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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Humboldt Area Foundation is currently hiring for the following open positions: 

Community Strategies Coordinator

This is an hourly, full time (40 hours/week) position based in Bayside, CA.  Compensation is $16.00-$20.00 DOE, and includes health, retirement benefits, and paid holidays and sick time. This position demands a flexible work schedule as early morning, evening, weekend, and overtime hours may be required.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 5, 2018

The Community Strategies Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Equity Alliance of the North Coast, Native Cultures Fund, and other collaborative efforts the Foundation engages in with our communities, with specific responsibility for executing administrative and logistical tasks, grant research and writing, internal and external communications, and coordinating an handling logistics for events that engage a diverse cross-section of community members. Ideal candidates will have an interest in joining a team learning to effectively navigate challenging conversations about common community and organizational issues such as race, power dynamics, and individual and collective opportunities for improvement.

Minimum requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, three years of full-time experience working or volunteering in an administrative support role; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, demonstrates cultural humility and commitment to understanding and transforming/dismantling racialized inequities; maintains awareness of big picture goals while implementing objectives, details and key administrative tasks; good written and verbal communication skills; proficiency and comfort executing intermediate level functions with the Microsoft Office suite and social media; experience taking meeting notes; ability to coordinate and schedule complex calendars; effective time management skills and techniques for work in a fast-paced environment; ability to take direction from multiple staff members and a willingness to assist teammates to meet deadlines; provides excellent customer service and has experience working with a diverse public in a welcoming, helpful and gracious manner; and possesses a valid California driver’s license and current auto insurance.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to review the job description below for a complete list of minimum and preferred qualifications:

Community Strategies Coordinator Job Announcement_11.17.pdf

Application Procedure: Please email the following three (3) documents to admin@hafoundation.org:

  1. An electronic resume (preferably in PDF or Word format) 
  2. cover letter (Please use your cover letter to explain your experience in any of the minimum or preferred  qualifications required for this position if they are not specifically addressed in your resume.  Applicants are evaluated based on how well they match the desired qualifications in this job description.)
  3. short writing sample (no more than 2-3 pages, demonstrating your ability to think critically and communicate effectively)

More Information: For more information about this position, contact Jen Rice at jenr@hafoundation.org or (707)442-2993.  For more information about Humboldt Area Foundation, visit www.hafoundation.org.



Employment Application Form

Please review each individual job description for application requirements.  Some positions require submission of a writing sample. If you are having difficulty uploading files, please contact admin@hafoundation.org.


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