The Position: Program Coordinator

Location: Kern

Job Summary

The Program Coordinator will report directly to the President/CEO while working closely on projects and activities related to event planning, community outreach, database management, and social media as needed.  This position will conduct community outreach, plan and execute community meetings and support with overall grant deliverables. 

About Building Healthy Communities:

We are a nonprofit organization working to advance health and racial equity in Kern through collaborative partnerships with community based organizations, community groups, residents, youth, health agencies, education institutions and other community partners.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Implement and coordinate frequent communications with community partners, residents and youth, and promotion of the Building Healthy Communities work

  • Attend and support with executingBHC related meetings including monthly staff meetings, where the program coordinator will play a key role in planning and identifying opportunities that will work towards the goal of advancing health and racial equity in Kern

  • Create flyers for special projects

  • Coordinate support for translation of materials

  • Conduct community outreach 

  • Attend and support with coordinating and executing BHC events 

  • Assists with compiling data for activity reporting, grant tracking progress, and grant reporting

  • Track BHC events and collect staff event report forms, photos, videos, PowerPoint presentations, action plans, applications, surveys, and files materials as appropriate

  • Maintain positive engagement with partners, residents, and youth using whole-person and growth-mindset approaches

  • Supports BHC-wide events as needed

  • Other tasks as assigned

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications

  • Excellent writing skills with a focus on promotion, media 

  • Proficient knowledge and experience with social media platforms

  • Experience in web design and content production

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team

  • Organizational, project planning, and leadership skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: ability to interact and work effectively with staff members, community leaders, board members, donors, and volunteers

  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative

  • Strong problem-solving skills

Required Qualifications

  • Must pass background check

  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English is a plus

  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license, and auto insurance  

  • Available to work evenings and weekends

Education & Experience

  • Associate of Arts Degree preferred from an accredited college

  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate

  • 2+ Years’ experience in a community outreach role preferred

  • Social justice advocacy experience preferred

  • Experience and passion for community organizing

  • Administrative Experience

Please send resume and cover letter to

Here are a few job opportunities our partners are looking to fill right now.

The Central California Asthma Collaborative (CCAC) is hiring a full-time employee in Kern County. The Climate and Environmental Justice (CEJ) Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of CCAC’s various programs that address environmental inequities in California’s low-income and disadvantaged communities, with a focus on the San Joaquin Valley. CCAC’s CEJ programs include both air pollution and greenhouse gas reduction activities. Examples include, but are not limited to, clean transportation infrastructure and incentive programs, residential building decarbonization, community-based air monitoring and notification, air pollution source identification and emissions reduction, and climate resilience and adaptation.  The Central California Asthma Collaborative (CCAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and direct services, building regional capacity, and advocating for sensible policies that improve health and address inequities by reducing environmental impacts and emphasizing the prevention and management of a chronic disease. Please find the job description here: CEJ Coordinator CCAC _2.1.231

Community Action Partnership of Kern is hiring an Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator. The OAC organizes, and directs outreach, communications, and public relations for CAPK and develops promotional brochures, and literature. Oversees the creation and distribution of news releases, publications, newsletters, and special articles. Coordinates CAPK exhibit and materials for recruitment, outreach and awareness events. Maintains the CAPK website(s), Facebook, and other social-media resources and will act as the primary media liaison for CAPK. Coordinator will receive assistance in performing these duties from Community Development staff. Salary Range: $68,598.40 To 82,326.40 Annually. Click here to find the job description: Foundation_Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator 11.27.2018

Faith in the Valley Kern is seeking a Community Organizer in Kern County. Community Organizers with Faith in the Valley Kern work to engage and develop grassroots leaders based in member congregations and their surrounding neighborhoods. Community Organizers train individual grassroots leaders and organizing teams to identify priority community concerns, research potential solutions and secure commitments from policy makers to implement these solutions to improve the community. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The Community Organizer develops and implements programs that drive community engagement and inspires community members to get involved in their local communities. Salary starts at $62,400 per year. Learn more here: Kern Job Description

Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability is hiring a part-time Outreach Associate to be based in the Bakersfield office. The pay range is between $17 – $23 per hour. The position comes with benefits including, 100% employer-paid health insurance, 401(k), sick and vacation time. To apply, please email the resume and cover letter to Olivia Faz at out with any questions. Please find the job description here: 2022.Outreach Associate (1) (3)





In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the #Health4Kern team compiled a list of community resources available to Kern residents. We hope that this list make it easy for residents and community organizations to find programs and services aimed at helping individuals impacted by COVID-19.

This is a working list, if you know of any additional resources, please send an email to, and we’ll be sure to add it.

To access the guide in English, click here. 

To access the guide in Spanish, click here.



On Saturday May 12, Greenfield residents celebrated murals that were added to the community building in Rexland Acres Park over the past year. Responding to a call from the Arts Council of Kern in August 2017, community members were asked for input on mural content. Following many months of work by artists Carlos De Guzman, Jorge Guillen, and Garrett Memering, community members’ concepts were unveiled in completion.

Building Healthy Communities South Kern’s Education Justice Collaborative launched a media campaign to inform parents how the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) impacts their children. The campaign encourages parents to be familiar with their district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and provide feedback about the plan, which outlines how dollars will be used to student outcomes, to their school district. Look for our ads on billboards, local buses, and digital signs!

Yesenia Ocampo from California Walks, along with youth from South Kern, were selected to present at this year’s American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual conference. Their presentation “Youth Voices for a Healthy, Safe, & Active California” fits squarely with APHA’s conference theme this year: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now”. They will be sharing local work at an event with more than 12,000 attendees! Congratulations!

BHC partners showed up to the Kern High School District Board meeting Monday May 7th in support of redistributing KHSD boundaries equitably. About 150 community members, mostly from South Kern, along with organizations such as the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Leadership Counsel, Committee for a Better Arvin, and Comité Progreso de Lamont spoke at the meeting, asking Board Members to make sure their communities are fairly represented as the new boundaries are determined. The Board will make their final decision when they vote at their next meeting, May 21st.

Throughout the State, youth are finding their voice and developing skills to effectively advocate, and to move into leadership and decision-making positions. YO! California (Youth Organize California) is building leadership pathways and acting as the anchor organization for youth organizing across the State. Jeremy Lehoud from YO! California spoke with BHC Kern partners about they work they’ve been doing that impacts Kern County Youth.
One of the results has been the newly formed South Kern Youth Advisory Council (SKYAC). Led by Margie Madera from the Lamont Boys and Girls Club and Jose Pinto of the Greenfield Walking Group, SKYAC was created to train, encourage, organize, and mobilize youth aged 15-24. The Council is currently accepting applications from youth interested in participating.
For more information, please contact Margie Madera at or Jose Pinto at