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 communities we serve.

If you would like to be added to our email list to be automatically notified of future job announcements please email us at admin@hafoundation.org

Humboldt Area Foundation is currently recruiting for the following volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer - Equity Alliance & Community Strategies (Deadline - April 1)

 

Location: Bayside, CA
Reports to: Community Strategies Coordinator
Team: Community Strategies
Time Commitment: 8-12 hours/week; must be able to work in four hour blocks of time
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019


Volunteer Description

This important volunteer role works with several members of the Community Strategies Team to provide clerical, research, and event assistance for Equity Alliance of the North Coast initiative.

 Projects Include

  • Workshop logistics assistance and material preparation, including planning, scheduling, registration, setup and debrief
  • Preparation of draft initiative report(s)
  • Assistance with public and email list-serv outreach and communications
  • Data entry, including event evaluations and tracking of Equity Alliance event participation
  • Local, regional and national research related to race and equity
  • Research related to effective educational curricula and approaches addressing internalized, interpersonal, institutional and structural racism
  • Other projects as identified by the Equity Alliance and Community Strategies Team

 Benefits of Volunteering

o   Expanding your network
o   Exposure to educational opportunities around topics of race, equity, and inclusion
o   Furthering the mission of a dynamic regional nonprofit
o   Honing your skills
o   Working with a team that care deeply about the communities they are serving

Volunteers are expected to abide by and support Humboldt Area Foundation’s (HAF) values of “generosity, leadership, and inclusion” and take active and intentional steps to create a working environment that is welcoming to all regardless of race, religion, gender identity, disability, age, etc. To effectively serve the growing diversity of our communities we seek to work with volunteers who practice cultural humility and are sensitive to and knowledgeable of the needs of the many diverse populations within those communities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with and comfort using office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, etc.
  • Ability to work mutually agreed volunteer hours in blocks of no less than 4 hours primarily at the HAF campus on Indianola Road, and is both punctual and reliable
  • Ability to maintain professional work standards and confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and takes initiative in problem-solvingPerforms work with a high level of accuracy and an eye for detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with computers and technical knowledge including comfort with database programs, experience operating and troubleshooting issues with office equipment
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues around equity, race, racism and inclusion 

Application Procedure
Please submit the following documents to admin@hafoundation.org, or use the form on this webpage to upload them to us:

  1. A copy of your resume
  2. The completed HAF Volunteer Application Form

HAF Volunteer Application - fillable.pdf

About Humboldt Area Foundation

Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) is a community foundation based in Bayside, CA. Its headquarters are the original estate of Vera Vietor, who founded HAF in 1972, leaving her property and a financial bequest to serve the community.  HAF partners with its affiliate Wild Rivers Community Foundation (WRCF) to serve more than 200,000 residents across Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte, and Curry counties and Tribal lands.

Humboldt Area Foundation’s mission is to promote and encourage generosity, leadership and inclusion to strengthen our communities. To accomplish this mission Humboldt Area Foundation offers a broad spectrum of services to respond to the complexity of our communities’ needs.  HAF listens to those we serve about where to dedicate staff time and resources to make our region stronger.  Our services include:

  • Donor Engagement: HAF stewards the generous gifts of our donors through establishing and managing funds, and providing planned giving assistance.  HAF manages $126 million in assets and pools investments for over 800 funds. 
  • Grantmaking: HAF distributes over $4 million annually in grants and scholarships focused on community building, youth services, health and wellness, art and culture, and much more. HAF supports the Humboldt Health Foundation to provide additional resources for health and dental care, and partners with eight other local funders through the North Coast Grantmaking Partnership to collaboratively strengthen impact in the region. Since 1972, more than $80 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded to local communities.
  • Programs: For nearly 20 years, HAF has managed the following programs aligned with our mission:

o   Native Cultures Fund, initiated and led by Native peoples, which works to support the transmission of knowledge between generations through the renaissance of California Native art culture, sacred sites and language development.
o   Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN), which offers professional development opportunities, board support, and networking connections for local nonprofits.
o   Cascadia Center for Leadership, which works with current and emerging leaders to strengthen their abilities and commitment to build stronger organizations and communities.

  • Initiatives: HAF incubates initiatives that support and cultivate leaders to improve the wellbeing of historically underserved communities in our region. HAF’s Community Strategies Team is currently leading the Equity Alliance of the North Coast, working to reduce racialized inequities in Humboldt County through training, coaching, and support for organizations, government entities, and individuals. WRCF leads the 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative dedicated to creating and supporting health equity, services and opportunities in neighborhoods and schools in Del Norte County and Tribal lands.

The people that inform HAF’s work are unique, diverse and resilient. They care deeply about their neighbors and the place they call home. To honor this passion and compassion HAF provides a non-partisan and inclusive place for people to come together, define community issues and search for solutions. With careful oversight and public guidance, HAF is committed to serving the needs of every community member in a way that can be sustained forever.


 

Volunteer - Grantmaking & Nonprofit Resources (Deadline - April 1)

 

Location: Bayside, CA
Reports to: Program Director, Health and Nonprofit Resources
Team: Grantmaking and Nonprofit Resources
Time Commitment:  5-10 hours/week; minimum commitment of 3 months
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019


Volunteer Description

This important volunteer role works with several members of the Grantmaking and Nonprofit Resources Team to support community and organizational leadership development, nonprofit grants, and scholarships.

 Projects Include

o   Filing, copying and assembling packets
o   Researching information and images
o   Meeting and workshop set up/clean up
o   Mailings
o   Data entry and processing

Benefits of Volunteering

o   Expanding your network
o   Exposure to aspects of Foundation grantmaking, scholarships and leadership development programs
o   Furthering the mission of a dynamic regional nonprofit
o   Honing your skills
o   Working with a team that care deeply about the communities they are serving 

Volunteers are expected to abide by and support Humboldt Area Foundation’s (HAF) values of “generosity, leadership, and inclusion” and take active and intentional steps to create a working environment that is welcoming to all regardless of race, religion, gender identity, disability, age, etc. To effectively serve the growing diversity of our communities we seek to work with volunteers who practice cultural humility and are sensitive to and knowledgeable of the needs of the many diverse populations within those communities.

 Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will carry out duties with an emphasis on attention to detail, cultural humility, respect for sensitive information and confidentiality.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

 Preferred Qualifications

Application Procedure
Please submit the following documents to admin@hafoundation.org, or use the form on this webpage to upload them to us:

  1. A copy of your resume
  2. The completed HAF Volunteer Application Form

HAF Volunteer Application - fillable.pdf

About Humboldt Area Foundation

Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) is a community foundation based in Bayside, CA. Its headquarters are the original estate of Vera Vietor, who founded HAF in 1972, leaving her property and a financial bequest to serve the community.  HAF partners with its affiliate Wild Rivers Community Foundation (WRCF) to serve more than 200,000 residents across Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte, and Curry counties and Tribal lands.

Humboldt Area Foundation’s mission is to promote and encourage generosity, leadership and inclusion to strengthen our communities. To accomplish this mission Humboldt Area Foundation offers a broad spectrum of services to respond to the complexity of our communities’ needs.  HAF listens to those we serve about where to dedicate staff time and resources to make our region stronger.  Our services include:

  • Donor Engagement: HAF stewards the generous gifts of our donors through establishing and managing funds, and providing planned giving assistance.  HAF manages $126 million in assets and pools investments for over 800 funds. 
  • Grantmaking: HAF distributes over $4 million annually in grants and scholarships focused on community building, youth services, health and wellness, art and culture, and much more. HAF supports the Humboldt Health Foundation to provide additional resources for health and dental care, and partners with eight other local funders through the North Coast Grantmaking Partnership to collaboratively strengthen impact in the region. Since 1972, more than $80 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded to local communities.
  • Programs: For nearly 20 years, HAF has managed the following programs aligned with our mission:

o   Native Cultures Fund, initiated and led by Native peoples, which works to support the transmission of knowledge between generations through the renaissance of California Native art culture, sacred sites and language development.
o   Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN), which offers professional development opportunities, board support, and networking connections for local nonprofits.o   Cascadia Center for Leadership, which works with current and emerging leaders to strengthen their abilities and commitment to build stronger organizations and communities.

  • Initiatives: HAF incubates initiatives that support and cultivate leaders to improve the wellbeing of historically underserved communities in our region. HAF’s Community Strategies Team is currently leading the Equity Alliance of the North Coast, working to reduce racialized inequities in Humboldt County through training, coaching, and support for organizations, government entities, and individuals. WRCF leads the 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative dedicated to creating and supporting health equity, services and opportunities in neighborhoods and schools in Del Norte County and Tribal lands.

The people that inform HAF’s work are unique, diverse and resilient. They care deeply about their neighbors and the place they call home. To honor this passion and compassion HAF provides a non-partisan and inclusive place for people to come together, define community issues and search for solutions. With careful oversight and public guidance, HAF is committed to serving the needs of every community member in a way that can be sustained forever.


 



Employment & Volunteer Application Form

Please use the form below to submit your application. Be sure to carefully review each individual job description for application requirements.  Only some positions require submission of a writing sample. If you are having difficulty uploading files using the form below, please contact admin@hafoundation.org

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