Pilipino Workers Center

Pilipino Workers Center

San Diego Coordinator

Based in San Diego, CA


We are seeking an experienced Community Organizer, with the passion to organize Filipino migrant workers in Southern California and to empower them to fight for workers’ and immigrants’ rights. The Coordinator will lead PWC programs and services and work collaboratively with the Community Action Department team members in San Diego, CA to conduct outreach, develop worker leaders, conduct intake on wage theft and other workplace violations, work with members to do wage calculations, deliver Know Your Rights and other educational training/workshops and help implement & accomplish grants deliverables. Overall, the Coordinator will pursue PWC’s mission in empowering domestic workers and caregivers.

Field Work (50%)

  • Lead the organizing campaign for PWC in San Diego that includes:
    • Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) outreach, home visits
    • One-on-one (1:1) engagements
    • Tabling and other outreach activities
    • Promote PWC’s programs and campaigns
    • Assist Community Action organizers in San Diego in creating the wage justice neighborhood circles, in collaboration with the Community Engagement Department.
  • Plan with the San Diego team a calendar of events and activities for the year
    • Coordinate and manage activities, including monthly member’s meetings, Know Your Rights training/workshops, tabling, outreach and other organizing events
    • Plan community research: Conduct surveys, focus groups, engagement activities, and create a profile of the community to help inform our programs
  • Develop local campaign plans with the goals, strategies and tactics necessary to execute the plan, including effective support of staff, volunteers, and resources
  • Spearhead the mobilization of workers for mass actions, lobbying and campaigns
  • In partnership with the Community Engagement Department, execute and assess membership recruitment plans
  • Represent PWC in movement spaces and collaborate with local partners in San Diego
  • Promote teamwork and open communication

Programmatic Work (30%)

  • Coordinate wage theft intakes and filing of wage claims
  • Interview workers to identify wage claims and other labor violations
  • Act as advocate for workers during wage claims conference and hearings
  • Guide a team of at least two (2) Organizers in their daily fieldwork, including preparation for outreach, new member recruitment & debriefing organizers’ conversations with workers
  • Assist San Diego organizers with the monthly meetings with workers
  • Educate workers about their rights through training, seminars, workshops, 1:1 conversations
  • Help identify appropriate speakers for worker training and/or workshops
  • Develop/train workers to take leadership roles that can articulate PWC’s mission and can recruit other workers to be active members of PWC. Coach worker leaders in handling wage theft and other labor violations cases
  • Assist in implementing grants and ensure grant deliverables are accomplished
  • Skilled at conducting detailed documentation of cases and activities
  • Support the Build the Base program, including training worker leaders in wage intake and wage calculations, and other activities as identified by the turf leadership team
  • Refer and coordinate with Community Services for worker assistance of PWC services.
  • Provide regular weekly updates of activities including challenges to the Department Director
  • Ability to resolve challenges/issues and/or seek assistance to resolve problems

Administrative (20%)

  • Schedule staffing of San Diego office
  • Coordinate with Organizational Sustainability team to address and resolve any building/office problems or troubleshooting
  • Assist Community Engagement Department to ensure member information in the database is up to date, and kept confidential
  • Collaborate with the Communications Department in preparing campaign materials, brochures and flyers.
  • Maintain an organized filing system of community information and worker information
  • Actively participate in staff & departmental meetings and retreats
  • Other duties may be assigned based on the needs of the organization

Trustworthy - As this role is about relationships, you take those relationships and the community’s trust in you very seriously. You are honest, as you are reliable, and you are committed to confidentiality and ethical boundaries.

Results-Oriented & Organized - Not easily fazed with multiple deliverables, your usual strategy is to establish a plan, timetable, and cost right away. You are all about meeting challenges with possible solutions, all towards the goal. Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize working in multiple projects are integral.

Collaborative - You believe in the power of collective work and leadership and are not afraid to explore other solutions to improve workflow. You appreciate both receiving feedback and giving feedback, thus believing in open, professional communication. You practice teamwork and support each other, even as you are fully capable to work independently and within the context of a plan.

Articulate - You have the ability to communicate with ease, are an active listener, and able to discern the integral points in any communication engagement and easily determine the summary and/or next steps. Excellent in written and verbal communication. Fluent in both English and Filipino (Tagalog).

Committed to racial equity and social justice - You recognize the racial disparities in policies, income, opportunities, and you want to fight and help empower the community in fighting for equality and equity.

Experienced - Experience in community organizing preferably with the Filipino-American community. Has led campaigns and is familiar with labor laws. Experienced with programmatic deliverable compliance. Demonstrated experience in developing work plans and goals. Has a high level of comfort in utilizing Google Workspace, Zoom, and Canva. Familiarity with Monday also preferred, but not required.

This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, with a salary range of $66,560 - $68,500 annually. This position will report to the Community Action Director. This is not a supervisory role.

Benefits include:

  • 100% coverage of health, dental, and vision insurance for yourself
  • 12 paid vacation days per year (for first 3 years and then it increases)
  • 12 paid sick days
  • IRA retirement benefit with up to 3% match from PWC
  • Computer and phone provided by PWC
  • Mileage reimbursement for approved outreach activities

Our offices are located in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA. However, this position is to work at the San Diego office, with hybrid work modality, so close proximity to the San Diego office is required. The office address is 1365 W Vista Way, Ste 100, Vista CA 92083.

This position will require a driver’s license and a car plus insurance to travel, do outreach and/or transport members to events/rallies. May require some lifting of materials to be used in outreach/tabling, stand for extended periods, be able to write notes, conduct data entry and other administrative work. After-hours and/or weekend work may be required, as needed.

Please email your résumé with a cover letter to applications@pwcsc.org. Subject line should include: “San Diego Coordinator Applicant”. Deadline to submit applications: Apr 30, 2024.

The Pilipino Worker Center of Southern California (PWC) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.

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