Established in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.
Communications Coordinator (Full-time)
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for an energetic and proactive Communications Coordinator for our Bakersfield, CA Location. Your role work as the Communications Coordinator will write press releases, maintain relationships with press outlets while supporting the goals and values of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
COVID-19 considerations: Currently, all DHF staff are working remotely.
Bachelor Degree in Writing, English, Communication’s or related field
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate
2+ Years’ experience in the Communications Sector
Use digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs, visual elements such as logos a plus
Social justice advocacy experience preferred
Proficient with Microsoft applications
Strong problem-solving skills
Reliable transportation, driver’s license, auto and automobile insurance is a plus
Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English a plus
Dolores Huerta Foundation is proud to offer a variety of benefits to full-time employees and their families:
Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF
Paid Life Insurance
401(k) with 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Please check out the latest issue of the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Vecinos Unidos® Newsletter to learn more about the important gains and accomplishments we made this year. Big thanks to all of our esteemed volunteers and Vecinos Unidos® chapter members who make this work possible!
During the last year, our Education Department at the Dolores Huerta Foundation has been busy empowering parents, teachers and students to make real change in their schools. Throughout the summer and fall of 2020, DHF Education Committees of Vecinos Unidos® participated in a research study to have the necessary information to be able to effectively advocate for healthier and more accessible school meals. This spring Vecino Undios® Chapter members were able to highlight the results of the study to advocate for change. Their advocacy resulted in concrete wins for students and the Sanger Unified School District agreed to offer healthier meal options for students and continue to engage parents on designing a menu that meets the nutritional needs of students.
In April of this year we were also excited to have 8 school districts pass board resolutions to honor Dolores Huerta day on or around April 10th. As part of our efforts to educate students about the life and activism of Dolores Huerta, we hosted the Life of Activist Dolores Huerta Webinar with 7 educators presenting their curriculum as a tool for other educators and parents to educate students about this important work using the Dolores Huerta Curriculum. We had 150 participants from all over California, Texas and Colorado!
And finally, in the last few months, parents and youth have been engaged in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process to ensure the needs of our communities are heard. We were able to train 33 Vecinos Unidos® chapter members, who were ready to make sure their priorities were addressed. Through a series of town halls, we had Vecinos provide recommendations and ask questions to the following districts: Kern High School District, Sanger Unified School District, Parlier Unified School District, Lindsay Unified School District, and Woodlake Unified School District.
Vecinos were empowered with the training they needed and moved to make recommendations to improve their schools. The recommendations they made prioritized: mental health, nutrition and quality of meals, and parent engagement.
We continue to work together in the struggle for education justice and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate with all of you. The struggle continues, but as always, our solidarity is our strength.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is excited to announce our newest youth program component, Liberated Youth for Empowerment (LYFE). LYFE offers young people opportunities to develop a critical lens on history and systems of inequity. LYFE incorporates three vital pathways for personal and professional development: Civic Engagement, Transformational Art, and New Media & Technology. This immersive 5 year program includes a pathway crafted to meet the intersection of community engagement and health/wellness all while amplifying the voices of our future leaders.
DHF Fresno Youth Lead Elisha Mendoza, has been instrumental in keeping her peers motivated and engaged during the planning process. Elisha and other youth leaders played key roles in developing the curriculum and new name for this program; in fact the name, LYFE, was handcrafted by many of them!
Along with this rebrand, we are happy to announce a few promotions and changes to staff. Congratulations are in order as Maria Romero leads the team as Youth Program Director, Gabriela Fernandez enters her new role as Youth Program Manager for Kern & Antelope Valley and last but not least Cesilia Acevedo transitions into Youth Program Manager for Tulare & Fresno. We are proud and honored to have these three leaders in our growing organization as they embody our values and passion for social justice.