Dolores Huerta Foundation Background
Established in 2003, the DHF’s 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. The DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.
Community Organizer & Trainer: The Community Organizer & Trainer engages community residents and establishes a
grassroots base of trained volunteers to engage in advocacy efforts to improve the education,
health, and civic engagement outcomes for residents.
Build a volunteer base of parents, students, and community members conducting a “House Meeting” campaign in targeted neighborhoods.
Recruit and train volunteer activists in planning, facilitation, public speaking, advocacy, media, and outreach.
Develop proficiency in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to train and mobilize parents to advocate for their educational priorities through the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) school budgeting process.
Develop and implement a strategic advocacy plan to engage the community on a variety of issues including education, health, LGBTQ equality, and civic engagement.
Coordinate monthly General Meetings (community forums) to inform and activate the base.
Establish committees to advocate for education reform while keeping abreast of local, state, and national education justice issues.
Collaborate with partner organizations and allies working on educational justice, immigration reform, LGBTQ equality, health care access, etc.
Advocate on local, state and national issues to government agencies and public officials.
Engage volunteer residents in non-partisan voter registration, education, Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and other outreach/ obilization 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 and monthly written management reports to document activities, updates, and results via conference calls and timely updates; Update contacts on the DHF database on a weekly basis.
Participate in weekly staff calls, monthly staff meetings, and monthly Kern Education Justice Collaborative meetings.
Assist with DHF fundraising activities.
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 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
Own car & auto insurance
Location: Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Antelope Valley, Cal City
Full-time, Non-Exempt Status
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
TO APPLY: Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:
Human Resources@ firstname.lastname@example.org
Include “Community Organizer Application” in the subject of your email.