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Domestic Workers’ Rights Organizer

Part-time

Part-time Domestic Workers’ Rights Organizer: 20 hours

The Brazilian Women’s Group is looking for an energetic, passionate domestic worker Organizer who is dedicated to social and economic justice and immigrant-human rights and interested in working with the Brazilian community in a friendly, rewarding setting to organize Brazilian workers to support Brazilian domestic workers.

The Brazilian Women’s ‘ Group (BWG) was started in 1995 by a group of Brazilian immigrant women of various backgrounds and occupations. The women hoped to “make a difference” in the wider Brazilian community, encouraging its members, particularly women, to stand up for their rights in the United States. The Brazilian Women’s Group’s Mission is to promote the empowerment of Brazilian women and the Brazilian community in the Boston area.

The Domestic Worker Organizer will work closely with the BWG workers’ rights organizer and Vida Verde Women’s Coop Coordinator, and with the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers (MCDW), and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. (The MCDW lead organizations are: Brazilian Workers Center, Dominican Development Center, Brazilian Women’s Group.)

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual – excellent writing and speaking skills (English and Portuguese).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  
  • Computer literate: Word, Excel, database management, desktop publishing, .  Ideally capable with Gmail and Google Docs.
  • Cultural competency and understanding of both cultures 
  • A passion for social justice and immigrant workers’ rights
  • Experience working with immigrants
  • Experience as a DW or experience working with DW
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, occasional travel is required.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attend MCDW and NDWA meetings
  • Attend Action Days and rallies in support of workers’ rights and the national Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
  • Attend the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) meetings, trainings, and conferences.
  • Organize Brazilian domestic workers to support, advocate and fight for their rights 
  • Work closely with MCDW member organizations
  • Organize meetings, trainings, workshops for domestic workers
  • Organize Brazilian domestic workers to attend rallies and actions that support, advocate and fight for the Bill of Rights
  • Use social media and other tools to reach out to domestic workers
  • Independently motivated, with an ability to work in a team.  

We encourage bicultural people and those with knowledge of the community to apply. This is a 20 hour/week position. Hours are flexible and involve some evenings and weekends, and occasional travel.  Reliable transportation is necessary (with mileage reimbursement).  Paid medical leave and paid vacations, prorated based on hours worked.  Reports to the Director of the BWG.

Position to start immediately. Two-week training required (paid).  

Salary starts at #22,880.00 and increases based on experience  Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled.

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