Deputy Communications Director

17 Jan, 2023


Deputy Communications Director

National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)


The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic workers in the United States. NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections of domestic and home care workers across the country. NDWA is winning improved working conditions while building a powerful movement rooted in the human rights, dignity and equality of domestic workers, home care workers, immigrant women and Black women.

NDWA was founded in 2007 by domestic workers and organizers from around the country. Our national alliance has grown from this founding group of 13 organizations to now more than 70 affiliate organizations and local chapters developed by NDWA. To date, the Alliance comprises more than 250,000 nannies, housekeepers, and home care workers in all 50 states.

Care in Action is a (501c4) nonprofit, nonpartisan group dedicated to fighting for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. Founded in 2016, Care in Action is backed by tens of thousands of nannies, house cleaners, and care workers across the country. We provide the tools, training, and community working families need to make their voices heard, and organize and advocate for respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections.

NDWA and Care in Action seek a Deputy Communications Director to co-develop, co-manage, and execute communications strategy for NDWA and Care in Action state and federal campaigns and programs. The Deputy Communications Director would work hand-in-hand with the Sr. Communications Director to run the daily communications operation, strengthen the narrative of the organization, oversee narrative implementation within NDWA and Care in Action, and lead cross-team collaboration with NDWA/Care in Action directors to meet organizational goals.


  • Co-develop, co-manage, and execute communications strategies for various organizational campaigns and rapid response moments
  • Track and analyze national public discourse and debates on our issues to develop overall strategy and response
  • Identify opportunities to build the NDWA and Care in Action brand for external audiences, including media, donors, and supporters
  • Oversight of work plan development for the Campaign Communications Lead
  • Assist with the supervision of the communications operation, including managing daily content approvals of communication material and delegation to team members
  • Lead cross-team coordination with the Campaigns Director, Culture Change Director, Digital Director, Field Director, and Development Director to set supporting communications strategy, messaging, and external engagement plans
  • Manage NDWA and Care in Action communications consultants
  • Occasionally draft external communications (press releases, statements, advisories, and related materials) on behalf of the organization and its principals
  • General communications duties, as assigned by the Sr. Communications Director



  • Five to seven years directing or leading communications work in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field
  • A proven track record of developing and executing strategic communications plans
  • Experience in leading and managing a team with consideration, empathy, and intentionality. Must understand that the mission of our work translates directly to our models of leadership
  • Experience in developing narrative, messaging, talking points and other communications assets
  • Familiarity with political and advocacy space. Previous experience collaborating with movement, coalition, and partner spaces, including public and elected officials, a plus.
  • High performer capable of holding multiple campaigns and projects with complexity at once
  • Alignment with NDWA and Care in Action’s vision and values, including a commitment to economic, race and gender justice  – must have the ability to deploy historical and cultural context in our strategic planning as needed
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to pivot and innovate to adapt to the changing political/policy landscape
  • Outstanding communication, written, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, work independently, meet multiple deadlines with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work and collaborate with diverse staff remotely and as part of a high-performing team, in a fast-paced, experimental organization
  • Spanish proficiency a plus

How to Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to . Applications will only be accepted electronically, and solicitations to individual staff are unlikely to be responded to.

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people strongly urged to apply.

Job posted: 2023-01-17