DHF Now Hiring Education Program Associate

DHF Now Hiring Education Program Associate

Education Program Associate Job Description

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:
Location: Bakersfield, California Full-time, $36,000/year
Medical, dental & vision benefits

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, Fax: 661-322-3171

DHF Now Hiring Computer Technician

DHF Now Hiring Computer Technician

Computer Technician Job Description

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:  We are seeking a detail-oriented, experienced computer technician to join our fast growing organization. In this position, you will play a key role in supporting all computer, technical, and network implantation and usability for our organization. You will also 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.  This position reports directly to the Information Technology Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide all staff with excellent and patient helpdesk support for all technical issues as needed
  • Provide assistance and support on computer equipment, printers, software, and other technical issues
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and system errors
  • Record and document issues and resolutions
  • Prepare software, computer setup, and network configuration for new users and maintain current users
  • Perform data backups
  • Keep systems up-to-date through software and operating systems updates
  • Evaluate connectivity issues, equipment, and software
  • Collaborate with Information Technologies team to resolve problems
  • Install and update network system improvements as needed
  • Assist with the design, implementation, and ongoing support of new software and features

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training – preferred.
  • 1 year of previous experience in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with multiple computer languages (HTML, CSS, Python, Java Script, C++, etc.) – a plus.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of new systems, information, software, and upgrades.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to physically stand, bend, squat, and lift equipment as needed
  • 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
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent time management skills

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Full-time 40 hours per week, salary: $15/hour; non-exempt

Schedule 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

Human Resources Department

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

or humanresources@doloreshuerta.org

Include “Computer Technician Position” in the subject of your email.

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.

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.

DHF is Hiring – Join our Team!

DHF is Hiring – Join our Team!

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 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 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.

Bakersfield Community Organizer and Trainer Position

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 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build a volunteer base of parents, students, and community members conducting a “House Meeting” campaign in targeted Bakersfield neighborhoods.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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: $36,000/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 “Bakersfield Organizer Application” in the subject of your email.

Current Opening: Deputy Director

POSITION                                                                                                    

Deputy Director

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 (E.D.) and the senior management team to oversee the development and implementation of DHF’s strategic and operational plans. (more…)

Current Opening: Human Resources & Administration Manager

POSITION

Human Resources & Administration Manager

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. (more…)

Service Center Coordinator Position

Service Center Coordinator 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 Service Center Coordinator 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Locate and procure appropriate facilities to house Service Centers in areas where Vecinos UnidosChapters are located. Currently in Kern, Tulare, and Fresno Counties.
  • Research local services being provided in each area.
  • Establish collaborations with local agencies and organizations.
  • Establish and coordinate referral networks. 
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with local colleges and high schools.
  • Set up service centers in collaboration Vecinos UnidosChapters.
  • Establish protocols and procedures for providing services.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to staff the service centers.
  • Track and report funds collected on a weekly basis.
  • Support and contribute to DHF’s organizing and membership recruitment efforts.
  • Utilize DHF’s database and business management software.
  • Submit weekly and monthly progress reports.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • A proactive solutions-oriented approach
  • Supervisorial & management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), strong listening skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong collaborator and team player                                     
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English 
  • Translation skills
  • 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   
  • General knowledge of the community
  • Ability to work well with and inspire others
  • Social work experience preferred
  • College education preferred
  • Car & insurance           

EMPLOYMENT TERMS: 

Location: Arvin or Sanger, CA, some commuting to DHF headquarters in Bakersfield.

Full-time, salary beginning at $38,000 per 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 “Service Center Coordinator Application” in the subject of your email.

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.

Youth Development Associate Position

 Youth Development Associate 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 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.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Recruit a cohort of 50 middle and high students through class presentations, nominations, student interviews, school visits, and home visits with family members. 
  • Develop relationships, resources, and power with students and community members, in tune with values and principles of nonviolence and civil rights.   
  • Prepare and implement nonviolence leadership classes in evenings and Saturday mornings.
  • Provide ethical leadership coaching to provide a framework for self-change, as team members develop the capacity to both give and receive coaching with the students, and with other team members.  
  • Plan and participate in community and public events together with students and parent volunteers. 
  • Assist in local and long distance transportation with youth and families. 
  • Interact with community members, elected officials, funders, students, school administrators, teachers, and parents of the students, promoting the mission and purpose of the DHF. 
  • Participate in meetings with school administrators, advancing relationships that assist in identification, communication and integration of youth in selection, school related activities, and excused absences for YFCEI work.   
  • Participate in staff trainings, meetings, planning, and evaluation to ensure execution and evaluation of operational plans; ongoing programmatic training with DHF and MLKJFC 
  • Maintenance of records, documentation of expenses, program reporting, program outcome documentation and other office related responsibilities.  
  • Photograph, video, and document all classes and events and post on agency server, website and social media platforms. 
  • 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 DHF fundraising activities and projects. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Candidate must have 3-5 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
    • A current driver’s license, a vehicle and auto insurance for transporting youth.   
    • Must pass background check
    • Excellent time management skills                 
    • Social justice advocacy, policy, and/or community organizing experience preferred
    • Commitment to social justice  
    • Experience in developing & providing trainings  
    • Coaching experience 
    • A proactive solutions-oriented approach, self-motivated, resourceful, and creative 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), cultural competency, strong listening skills, and humor            
    • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English is a plus 
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, & on-line tools 
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends  
    • Strong collaborator, team player, able to adapt quickly to changing situations   

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:  

Location: Sanger, California  

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

Excellent medical, dental & vision benefits, life insurance. 

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

Yesenia Ocampo, Youth Program Director 

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

yocampo@doloreshuerta.org

Include “YFCEI Youth Development Associate” in the subject of your email.