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The Raise-Op Housing Cooperative is seeking candidates to fulfill the role of Cooperative Development Organizer (CDO), beginning Fall/Winter 2021. The Raise-Op seeks a candidate who is excited to grow and operate cooperative housing with a diverse and growing group of residents in Downtown Lewiston.  Primary responsibilities include facilitating sustainable organizational growth, financial health and accounting,  community outreach and education.  Details about Core Responsibilities and Collective Work are outlined below. 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZING

Raise-Op seeks a qualified individual to help build and maintain a strong resident-led housing cooperative. Supported by other staff, the CDO will be the primary staff member responsible for:

Building Development

  • Develop new and rehab coop units
  • Project Management
  • Financing and compliance

Capacity Building and Growth

  • Develop partnerships
  • Implement board policy
  • Develop board leadership

Financial Health/Accounting

  • Conduct transactions
  • Produce budgets and reports
  • Assist Finance Committee

Sustaining Current Properties

  • Coordinate maintenance activities
  • Monitor building needs
  • Assist Buildings Committee

EMPLOYEE QUALIFICATIONS


The successful candidate will: 

  • Have prior experience in organizational management and development 
  • Have experience in budgeting
  • Have good record keeping skills, ability to manage financial transactions, and basic understanding of accounting concepts
  • Have experience in meeting facilitation 
  • Be self-motivated and self-directed
  • Possess the ability to work closely within a small team and incorporate constructive feedback and training within their work flow
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to listen with empathy
  • Work well with people of different abilities, cultures, races, identities, and incomes
  • Be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently
  • Be able to perform light physical tasks (cleaning, moving items, using hand tools, climbing stairs)
  • Have competency with technology and online platforms such as Zoom, Google Workspace
  • Demonstrate commitment to racial, social, and economic justice, and deep alignment with the Raise-Op’s mission and cooperative values

Bonus: 

  • Nonprofit Management experience
  • Cooperative Development knowledge 
  • Fundraising experience: Donor Relations and Grant Writing
  • Property Development experience
  • Lived experience of downtown Lewiston and its social complexities
  • Speaks Somali, Mai Mai, French, Arabic, and/or Portuguese
  • Some experience in building maintenance (carpentry, electrical, and/or plumbing)
  • Demonstrated competencies in low-barrier and trauma informed services
  • Experience in conflict resolution
  • Assertive communication skills 

We believe in a diverse workforce and value lived experience. We highly encourage Black, Brown, Disabled, Immigrant, LGBTQIA+, Women, Poor, and Working Class identified candidates to apply.  All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

Download full job description and application instructions at www.raiseop.com.

The Raise-Op Housing Cooperative is seeking candidates to fulfill the role of Cooperative Development Organizer (CDO), beginning Fall/Winter 2021. The Raise-Op seeks a candidate who is excited to grow and operate cooperative housing with…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 23, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$41,000 - $45,76036-40 hrs/wk negotiable upon hire, some evenings and weekends will be required.

Benefits

20 Days PTO, 12 Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, Healthcare Reimbursement (HC) up to $250/mo. HC Reimbursements rollover each month, and expire at the end of each calendar year.

20 Days PTO, 12 Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, Healthcare Reimbursement (HC) up to $250/mo. HC Reimbursements rollover each month, and expire at the end of each calendar year.

Level of Language Proficiency

Be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently.

Be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Lewiston, ME
Associated Location
145 Pierce St, Lewiston, ME 04240, USA
Office 102

How to Apply

If you are excited about this job, tell us why in your cover letter. Many skills can be learned on the job or through training, but enthusiasm cannot be taught. In addition to training on the job, it is a goal of the Raise-Op to offer Professional Development Opportunities to our staff that enrich the experience of being an employee and support the cooperative in our mission. 

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to Raiseop207@gmail.com

If you are excited about this job, tell us why in your cover letter. Many skills can be learned on the job or through training, but enthusiasm cannot be taught. In addition to training on…

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