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Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City Seeks General Coordinator

The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City seeks a full-time General Coordinator to manage the fundraising, administration, membership, communications, and programs of our organization, with the support of a robust volunteer team and working Board.

The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC) aims to strengthen and expand community-led, democratically-controlled initiatives — from worker, financial and consumer co-ops to community land trusts and gardens, mutual housing, and low-income housing co-ops. Our goal is to build an economy based on values of social and racial justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, mutualism, and democracy.

 

The General Coordinator works remotely and meets in person with leaders and volunteers as needed, and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience working with cooperatives and NYC’s solidarity economy
  • Experience working remotely and managing remote teams and projects with attentiveness and care
  • Familiarity with social and racial justice concepts and movements
  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish and English
  • An ability to rigorously follow through and apply creative solutions to barriers or challenges
  • Experience managing or creating leadership development programs
  • Demonstrated experience working in the communities most impacted by structural oppression

General Coordinator duties are split among the following areas: 30% fundraising, 30% programs, 20% administration, 20% membership and communications.

Duties include:

  • Supervise, hire, and train staff and volunteers
  • Organize and support the Board of Directors as requested
  • Oversee and manage all administrative and programmatic aspects of the organization; organize the delegation of tasks and responsibilities among staff, board and volunteers
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of fundraising and development including grant fundraising, individual giving, corporate sponsorships, city contracts, and the giving circle program.
  • Oversee all aspects of communications, including management of CEANYC’s website, social media, newsletter, materials, and database
  • Manage all fiscal, budgetary and human resource matters

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position that offers a base salary of $55,000-$60,000 plus health insurance benefits, with room for growth as the organization’s budget grows. CEANYC is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and strongly encourages people of color, women, disabled people, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply.

 

To apply, please submit the following to organize@gocoopnyc.com no later than November 30th:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Three references
  4. A work sample (something you created for your work that you are proud of and tells us something about who you are as a professional, no more than 2 pages of text)

RiseBoro Community Partnership Seeks Worker-Coop Developer, Part-Time

RiseBoro’s mission is to unleash the potential of communities to thrive, no matter the odds. We believe that through our unique model of holistic community revitalization, we can create a new economy that works for all people and the planet too. The cooperative movement offers not only the opportunity to create increased wealth for all working members of society, but also for communities to self-determine the types of businesses that will shape their community. While a history of redlining, followed by rapid gentrification has contributed to unhealthy, poor, ghettoized neighborhoods, we believe that by bringing a food and economic justice lens to our work, we can contribute to greater health, wealth, and empowerment in historically marginalized and oppressed communities. 

 

The Central Brooklyn Food Democracy Project

The Brooklyn Movement Center and RiseBoro have teamed up to lead a project to imagine a neighborhood-based food system powered by a new generation of consumer- and worker-owned cooperative food enterprises. They together, incubate the consumer-owned grocery coop (The Central Brooklyn Food Coop), organize and support new cooperatively owned food business, and implementcommunity culinary education programs. 

 

The 2019-2023 goals of the Central Brooklyn Food Democracy Project (CBFDP)related to worker-coops include:

  • In collaboration with the Working World, start 6 new worker-owned, democratically-run cooperative food businesses, and support the existing 2 worker-owned coops, employing at least 36 people. 
  • Complete the Development of a Community Chef worker-cooperative that will lead a food education institute within the food coop. The Chefs will teach culinary courses and conduct cooking demonstrations among the food coop community of families.
  • Create a project leadership team that will ensure coordination and create a Central Brooklyn Food Democracy support network.

Job Summary

The Worker-Coop Developer builds on the RiseBoro Food Justice Team’s years of field experience in Bushwick and Central Brooklyn to:support current worker-owned coops and coops in formation, including: a Community Chef coop and the Brooklyn Packers; develop new worker-coops all along the food supply chain, with the support of the Food Justice Program Manager.

 

Near-term Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy and Process Development

We are in a new phase of our worker-coop development and are currently focused on defining our strategy and process. The Worker Coop Developer will lead our team through a process of defining roles both on our team and within our network, they will further develop an incubation process for the coops, as well as curricular materials. 

 

Community Chef Coop

The Community Chefs are already in the early stages of a development process. The Developer will continue this process and support the chefs to launch the coop in 2020

 

Ongoing Responsibilities

In the field

  • Together with the Food Justice Program Manager, create, plan, and deliver workshops with community members to deepen analysis of food and economic justice issues.  
  • Conduct outreach and respond to opportunities to reach community members and leaders to awaken and deepen public consciousness about economic democracy and activate participation in our work.
  • Seek out new opportunities, partnerships, and initiatives through networking and research and by attending conferences, trainings, events, and meetings with stakeholders, strategic local and city-wide partners, government agencies and other support organizations.
  • Work with other leaders in the CBFDP team to integrate our work, build the network, and ensure success of the project whole.

 

Cooperative Development

  • Together with Food Justice Program Manager, participate in process design for all coops.
  • Conduct Feasibility and/or Marketing Studies with new coops.
  • Canvas local business landscape to identify opportunities for coop conversion.
  • Along with TA providers, coordinate process of legal incorporation and governance of coops.
  • Develop, review and assist in implementing marketing strategy with coop members.
  • Support the development/strengthening of the back office for the business.
  • Assist in maintaining customer contact database/member information.
  • Work with members to develop sales promotions and communications tools.
  • Outreach to media.
  • Organize and attend regular coop meetings in the evenings and weekends.
  • Coordinate with the CBFDP evaluation team, implement tools, and maintain system for data management.

 

Fundraising

While this work is led by the Food Justice Program Director, the worker-coop developer will contribute in the following ways:

  • Provide narrative and quantitative content for grant proposals and marketing materials. 
    • Once funding is obtained for the program
      • Track and report on relevant programming. 
      • Keep expenditures in line withprogram budget

 

COMPETENCIES

 

Skills

  • Business/entrepreneurship development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Sales and marketing support
  • Leadership developmentConsensus decision-making
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at once 
  • Mediation, conflict management, and troubleshooting

Qualifications

  • Experience starting a business
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, worker cooperatives or socially responsible businesses 

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or universitypreferred.Candidates with a Master’s in Business, Economics, Worker Organizing, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Part-time 20 hours/week

 

SALARY

Hourly. $30/hour

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE 

December 4, 2019. Expected start date: January 6, 2020

 

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER

Bianca BockmanFood Justice Program DirectorBbockman@riseboro.org, subject should include: “Worker Coop Developer

CEANUS Seeks General Coordinator

The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City seeks a full-time General Coordinator to manage the fundraising, administration, membership, communications, and programs of our organization, with the support of a robust volunteer team and working Board.

 

The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC) aims to strengthen and expand community-led, democratically-controlled initiatives — from worker, financial and consumer co-ops to community land trusts and gardens, mutual housing, and low-income housing co-ops. Our goal is to build an economy based on values of social and racial justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, mutualism, and democracy.

 

The General Coordinator works remotely and meets in person with leaders and volunteers as needed, and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience working with cooperatives and NYC’s solidarity economy

  • Experience working remotely and managing remote teams and projects with attentiveness and care

  • Familiarity with social and racial justice concepts and movements

  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish and English

  • An ability to rigorously follow through and apply creative solutions to barriers or challenges

  • Experience managing or creating leadership development programs

  • Demonstrated experience working in the communities most impacted by structural oppression

 

General Coordinator duties are split among the following areas: 30% fundraising, 30% programs, 20% administration, 20% membership and communications.

 

Duties include:

  • Supervise, hire, and train staff and volunteers

  • Organize and support the Board of Directors as requested

  • Oversee and manage all administrative and programmatic aspects of the organization; organize the delegation of tasks and responsibilities among staff, board and volunteers

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of fundraising and development including grant fundraising, individual giving, corporate sponsorships, city contracts, and the giving circle program.

  • Oversee all aspects of communications, including management of CEANYC’s website, social media, newsletter, materials, and database

  • Manage all fiscal, budgetary and human resource matters

 

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position that offers a base salary of $55,000-$60,000 plus health insurance benefits, with room for growth as the organization’s budget grows. CEANYC is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and strongly encourages people of color, women, disabled people, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply.

 

To apply, please submit the following to organize@gocoopnyc.com no later than November 30th:

  1. A cover letter

  2. Resume or curriculum vitae

  3. Three references

  4. A work sample (something you created for your work that you are proud of and tells us something about who you are as a professional, no more than 2 pages of text)

32BJ SEIU Seeks Political Organizer (NYC)

32BJ SEIU is one of the largest and most dynamic labor unions in the Northeast, with over 175,000 members in 11 states and Washington, DC. The Union is at the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, including campaigns to guarantee living wages, promote responsible development and expand access to health care.  Its parent organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is the nation’s largest labor union.

The Political Organizer is based in New York City, with extensive travel across the state, especially to the lower Hudson Valley and Long Island, and is responsible for member engagement and support of the Union’s state-wide legislative and political work.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting member engagement of the Union’s New York State legislative campaign activities, including scheduling lobby meetings with union members and new organizing workers.  Other campaign activities include preparing members and logistics for lobby days, phone banking, rallies, and press events on a range of issues including workers’ rights; and economic, racial, immigrant, and climate justice.
  • Working with the NYS Political Coordinator to plan and implement the Union’s Hudson Valley and Long Island membership political engagement program, including:

o  Monitoring and organizing union members during local legislative and policy reform initiatives that affect workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, responsible economic development, and more;

o  Supporting the Union’s work and member involvement with local elected officials at the town, city, and county level;

o  Engaging local labor and community allies on the Union’s work;

o  Implementing the union member focused local electoral field activities, including planning get-out-the-vote (GOTV) events.

  • Drafting materials as needed for various activities, including emails, flyers, one-pagers, and campaign plans;
  • Drafting and updating training materials for members for various activities;
  • Supporting efforts to mobilize, train, and educate union members and activists for legislative and electoral activity.

Qualifications:

  • One to three years of experience coordinating legislative, electoral, or community organizing campaigns;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Experience building relationships with various stakeholders;
  • Basic understanding of NY political and legislative processes;
  • Ability to plan and execute small to large-scale events with close attention to detail;
  • Ability to draft, refine, and implement effective legislative and electoral campaign plans;
  • Desire and willingness to work as part of a team and across departments within the Union;
  • Ability and willingness to drive preferred;
  • Fluent written and oral Spanish preferred but not required;
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends, and to travel as needed.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Our benefits package includes employer-paid health and dental insurance for employees and their qualified dependents, and a retirement benefit.

How to Apply

Please email résumé and letter of interest to Human Resources – HR@seiu32bj.org , with subject “Political Organizer”

Location

New York, NY

 

Workers United, New York New Jersey Regional Joint Board, a/w SEIU Seeks Union Organizer: Bilingual English-Spanish

The NY NJ Regional Joint Board of Workers United is dedicated to winning economic and racial justice through innovative and dynamic worker-led organizing campaigns.

We are a diverse and participatory union that centers our members’ needs for justice at work and in their communities. We build their collective power to win dignity, good contracts, safe working conditions, and laws that benefit working families. We are committed to uplifting all working people in the New York and New Jersey region.

Our current focus is building worker leadership among the mostly immigrant women workforce across the New York nail salon industry. This growing campaign is centered around class, race, immigrant, and gender justice. We are building the first-ever nail salon worker union in the United States, changing the landscape of what’s possible to win power.

We are seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) Organizer who is excited to think and work creatively as part of a focused and fun-loving team developing and moving this non-traditional organizing campaign.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

The primary role of this position is to build worker power through leadership development.

This includes a wide range of duties, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Identify, recruit, support and develop worker leaders
  • Develop and build worker organizing committees
  • Conduct worker meetings in either one-on-one or in group settings
  • Motivate and organize workers to take action
  • Provide accurate assessments of all organizing aspects related to the campaign
  • Co-develop campaign strategies and tactics to advance organizing campaign
  • Facilitate weekly educational workshops
  • Maintain accurate lists and records
  • Plan and coordinate workplace actions
  • Prepare workers to determine and claim their power

Principal Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience organizing as part of a labor union or community organization
  • Strong listening skills
  • Strong relational skills
  • Fluency in Spanish (including reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to set achievable time-based goals
  • Attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong critical and strategic analysis

Additionally this position requires:

  • Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours including nights and weekends
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to center the leadership and voices of People of Color, women and immigrant workers

Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience Includes excellent health benefits, paid time off, and retirement.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish (including reading, writing, and speaking)

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, and resume. Please submit materials as one PDF to Lgomez@workersunitednynj.org with the subject line: Organizer

Workers United is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Location: New York, NY 10018