NOW HIRING: Communications Organizer

NOW HIRING: Communications Organizer

Position Title: Communications Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Kern
Reports to: Communications Director
Pay rate: $22 – 25.00/hourly

The Organization
The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a growing 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization. Our mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations
empowered to pursue social justice. DHF is based in Bakersfield, California. We organize in the
counties of Tulare, Fresno, Kern, and the high desert area of Los Angeles County. We are seeking
Student Success Mentors who are passionate about supporting this work.

Position Summary
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for an energetic and proactive Communications Coordinator
for our Bakersfield Location. This role will write press releases, and maintain relationships with press
outlets while supporting the goals and values of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Write and distribute media advisories and press releases.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with press outlets and reporters
  • Field calls from/to journalists; pitch stories and interviews supporting the organization’s goals and values.
  • Create effective and organized press/media advisory kits coordinate press conferences.
  • Regularly update the DHF press list, Build press contact info, and maintain the database.
  • Track, report, and promote high-profile DHF press and media coverage (links, photos, videos, press clippings, screen grabs).
  • Monitor and compile press reports.
  • Review and reply to correspondence and inquiries for DHF from the general public (sisepuede email and general office line inquiries)
  • Training staff on interview best practices, public speaking tips, and DHF-approved messaging for relevant social issues in regard to interviews.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Director, write the Vecinos Unidos Newsletter, DHF Community Alliance, and Weaving Movements publications.
  • Create and publish Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor in collaboration with other departments.
  • Track Op-ed organization-wide.
  • Coordinate and maintain the interview calendar alongside the speaking engagement calendar.
  • Develop, execute, and track public relations strategy.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications or a relevant field.
  • An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as
  • Proven experience as a communications specialist or in a related field.
  • Use digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs, visual elements such as logos
  • Social justice advocacy experience preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license, and automobile insurance is a plus
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English a plus

Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to
Type “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified
applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental
disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status
protected under federal, state and/or local law.




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Dancing with Dolores 2023

Dancing with Dolores 2023

Join us for a magical evening celebrating Dolores Huerta’s 93rd birthday and her honorary and her honorary degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa from the University of Southern California.


FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles (Across from Olvera Street)

Dance party and concert with Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Orchestra with remarks by Dolores Huerta & Special Guests.

Masters of Ceremonies Bel Hernandez and David Damian Figueroa

Sponsor Reception Admission: 5:30 pm
Concert Gates Open: 6:30 pm
Concert: 7-9:30 pm

Maria Brenes
Nalleli Cobo
Hon. Hilda Solis

The Building Fund for the Dolores Huerta
Peace and Justice Cultural Center
Go to for more information

Vecinos/Vecinas: $50|Amigos
Amigas: $100
Primos/Primas: $250
Compadres/Comadres: $500
Padrinos/Madrinas table Sponsor: $5,000

This event is limited to 500 guests. Order your tickets today!

Mesa Pacific
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Pac Fed Benefit Administrators
Teamsters Local 986

Vidal Herrera
Muriel Pollia Foundation – Michael Keegan

Barbara Jacobs
David Damian Figueroa and James Foster
James and Rachel Garrison
Barbara Lee for US Senate
Gabriel Sandoval
IBEW Local 11
Women’s March Foundation


El Proyecto del Barrio

La Plaza De Cultura y Artes

Honorary Host Committee
Hon. Maria Elena Durazo, CA Senator
Hon. Anthony Rendon, Speaker, CA Assembly
Hon. Miguel Santiago, CA Assembly Member
Hon. Hilda Solis, LA County Supervisor
Cristela Alonzo, Comedian, Actress, Writer, Producer
Maria Brenes, InnerCity Struggle
Barbara Carrasco, Dolores Huerta Foundation Board Member
Chris Espinoza, PacFed
Larry Frank, UCLA Labor Center
David Damian Figueroa
Jim Garrison, Mesa Pacific
Mark Gonzalez, Los Angeles Democratic Party
Emiliana Guereca, President, Women’s March Foundation
Cruz Phillips, Dolores Huerta Foundation Board Member
Leda Ramos, Community Engagement, Women’s March Foundation
Corinne Sanchez, Esqm El Proyecto del Barrio

2023 DHF 18th Annual Richard E. Chavez Celebrity Golf Classic

2023 DHF 18th Annual Richard E. Chavez Celebrity Golf Classic

The Dolores Huerta Foundation’s (DHF) Celebrity Golf Classic Committee is excited to announce our 18th Annual Richard E. Chavez Celebrity Golf Classic & Ben Maddock Memorial Awards Dinner on Friday, October 6, 2023 at the Links at Riverlakes Ranch Golf Course in Bakersfield, California.

We are thrilled to return to a full tournament for our longest running annual event and invite you to support us as a sponsor and register as a player. Previous celebrity guests include Cristela Alonzo, Benjamin Bratt, Raymond Cruz, Rosario Dawson, Kenneth Landreaux, Dennis Leoni, Eva Longoria, Joey Medina, Jay Montalvo, Jose Solano, Esai Morales, Valente Rodriguez, and Laffit Pincay.

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