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Restore NYC Seeks Cooperative Developer (P/T)

ABOUT RESTORE NYC

Thousands of women are sold for sex every day in NYC, in every neighborhood of every borough. Restore finds women who have been sex trafficked and provides counseling, housing, and jobs. We empower each survivor to thrive in her community, which includes having stable housing, a job she loves, being reunited with her family, and ultimately experiencing sustained freedom — and we have the data to prove it. Learn more about us on our website.

JOB SUMMARY

In 2016, Restore successfully incubated a worker cooperative for the purpose of connecting clients to safe and sustainable job opportunities. The cooperative has since grown to 41 worker-owners from over 20 different countries and has facilitated over $150,000 in work contracts, all to support the economic independence of its members. To capitalize on this growth, the Cooperative Developer will continue to improve and strengthen the cooperative utilizing her/his knowledge of cooperative governance structures, committee organization, and worker/immigrant rights as well as managing the day-to-day tasks of running the cooperative. 

The Cooperative Developer must have the ability to work well in multilingual and diverse environments, including facilitating multilingual member meetings. S/he will have superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, experience in project management, and an entrepreneurial and visionary spirit. The Cooperative Developer will report to the Manager of Job Development, who will manage relations with business partners as well as the larger job development strategy. The Cooperative Developer will also be involved in hiring, training, and developing the Job Development Intern to provide administrative and logistical support for the cooperative.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Schedule and facilitate regular board, committee and member meetings
  • Oversee maintenance of the organization’s customer relationship management systems and project management tools
  • Train new cooperative members, board members, and volunteers
  • Generate materials for the ongoing technical and leadership training of the board, specifically related to governance, cooperative decision making, and financial oversight
  • Identify external professional development opportunities for cooperative members including workshops, entrepreneurship training, and computer classes
  • Generate quarterly tax reports and coordinate annual tax prep meetings with financial partners
  • Manage primary email account and phone system
  • Maintain organizational records including all accounting records
  • Work collaboratively with Manager of Job Development, Manager of Job Readiness, and client services team to facilitate new job placements
  • Continue to participate and attend outside worker cooperative trainings and relay learnings to members

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. or M.A. in Business, Accounting, Community Development or other related field preferred
  • Working knowledge of cooperative business principles including governance, democratic decision-making, and committee organization
  • Business development experience is preferred
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to execute on specific tasks as well as think strategically
  • Experience with community organizing
  • Experience with working in immigrant communities
  • Familiarity with Excel, Google Apps, online payroll systems, QuickBooks, and CRM platforms
  • Finance and/or bookkeeping experience is preferred
  • Understanding of New York State cooperative guidelines
  • Fluency in Mandarin and/or Spanish
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed and client-centered service models is considered a plus

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The following are some key aspects of our organizational culture that guide our behavior:

  • We always prioritize the health and well-being of the survivor
  • We take personal responsibility for deliverables
  • We support each other so that we can recharge and refresh, whether it is vacation, retreat days, or other activities (professional development classes, meetings with like-minded partners)
  • We sacrifice ego for the collective good of the team

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to recruiting@restorenyc.org with “Cooperative Developer” in the subject line. No phone inquiries will be accepted; only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.