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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON SEEKS A COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Position Summary:

The UW Center for Cooperatives is seeking a Cooperative Development Specialist to provide expertise and guidance to new cooperative businesses and to develop and deliver cooperative-related education and training materials.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties: List of Duties 

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Work Experience:

– At least one year of experience in business development, community outreach, economic development, and/or working with diverse stakeholders in the development of new businesses.
– Knowledge of business planning, marketing, and feasibility analysis; business operating and financing practices; organizational structures; and business development principles and practices.
– Experience facilitating meetings or delivering trainings or educational programming preferred.
– High degree of competency using Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
– Demonstrated commitment to cooperative values.

 

Additional Information:

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, or at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location. Remote work requires successful candidates to possess their own phone and high-speed internet to perform the work on an employer provided computer. The hire shall be given an initial appointment ending 12/31/2022. This position may be extended up to a 24 month appointment or may be converted to a renewable appointment depending on program needs and funding availability.

Department(s): A071200-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/COOP, UW CTR FOR

 

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% – 100%. This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

 

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 15 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding.

 

Salary:  Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Click the “Apply Now” button above to start the application process. As part of the online application, you will be asked to upload a cover letter and current resume or CV. Be sure to reference your experience related to the position in your application materials.

Contact:

Erin Wall
erin.wall@wisc.edu
608-262-8966
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title: SR OUTREACH SPEC(S92BN) or OUTREACH SPECIALIST(S92DN) or ASSOC OUTREACH SPEC(S92FN)

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number: 237562-AS

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COVERT ACTION MAGAZINE SEEKS A DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

CAM is currently seeking a Development Director to oversee our donor relations program and manage our fundraising initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors and foundations, and building a stronger development team for our organization. This position involves managing individual donations, foundation proposals as well as seasonal fundraising drives. If you have a background in nonprofit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply by sending your cover letter and resume to: apply@CovertActionMagazine.com 

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR


Responsibilities:


Help develop and implement strategic plans to raise funds and manage grants and donations;

Help identify prospective individual donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships;

Research and cultivate relationships with foundations, apply to available opportunities;

Provide timely and accurate reports to funders;

Develop and oversee our seasonal fundraising drives;

Collaborate with staff on the planning and management of fundraising events and donor receptions;

Develop materials related to fundraising including proposals;

Coordinate outreach to donors through social media campaigns and website initiatives.

PIONEER VALLEY WORKERS CENTER SEEKS A CO-DIRECTOR / LEAD ORGANIZER

Organizational Description:

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC) builds power with workers and immigrants.  Through grassroots organizing led by those most impacted by injustice, we transform systems and institutions that exploit workers and threaten immigrants, locally and nationally. We incubate worker-led cooperatives and support our members through mutual aid. Our 500 worker members, primarily Spanish-speaking immigrants, guide our organizing campaigns and priorities.

Job Description:

We seek a 40hr/week Co-Director to co-lead the Staff Collective in achieving organizational goals. This position will work with a second Co-Director (already on staff) to manage the organization, guide overarching strategy, and build team capacity. We seek someone with significant experience in grassroots, coalitional, and legislative organizing as well as project management.

Responsibilities:

Organizational Leadership and Oversight

  • Lead the Staff Collective in base-building and successfully implementing the  organizational priorities voted on by our membership.
  • Facilitate campaign and strategic planning with membership, staff, and Board.
  • With fellow Co-Director, provide ongoing support and updates to the Board.
  • With the Board President, implement ongoing leadership development and political education.

Staff Mentorship

  • Support and supervise members of the Staff Collective.
  • Support and mentor second Co-Director, who is stepping into this position for the first time.
  • Build new staff capacity to work with and provide leadership in coalition partnerships.

Coalitional Building and Organizing

  • Sustain and expand coalitional work at the national and state-wide level.
  • Represent the organization in public settings, and mentor new staff in doing so.
  • Work directly with members on campaign development and organizing.
  • Participate in the Organizing Work Team, plan and implement its goals.

Financial Oversight

  • Work with the Finance Coordinator and Development Director to draft the annual budget, pursue grant opportunities, and ensure we meet our financial goals.

Requirements:

  • Commitment to worker-led organizing and anti-racism.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy and coalition building.
  • Fully bi-lingual Spanish/English.
  • Experience in organizational leadership, directorship, a plus.
  • Experience working with people from different class and cultural backgrounds.
  • Commitment to cultivating a democratic and supportive organizational culture, centering language justice, anti-racism, and working class solidarity.
  • Experience supervising and providing mentorship to new organizers.
  • Excellent meeting facilitation skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Familiarity with budgeting and financial review.

Strongly preferred:

  • Experience with democratic or collective decision-making.
  • Ability to work well in a team, living a spirit of solidarity and camaraderie.
  • Willingness to receive constructive feedback, ability to navigate conflict.
  • Experience with, and/or interest in public speaking.

Structure & Supervision:

Overview of Organizational Structure: PVWC’s structure begins with our membership base, which determines organizational priorities and elects members to the Board of Directors, which provides oversight. Day to day, the organization is democratically run by the Staff Collective, which plays a significant role in decision-making, including electing the Co-Directors and Department Heads, and voting on new staff hires. The organization is in an exciting time of change and growth as some team members transition out and new staff has recently joined.

Co-Directorship:

This 2-year, elected position will work closely with a second Co-Director, receive mentorship from the Board of Directors, and initial training by an outgoing Co-Director. While this is a permanent job, the title and responsibilities will change after two to four years, since the Co-Director position is an elected post.  After this time, the job will focus more fully on base building and organizing.

Work location:

As we slowly return to our Northampton office following the end of the pandemic, this position will necessarily spend at least 3 days/week in the office, but some work may also be performed remotely for part of the week.

Compensation:

$24-26/hour depending on experience, as determined by PVWC’s Staff Collective Pay Scale. We are currently implementing health insurance for staff members and offer a competitive benefits package of vision and dental insurance, 3+ weeks of paid time off/year, and a childcare stipend to parents of young children. We offer great flexibility and a dynamic, supportive work environment.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@pvworkerscenter.org. Please include a subject line that reads: Co-Director Position Application. Applications will be received on a rolling basis until August 27th, with priority given to those that come in before August 15th.

The PVWC is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage people of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ+ people, and other people from marginalized groups to apply.

PIONEER VALLEY WORKERS CENTER SEEKS A DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Organizational Description:

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC) builds power with workers and immigrants.  Through grassroots organizing led by those most impacted by injustice, we transform systems and institutions that exploit workers and threaten immigrants, locally and nationally. We incubate worker-led cooperatives and support our members through mutual aid. Our 500 worker members, primarily Spanish-speaking immigrants, guide our organizing campaigns and priorities.

Job Description:

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PVWC) seeks a 40 hr/week Communications and Development Director to oversee and write grants, run individual donor fundraising campaigns, and provide outward-facing communications support (press releases, email newsletters, etc).

Responsibilities:

Grant Management:

  • Write and submit grants for existing and new funders.
  • Work with other staff to ensure grants reflect current work and priorities.
  • Track all grants, prepare and submit reports.
  • Research new grant opportunities.
  • Prepare appropriate budgets and grant materials, with the Finance Coordinator.

Fundraising:

  • Run twice-annual fundraising campaigns (paper mailings, online outreach, donor engagement, etc.)
  • Oversee, update and maintain CRM donor database, with intern help if desired.
  • Lead ongoing donor outreach and gift acknowledgement.

Communications:

  • Lead organizational communications, including press releases, posters, etc.
  • Work with the Staff Collective to develop and ensure that regular communications happen through e-blasts and social media.

Staff Collective Participation:

  • Meet regularly with the Finance and Development Team to coordinate overlapping work, as well as with the Organizing and Solidarity Economy Teams.
  • Pursue training opportunities in your field as desired, with PVWC support.

Requirements:

  • Commitment to worker-led organizing and anti-racism.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years grant writing experience.
  • Familiarity with philanthropy, foundations, and grant tracking systems.
  • Capacity to work with the Finance Coordinator to write budgets for grants.
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience using social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.
  • Desire to learn, grow, and take on additional responsibilities.

Strongly preferred:

  • Spanish proficiency, fluency preferred.
  • Experience with democratic or collective decision-making.
  • Experience with CRM donor database systems.

Organizational Structure:

Great flexibility and dynamic, supportive work environment. PVWC is revamping its democratic staffing structure with three work teams. This position will play a key role in the Finance and Development Team, while supporting the two program teams (Organizing and Solidarity Economy) through grant writing and communications. The organization is entering a time of change and growth as some team members transition out and new staff joins.

Structure & Supervision:

Overview of Organizational Structure: PVWC’s structure begins with our membership base, which determines organizational priorities and elects members to the Board of Directors, which provides oversight. Day to day, the organization is democratically run by the Staff Collective, which plays a significant role in decision-making, including electing the Co-Directors and Department Heads, and voting on new staff hires. The organization is in an exciting time of change and growth as some team members transition out and new staff has recently joined.

Supervision: This position will work closely with the Finance and Development Team Work Team, and receive mentorship from the Team Head and Co-Directors. Our collective structure also necessitates a strong capacity to be both self-directed and community-minded.

Work location:

As we slowly return to our Northampton office following the end of the pandemic, this position will necessarily spend at least 3 days/week in the office, but some work may also be performed remotely for part of the week. 

Compensation:

$22-25/hour depending on experience, as determined by PVWC’s Staff Collective Pay Scale. We are currently implementing health insurance for staff members and offer a competitive benefits package of vision and dental insurance, 3+ weeks of paid time off/year, and a childcare stipend to parents of young children.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@pvworkerscenter.org.  Please include a subject line that reads: Development and Communications Coordinator. Applications will be received on a rolling basis until 8/27, with priority given to those that come in before August 15th.

The PVWC is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage people of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ+ people, and other people from marginalized groups to apply.

THE WORKER INSTITUTE AT CORNELL ILR SEEKS A SENIOR EXTENSION ASSOCIATE

Worker Rights & Equity Associate – The Worker Institute

Position is located in New York, NY, within the ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave, working remotely until location reopens.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Senior Extension Associate – Worker Rights & Equity Associate within The Worker Institute in the Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations is responsible for extension programming and administration within one or more thematic areas. The Senior Extension Associate is responsible for developing and delivering programs and services that are closely aligned with the strategic mission and core values of the ILR School, and for monitoring quality, impact, and outcomes of education, research, training, technical assistance, and consulting activities of the program. The Senior Extension Associate will participate with other academic staff in setting thematic area goals and will annually set individual programmatic and budgetary goals with the Executive and Academic Director. This position of Senior Extension Associate reports to the Executive Director or the Academic Director of the Worker Institute.

Senior Extension Associate is an academic non-tenure track, term position with an initial three-year appointment. The position may be reappointed based on recommendations by the appropriate Director and Associate Dean as well as available funding and work.

Project Related Emphasis:
The Worker Rights and Equity Associate is responsible for developing and delivering innovative research, policy applications and educational programs that address the persistent problems of economic inequality in America by addressing challenges faced by
workers in growing sectors of the American economy. Strategic collaborations will aim to enhance collective bargaining rights and representation for all workers, with an emphasis placed on advancing new models of collective representation in sectors traditionally excluded from labor rights protections (i.e. low wage & immigrant workers, service workers and gig-economy workers). Understanding of issues of diversity and inclusion as key components that advance workplace equity for women and immigrant workers in the gig economy and growing service economy.

The Senior Extension Associate will provide substantial expertise and collaborative guidance to unions and worker justice organizations and advance the presence of the Worker Institute
in field of worker- focused policy innovation through local, state, and national professional and advocacy networks and ongoing public programming. Position will contribute to writing articles and reports, and contribute to financial integrity of programs.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, http://www.ilr.cornell.edu and the Worker Institute at https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/worker-institute

Required Qualifications:

Terminal degree in a social science, economics, government and public administration, policy or law, with relevant expertise related to racial and economic inequality.
7 – 10 years of life and work experience with unions, worker justice, community organizations, government, or advocacy or educational organizations in a role that includes policies and practices to advance racial, gender and social justice, and addresses income inequality.

Experience in both qualitative and quantitative analysis; and a strong understanding of mixed-methods research that incorporates workers’ voices through participatory research approaches.
Expertise in industry and workforce research and an ability to communicate the policy and organizing implications of research that seeks to raise industry standards for low-wage and new sectors of the economy (e.g., direct care and the gig economy).

Relevant professional leadership and network development at the state, regional, national, and/or international areas in relevant professional, trade, policy, or public networks.

Minimum of three to six years conducting training to relevant target audience, and/or conducting research in the thematic content area.

Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the thematic content area (articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles in trade publications, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in collaborative environments and to contribute to the innovation and outcome success of a team.

Experience and desire to work in an action-oriented research setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of one to three years demonstrated experience in large project management (e.g. several staff and research budgets).
Minimum of one to three years demonstrated experience in promoting thematic area program teaching, consultation, and research services to regional, state or national networks through the use of in-person, print, and electronic mediums.

Minimum of one to three years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.

Minimum of one to three years of experience with distance learning.

Bilingual in Spanish and English.

This is a full-time, academic non-tenure track, benefits eligible term opportunity based at the ILR NYC Extension office located at 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, working remotely until location reopens.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Rewards & Benefits:

Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here.

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications. Application materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18955

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an
uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

THE WORKER INSTITUTE AT CORNELL ILR SEEKS A SENIOR EXTENSION/EXTENSION ASSOCIATE

Labor Leadership Programs Associate – The Worker Institute

Position is located in New York, NY, within the ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave, or can be based remotely.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Senior Extension / Extension Associate – Labor Leadership Programs Associate within the Worker Institute of the Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) is responsible for extension programming and administration within one or more thematic areas. The Senior Extension / Extension Associate is responsible for developing and delivering programs and services that are closely aligned with the strategic mission and core values of the ILR School, and for monitoring quality, impact, and outcomes of education, training, technical assistance, consulting, and research activities of the program. This position reports to the Director of Labor Leadership Programs at the Worker Institute.

Senior Extension / Extension Associate is a full-time, academic non-tenure track, term position, with an initial contract of up to 3 years. The position may be reappointed on the basis of available funding and work with recommendations by the appropriate Executive
Director, Academic Director and Associate Dean. Position rank will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Project Related Emphasis:
The Labor Leadership Programs Associate is a high-level position leading and working in partnership with national elected union leaders, the highest level of international union staff, and leaders of worker organizations and community-organizing networks aligned with the labor movement. The leadership development associate will manage retreat-based leadership programs that bring together leaders from across the national labor movement as well as top-level leaders within specific unions. Responsibilities include leading retreats, developing appropriate agendas in consultation with leaders in the field, teaching current curriculum, expanding curriculum offerings by researching and developing new modules, maintaining relationships with the highest level of union leadership, and providing tailored organizational and leadership development support to stakeholder organizations. This position will have strong project management, budget management, and fundraising skills to
direct multiple programs and lead teams consisting of Worker Institute staff and contracted consultants. As a skilled relationship manager, this associate will deepen our existing organizational relationships and bring new organizations into our programs. The labor leadership associate will also maintain a set of organizational development clients who rely on the Worker Institute to help them increase the power and effectiveness of their organization.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, http://www.ilr.cornell.edu and the Worker Institute at https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/worker-institute

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in related subject matter expertise (industrial and labor relations, employment or labor law, human resources/management/business, organizational behavior/change, economics, workforce development, vocational rehabilitation,
occupational medicine/workplace safety and health, education, diversity/inclusion).

2-3 years’ experience in the labor movement (7-10 for senior), as staff or elected leader in a union or worker organization.

Demonstrated practical experience applying organizational development to the labor movement – including strategic planning, internal organizational/leadership development and/or working with external clients.
Significant experience with adult education, including but not limited to working in a union education program, training in principles of adult education and working with adult learners.

Demonstrated ability to design participatory curriculum for the highest level of union leadership.

Demonstrated relevant professional leadership and network development at the state, regional, national, and/or international areas in relevant professional, trade, policy, or public networks.

Ability to travel frequently for retreats and tailored/customized union programs.

Demonstrated relevant professional leadership and network development at the state, regional, national, and/or international areas in relevant professional, trade, policy, or public networks.

Ability to travel frequently for retreats and tailored/customized union programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with two or more of the following functions: worker organizing, political organizing, policy/legislation, collective bargaining, representation, leadership development.

Certificate or other credential in organizational development.

Experience with multiple unions or worker organizations.

Experience with federated labor bodies, including national AFL-CIO, State AFL-CIO and/or Central Labor Council/Area Labor Federation.

Minimum of one to three years demonstrated experience in project management (coordination among stakeholders, staff, contractors; managing budgets and logistics, etc.).

Ability to lead or support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice work.
This is a full-time, academic non-tenure track, benefits eligible term opportunity based at the ILR NYC Extension office located at 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, or can be based remotely.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here.

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications. Application materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18940

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an
uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.