Green Worker Cooperatives Seeks Worker Co-op Developer (Bronx, NY)

Green Worker Cooperatives is a Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice. We train and develop worker cooperatives that have a positive environmental impact and enable the transformation of their members and community.

The Worker Co-op Developer is responsible for the development of a menu of service options for graduates of our Coop Academy, a 5-month cooperative business boot camp, in order to provide them with ongoing support that will grow their cooperatives and help them reach their goals. The Worker Co-op Developer would be an innovative and out of the box thinker capable of conducting thorough assessments of business operations and governance structures; helping co-ops troubleshoot problems as they arise; connecting co-ops with new opportunities; and holding them accountable to their promises. Additional goals for this position are to develop and strengthen the inter co-op relationships among cooperatives within the GWC network as well the relationship between GWC and its member cooperatives.

Duties:

  • Survey Co-op Academy graduates to identify needs

  • Be the ongoing point of contact for all cooperatives developed by GWC

  • Assess performance and needs of all cooperatives developed by GWC

  • Schedule and facilitate strategic planning retreats for GWC co-ops and assist in the development of yearly goals and milestones

  • Coordinate trainings for cooperatives on specialized topics as needed

  • Coordinate mediation for cooperatives as needed

  • Identify resources and opportunities that can support the growth and development of GWC member cooperatives

  • Compile and share best practices on cooperative governance and business operations.

  • Schedule and confirm location, dates, guest speakers, agenda, and attendees for quarterly co-op assemblies

  • Prepare and assist cooperatives with obtaining capital

  • Work with GWC Communications Coordinator to help build each co-op’s public profile and promote their events, publicity, and other media worthy activities

  • Represent GWC at events, conferences, etc.

Skills:

  • Business/entrepreneurship development

  • Coaching and mentoring

  • Sales and marketing support

  • Leadership development

  • Fundraising and raising capital

  • Consensus decision-making

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Mediation, conflict management, and troubleshooting

Qualifications:

  • Experience with popular education methodology

  • 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 preferred

  • Bronx residents preferred

  • Flexible schedule with ability to work occasional weekends

Salary: F/T at $62,400/yr. Includes generous health, vacation/personal/sick days/parental leave, and professional development benefits.

Start Date: Position available immediately.

To Apply: email cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@greenworker.coop

with “WORKER CO-OP DEVELOPER” in the subject line.

Flexible schedule. Bronx residents and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.