NOW HIRING: School Meals Project Coordinator

NOW HIRING: School Meals Project Coordinator


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.


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. 


  • 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)


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


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: Subject: “School Meals Project Coordinator Applicant: [YOUR NAME]”

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