NDWA Labs is the innovation arm of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, one of the country’s leading progressive social movement organizations. At NDWA Labs, we’re building products that transform domestic work jobs into good jobs by bringing respect, living wages, and benefits to an invisible, undervalued, and vulnerable part of the economy. Rather than optimizing within the status quo, NDWA Labs leverages tech to disrupt power and fundamentally change the ways in which work is organized and paid, for the millions of women and immigrants in the domestic work industry. Our first product, Alia Benefits, helps workers set up a safety net that stays with them, even if they switch jobs. In the current moment, we have partnered with Google.org to take Alia a step further to directly help those most impacted by COVID-19.
We are looking for a User Experience Designer to oversee the design and implementation of Alia Benefits. Your role as a User Experience Designer will be to envision how people will experience the product and bring that vision to life. The problems you’ll be working on will be intellectually challenging and you’ll be collaborating with experienced developers, product managers, and thought leaders in the world of disruptive policy change. You’ll be delivering your work in a lean product development environment and will have the freedom to lead innovation based on your own expertise.
This is a unique opportunity to leverage technology for good and create meaningful and lasting change in the lives of some of the most vulnerable workers in the country, many of whom are immigrant women of color. Due to the COVID crisis, there is a surge of interest in models that expand the safety net to ensure a fair future of work for everyone. You will be leading a team that reinvents and expands the safety net to millions of workers who have never had access to one.
You can read more about Alia in Fast Company & NPR, and more about the domestic worker movement in the New York Times.