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Job Title: Family Life Educator 
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Position Type: Full-time
Reports to: Education Manager
Salary: $19.23 – $21.15

Position Summary:

Provide instructions to Middle and High School students in Kern County using evidence-based curricula such as Positive Prevention Plus, Making Proud Choices! or other approved curriculum that fully complies with the California Healthy Youth Act. The curriculum will cover a range of topics including: Life Planning, Exploring Friendships and Other Relationships, Bullying and Relationship Violence, Preventing Unplanned Pregnancies, Making Informed Decisions including the California Safe Surrender Law, Myths and Stereotypes Regarding Persons with HIV, HIV Disease and AIDS, Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Risk Recognition and Reduction, Media Literacy and Peer Pressure, Accessing Community Services, and Goal Setting.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Health or any other related field.
  • 1-2 minimum years of teaching experience with an emphasis in a health area is desired.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in positions with progressively increasing responsibilities related to project management and/or community building.
  • Strong leadership skills with staff and volunteers.
  • Experience working with and supporting volunteers.
  • Public speaking and meeting facilitation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products: Excel, Word, PowerPoint. 


  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Advanced computer abilities
  • Management/supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of solicitation and revenue generation techniques

Duties and Responsibilities During Regular School Year:

  • Attend training on District approved curriculum and meet the requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act prior to delivery of service.
  • Attend Parent Meetings to introduce the program and answer any questions.
  • Provide instruction to middle and high school students on curriculum during the regular school day at school sites to be determined. Virtual instruction may be utilized depending on school sites.
  • Work with Principal and staff at school sites to coordinate schedule of program sessions.
  • Maintains open communication with UWCEC Education Manager and District Program.
  • Coordinator or other District identified school personnel to discuss program effectiveness and problem solve any issues related to the program.
  • Conduct pre and post testing through the curriculum and report all data to UWCEC and the District.

Duties and and Responsibilities During Days/Weeks/Months that School Is Out of Session:

  • Prepare for future years and grow relationships with school districts to partner on new projects.
  • Assists the Education Manager at UWCEC with all programs, including Raising a Reader, Born Learning Trails, Home Libraries, Book of the Month Club, and special events.
  • Provides training and presentations to staff and parents on implementation of programs.
  • Coordinates special events to further UWCEC’s mission of early childhood literacy and development and advocates for parents as they are their child’s first teacher.
  • Facilitates communication and relationship-building with UWCEC’s Education partners and key stakeholders.
  • Promotes networking and information sharing among participating partners and stakeholders.
  • Assist in resource development as it relates to UWCEC’s annual giving campaign as assigned.
  • Present program information in an engaging way to large groups.
  • Directs, manages, and coordinates the primary resource development functions of the organization around the area of Education, including grant procurement and management. Also, it seeks out sponsorships and donations.

Important Information:

  • Must have the ability to appropriately present information and data in written, electronic, and oral forms to diverse target markets
  • Must have the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must have the ability and desire to meet, develop relationships, and work with a variety of people.
  • Expected to have a commitment to excellence and to the mission of UWCEC:

Core Competencies:

Builds Relationships – Initiates, builds, and continuously strengthens relationships with all customers, internal and external, by constantly seeking, understanding, and responding to customer needs and wants.

Acts and Thinks Strategically – Is guided in all work by UWCEC’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. Ensures that UW’s plan of work and allocation of resources are aligned and deployed with UWCEC’s strategic direction.

Achieves Results – Takes initiative, maintains a persistently focused effort, remains goal, and results oriented, and continues to improve. Sets daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual project goals; creating specific plans to meet them.

Communicates Effectively – Communicates open, candid, and consistently; delivers information effectively in various settings including one-on-one, team settings, and diverse group presentations or meetings. Delivers information effectively in various formats including letters, memos, analytical reports, grant proposals, and presentations.

Exhibits Decisiveness – The ability to take the initiative or risk required to identify problems, generate, and evaluate alternatives to overcome them, and reach a decision on the most effective strategy for a given solution. Able to make quick decisions and take risks to achieve results.

Demonstrates Leadership – Provides leadership to achieve high quality, sustained results that create a consistently high performing organization.

Physical Demand:

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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Application Instructions: Applications must provide a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references. Please email attachments to

More Information: For more information, visit our website at or call 661-834-1820.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.


Job Title: Marketing & Fundraising Manager
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Position Type: Full Time position, minimum of 8 hours a day w/some nights and weekends.
Reports to: Vice President of Development & DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Salary: Exempt position with a salary of $66,560 annually

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Development, the Marketing & Fundraising Manager oversees fundraising, marketing, promotional programs, and special events for United Way of Central Eastern California (UWCEC), covering Kern, Mono, Inyo counties and Northern San Bernardino. This role collaborates with organizational leadership to develop and execute year-round strategies for fundraising, community building, program promotion, and donor communication. The Marketing & Fundraising Manager demonstrates leadership, vision, strategic thinking, and initiative in advancing UWCEC’s mission and objectives. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Development to develop and implement year-round fundraising, community building, program, special events, donor appreciation communication and marketing strategies.
  • Design and create all organizational marketing materials for fundraising and programs in coordination with the Vice President of Development, Marketing & Communications Manager, and the Fundraising Committee.
  • Oversee the development and production content for electronic communications, including annual campaigns, donor communications, social media, website, and annual reports.
  • Oversee the maintenance and update of the organization’s website and social media channels for community and campaign purposes.
  • Plan and organize special events such as A Chocolate Affair, Campaign Special Events, Professional Community Conference, and Circle of Friends.
  • Cultivate professional relationships with key volunteers, business leaders, individual donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Serve as a public speaker on behalf of the organization, educating volunteers, workforce communities, and others about UWCEC’s mission, impact, and community needs.
  • Cultivate and develop new giving campaigns and affinity groups.
  • Track, monitor, and analyze program and campaign data to inform marketing strategies, evaluate impact, and achieve goals.
  • Research trends in development and fundraising, monitor the local environment, and make recommendations for marketing and gift cultivation.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in marketing or a related field.
  • Prior experience working in a not-for-profit organization preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal office conditions.
  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 applications (Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Acrobat, Premier).
  • Experience with websites, social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok), and related tools.
  • Ability to interact positively with individuals and groups.
  • Flexibility, multitasking ability, and reliability to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt in a dynamic environment.

Application Instructions: Applications must provide a cover letter, resume, and 2 professional references. Please email attachments to

More Information: For more information, visit our website at or call 661-834-1820.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

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