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 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:
- Master knowledge of the house meeting organizing model and the issues relating to the 2020 U.S. Census.
- Build a base of parents, students, and community members conducting a “House Meeting” campaign in their assigned community.
- Establish Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) Chapters in assigned communities.
- Organize and coordinate monthly community meetings and smaller committee meetings/trainings as needed.
- Recruit and train volunteer activists in advocacy projects and activities.
- Develop grassroots leadership through delegation and coaching.
- Provide weekly written 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 and monthly staff meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
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
Location: DHF Bakersfield or Sanger office
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Include “Organizing Fellow” application in the subject of your email.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a non-profit organization inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer based organizations empowered to pursue social justice.
Youth Development Associate Job Description – The Youth Development Associate will work to increase civic participation among low-income, underrepresented youth and their families. The Youth Development Associate will be responsible for recruiting and working with a cohort of 50 diverse youth; develop classes, trainings, activities; and implement civic engagement projects to develop ethics, moral character, and leadership skills necessary for academic, civic and workforce success. Team members work in a rigorous campaign style environment with regularly scheduled Saturday classes, evening and weekend activities.
Volunteer and Resource Coordinator Job Description – 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.
Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) Intern Job Description – The 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.
Equality Organizer & Trainer Job Description – 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.
Bakersfield Organizer Job Description – The Community Organizer & Trainer engages community residents and establishes a grassroots base of trained volunteers to engage in advocacy efforts to improve the education, health, and civic engagement outcomes for Bakersfield residents.
California City Community Organizer & Trainer Job Description – 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.
Human Resources (HR) & Administrative Manager Job Description – As a member of the Leadership Team, the HR & Administration Manager will oversee DHF’s human resources and administrative operations. The HR & Administration Manager will play a critical role in enhancing DHF’s organizational performance as they expand their scope and reach.
Deputy Director Job Description The Deputy Director will be responsible for the day to day operational management of the DHF as well as coordinate training, orientation, and leadership development of staff and volunteers. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the senior management team to oversee the development and implementation of DHF’s strategic and operational plans.
Service Center Coordinator – The DHF seeks to hire a Service Center Coordinator responsible for setting up and maintaining Vecinos Unidos Service Centers in Sanger and Arvin, California to provide needed services and resources such as translation, notary public, expungement applications, and referrals for a low fee.
Community Organizing Fellow – The DHF seeks to hire a Community Organizing Fellow to 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.
The Kern Education Justice Collaborative invites the communities of the Kern High School District to join us for a Community Forum.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
6 PM – 8 PM
Fellowship Hall at Mill Creek Church
1660 “S” Street
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Corner of Truxtun & “S” (more…)
Please check out the latest issue of the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Weaving Movements Newsletter to learn more about the important gains and accomplishments we made this year. Big thanks to all of our esteemed volunteers and generous donors who make this work possible!
¡Si Se Puede!
Download a PDF version of DHF Weaving Movements Newsletter 2018 using this link.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation would like to raise $25,000 to purchase a previously owned van to help us handle some of our growing transportation needs. (more…)