DHF is proud to announce that on Saturday, July 13th, Vecinos Unidos parents will be convening, for the first time, with parents from across the state as part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign CA network.
Parent leaders will convene for an opportunity to gain an understanding of how to create goals that will support the statewide mission to end the school to prison pipeline. Parents will share knowledge on how to organize as agents for change, showing solidarity between the Latinx and African American communities.
ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community benefit organization that organizes at the grassroots level, engaging and developing natural leaders. DHF creates leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, and policy advocacy. DHF operates under its mission of “Inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.”
POSITION: The DHF seeks to hire an education program associate to support DHF’s program to educate, train, organize, and engage community members to participate for health and racial equity in their schools and districts. The education program associate will create curriculum and facilitate trainings in both English and Spanish for leadership development of volunteer residents, parents, and students.
Provide support to Education Policy Director with planning and coordination of education program, projects, and/or campaigns.
Cultivate DHF participation in collaborations with partner organizations and allies working on educational justice.
Provide support to Kern Education Justice Collaborative (KEJC):
Finalize meeting agendas, take and distribute minutes
Follow through on Collaborative projects (coordinate site visits, media and communications, working with partners throughout the state)
Monitor targeted school districts’ policies and practices.
Maintain analysis and oversight of Local Control Accountability Plans in targeted school districts, including Arvin Union, Lamont, Vineland, Greenfield Union, Woodlake Unified, Lindsay Unified, Sanger Unified, Kern High, and Bakersfield City.
Research and compile data to inform and support DHF education program initiatives.
Develop expertise in school climate, parent engagement, and community schools to support DHF’s advocacy work.
Assist with developing student and parent training curriculum development using Popular Education techniques on comprehensive education and civic engagement topics.
Facilitate trainings for parents and other community members on a variety of civic engagement and education curriculum in both Spanish and English.
Create content for newsletters and various social media platforms to update community members and partners on our work.
Provide weekly written reports to document activities, updates, and results via conference calls and timely updates.
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
• A proactive solutions-oriented approach
• Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), cultural competency,
strong listening skills, and humor
• Patience and flexibility
• Excellent 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
• Strong collaborator, team player, able to adapt quickly to changing situations
• Time management skills
• Self-confidence and self-assurance
• Car & insurance
Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:
Camila Chávez, Executive Director
Dolores Huerta Foundation
PO Box 2087
Bakersfield, CA 93303 OR firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: 661-322-3171
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for volunteers for Voter Registration and to gather signatures for the Schools and Communities First Campaign to close California’s commercial property tax loophole and invest more than $68 million our local communities.
Voters in California have the chance to join together and make sure that by having everyone contribute their fair share, we can have the schools & community services all our families need to thrive.
We’re joining together, going all in for all of us, to stop big corporations from cheating our communities while they rake in record profits.
WALK AND PHONE BANKS HAPPENING
Saturday 6/22 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday 6/29 10 am – 2 pm
Volunteer shifts are 3-4 hours long. Volunteers are welcome to do more than one shift
Meet at the Brower Building, 1527 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 in the 4th Floor Conference Room
For more information, contact DHF Civic Engagement Coordinators Jess Contreras at (661) 421-3424, email@example.com or Eliana Honeycutt at (661) 527-3898, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re not available on the weekend, there are many other opportunities available.
Join the DHF in promoting CIVIC ENGAGEMENT and STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY! With your participation, we could have a tremendous impact that would lead to better schools and healthier neighborhoods. Make a difference in your community by registering and educating voters!
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a non-profit organization inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer based organizations empowered to pursue social justice.
Click on job description links for application instructions.
Education Program Associate Job Description – The Education Program Associate will support DHF’s program to educate, train, organize, and engage community members to participate for health and racial equity in their schools and districts. The education program associate will create curriculum and facilitate trainings in both English and Spanish for leadership development of volunteer residents, parents, and students.
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 Job Description– The Service Center Coordinator will be responsible for setting up and maintaining Vecinos UnidosService 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 Job Description– The Community Organizing Fellow 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.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern Job Description – The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern will work with the GIS team to collaborate on GIS projects that highlight the work of the foundation and will be responsible for supporting DHF’s GIS team with data entry, updating story maps, researching data for new projects, and surveys.
Computer Technician Job Description – The Computer Technician will play a key role in supporting all computer, technical, and network implantation and usability for our organization and provide initial new user setup, troubleshoot technical problems, work with the Information Technologies team to swiftly resolve issues, and maintain and update all current programs.