Deputy Director

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Deputy Director Job Description


The Deputy Director will be responsible for the day to day operational management of the DHF as well as coordinate training, orientation, and leadership development of staff and volunteers. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director (E.D.) and the senior management team to oversee the development and implementation of DHF’s strategic and operational plans.


·      Overall responsibility for the day to day operation of the DHF.

·      Coordinate training, orientation, and leadership development of staff and volunteers.

·      Coordinate and plan regularly scheduled staff and management meetings, department/team meetings, training, and retreats.

·      Coordinate strategic and operational planning in conjunction with DHF’s planning consultant, staff and board.

·      Ensure the development and implementation of action plans to maximize program results and effectiveness across all departments and organizational teams.

·      Provide support to department managers and team leads to ensure implementation of organizational and departmental operational plans;

·      Provide regular oversight to ensure actualization of goals, performance and accountability measurements, and reporting systems.

·      Oversee implementation of programs, grant compliance, budgeting, and reporting.

·      Assist managers with the evaluation of team members.

·      Serves as mentor, coach, and guide to management staff.

·   Implement a professional development program to address employee experience and skill gaps based on individual staff evaluations in conjunction with their supervisor.

·      Participate in DHF’s fundraising efforts.

·      Other tasks as assigned by the E.D.


·    Minimum of four years in a senior management roles including staff supervision, fundraising or finance, preferably, in a nonprofit, business or government agency

·      Success supervising and mentoring staff and supporting professional leadership development.

·      Expertise in the operational and strategic planning process developed by Patrick Below

·      Minimum one year experience as a community or labor organizer

·      BA or BS from four year university, preferred

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details and with experience as a spokesperson who can articulate messages to different audiences

·      Excellent interpersonal skills

·      Demonstrated commitment to social justice

·      Bi-lingual (Spanish/English)


Location: Bakersfield, California

Salary: DOE

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation, Sick


The Dolores Huerta Foundation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer



Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision package offered.

Level of Language Proficiency

English/Spanish highly desired.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, three (3) professional references, and preferred salary range to:

Danene L. Aguilar

Dolores Huerta Foundation

PO Box 2087

Bakersfield, CA 93303   



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