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Join Our Team - Two Americorps Vista Positions, and Admin & Event Planning Associate Position Available!

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

ADMINISTRATIVE & EVENT PLANNING ASSOCIATE POSITION
Applications due March 18th
This is a full time position which will provide high-level administrative, event, and team support in a mission-driven non-profit. In addition to clerical functions, candidates should be experienced or willing to learn how to post to CCCD’s website, manage the database, coordinate event registration and production, and be comfortable with online programs and communication. Strong organization and attention to detail are a must.

COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE: AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION
TRAINING & EDUCATION ASSOCIATE: AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION
Short Timeline: Applications due April 29th

These positions support an economic development initiative, Co-op Home Care, a worker-owned cooperative of caregivers that will provide quality and compassionate home care services for elderly and disabled individuals in Yolo County, CA. The project is premised on the beliefs that people who need home care support deserve quality services from a consistent caregiver, and caregivers deserve work stability, livable wages, and positive working conditions.
The worker cooperative does much more than create jobs: it serves as a vehicle for helping people to help themselves, stimulating empowerment that helps members realize the skills and abilities they have to transform themselves and their families. Worker cooperatives are owned and controlled by the worker members; co-ownership and democratic control of the business offer life-changing opportunities for members.

ADMINISTRATIVE & EVENT PLANNING ASSOCIATE

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Administrative & Event Planning Associate
(AEA) reports to the Executive Director and supports operations in our mission-driven non-profit. The ideal candidate will be excited about the mission of CCCD and about providing high-level administrative and event support.  In addition to routine clerical functions, candidate should be experienced or willing to learn how to post to CCCD’s website, manage the database, coordinate event registration and production, and be comfortable with online programs and communication. The position is key to supporting two annual conferences and several other annual events. Person must be organized, have an eye for detail, and comfortable working within a multi-faceted, fast-paced non-profit.

COMPENSATION & REPORTING:
The position pays $17-$22 per hour (depending on education & experience) and includes paid holidays, vacation, retirement contributions, & sick leave. May also qualify for medical benefits. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.

WHEN & HOW TO APPLY:
Applications accepted through midnight, Wednesday, March 18.
Submit resume and CCCD application via EMAIL to: info@cccd.coop Subject: AEA Application
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience:  

  • Associate’s degree and 2 years' experience in administrative support, or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or university plus skills listed.
    -OR-
  • 4+ years administration support experience including computer-based calendaring, filing, editing, tracking and maintaining data. Experience with grant reporting a plus.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Able to set priorities, creatively problem-solve, and take initiative with a results-focused attitude
  • Competent in developing and editing content in Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management software
  • Event organizing and/or production experience
  • Experience and comfort with computer and web-based communications: Facebook, website posting as well as management and email communications programs like Constant Contact
  • Ability to professionally communicate verbally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of printers, scanners and office computer software
  • Ability and comfort with juggling multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to lift up to 30lbs, with dexterity to maintain printers with toner and other routine equipment maintenance
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus

COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE: AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Communications Associate
will work with the Cooperative Facilitator and members in supporting cooperative success through outreach, education and marketing that informs the community about the co-op, and helps the co-op business thrive. Responsibilities include assisting with:

  • Identifying and conducting outreach to community organizations to initiate professional relationships between the cooperative and potential stakeholders 
  • Developing and utilizing an outreach toolkit that incorporates social media, website posts and other forms of outreach
  • Caregiver recruitment to grow job creation
  • Encouraging worker-members to become community ambassadors by helping them learn skills associated with engendering professionalism
  • Coordinating group presentations and workshops within the local community to promote the co-op's mission and services
  • Assisting in designing an evaluation system and materials to be used for gathering member and client feedback
  • Attend local community events and engage in other promotional events with worker-members
  • Organizing fundraising events and other community engagement opportunities

INFO ABOUT VISTA:
Americorp VISTA is an opportunity to provide service to improve communities while gaining valuable experiences and professional development training. The program provides a modest living allowance, healthcare benefit, and end of service award. Vistas are eligible for a NCE hiring path to Federal agencies.  Eligible Vistas may also receive a relocation allowance and child care benefit. Details can be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista/life-vista-member

WHEN & HOW TO APPLY:
There is a very small hiring window for this position.  Applications will be reviewed as received, and accepted through 5pm, Wednesday, April 29.
Applicants will need to create an account on my.americorps.gov, if they don’t already have one: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do
Once you have registered, applicants will need to apply directly through the job listing on AmeriCorps website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=94137&fromSearch=true
IN ADDITION: Submit resume and CCCD Application via EMAIL to: info@cccd.coop Subject: Communications Vista Position
Once your application has been received and reviewed, you may contacted by CCCD for an interview. If you have any questions regarding your application, please email us at jduong@cccd.coop.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education & Experience:
  

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or university plus skills listed.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Competency using Excel, Powerpoint, and MS Word
  • Experience and comfort with computer and web-based communications: Facebook, website posting as well as management and email communications programs like Constant Contact
  • Self-motivated, highly organized team player
  • Ability to professionally communicate verbally and in writing
  • Able to set priorities and creatively problem-solve
  • Ability and comfort with juggling multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
  • An entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit

TRAINING & EDUCATION ASSOCIATE: AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Training & Education Associate
will work with the cooperative facilitator and members in developing a cohesive training plan that helps members monitor their business and prepares them to provide high quality professional in-home care services to clients. Position responsibilities include assisting with:

  • designing a multi-year training program that incorporates the business plan, reflects the goals of the co-op, and includes caregiving and business management topics
  • developing enduring training materials using a variety of mediums
  • implementing the training curriculum and providing one-on-one or group trainings to worker-members
  • organizing team-building activities, financial literacy and paraprofessional development workshops, and caregiving trainings and certification courses
  • documenting model policies and procedures as they are ratified by the worker-members
  • implementing curriculum so that it is effective in training members to become trainers
  • promoting worker empowerment in a manner that maintains and strengthens trust between and among the non-profit and the co-op members
  • maintaining accurate records of members and professional development

INFO ABOUT VISTA:
Americorp VISTA is an opportunity to provide service to improve communities while gaining valuable experiences and professional development training. The program provides a modest living allowance, healthcare benefit, and end of service award. Vistas are eligible for a NCE hiring path to Federal agencies.  Eligible Vistas may also receive a relocation allowance and child care benefit. Details can be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista/life-vista-member

WHEN & HOW TO APPLY:
There is a very small hiring window for this position.  Applications will be reviewed as received, and accepted through 5pm, Wednesday, April 29.
Applicants will need to create an account on my.americorps.gov, if they don’t already have one: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do
Once you have registered, applicants will need to apply directly through the job listing on AmeriCorps website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=94134&fromSearch=true
IN ADDITION: Submit resume and CCCD Application via EMAIL to: info@cccd.coop Subject: Training Vista Position
Once your application has been received and reviewed, you may contacted by CCCD for an interview. If you have any questions regarding your application, please email us at jduong@cccd.coop.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education & Experience:
  

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or university plus skills listed.

Skills:

  • Bilingual Spanish-English verbal and writing preferred
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Excellent skills in using Excel, Powerpoint, and MS Word
  • Experience and/or coursework in education approaches and techniques
  • Experience with and/or keen interest in learning popular education philosophy and techniques
  • Ability to professionally communicate verbally and in writing
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented
  • Team player with a collaborative spirit
  • Able to set priorities and creatively problem-solve
  • Ability and comfort with juggling multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment

 

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: info@cccd.coop Subject: Internship