ORGANZATION OVERVIEW: The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a non-profit organization creating networks of healthy, organized communities pursuing social justice through systemic and structural transformation.

POSITION:  The Development Director takes direction from and reports to the Executive Director on projects and activities related to fundraising as well as grant writing and tracking. The Development Director will perform administrative duties related to fundraising.


  1. Coordinate DHF’s Development Team (Public Relations Associate, Development Associate, and Grant Writer).
  2. Develop and execute a fundraising plan to increase contributions from various sources: foundations, individuals, and socially responsible corporations. 
  3. Plan and manage logistics of all fundraising events, conferences, and special events etc… 
  4. Leverage events and other opportunities to increase awareness, participation, and fundraising.
  5. Ensure that all fundraising events and initiatives are in alignment with DHF organization’s mission and goals.
  6. Cultivate major donors, expand donor base, coordinate solicitations, special appeals, and outreach.
  7. Increase the number of individual donors and monthly contributions.


  • Commitment to social justice.
  • Must have at least 3-5 years fundraising experience for non-profits including special events and grant writing.
  • Supervising and coaching experience.
  • Organizational, project planning, and leadership skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus.


Location: Bakersfield, California

Salary negotiations commensurate with experience. 

Medical, dental and vision benefits.

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: 

Camila Chávez, Executive Director

Dolores Huerta Foundation

PO Box 2087

Bakersfield, CA 93303    OR, Fax: 661-322-3171