Current Job Openings

Program Manager

Job Summary: The Program Manager is responsible for the development and success of the Program. The PM will: Coordinate work duties of the Human Resources Specialist and two Program Specialists; understand and track Program budget for City and State stakeholders; develop and execute strategies and operations for Program components; represent the Program to community stakeholders and partners and at public events; work closely with City staff and partner nonprofit organizations; provide input and content for social media; lead recruitment activities for youth and partner nonprofit organizations; demonstrate and develop an understanding of the unique needs of vulnerable youth; and perform other duties for the Program or Kern Community Foundation as required. The PM will report to the Kern Community Foundation CEO.

Find more information about this opportunity and the full job description here.
Applicants, please submit a resume and cover letter to Kern Community Foundation at jobs@kernfoundation.org

Program Specialist

Job Summary: The Program Specialist is responsible for active management of the Program’s daily activities. The PS will ensure success for participating youth. The PS will manage the daily activities and oversight of Program youth and report to the Project Manager, Human Resources Specialist, and Kern Community Foundation CEO. Regular activities include organizing and executing personal, professional, and civic development of youth. These activities include proper selection of participants, site visits, regular development workshops, data collection. The PS will work closely with City staff where youth are placed, partner nonprofit organizations, an advisory board of community organizations, and other stakeholders. This position is eligible for remote-hybrid work.

Find more information about this opportunity and the full job description here.

Applicants, please submit a resume and cover letter to Kern Community Foundation at jobs@kernfoundation.org

Program Overview

Thank you for your interest in the City of Bakersfield Youth Jobs Program!

The City of Bakersfield is excited to announce the creation and launch of the Bakersfield Youth Jobs Program- The first of its kind. The City has partnered with Kern Community Foundation to administer the program, including accepting and reviewing applications, as well as placing successful candidates in available positions. Thanks to a $5.39 million grant from California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, the City will hire nearly 400 youth ages 16- to 30-years old starting in June.

The program will include a paid high school summer internship program, a paid college-level fellowship program and partnerships with non-profits to employ justice-involved youth. The program will provide job training, case management, and mentorship to underserved youth to bolster our future workforce. An array of entry-level and career paths has been identified in City departments and non-profit organizations. These pathways will provide both hands-on and technical training to equip youth with experience and knowledge to prepare them for future permanent employment.

Applications for the college-level fellowship program are closed
Applications for the high school summer internship program are closed.

City Hall Fellowship Requirements & Duration

Internships shall take place from Tuesday, September 6, 2022 through Friday, August 6, 2023. Fellows are expected to work 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM PST. Schedules will be determined by Department Supervisors. Below are important program dates to consider before applying:

  • September 6, 2022: First Day of Work & Orientation
  • February 22-26, 2023: Mid-Year Evaluations
  • August 6, 2023: Last Day of Work & Closing Interview

City Hall Fellowship Application Process

The City Hall Fellowship Application opens on Friday, July 1, 2022. Applications are due on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 11:59:59 PM PST. The hiring process will include a review of your application, 30-minute panel interviews, and a 30-minute department interviews. The timeline below highlights key application and interview time frames. Before applying, please ensure you will be available during those dates and times.

City Hall Fellowship Application Dates

  • July 1, 2022: Applications Released
  • July 22, 2022 @ 11:59:59PM : Applications Close
  • July 25- 29, 2022: Application Review
  • August 1-5, 2022: Panel Interviews
  • August 8-12, 2022: Department Interviews
  • August 15-26, 2022: Decisions Mailed and Eligibility Confirmed

Compensation

Fellows will be paid $23.00 an hour and provided bus passes upon request. 

Submission and Questions

Applications are now CLOSED.

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City Hall Summer Internship Requirements & Duration

Interns must be 16 years of age or older and are expected to work 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM PST. Schedules will be determined by Department Supervisors. Below are important program dates to consider before applying:



Application Process

Th City Hall Summer Internship Applications are CLOSED.





Submission and Questions

Applications for the City Hall Summer Internships are CLOSED.

If you have any questions regarding the City Hall Summer Internship


please reach out to the Kern Community Foundation at 661-616-2610 or jobs@kernfoundation.org.

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