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Updated June 23, 2014

 

True North Community Organzing Network Administrative Coordinator

Location: Crescent City and Bayside, CA, including travel within Del Norte & Humboldt Counties

Time Commitment: 20 hours/week, including evening and weekend work; Temporary grant funded position at Humboldt Area Foundation with high potential for future 3/4 time or full-time work in within the next 6 months.

Status: Part-time, temporary grant-funded position at Humboldt Area Foundation 

Compensation: $15.50 - 17.50/hour, depending on experience

Deadline: July 14, 2014

About True North Community Organizing Network

The True North Community Organizing Network (True North) is currently working in seven communities across Del Norte and Humboldt Counties and Tribal lands. Our values-driven, relationship-based method of organizing supports community leaders to identify common community concerns, conduct research and create policy solutions with decision-makers to achieve dignity and equity for all people. By engaging in community organizing training, everyday people are empowered to become courageous, skilled leaders able to boldly address important issues in their communities. 

Job Description: This individual is expected to be a full participant in achieving the True North mission, with specific responsibility for coordinating activities led by the True North Director, True North staff, and Board of Directors.

The position is focused on: 

  • Working closely with True North Director, Organizers and Board of Directors, HAF and WRCF management staff, and PICO staff in their efforts to develop an independent organization dedicated to supporting values-based community organizing; 
  • Developing relationships with staff, community members and organizational leaders who participate in True North; 
  • Coordinating True North Director’s very demanding schedule to reflect organizational priorities; Coordinating scheduling, communications, documentation and logistics for True North Board of Directors; 
  • Coordinating and maintaining travel arrangements, registrations, reservations and reimbursements; 
  • Entering and coordinating data entry in True North database; 
  • Supporting True North Director and Board of Directors’ financial management efforts, including preparing expense reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, development and implementation of fundraising efforts; 
  • Coordinating True North’s communication strategies; Providing proactive and responsive IT support; and  Providing logistical support to program staff for meetings and events, including preparation of materials;venue, presentation and refreshment logistics; communications; and IT needs.  
To read the full description please click below:

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Application Procedure: Please email the following three (3) documents to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

1. An electronic resume (preferably in PDF format) including salary history and three references 

2. A cover letter (outlining qualifications for this position) 

3. A writing sample (demonstrating ability to think critically and communicate effectively) 

Deadline: Resumes must be received by July 14, 2014. 

More Information: For more information about this position, contact Jen Rice at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (707) 442-2993. For more information about Humboldt Area Foundation, visit www.hafoundation.org. 


School Change Facilitator for Building Healthy Communities

Position Description: The School Change Facilitator is expected to serve as the critical link in a community-wide initiative to coordinate school policy change at the K-14 level in Del Norte County and the adjacent tribal lands (known as DNATL for short). 

This person will be working with and coordinating local school officials, community leaders, parents, students and other groups to 

1) Improve student health, well-being and academic achievement;

2) Improve educational success across geographic, income and demographic groups, with a focus on changing school policies that promote equity;

3) Examine best practices and research and connect local teams and community groups to these efforts;

4) Generally help to improve school system results with respect to college and career readiness and consistency across all constituencies   

This is a contract with compensation commensurate with education and experience. This is not a state or federal position. Application materials can also be returned to Humboldt Area Foundation, 363 Indianola Rd Bayside, CA 95524.

To read the full description please click below:

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To Apply:
Please email Kathy Van Vleet at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it the following three (3) documents:
    1.    An electronic copy of your resume (preferably in .pdf format) including salary history
    2.    A cover letter (outlining your qualifications for this position)
    3.    Three references

Application materials can also be returned to Humboldt Area Foundation, 363 Indianola Rd Bayside, CA 95524.
This is a greant-funded postion contract.  Intinal funding is commited for approximently 1600 hours.

DEADLINE: Positions open until filled. Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis.

MORE INFORMATION: please contact Hub Manager, Amber Talburt at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ?subject=Education%20Community%20Development%20Specialist'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text13767 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //-->\n This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (707)465-1238.


Smith River Community Organizer

Job Description:

The Smith River Community Organizer has specific responsibility for supporting grassroots leaders in improving community health and safety by working with a variety of faith-based institutions, schools and other institutions to: find and develop leaders; identify issues important to the local members; design campaign strategies and win policy changes that improve the health of local neighborhoods and the quality of life for residents in Del Norte County. 

To read the full description please click below: 

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pdf HAF- Smith River Community Organizer

To Apply:
Please email Kathy Van Vleet at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it the following three (3) documents:
1.    An electronic copy of your resume (preferably in .pdf format) including salary history and 3 references
2.    A cover letter (outlining your qualifications for this position)
3.    A writing sample (demonstrating your ability to think critically and communicate effectively)

Application materials can also be returned to 363 Indianola Rd Bayside, CA 95524.

Top candidates will be asked to demonstrate skills and commitment through an intensive screening process including interviews with up to 10 grassroots community leaders, clergy, and board members.

This is a grant-funded position with funding committed through June, 2014 with the possibility for further funding.

DEADLINE: Positions open until filled. Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis.

MORE INFORMATION: For more information about this position, contact Melissa Darnell at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
or (760) 578-5597. 



Youth Community Organizer

Job Description:
Humboldt Area Foundation, through a grant from The California Endowment, is seeking a community organizer with a passion for justice and for supporting grassroots leaders in building a multi-cultural, multi-faith community organization capable of transforming our communities and schools. 

The Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands Building Healthy Communities Initiative is establishing a partnership with the PICO National Network. People Improving Communities Through Organizing (PICO) is one of the largest and fastest growing community efforts in the country.

To read the full description please click below:

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pdf Community Youth Organizer

To Apply:
Please email Kathy Van Vleet at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it the following three (3) documents:
1.    An electronic copy of your resume (preferably in .pdf format) including salary history and 3 references
2.    A cover letter (outlining your qualifications for this position)
3.    A writing sample (demonstrating your ability to think critically and communicate effectively)

Application materials can also be returned to 363 Indianola Rd Bayside, CA 95524.
Top candidates will be asked to demonstrate skills and commitment through an intensive screening process including interviews with up to 10 grassroots community leaders, clergy, and board members.

This is a grant-funded position with funding committed through June, 2014 with the possibility for further funding.

DEADLINE: Positions open until filled. Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis.

MORE INFORMATION: For more information about this position, contact Melissa Darnell at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
or (760) 578-5597. 


Humboldt Area Foundation/Wild Rivers Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and without regard to race, religions creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. 



 

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