DHF Now Hiring Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

DHF Now Hiring Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

GIS Intern JOB DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW: The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. In 2017 DHF launched the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department where we are Mapping Social Justice in our communities.

POSITION: The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern will work with the GIS team to collaborate on GIS projects that highlight the work of the foundation. The intern will be responsible for supporting DHF’s GIS team with data entry, updating story maps, researching data for new projects, and surveys. Reports to GIS Analyst.

Duties/Responsibilities:

1. Assist with data collection, development, and maintenance

2. Update database of members and supporters

3. Update existing story maps

4. Create and edit maps 5. Assist with GIS/Data Analyst assignments 6. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

● Candidates must have at least 1-2 years’ experience working with GIS (can include internships, course work, professional work)

● Experience using Esri Suite

● Exhibit skills in map creation and editing

● Familiarity with Excel

● Must have experience with diverse communities (cultures and races)

● Advocacy and policy experience is a plus

● Commitment to social justice

● Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English is a plus

Employment Terms:

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Salary: Hourly; $15 an hour/ 20 hours a week

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a resume, three professional references and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position, via email to sgarcia@doloreshuerta.org. Include “GIS Intern” in the subject of your email.

KERN EDUCATION JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE PUBLIC HEARING, Mon. 6/3/19, 7pm

KERN EDUCATION JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE PUBLIC HEARING, Mon. 6/3/19, 7pm

Please join the DHF Youth (Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative) as they will be presenting their recommendations to the Kern High School District in efforts to improve their schools and educational outcomes for English Language Learners, Low income students, and foster youth.

KERN EDUCATION JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR A PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, June 3, 2019 7-9 pm

at the KHSD Board Room
5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309

Share YOUR voice in how Kern High School District spends our money! Join parents, community members, and students to amplify our collective voice in the KHSD. We need our schools to succeed!

More Counselors! Less Expulsions! More Nurses! Less
Suspensions!

Education Matters!

For more information contact:
DHF Education Policy Director, Cecilia Castro 661-428-1258

COLABORATIVA DE EDUCACIÓN JUSTA KERN TE INVITA A PARTICIPAR EN UNA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

lunes 3 de junio de 2019 7-9 pm

en la Sala de Consejo de KHSD
ubicado en 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309

Más Consejeros! Menos Suspensiones! Menos Expulsiones! Más Enfermeras!

Su opinión es muy importante en decidir cómo el Distrito Escolar de la Preparatoria de Kern usa nuestro dinero. Acompañe a padres, miembros de la comunidad y estudiantes del distrito escolar para compartir sus recomendaciónes para mejorar el distrito.

¡La educación importa!

Para más información contacte a:
DHF Directora de Política Educativa, Cecilia Castro 661-428-1258

City of Arvin Announces Safe Routes to School Outreach Events, Thur. 5/2/19

City of Arvin Announces Safe Routes to School Outreach Events, Thur. 5/2/19

On Thursday May 2, 2019 at 6 p.m., the City of Arvin in collaboration with the Dolores Huerta Foundation, the LGC, Alta Planning, and community members will hold outreach events at the Arvin Veteran’s Hall (at 4th and A Street) to seek public comments and participation for Arvin’s Safe Routes to School Plan.

The City aims to increase the safety of active transportation by engaging the schools, parents, students and community resident’s awareness and creating a collaborative plan to keep students safe as they walk, bike, and skateboard to school. The meetings will be held in Spanish and English, and childcare and refreshments will be provided.

Community Organizing Fellow Job Announcement

Community Organizing Fellow Job Announcement

Community Organizing Fellow Job Description

Organization Overview: The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a non-profit organization inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.

Position: The Community Organizing Fellows will receive an intensive training in the house meeting model of organizing. Upon completion of this training they will engage community residents and establish a grassroots base of trained volunteers to engage in advocacy efforts around the 2020 U.S. Census, education, health, and civic engagement outcomes for local residents.

Brief Job Overview:

  1. Master knowledge of the house meeting organizing model and the issues relating to the 2020 U.S. Census.
  1. Build a base of parents, students, and community members conducting a “House Meeting” campaign in their assigned community.
  1. Establish Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) Chapters in assigned communities.
  1. Organize and coordinate monthly community meetings and smaller committee meetings/trainings as needed.
  1. Recruit and train volunteer activists in advocacy projects and activities.
  1. Develop grassroots leadership through delegation and coaching.
  1. Provide weekly written reports to document activities, updates, and results via conference calls and timely updates.
  1. Update contacts on the DHF database on a weekly basis.
  1. Participate in weekly staff calls and monthly staff meetings.
  1. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Experience and passion for community organizing
  • Experience in providing trainings
  • Experience in working with diverse communities
  • A proactive solutions-oriented approach
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), cultural competency, strong listening skills, and humor
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong collaborator and team player
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and Spanish
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, & on-line navigation
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Self-confidence and self-assurance
  • Car & insurance

Employment Terms:

Location: DHF Bakersfield or Sanger office

Full-time: $17/hr

Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits; life insurance

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Moises Hernandez Organizing Department- Administrative Assistant

Dolores Huerta Foundation

PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303 or mhernandez@doloreshuerta.org

Include “Organizing Fellow” application in the subject of your email.