Community Organizer at Matahari


Location: Boston, MA; travel required

Posted: 1/6/2014 | Close: 1/31/2014


Organizational Summary
Founded in 2002, MataHari: Eye of the Day is a 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 case management and survivor services, and fight for immigrant and women’s rights including those who suffer domestic, workplace, systemic, and state violence.

Job Summary

MataHari seeks an energetic, committed, reliable, and creative Community Organizer to take leadership in MataHari’s community organizing and leadership development. The Community Organizer will be responsible for growing and strengthening our membership base of Domestic Workers, as well as support our other women of color and immigrant rights organizing efforts.

Essential Job Functions

·         Coordinate and organize domestic worker and action committee meetings in and around Greater Boston in other parts of MA.

·         Generate monthly organizing reports and represent MataHari in the National Domestic Workers Alliances Get Big! — A Base-building Innovation Group.

·         Represent MataHari in Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, with support from Executive Director.

·         Coordinate and facilitate educational leadership and workforce development activities.

·         Work with members and volunteers to realize goals of domestic worker organizing including the Mass Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights, Immigration Reform, individual justice campaigns and wage theft recovery.

·         Supervise volunteer worker-organizers by providing support, problem solving and conflict resolution.

·         Refer members to in-house case-management services, and other needed worker, immigrant and women’s services in Massachusetts.

·         Supervise volunteers from the community, area colleges and membership to help with programs and campaigns, projects, event planning, data entry, and office tasks.

·         Coordinate the organization’s participation in National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) activities.

·         Support shared staff general administrative tasks including answering and returning phone calls, emails and making referrals.

Accountability and Evaluation
This position will report to MataHari’s Executive Director. The work will be evaluated based upon this job description’s responsibilities, the specific goals and objectives established, and the person’s cooperativeness and contributions in meeting the overall goals and objectives of MataHari.


·         At least 1 year experience in community organizing

·         Ability to travel

·         Bilingual Spanish/English communication skills – written and oral

Desired Qualifications

·         Organizing experience with immigrants/communities of color;

·         Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, and other communities of color;

·         Some understanding, experience, and familiarity with Massachusetts’ organizing and civic engagement landscape;

·         Agreement and alignment with MataHari’s purpose and values;

·         Excellent communication, facilitation and organizational skills and attention to detail and well organized;

·         The ability to work independently as well as in partnership with a small and growing organization;

·         Dedication and ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends and significant in-state and some national travel;

·         Proficient technology skills – Microsoft Word, Google Applications (Gmail, Docs, etc.);

·         Social Media and Salesforce skills a plus.

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time, benefitted position. Salary range $30,000-32,000. TSNE offers employees a full range of benefits, including comprehensive health and dental insurance and generous leave time.

To Apply
We strongly encourage online applications.


We also accept applications by mail or fax. Apply by mail to:
Third Sector New England
Attn: Employment Manager
NonProfit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

Or send by fax to: 617.523.2070

Third Sector New England/MataHari is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply.

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