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]”

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