NOW HIRING: Community Organizer & Trainer

NOW HIRING: Community Organizer & Trainer

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES
 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

QUALIFICATIONS:
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


EMPLOYMENT TERMS:
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@ humanresources@doloreshuerta.org
Include “Community Organizer Application” in the subject of your email.

NOW HIRING: Youth Organizers in Fresno

NOW HIRING: Youth Organizers in Fresno

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.

The Role of the Youth Organizer (Full-time)
Under the direct supervision of the Youth Program Manager, the Youth Organizer will implement
of inclusive and culturally relevant programming that promotes the principles of social justice and civic
engagement. The Youth Organizer will work with a small team to implement the Youth Program to increase civic participation among low-income, disenfranchised youth and their families. The Youth Organizer will be responsible for recruiting and working with a cohort of diverse youth. The Youth Organizer will facilitate classes, trainings, activities, and civic engagement projects to develop ethics, moral character, and leadership skills necessary for academic, civic and
workforce success.

Qualifications/Requirements:
● 3-5 years’ experience working with youth education
● Social justice advocacy experience preferred
● Proficient with Office & Microsoft applications
● Strong collaborator, able to adapt to an ever changing environment
● Reliable transportation
● Driver’s license, auto and automobile insurance is a plus
● Able to work evenings and weekends
● Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English a plus
● Must pass background check

Benefits: Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
● 75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF
● Paid Life Insurance
● 401(k) with 3% 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 humanresources@doloreshuerta.org subject line: “[COUNTY YOU ARE APPLYING IN]: Youth Organizer”

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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