May Day March

May Day March


In honor of #MayDay our organizers along with community members marched the streets of Fresno & Tulare standing in solidarity while commemorating the efforts and victories of Workers & Immigrants Rights around the world. May Day is not recognized as a holiday in the United States, however, we at DHF will continue to honor and celebrate it as such. Learn more about the history of May Day in the video below. #SíSePuede

NOW HIRING: Communications Director

NOW HIRING: Communications Director

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Established in 2003, the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s (DHF) mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.

POSITION:

The Communications Director takes direction from and reports to the Executive Director on projects and activities related to communications programming, press coordination and social media. The Communication director supervises a team and  oversees the following: 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate and implement frequent communications and updates, such as calls to action, updates and promotion of DHF’s work to donors and supporters.
  • Oversee regular social media and website updates regarding DHF projects, campaigns, and successes, calls to action and promotion of DHF’s work.
  • Write and send media advisories, press releases, make outreach calls to the press to encourage attendance at DHF events, create press packets, establish relationships with members of the press, regularly update the DHF press list, and track DHF press hits and promote on social media.
  • Train staff on communications with the press and best practices for messaging; assist staff members preparing for press interviews.
  • Execute departmental needs in their respective action plans such as flyers, social media promotion, press promotion, etc.
  • Oversee and coordinate graphic design needs for the DHF team including flyers, merchandise, and publications.
  • Create and publish regular publications: Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) quarterly newsletter, Weaving Movements Newsletter, and Community Alliance monthly sponsored page.
  • Provide writing support and editing for DHF President, Executive Director, and other staff.
  • Create and publish Op Eds and Letters to the Editor.
  • Track DHF events and collect staff event report forms, photos, videos, and press clippings.
  • Produce and coordinate the distribution of DHF fundraising appeals. Coordinate with the Development Department to express timely gratitude to donors and supporters through a variety of communication methods.
  • Oversee responses to correspondence and inquiries for DHF from the general public.
  • Attend staff meetings, Director meetings and submit weekly/monthly reports, 
  • Other duties as assigned (ie. Fundraising, data entry, and Get Out the Vote)

Knowledge Skills Abilities & Required Qualifications

  • Excellent time management skills   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information and sources  
  • Proficiency Office 365 Applications
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English is a plus  
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends  

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in creative writing or related field (relevant experience can substitute for education requirement.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a management position
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals

Benefits: Eligible the 1st of the month following 60 days of service:

  • Medical: Kaiser HMO, $10 office visit copay
  • Dental: Guardian PPO, $30 deductible, 100% preventive care  
  • Vision: VSP Choice Network $25 copay, 
  • Life Insurance. Guardian, $25,000 life insurance policy provided by DHF with an option to purchase additional life insurance

Eligible after 1 year of service and hours requirement met:

Retirement: Principal Financial, DHF offers a 3% match 

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:

Kern, Salary, FLSA Status: F/T Exempt

2022 Spring Vecinos Unidos® Newsletter

2022 Spring Vecinos Unidos® Newsletter

Please check out the latest issue of the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Vecinos Unidos® Newsletter to learn more about the important gains and accomplishments that DHF Vecinos made this year. Big thanks to all of the esteemed volunteers and generous community members who make this work possible!

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Letter from the Executive Director

The San Joaquin Valley has seen many injustices within the past few years, which is why we continue to mobilize and empower communities with COVD-19 resources and services, health equity education, and tools to combat systemic racism. Through it all, we triumph working with community members like you. Throughout the last year, we continued to fight against COVID-19 and together with our partners we have provided direct assistance to our communities and administered over 7,000 vaccinations. The effort against COVID-19 continues and we ask that if you or someone you know needs assistance in finding a vaccination site or registering for an appointment, please call us at: 661-383-2588.  

As we look forward to the coming months and all the work that is yet to be done, we are strengthened by the knowledge that together we’ll continue to make important changes in our communities. We look forward to organizing alongside you for the upcoming elections on Tuesday, June 7th (primary election) and Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (general election). Holding elected officials accountable is our right and responsibility. If you are eligible to vote, please make sure to register and visit www.sos.ca.gov to update your information and learn more about how you can get involved.  Even if you can’t vote, you can help educate voters in your neighborhood.

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you. Our solidarity is our strength.  Si Se Puede!

Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, to the 2022 Clean Water Forum

The Impact Fund and Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability hosted their 3rd annual Clean Water Forum in Bakersfield on April 1-2. The free two-day conference brought together practitioners, experts, and community groups to engage in strategic conversations regarding the state of water litigation, with a particular focus on work that can affect communities in California’s Central Valley. Dolores Huerta sent this greeting and call to action for those attending.

HOLD PANAMA BUENA VISTA SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABLE!

HOLD PANAMA BUENA VISTA SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABLE!

Redistricting determines if residents have fair representation in government and whether their representatives will reflect their interests. District lines can keep a community together or split it apart, thus leaving it without a representative who feels responsible for its concerns.

Join us as we urge the Panama Buena Vista School District to choose maps that will better serve the students in the area. The current maps that are being proposed are unacceptable and do not offer proper representation and equity for the surrounding community. Hold the school board accountable, fight for fair maps tonight 3/29/22 @ 5pm Panama Buena Vista School District 4200 Ashe Rd Bakersfield.

For more information on how to review the proposed maps, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pQE99p6O4L9IVC_30oMaGW8_WCmNPVd12sotxE7n1pA/edit?usp=sharing

NOW HIRING: School Meals Project Coordinator

NOW HIRING: School Meals Project Coordinator

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Established in 2003, the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s (DHF) mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.

POSITION:

The DHF Education Policy Program seeks to hire a School Meals Project Coordinator to educate, train, organize, and engage community members to advocate for health and nutrition through Civic Engagement. The School Meals Project Coordinator will create a curriculum regarding issues related to health and nutrition. The curriculum will be centered on empowering parents, students and community members to advocate for community health. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Education Policy Director to produce planning and coordination of health education programs, projects, and/or campaigns.
  • Cultivate DHF participation in collaborations with partner organizations and seek allies addressing food insecurity in the San Joaquin Valley 
  • Maintain analysis and oversight of existing health and nutrition policies at target school districts
  • Research and compile data to support state and national legislative efforts addressing food insecurity.
  • Develop positive relationships with school districts to support DHF’s advocacy work.
  • Communicate and coordinate with parents and community members with projects, campaigns, and media opportunities. 
  • Facilitate training for parents and other community members on a variety of health, 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 duties as assigned (nonpartisan voter engagement, data collection & data entry, and fundraising)

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience can be substituted for education 
  • 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 personable
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Excellent team player
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Videoconference, google drive, & 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
  • California Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation and auto insurance

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:

Location: Kern County

Hourly rate: $21.50

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

  • 75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF
  • Paid Life Insurance 
  • 401(k) with Employer Match 
  • Accrued Paid Vacation
  • Internal learning and development programs

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

humanresources@doloreshuerta.org Subject: “School Meals Project Coordinator Applicant: [YOUR NAME]”

Dolores Huerta: Labor Rights Icon On Standing Up For Working People

Dolores Huerta: Labor Rights Icon On Standing Up For Working People

Legendary organizer and activist Dolores Huerta grew up in an integrated community in Stockton, Calif. As a schoolteacher, she noticed that her students, many of whom were children of farm workers, were living in poverty. It was this realization that led Huerta to quit teaching and organize a path to create change.

In the 1950s, Huerta met Cesar Chavez. Together, they organized agricultural workers to demand better working conditions and higher wages and co-founded the United Farm Workers in 1962. More than 60 years into her activism, she continues to speak out as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Huerta joins host Tetiana Anderson to reflect on her journey to transform labor rights in America.

NOW HIRING: Community Organizer & Trainer

NOW HIRING: Community Organizer & Trainer

Dolores Huerta Foundation Background
Established in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. The DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.

Community Organizer & Trainer: 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 residents.

RESPONSIBILITIES
 Build a volunteer base of parents, students, and community members conducting a “House Meeting” campaign in targeted 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/ obilization 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
 Own car & auto insurance


EMPLOYMENT TERMS:
Location: Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Antelope Valley, Cal City
Full-time, Non-Exempt Status

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

  • 75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF
  • Paid Life Insurance 
  • 401(k) with Employer Match 
  • Accrued Paid Vacation
  • Internal learning and development programs


TO APPLY: Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:
Human Resources@ humanresources@doloreshuerta.org
Include “Community Organizer Application” in the subject of your email.

Dolores Huerta’s Statement on the Appointment of Justice Patricia Guerrero to California’s Supreme Court

“We congratulate Justice Patricia Guerrero on her historic appointment to California’s Supreme Court and thank Governor Gavin Newsom for his extraordinary vision. Justice Patricia Guerrero’s appointment honors all Latina women and inspires Latina girls to reach their dreams. This assures our community that the judiciary reflects all the people in California.”
Camila Chávez receives a 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

Camila Chávez receives a 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

This week, The James Irvine Foundation announced that our Co-Founder and Executive Director Camila Chávez was named as one of the 2022 Leadership Award recipients. The Award comes with a $250,000 grant to continue the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s work of strengthening underrepresented communities by training and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Learn more by visiting https://irvineawards.org/award-recipient/camila-chavez/

Help us spread the word so we can inspire new audiences to support DHF’s work. You can share our video and other graphics found here on social media and with your networks.

NOW HIRING: Door-to-door Canvassers in Kern, Antelope Valley, Sanger & Tulare

NOW HIRING: Door-to-door Canvassers in Kern, Antelope Valley, Sanger & Tulare

Dolores Huerta Foundation Background
Established in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. The DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.

Door-to-door Canvassers: The Dolores Huerta Foundation seeks Door-to-door Canvassers to work as part of a seasonal campaign team engaging in door to door canvassing in Antelope Valley, Sanger & Fresno County Canvassers will target neighborhoods most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to provide information and resources as well as assist community members by conveniently scheduling online vaccination appointments for those who need them.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic tech skills, understanding how to navigate cellular apps and browse web, ability to read and use maps to follow directions
  • Must be prepared to work in all types of weather, ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, ability to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Punctuality, arrive to canvassing location on designated dates and times ready to canvas
  • Strong verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal communication skills
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude, Strong team player
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred)
  • Experience in community outreach and canvassing (preferred)
  • Reliable transportation (preferred)
  • Must reside in the respected regions you are applying for.

TO APPLY: 

1. Complete this Screening Survey > https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YyMgP4LFhivy5jof8iE0z8SpKuJjJkK7jGs5GN0oiAs/viewform?edit_requested=true

2. Send Resume and 3 References (names and phone numbers) to Kelley Herrera, HR Manager: Humanresources@doloreshuerta.org Email subject: “[County/Region] Canvasser”

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