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.


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

Include “Organizing Fellow” application in the subject of your email.