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:
Full Charge Bookkeeper 5/12/21
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities Ongoing

Inquiries by e-mail only
The California Center for Cooperative Development is an equal opportunity employer


Full Charge Bookkeeper

The California Center for Cooperative Development is a mission-driven non-profit dedicated to promoting cooperative businesses. We are seeking a Full Charge Bookkeeper to join our team in a full-time position working, with safety precautions, from CCCD’s office in Davis, CA. Partial work from-home considered, and part time, hourly also possible.

The position will support CCCD by managing all accounts payable and receivable, reconciliations, budgeting, payroll, maintaining chart of accounts consistent with grant and non-profit requirements, coordinating annual 990 with CPA/tax preparer, audit work, and preparing and assuring processing of state requirements for new employees. Position also requires preparing organizational budgets and reports for the non-profit board of directors, supporting the creation of grant budgets and preparing financial reports associated with those grants.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience with non-profit bookkeeping, appreciate working with a team, align with CCCD’s mission, enjoy working with diverse groups of people, and be flexible and open to a growing organization.


  • Proficient in QuickBooks Online and Excel (including functions and formulas)
  • At least 5 years experience with:
    • Accounts payable and receivable and reconciliations
    • Payroll, as well as state and federal reporting requirements
  • At least 3 years experience with:
    • Non-profit bookkeeping, including grant budgeting and management
    • Working with non-profit tax preparation and audits
    • Financial budgeting and forecasting
  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative spirit
  • Self-motivated, highly organized team player
  • Being genuinely interested in growing professionally and personally, and supporting the same in others
  • Experience with federal and state grants preferred
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.A.
  • Background check required

Position: Full time, exempt. (But part time, hourly considered)

 Click here for full position description.

Compensation: $41,000 to 65,500 depending on experience. Paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health plan & retirement benefits.

Application Requirements: Submit no later than May 12; position open until filled. Applicants must submit 1) CCCD application; 2) Resume, and 3) Brief cover letter by email to CCCD at (subject line: “Full Charge Bookkeeper Position”). Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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