Cause Areas

When

Thu Dec 01, 2016 - Fri Mar 31, 2017

Where

3358 Cesar Chavez StSan Francisco, CA 94110

About

Tool Library Lead ~ SF Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective

The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective (DLP/WC) is a grassroots-organized program deeply rooted in the community with strong support of key stakeholders. For over 20 years, the DLP/WC has been extremely successful at uniting, empowering, and organizing immigrant workers for dignified work and fair wages in San Francisco. Workers are organized in two collectives, one of men and one of women, to build collective power, develop skills, and operate a shared business.

Members of the collectives work together to eradicate the injustices that affect day laborers and domestic workers, fostering an organized environment where all workers can build their dignity, power and leadership. Members share a vision of a community where day laborers and domestic workers have the same opportunities and rights than any other worker. They accomplish this by offering each other opportunities to learn, work and participate in the movement of immigrant and domestic workers. The collectives are co-founders and leaders in the National Day Labor Organizing Network, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Progressive Workers Alliance, California Domestic Workers Coalition, Jobs with Justice, San Francisco Rising, among others.

In 2015, the DLP/WC started an exciting reorganization process with the objective of establishing a more sustainable and scalable model that enhances the impact of the program in the lives of immigrant workers.

The DLP/WC is looking for a Tool Library Lead who will direct other volunteers to organize and launch this project. The ideal candidate has detailed knowledge of identifying a wide array of tool, the ability to recommend popular tools that should be added to the library as well as coach their Assistants on how to identify, implement and manage the library systems.

Position Objective: This position leads the organization of the tool library from conception through to completion.

This position is part of a volunteer team that supports the Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective. It is directed to transforming the lives of low-wage immigrant workers at a personal level, in order to develop leaders who can promote the dignity of their work and transform the industries in which they work.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify current inventory and recommend any gaps in popular items

  • identify, implement and advise how to manage the library systems

  • Specify staff and volunteer requirements and activities

Expected Commitment:

15 hrs total, to start as soon as available. Estimated duration is 1-2 months.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent time management and communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently

  • Previous experience using a wide variety of tools

  • Interest and/or experience in designing systems to organize objects and/or processes

ABOUT THE DLP/WC

Founded in 1991 and inspired by the socio-ecologic model, the DLP/WC unites, empowers and organizes immigrant workers to access dignified work and fair wages by building collective power, developing skills, and operating businesses. The DLP/WC power center offers on-demand labor for environmentally-conscious cleaning services, childcare, patient care, moving, hauling, painting, yard work, handyman repairs, installations and more.

The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective is a program of Dolores Street Community Services, an equal-opportunity employer that seeks applicants of the greatest diversity possible, including women, people of color, lesbian/ gay/ bisexual/ transgender individuals, people living with HIV and persons with disabilities.



Skills

  • Carpentry
  • Home Repair

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 15 hours

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