Opportunities with Miami Workers Center

Halley Trinh – May 3rd, 2017

Join the fight against inequality, poverty, racism, and sexism in the South! Unese a la lucha contra la desigualdad, pobreza, racismo, y sexismo en el Sur! Miami Workers Center (MWC) is recruiting interns and community organizers to assist in its growing domestic worker organizing and advocacy program.

This is a blurb about MWC:                        

"Miami Workers Center (MWC) is Miami’s leading social change nonprofit organization that fights for social, racial, economic, and gender justice in Miami, Florida. We work to unite and build the power of low-income Latinos and African-Americans from some of the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Miami, such as Liberty City, Wynwood, Allapattah, Little Haiti, and Little Havana. We fight for good paying jobs, affordable housing, immigrant rights, and the protection of domestic workers and victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. We are engaged specifically in programs to document and combat human trafficking and to increase the voices of women in policy advocacy.

Recently, we created the Femme Agenda, a set of sociopolitical spaces fashioned after the long and rich history of movement work such as the Civil Rights Movement, The Women’s Movement, The Black Panthers, and the anti-War movement, etc. These movements used political education to help individuals become more conscious. As 21st century movements become more sophisticated, consciousness-raising has not become archaic. On the contrary, we believe that it has become more vitally necessary, and we are looking for organizers and interns who can participate in and contribute to the Femme Agenda program.

Community Organizer

The Community Organizer is responsible for recruiting, growing and strengthening a base of Domestic Workers, as well as support our other women of color and immigrant rights organizing efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment, research, and strategic planning to move Domestic Workers members to social action;
  • Work with members and volunteers to realize goals of domestic worker organizing;
  • Identify, investigate, document, and advocate around cases of domestic worker trafficking and other workplace crimes, working together with legal partners;
  • Provide training for domestic workers members on the principles and concepts of community organizing.
  • Coordinate large community action meetings;
  • Participate in coalition meetings where the Miami Workers Center is a member, as needed;
  • Participate in community events and conferences and build partnerships as appropriate;
  • Coordinate and facilitate educational leadership development activities;
  • Develop and facilitate education workshops and seminars for diverse groups;
  • Coordinate the organization’s participation in National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), We Belong Together, and Florida Immigrant Coalition activities;
  • Identify, build relationships, and liaise with existing neighborhood organizations, university partners, and community-based groups;
  • Conduct social media outreach;
  • Supervise volunteers from the community, area colleges, and membership to help with programs and campaigns, projects, event planning, data entry, and office tasks;
  • Support shared staff general administrative tasks including answering and returning phone calls, members pick ups, etc.;
  • Engage in additional activities such as leafleting, door-knocking, blog posts, calendar updates, email newsletters, photos, website updates, other outreach, and general project support as needed;
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly within Florida (including by car with a valid driver’s license) and some national travel.
  • Maintain cooperation and participation with other staff;
  • Participate in staff meetings and other agency required events;
  • Prepare required reports, communications, and other documentation;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Gender Justice Intern

 Gender Justice Intern will work with organizers, lawyers, and other staff in activities that will include several of the following:

  • Helping strengthen a base of Domestic Workers;
  • Investigating, documenting, and advocacy in cases of labor abuses and human trafficking, to mobilize for demonstrations,
  • Carrying out community-based surveys and outreach,
  • Helping develop youth leaders and political support for a comprehensive sex education policy for youth in Miami-Dade schools;
  • Promoting women’s voices in healthcare policy debates related to Medicaid and ACA changes and coverage; and/or
  • Helping lead grassroots discussions to develop and deepen our intersectional understanding of issues affecting economic justice.
    Bilingual competence in English and Spanish and/or Haitian Kreyol is a plus.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff and volunteer corps are fundamental commitments at Miami Workers Center. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jhill@theworkerscenter.org. Please indicate “Community Organizer” or "Gender Justice Intern" in the email subject line. The deadline for submission of these requested items is May 24, 2017.