic justice; and significant experience working collaboratively with persons of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic status, ages, and sexual orientations;
- Experience in Coalition building, and understanding of member leadership development and ability to deal with strong personalities;
- Maintenance of a professional attitude and strong ethical practice and a willingness to learn and grow;
- Strong communication, leadership, and management skills;
- Willingness to travel throughout the state.
Salary And Benefits
Salary will be 45-48k (depending on experience level) with benefits.
How To Apply
We also accept applications by mail or fax. Apply by mail to:
Third Sector New England, Attn: Employment Manager – Tools of the Mind NonProfit Center, 89 South Street Boston, MA 02111; or by fax to 617.523.2070.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE and Matahari will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran or disability status.