Employment Opportunities

Humboldt Area Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and offers a variety employment possibilities for individuals who believe in and want to support our mission of promoting and encouraging generosity, leadership, and inclusion.

We seek to hire a diverse staff of dedicated individuals who are committed to producing top quality work, who want to use their unique strengths and abilities to make a lasting difference, and who are sensitive to and knowledgeable of the needs of the continually changing communities we serve.

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Our affiliate True North Organizing Network is hiring for the following open position:

True North Community Organizer - Del Norte County (Deadline: 4/29/18)

This is a full time position based in Crescent City, CA.  Compensation is $43,000 to $48,000 DOE, and includes health, retirement benefits, and paid holidays and sick time. Schedule includes significant evening and weekend work.

Deadline: Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Del Norte Community Organizer will be responsible for working with a variety of congregations, neighborhood and/or community-based groups to find and develop leaders, identify issues important to the local members, and work with leaders to design campaign strategies and win policy changes that improve communities and the quality of life for residents.

The ideal candidate will be an individual that excels in relationship-building, has strong instincts of how to build teams and build power, and has exceptional follow-through on tasks and plans; has a demonstrated ability to work in a multi-faith, multi-racial, multi-ethnic contexts; has a demonstrated a commitment  for equity, justice and healthy communities; has strong listening, communication, and public speaking skills; possesses a capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting our communities; is self-directed, highly motivated and has an ability to provide positive, disciplined leadership in an unstructured environment; has experience and comfort using computers, email systems, and basic office equipment; possess a driver’s license, car insurance, and access to a reliable automobile to travel within Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Spanish fluency and experience working with Native American populations and Tribal governments is preferred, but is not required.

For more information about this position, contact Julia Lerma at JuliaL@truenorthorganizing.org or call (707) 933-7653.

For more information about True North Organizing Network, visit www.truenorthorganizing.org 

Those interested in applying for this position are strongly encouraged to review the complete job description, including a full list of minimum and preferred qualifications. Click below to download.

 DelNorteOrganizerJobAnnct_4.9.18.pdf


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          True North Organizing Network - Community Organizer - Deadline 4/29/18

          This is a full time position, including significant evening and weekend work, based in Crescent City, Smith River and Klamath, CA including travel within Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. The position is hourly, non-exempt while in training (up to first 6 months), with the expectation that the position will transition to exempt once employee is trained and oriented to the work. Compensation is $43,000-$48,000, depending upon experience, includes health and retirement benefits, paid holidays and sick time.

          Deadline: Sunday, April 29, 2018

          True North Organizing Network is seeking a full-time community organizer to work in multiple communities in Del Norte County. A community organizer with True North works with a variety of congregations, neighborhood and/or community-based groups to find and develop leaders, identify issues important to the local members, design campaign strategies, and win policy changes that improve communities and the quality of life for residents. True North highly values staff development, support and growth. We value hard work and balance for our families. We offer weekly staff development and coaching opportunities, as well as opportunities to participate in PICO regional and national trainings.

          This individual is expected to be a full participant in achieving the True North mission, with specific responsibility to develop community leadership through the principles and practices of the PICO model of community organizing; build relationships, leadership of members in at least three (3) Local Organizing Committees and work with them to set listening goals, research options, define issues and conduct public actions to resolve community concerns; work with faith, spiritual and institutional leaders from diverse traditions to build relationships and to act in the public arena on issues affecting their members; conduct one-to-one visits with community leaders, clergy, and community stakeholders on a consistent and frequent basis; participate in True North and the PICO National Network initiatives and campaigns to move policy at regional, state and national levels; participate in fundraising and administrative activities as required; and participate in staff professional development sessions and other training activities. 

          We are seeking an individual who excels in relationship-building, has strong instincts of how to build teams and build power, and has exceptional follow-through on tasks and plans. Strong candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work in a multi-faith, multi-racial, multi-ethnic contexts; strong interpersonal and relational skills, and interest in people; a good listener, and good communication skills; capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting our communities; experience/comfort working with clergy, people of faith, faith and spiritual communities around social change issues; strong public speaking, writing, and analytical skills and experienc; demonstrated a commitment  for equity, justice and healthy communities; desire to learn and openness to challenge; a self-directed, highly motivated orientation and an ability to provide positive, disciplined leadership in an unstructured environment; experience with and comfort using computers, email systems, and basic office equipment; and must possess a driver’s license, car insurance, and access to a reliable automobile to travel within Humboldt and Del Norte counties. 

          For more information about this position, contact Julia Lerma at JuliaL@truenorthorganizing.org or call (707) 933-7653. 

          For more information about True North Organizing Network, visit www.truenorthorganizing.org 

          Those interested in applying for this position are strongly encouraged to review the complete job description, including a full list of minimum and preferred qualifications. Click below to download.



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