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Now Hiring - Domestic Workers Rights Community Organizer


Domestic Worker Organizer (Full-Time)


The Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) is a grassroots community organization that builds the capacity of Filipino/a/xs to organize on issues of social, racial, and economic justice that affect undocumented immigrants, domestic workers, seniors, and youth.


The Domestic Worker Organizer will engage Filipino/a/xs community members and stakeholders in order to advance AFIRE’s mission and organizing priorities with undocumented immigrants, domestic workers, seniors, and youth. This person would also take on the responsibilities of supporting the emergency cash assistance program. Under the supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the AFIRE staff, the Domestic Worker organizer will plan, execute, and evaluate AFIRE’s programs in order to develop the leadership abilities and organizing capacity of Filipino/a/x community members, while also outreaching to the community especially contacts through emergency cash assistance program.


  • Outreach & Relationship Building

  • Build and organize a growing Domestic Worker komite of 10+ community grassroots leaders mostly comprised of domestic workers

  • Maintain and develop streamlined systems of outreach and follow up to use across all programs and events.

  • Outreach to the Filipino/a/x community to identify domestic workers in need of resources

  • Coordinate with staff, volunteers, & community partners to connect workers to resources

  • Create, maintain and modify record keeping process in collaboration with office assistants and organizers to collect and organize intake information used for reporting into Salesforce and internal database

  • Provide referrals to partner organizations on issues like domestic violence, health insurance, senior benefits, or affordable housing

  • Leadership Development

  • Support and coach grassroots leaders to meaningfully and powerfully participate in issue campaign work

  • Coalition Building

  • Provide opportunities for leadership development & relationship building our national affiliation, National Domestic Worker Alliance

  • Report and meet grant deliverables for funders supporting domestic worker organizing

  • Coordinate with state coalition on agenda setting, materials, trainings, meetings, and other resources needed

  • Issue-Based Campaign Work

  • Develop member-led resources to raise awareness regarding domestic worker rights

  • Mobilize around major actions/celebration days

  • Fundraising

  • Develop and track membership dues (alongside other staff members)

  • Strategize and participate in fundraising campaigns


  • Fluent in Filipino language is preferred (Tagalog or Bisaya) and English. Native speaker is highly desired

  • Strong commitment to immigrant rights, workers rights, and progressive social/racial/economic justice

  • Experience in community organizing is strongly preferred including experience in developing and leading campaigns.

  • Experience in working with and knowledge of the Filipino/a/x community, especially experience working with different generations of immigrant communities

  • Experience working in coalitions

  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and ability to provide leadership to staff, board, and members

  • Working some weekends will be required

  • Background or experience in immigration law concepts is a plus

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and Google Apps (i.e. Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Calendar)

  • Accurate, organized, and detail-oriented

  • Ability to maintain confidential information

  • Access to reliable transportation throughout the City of Chicago preferred


$17 / per hour but negotiable; other benefits include paid time off for sick & vacation, and pro-rated paid holidays.


Please email a resume to: hr Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only qualified applicants will be contacted directly.


AFIRE is an equal opportunity employer to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability level, or marital status, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws

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