California City Community Organizer & Trainer Job Announcement

CALIFORNIA CITY COMMUNITY ORGANIZER & TRAINER 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 DHF seeks to hire a dynamic and creative Community Organizer & Trainer to engage African American and Latinx residents and establish a grassroots base of trained volunteers to engage in advocacy efforts to improve the education, health and civic engagement outcomes for residents in California City and Mojave.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Build a volunteer base of parents, students, and community members conducting a “House Meeting” campaign within the Mojave School District boundaries. 
  • Recruit and train volunteer activists in planning, facilitation, public speaking, advocacy, media, and outreach.
  • Develop proficiency in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to train and mobilize parents to advocate for their educational priorities through the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) school budgeting process.      
  • Develop and implement a strategic advocacy plan to engage the community on a variety of issues including education, health, LGBTQ equality, and civic engagement. 
  • Coordinate monthly General Meetings (community forums) to inform and activate the base.
  • Establish committees to advocate for education reform while keeping abreast of local, state, and national education justice issues.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations and allies working on educational justice, immigration reform, LGBTQ equality, health care access, etc.
  • Implement the following Civic Engagement activities:
  • Advocate on local, state and national issues to government agencies and public officials. 
  • Engage volunteer residents in non-partisan voter registration, education, Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and other outreach/mobilization programs. 
  • Lead Power Analysis and Campaign Development to address issues affecting underrepresented communities.
  • Establish a media and communications plan to publicize projects and solicit community support.
  • Provide weekly and monthly written management reports to document activities, updates, and results via conference calls and timely updates; Update contacts on the DHF database on a weekly basis.
  • Participate in weekly staff calls, monthly staff meetings, and monthly Kern Education Justice Collaborative meetings.
  • Assist with DHF fundraising activities.
  • Other tasks 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 is a must
  • 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: California City, CA with some commuting to DHF headquarters in Bakersfield

Salary: $36,000/year

Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits; Life insurance

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: 

Camila Chávez, Executive Director

Dolores Huerta Foundation, PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA  93303    OR humanresources@doloreshuerta.org  

Include “California City Organizer Application” in the subject of your email.

Current Opening: Equality Organizer and Trainer Job Announcement

 EQUALITY ORGANIZER & TRAINER JOB DESCRIPTION

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a non-profit organization creating networks of healthy, organized communities pursuing social justice through systemic and structural transformation.

POSITION: The Equality Organizer & Trainer will engage community members to establish a grassroots base of trained volunteers advocating to improve the climate for LGBTQ students and residents in Kern County.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build a volunteer base of Kern County residents and students conducting a “House Meeting” campaign.
  • Establish committees to advocate for LGBTQ rights in the community and in schools while keeping abreast of local, state, and national LGBTQ issues.
  • Coordinate monthly General Meetings (community forums) to inform and activate the base.
  • Develop and implement a strategic advocacy plan to protect the rights of LGBTQ students.
  • Recruit and train volunteer activists in planning, facilitation, public speaking, advocacy, media, and outreach. Assist in co-facilitation of the DHFYouth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative.
  • Participate in collaborations with partner organizations, students, young adults, parents and allies working on LGBTQ equality, educational justice, immigration reform, health care access, etc.
  • Advocate with local agencies and public officials.
  • Advocate on state and national issues.
  • Engage volunteer residents in non-partisan voter registration, education, Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and other outreach/mobilization programs.
  • Lead Power Analysis and Campaign Development to address issues affecting underrepresented communities.
  • Establish a media and communications plan to publicize projects and solicit community support.
  • Provide weekly written reports to document activities, updates, and results via staff meetings, conference calls and timely updates.
  • Update contacts into the DHF database on a weekly basis.
  • Assist in DHF fundraising efforts.
  • Other tasks 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 LGBTQ community and demonstrated LGBTQ cultural competency
  • A proactive solutions-oriented approach
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), strong listening skills, and humor
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong collaborator and team player
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English
  • 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: Bakersfield, CA

Full-time, salary: $38,000/year, non-exempt

Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits; Life insurance

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:

Camila Chávez, Executive Director

Dolores Huerta Foundation, PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303    OR humanresources@doloreshuerta.org

Include “Equality Organizer Application” in the subject of your email.

Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) Intern Intern Job Announcement

YFCEI 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 collaboration with the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center (MLKJFC), DHF recently launched theYouth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) in Kern and Fresno counties.

POSITION: The Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) Intern will work with the YFCEI team to implement the Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) to increase civic participation among low-income, underrepresented youth and their families. The intern will be responsible for supporting DHF’s YFCEI team with administrative tasks, logistics and student transportation. Intern will assist with classes and civic engagement events, class co-facilitation as needed, and communicating with current student participants and their families.  Reports to Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) Director.

RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Support the recruitment and retention of a cohort of 50 middle and high students through ongoing communication with student and student guardians. 
  • Assist with the transportation of students for classes and civic engagement events 
  • Provide peer leadership coaching 
  • Participate in the co-facilitation of classes as needed 
  • Provide material and classroom logistical support
  • Communicate with current student participants and their families 
  • Participate in community and public events together with students and parent volunteers 
  • Interact with community members, elected officials, students, school administrators, teachers, and parents of the students 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates must have at least 1-2 years’ experience working with youth education or non-profit setting and have a genuine passion and interest in the well-being of youth
  • Must have experience with diverse communities (cultures, races, sexual orientation and gender identity)
  • A current driver’s license, a vehicle and auto insurance for transporting youth
  • Must pass background checks
  • Coaching experience is a plus 
  • Advocacy and policy experience is a plus 
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice 
  • LGBT cultural competency 
  • Passion for community organizing                 
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English is a plus
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and during all school breaks 
  • Ability to show warmth, patience and flexibility in this high demanding role 

EMPLOYEMENT TERMS:

Location: Sanger, CA or Bakersfield, CA

Part-time 20 hours per week, salary: $15/hour; non-exempt (Schedule will depend on program needs)

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: 

Yesenia Ocampo, Youth Program Director

Dolores Huerta Foundation, PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303 

or yocampo@doloreshuerta.org

Include “YFCEI Intern Application” in the subject of your email.

Volunteer and Resource Coordinator Job Announcement

Volunteer and Resource Coordinator 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 collaboration with the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center (MLKJFC), DHF launched the Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) in Kern and Fresno counties.

POSITION

The Volunteer and Resource Coordinator position is twofold: 1) to oversee volunteer recruitment, orientation and retention for various DHF programs and activities and 2) Provide referrals and support for DHF youth and their families in need of referrals, resources, and/or social services.  The Volunteer and Resource Coordinator will work as a team member of the Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) and report to the YFCEI Program Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Volunteer Coordination

  • Oversee recruitment, outreach, orientation, training, and supervision of DHF volunteers.
  • Establish partnerships with local businesses to recruit volunteers and secure in kind services and/or resources.
  • Provide intakes of potential volunteers to best match them with DHF program and activities.
  • Implement background checks for volunteers working with youth.
  • Maintain regular communication with volunteer base.
  • Work with DHF staff to meet their volunteer needs.
  • Document volunteer hours and services provided.
  • Assist with volunteer coordination at DHF community events.
  • Organize volunteer appreciation events.
  • Represent DHF in the community.

Resource Coordination 

  • Research local resources & services available to youth and adults and connect them to these resources as necessary.
  • Compile a comprehensive guide for services and resources available to local youth and families.
  • Establish partnerships and agreements with social service agencies to provide referrals for youth and families needing social services. 
  • Maintain confidential records (activity logs, phone logs, referrals, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities.
  • Attend community collaborative meetings for the purpose of gaining information and/or discussing needs and problems involving local youth and adults.
  • Work with YFCEI teammembers and appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose evaluating the needs and assisting specific individuals.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources (e.g. parents, program participants, MFNH staff, outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required.
  • Be on call to assess situations, provide information and/or referrals in a timely manner.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work of the team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Significant experience working with youth and young adults and experience with diverse communities (cultures, races, sexual orientation and gender identity)
  • Social work experience a plus
  • Confidentiality is a professional necessity in the work with youth and their families
  • Social justice advocacy and policy experience and/or community organizing preferred
  • A proactive solutions-oriented approach, self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), strong communication and listening skills, and humor
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English is a must
  • A current driver’s license, a vehicle and auto insurance for transporting youth
  • Pass background check
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, & on-line tools 
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Strong collaborator, team player, able to adapt quickly to changing situations
  • Ability to provide own transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet

EMPLOYMENT TERMS

Location: Bakersfield or Fresno, California 

Full-time, salary beginning at $40,000/year, non-exempt

Excellent medical, dental & vision benefits, life insurance. 

Please send resume, cover letter, and a minimum of 3 references to:

Yesenia Ocampo, Youth Program Director

Dolores Huerta Foundation, PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303

Or yocampo@doloreshuerta.org

Include “Volunteer and Resource Coordinator” in the subject of your e-mail.