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.


  • 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.


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


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.