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

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]”

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.

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”

End the pandemic in your community now. Be part of the change!!

NOW HIRING: Education Organizer in Antelope Valley & Fresno

NOW HIRING: Education Organizer in Antelope Valley & Fresno

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.

Education Organizer

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for an energetic individual to join our Education Team. The DHF seeks to hire an Education Organizer to support DHF’s program to educate, train, organize, and engage community members to participate in school district advocacy and practice community wellness.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide support to the Education Policy Director with planning and coordination of education programming, projects, and/or campaigns.

2. Develop sustainable partnerships with organizations working on education justice.   

3.  Maintain analysis and oversight of Local Control Accountability Plans in targeted school districts, including but not limited to: Arvin, Union, Lamont, Vineland, Greenfield Union, Woodlake Unified, Lindsay Unified, Parlier Unified, Sanger Unified, Kern High, Bakersfield City, Mojave Unified, Lancaster Unified, Palmdale Unified, Antelope Valley.

4.  Research and compile data including restorative justice, mental health, and school climate to inform and support DHF education program initiatives.

5.. Develop expertise in school climate, parent engagement, and school district policies and practices  to support DHF’s advocacy work.

6. Assist with developing student and parent trainings  to engage in education advocacy and civic engagement topics 

7. Facilitate trainings for parents and other community members on a variety of civic engagement and education curriculum in both Spanish and English.

9. Create content for newsletters and various social media platforms to update community members and partners on our work.

10. Provide weekly written reports to document activities, updates, and results via conference calls and timely updates.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Excellent cultural competency
  • Strong collaborator, able to adapt quickly to changing situations
  • Experience in providing trainings (preferred)
  • 2+ Years’ experience in a community outreach or social justice advocacy (preferred)
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English (preferred)

Requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited college (Equivalent relevant experience may be substituted)
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft 365 & video conference such as Zoom, Skype, Google Meets
  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license and automobile insurance 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

Dolores Huerta Foundation is proud to offer a variety of  benefits to full-time employees and their family:

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:

Human Resources Dolores Huerta Foundation PO Box 2087 Bakersfield, CA 93303  or via email: humanresources @doloreshuerta.org

NOW HIRING: Youth Peer Lead in Kern, Sanger & Tulare

NOW HIRING: Youth Peer Lead in Kern, 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.

The Role of the Youth Peer Lead (Part-time)
The Youth Peer Lead will work with the DHF Youth team to increase access to training around advocacy,
healing, and technology for Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Latinx and LGBTQ2+ youth.
Youth Peer leads will be trained in a peer-to-peer model focusing on one of the following pathways:
civic engagement/advocacy, cultural arts and healing, or technology.

Qualifications/Requirements
● Candidate must be current DHF Youth Leader
● Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community and youth empowerment
● Coaching experience is a plus
● Demonstrated passion and interest in the well-being of youth and commitment to social justice
and community organizing

● Must be available to work 12-20 hours a week and have ability to work evenings, weekends and
school breaks (spring, summer, winter)
● Driver’s license, auto and automobile insurance is a plus
● Pass background check

Please send your resume, three professional references and cover letter detailing your interest and
qualifications for the position, via email to humanresources@doloreshuerta.org subject line: “[COUNTY YOU ARE APPLYING IN]: Youth Peer Lead”


The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

NOW HIRING: Youth Organizers in Fresno

NOW HIRING: Youth Organizers in Fresno

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.

The Role of the Youth Organizer (Full-time)
Under the direct supervision of the Youth Program Manager, the Youth Organizer will implement
of inclusive and culturally relevant programming that promotes the principles of social justice and civic
engagement. The Youth Organizer will work with a small team to implement the Youth Program to increase civic participation among low-income, disenfranchised youth and their families. The Youth Organizer will be responsible for recruiting and working with a cohort of diverse youth. The Youth Organizer will facilitate classes, trainings, activities, and civic engagement projects to develop ethics, moral character, and leadership skills necessary for academic, civic and
workforce success.

Qualifications/Requirements:
● 3-5 years’ experience working with youth education
● Social justice advocacy experience preferred
● Proficient with Office & Microsoft applications
● Strong collaborator, able to adapt to an ever changing environment
● Reliable transportation
● Driver’s license, auto and automobile insurance is a plus
● Able to work evenings and weekends
● Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English a plus
● Must pass background check

Benefits: Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
● 75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF
● Paid Life Insurance
● 401(k) with 3% Employer Match
● Up to 4 weeks’ Vacation Internal learning and development programs

Please send your resume, three professional references and cover letter detailing your interest and
qualifications for the position, via email to humanresources@doloreshuerta.org subject line: “[COUNTY YOU ARE APPLYING IN]: Youth Organizer”

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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