Jobs, Volunteering & Internships

California Center for Cooperative Development (CCCD) is a charitable non-profit dedicated to promoting cooperatives as a vibrant business model, in order to address the economic and social needs of California’s communities through education, development and technical assistance. CCCD helps people realize opportunities by working together through cooperative enterprises.

Currently open positions with the California Center for Cooperative Development:

Position: Application End Date:
Manufactured Home Park (MHP) Marketing & Acquisitions Specialist 11/15/20
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities Ongoing

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The California Center for Cooperative Development is an equal opportunity employer

Manufactured Home Park (MHP) Marketing & Acquisitions Specialist: Co-op Conversions 

-Full job description and additional details can be found HERE-

Location: Davis, CA 

California Center for Cooperative Development (CCCD) is accepting applications for a full time Manufactured Home Park (MHP) Marketing & Acquisitions Specialist position in Davis, CA. Application submissions are welcomed immediately.

As a new ROC USA ( affiliate, CCCD is the designated California entity charged with assisting in resident purchase and cooperative ownership of manufactured home parks in the state. CCCD’s affiliation with ROC USA brings important capital and training tools to the program. As a ROC Affiliate, CCCD is part of a closely networked team of affiliates supporting resident ownership across the nation. 

Job Overview 
Manufactured Home Park (MHP) Marketing & Acquisitions Specialist contributes a vital role in CCCD’s team working to preserve affordable housing by enabling residents to purchase the mobile home parks they rent from. Because most “mobile” homes are not moveable, they are now referred to as manufactured homes.  Cooperative ownership solves the vulnerable position of residents who own their manufactured home, but rent the land underneath it.  Using financing and proven conversion systems provided through ROC USA, residents are able to cooperatively own and govern their community. 

The MHP Marketing & Acquisitions Specialist identifies potential manufactured home community acquisition projects and oversees the cooperative purchase by residents. CCCD is a new ROC affiliate so this position offers the opportunity to work with other staff to launch this new CCCD program. The ideal candidate will have the experience and skills necessary to expand the pipeline of parks for purchase by networking and reaching out to park owners.  

The principle task of the MHP Marketing & Acquisitions Specialist is the preservation of manufactured home communities through resident owned conversions. This person may also be involved in infrastructure project management, advocacy, and other aspects of technical assistance to MHP cooperatives. 

Application Process
Applications accepted immediately, deadline: 11/15/20 (may be extended; position open until filled). Applicants must submit a completed CCCD application, their full resume, and a brief cover letter by email to CCCD at (subject line: “MHP Marketing & Acquisitions Application”). REMINDER: Save the fillable CCCD application on your computer before you attach it to your email. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

Volunteer & 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