California Center for Cooperative Development
Cooperative Development Specialist
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|Posted On:||Friday, 1st June 2018|
979 F Street, Suite A-1, Davis, CA 95616
California Center for Cooperative Development (CCCD) is accepting applications for a full time, salaried, and exempt position “Cooperative Development Specialist”. The Specialist will work from CCCD’s Davis office with travel to locations of our projects throughout California.
Our Work: CCCD is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing technical assistance and training to cooperative organizing groups and existing cooperatives in sectors including agriculture, retail grocery, housing, child care, and worker cooperatives. Services include educating organizers, founders, and members about the cooperative organizational model, it’s legal and financial aspects, and about the development process. We lead feasibility assessments, business plans, and work with many partners to provide a network of support services, including food safety and organic certification. We are also growing our services to include support for existing business owners in converting to worker or user-owned cooperatives.
CCCD also holds 2 major annual conferences: the California Cooperatives & Communities Conference and Agricultural Cooperatives Directors and Executives Leadership Training.
The Cooperative Development Specialist will support projects involving people who are interested in starting cooperatively owned businesses within the food system, including marketing fresh and value-added fruits and vegetables, retail grocery stores, and farms operated as worker cooperatives. The specialist will also provide ancillary education related to general farm production and marketing, and business planning. Many of our project partners include groups who speak English as a second language. The agriculture projects include those based on fruit, vegetables, grain, and processed food producers in separate projects and includes working with local technical assistance provider partners for each project. This position allows for the Specialist to grow into work within other sectors, including housing and non-rural service oriented worker cooperatives.
As a Cooperative Development Specialist, you’ll be:
Hours: This is full time, exempt position includes regular travel statewide and occasional nationwide travel.
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 yearly, depending on experience, paid vacation and sick leave increasing yearly, and health plan benefits. This position is dependent on yearly funding.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires travel from a minimum 2 days per month up to 8 days per month using automobile and airline travel, including overnight visits.
Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (5 or more hours per day). While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, or kneel. The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Applicants must submit a completed application (application form, full resume, brief cover letter, and three references by email to CCCD at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: “Cooperative Development Specialist Position”), or mailed to: CCCD; 979 F St. Suite A-1; Davis, CA 95616.