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Cooperative Business Network Director

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Co-op Dayton
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Dayton, OH
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Published 14 days ago

Co-op Dayton is a non-profit organization that seeks to create a more equitable and sustainable local economy and a more just city, where power is rooted with those most impacted by structures of economic oppression. We do this by organizing our community to identify these structures and market “gaps”, and to then co-create cooperative businesses and policies that address them.


Our cooperative businesses meet our collective needs, remain accountable to our community, and offer dignified jobs through shared ownership. We currently provide business technical assistance and community outreach and organizing for more than ten cooperatives in Dayton, including the Gem City Market, a worker and community owned cooperative grocery store anchored in West Dayton.


The Network Director supports startup and operational cooperatives with capitalization, governance, and co-op and financial education, through 1-on-1 technical assistance and workshops. The Director also develops our regional cooperative network model and facilitates the network, building relationships and collaborations between cooperative enterprises.


The responsibilities of the Network Director are as follows:

  • Evaluate the business plans and capitalization needs of startup and operational cooperatives in the Dayton region and recommend finance options
  • Serve as the Seed Commons Project Officer for cooperatives that are seeking non-extractive loans, providing 1-on-1 technical assistance during the application process and loan period
  • Develop and facilitate cooperative education and culture building workshops, including open book management and worker-owner training, for operational cooperatives
  • Plan and facilitate cooperative network meetings and events
  • Develop the leadership and relationships of network members and create systems for shared skills, resources, and services
  • Support the network members to develop public policy priorities that advance our solidarity economy locally
  • Develop systems to track engagements, monitor progress, and fulfill grant and partner reporting requirements


Shared responsibilities of all Co-op Dayton staff:

  • Attend and participate in weekly and monthly staff meetings and organization, partner, and funder events
  • Cultivate opportunities to speak publicly in Dayton about the cooperative movement and represent our organization at meetings and events
  • Support ongoing fundraising efforts, including by identifying and securing funding from foundations, government agencies, individual donors, and other entities


Key skills and qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience in business development and/or finance
  • Familiarity with small business financial documents and capitalization strategies and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Google Suite
  • Deep commitment to racial and economic justice
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Dynamic presenter with experience in workshop development
  • Strong self-motivation and personal accountability
  • Organizational skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
  • Willingness to commit energy and heart to a startup community organization
  • Eagerness to learn and build with us, flexibility, and humor

Co-op Dayton is a non-profit organization that seeks to create a more equitable and sustainable local economy and a more just city, where power is rooted with those most impacted by structures of economic oppression. We do this by…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    November 20, 2021

Compensation

USD 50,000 - USD 50,000
All full-time staff are on the same payscale, which is $50,000 for the first year of employment, plus health insurance, phone, and transportation stipends.

Benefits

We also offer paid vacation, family and sick leave, and a flexible work schedule.

We also offer paid vacation, family and sick leave, and a flexible work schedule.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Dayton, OH
Associated Location
Dayton, OH, USA

How to Apply

Please send a resume and letter of interest to contact@coopdayton.org. The letter of interest is critical for the application and should summarize your relevant skills and experience and describe why you are interested in our organization and this role.

Please send a resume and letter of interest to contact@coopdayton.org. The letter of interest is critical for the application and should summarize your relevant skills and…

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