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About UFW Foundation: For nearly 17 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay, and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services, such as immigration legal services. In fact, the UFW Foundation is the largest federally accredited immigration legal service provider in rural California. The organization has staff in California, Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and New Mexico.


The Outreach Assistant should be able to deliver a concrete and accurate message about all of our services and programs that are available to the community, including, but not limited to the following: UFW Foundation and farm worker history, immigration services (DACA, Naturalization, Family Petitions, etc.), workers’ rights, active campaigns and programs, legislative activities, etc. The Outreach Assistant reports to the Organizing Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (This is not an exhaustive list)

  • Assist with the distribution of educational materials to the community.
  • Assist with hosting community events (e.g. house meetings, informational sessions, forums) regarding programs and other services.
  • Capturing constituents’ stories.
  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with legal services, health and community related agencies including county workers and other partner organizations.
  • Maintain confidential database of client information to track services provided and provide any necessary follow­up.
  • Participate in applicable training.
  • Collaborate with the communications team.
  • Promote services provided to the community and potential clients (members/constituents).
  • Provide administrative support including but not limited to data entry, gathering statistical information and reports for granting purposes when necessary.
  • Recruit and retain members and volunteers.
  • Work with UFW Foundation staff and farm worker movement entity employees on “special events” and community outreach programs as designated.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • May involve the coordination and supervision of volunteers/interns.


  • Will lead efforts as assigned by the Organizing Coordinator.

The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to speak clearly in front of large groups of people.
  • Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions oriented manner. Proven ability to effectively work as part of a team and to lead collaborative efforts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English.
  • Experience in canvassing is a plus.
  • Familiarity with voter registration efforts
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic and persuasive personality
  • Self-motivated
  • Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, government officials and their staff members, and the general public. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish. Ability to speak Mixteco, Zapotec, Triqui and other languages indigenous to Mexico a plus.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra. Must have basic accounting knowledge and ability to keep accurate financial records. Must have good organizational skills and ability to work independently. Must be familiar with the history and mission of the UFW Foundation and be willing to make long-term commitment.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university is a plus.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – The UFW Foundation requires staff, volunteers, and independent contractors to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. First booster shots are also required. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment upon hire.


Minimum of 1 year significant and progressively responsible experience in developing grassroots leadership and power in local, state and national campaigns. Commitment to the mission of the farm worker movement are required.


Must be familiar with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, etc. Requires a valid Driver’s license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position will be working outside on a regular basis.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The UFW Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity is more than a legal and moral obligation – it is also a sound business practice to realize the potential of every individual. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all! To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the UFW Foundation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Except where required or permitted by law, employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, age, or any characteristic protected by law.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for farmworker and immigrant communities! The UFW Foundation believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. The UFW Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, formerly incarcerated, persons 40 years old or older, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions with the UFW Foundation.

This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, counseling, discipline, termination, access to benefits, and training. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.

Anticipated ending date: 5/31/2023


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