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Join Our Team - Seeking Administrative Associate


Administrative Associate (AA) to support team needs of a mission-driven non-profit. This position is for 20 to 30 hours per week and will provide direct and indirect support to the Executive Director and to a team of cooperative development staff.  In addition to routine clerical functions, candidate should be experienced or willing to learn how to post to CCCD’s website, update online registration and email program, manage the database and be comfortable with online programs and communication. Must enjoy support work and be able to work within a multi-faceted, fast-paced non-profit, have exceptional communication and people skills, as well as strong organizational and problem solving skills.


The position pays $16-$20 per hour (depending on education and experience) and includes paid holidays, vacation & sick leave. The Administrative Associate reports directly to the Executive Director.


Education & Experience:  

  • Associate’s degree and 1+ years’ experience in administrative support, or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or university plus skills listed.
  • 4+ years administration support experience including computer-based calendaring, filing, editing, tracking data and maintaining data. Experience with grant reporting a plus.


  • Experience and competent in developing and editing content in Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management software
  • Experience and comfort with computer and web-based communications-Facebook, website posting as well as management and email communications programs like Constant Contact
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to professionally communicate verbally and in writing with co-workers & the public at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative with a results-focused attitude
  • Able to set priorities, creatively problem-solve and multi-task
  • Working knowledge of printers, scanners and office computer software
  • Experience navigating and completing research on the internet and government websites
  • Ability and comfort with juggling multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, managing and and making posts to Drupal based website


Submit resume and CCCD Application via EMAIL to: Subject: AA Position


Internship Opportunities

CCCD welcomes applications for volunteer internships. Interns gain hands-on learning experiences but do not receive monetary compensation. Interns who are selected will work with staff to create a job description so that they have a defined focus.

Following are some of the areas where CCCD interns and volunteers have previously assisted:

  • Research related to addressing economic and social issues using the cooperative business model including: agricultural cooperatives, housing cooperatives, child care cooperatives, worker cooperatives and other co-ops.
  • Economic feasibility studies or business plans.
  • Graphic Design: Creating promotional and educational materials using Adobe InDesign compatible software.
  • Conference or event planning: organizing and implementation.
  • Data entry and building databases.
  • Grants: identification, writing, and submission.
  • Social Media: Promotion and education of cooperatives and CCCD.
  • Writing and reviewing articles.
  • Website development and maintenance—For CCCD and cooperatives we develop
  • Videography—Cooperative education
  • Cooperative Development—includes assisting with the development process in specific cooperative sectors or projects (for example housing, agriculture, farming, worker co-ops, child care)
  • Contributing expertise in housing, community development, tech/programing, accounting, business development, language translation (Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, etc.) or other areas. 

Requirements and Skills

Ability to communicate and present ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse cultures; and possess excellent computer skills in word processing (and, as applicable, in other areas such as spreadsheets, databases, adobe suite or other programs).  Must have the ability to work independently and be a team player.

Student internships are best suited for students who are juniors, seniors or in graduate school and have a major related to the area of work. We also welcome applications from non-student volunteers.

Time Commitment        

Internships range from 10-15 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months (or 2 quarters). Hours are flexible but generally involve traditional work hours and may include some evening and weekend hours if schedules permit.

Benefits Gained from a CCCD Internship

Interns enrich the work of our non-profit, and help CCCD further its mission by helping interns better understand cooperatives and our non-profit. Each internship has a particular focus or project to work on, and offers experience in one or more of the following areas: community development, writing, graphic design, research, business planning and development, event planning and implementation, applied agricultural economics, social media, grant writing, communication skills, data management, and work with people who come from many different backgrounds. Internships can help students integrate classroom knowledge with real-life experience, and provide anyone the opportunity to apply their skills and expertise, and generate a tangible product to showcase their abilities. We hope that interns also enrich their own lives by contributing to the cooperative movement. 

How Do I Apply?

To apply, please complete this application and submit it via email to: Subject: Internship