Want to work in a place that practices everyday democracy?
Want to work were dignity, respect and community power is important to the people you work with?
The growing cooperative movement is looking for new hires.
Below are posting from cooperatives that have gone through our Co-op Academy as well as job opportunities from our local cooperative ecosystem.
New Deal Home Improvement Company is a worker owned construction and remodeling company in New York City, dedicated to three things:
* serving our customers with quality and integrity;
* providing good employment opportunities for our workforce and subcontractors, and;
* building an effective, cooperatively run business that strives to put into practice our shared values for equity and fairness
This position may be filled with full time positions up to 40 hours a week OR may be assigned by hours on a job by job basis.
Every new hire is assigned a title, and a wage rate, according to the initial interview and assessment. After initial and subsequent evaluations, rates and position can change. After 1000 hours of working with the company opportunities to join the cooperative are presented. Our current wage structure for all in the company is between $15.00-$30.00 per hour.
Carpenter Level 3
This person has the full skills of a master carpenter.. S/he can read plans and execute accordingly. They have their own hand tools and are able to solve multiple challenges in the field. They have good communication skills for discussing solutions and options with co-workers and managers. They are able to direct other workers to allow the flow for a team with trainees and may have some communication with other trades workers on the project so there is adequate interaction and cooperation. S/he will have at least four years experience in wide range of applications for carpentry work. S/he will have OSHA 10 hour construction safety certification or is committed to attain it in a timely fashion. S/he will prove her/his skills in the first weeks of a job and an evaluation of their skills will be part of assigning and/or continuing this title and wage rate.
Background on Worker-Owned Coops
At this moment in American history many of us are wondering about the “American Dream” while we witness an economy that discards people like garbage and too often leaves them desperately striving for their piece of the pie. While struggling to make ends meet we also may wonder how to control our own destiny in this economy. A worker cooperative is a business owned and democratically operated by its worker-owners, (or what becomes its “members”). There are many kinds of cooperatives: consumer cooperatives are owned by their customers, housing cooperatives are owned by their residents, and credit unions are owned by their depositors. And there are worker-owned businesses. A requirement of cooperatives is that each member has one vote in membership decisions. This contrasts with a “conventional corporation” in which investors get one vote for each share that they and the profits are distributed to the investors alone, in proportion to their shares. And it contrasts with a small firm where the owner is the boss and sets all the rules and the profits go to the owner(s).
At New Deal Home Improvement, our democratically operated business means that the members together make large decisions for the company. If we do well with our jobs the profits are shared with the members. The management structure and how we run is agreed to by the members and there is a dedication to grow the company with more worker-owners as a way to demonstrate our vision for how wealth building and healthy community development can be intertwined.
Overview of our company: New Deal was founded by five people who share a passion to for a better world and dedicated their time and skill to building a company with a common vision.
There is a Management Team who manages the day to day operations of the company. For the time being the Management Team is made up of founding members in the roles of . Workers at every level of the organization are eligible to become members after working 1,000 hours and can be invited to become members if they and the current members agree. We have a philosophy that we are a learning organization, which means that discussion, evaluation and feedback are critical to our continuous improvement and critical for our development. New workers are encouraged to be part of the feedback loop and learning as we go. This built-in evaluation process is part of the company culture and DNA. Consideration for membership includes that participation in these discussions.
To apply for the Carpenter Level 3 job send your resume to Rebecca Lurie, [email protected]
495 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn NY 11225
Program and Communications Associate
About the Program and Communications Associate
As a Program and Communications Associate of NYC NOWC, you will be responsible for program coordination, communication outreach, and reporting. You are entrepreneurial, driven, and deeply committed both to the mission and to making sure that things that need to get done, are done.
We’re a startup nonprofit organization funded through an NYC City Council Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative (WCBDI). We deeply value nimbleness, initiative, creativity, intelligence, collaboration, and action. You will be part of a lean team, with an active board of passionate worker-owners and advocates for social and economic justice.
Track and report progress
Programmatic reporting including managing sign-in sheets, newsletters and city reporting.
* Answer any requests that come in through NYC NOWC email and phone line, refer incoming opportunities to potential technical assistance providers, including possible conversion projects.
* Support Communications Director in implementing a content calendar for all our communication channels.
* Help update posts and content for our website.
* Help manage and update social media accounts.
* Send out regular updates and relevant news to NYC NOWC listserv.
* Outreach through website, newsletters, text messaging and phone calls for NYC NOWC events.
* Support in the creation of outreach materials: such as flyers and shareable images.
* Support Programming Director on program coordination and logistics for regular programming, annual conference, advocacy council, and training collective. This includes finding space, hiring childcare and interpretation and ordering food.
* Support logistics on site at NYC NOWC programming.
* Support logistics for advocacy council and training collective programs and meetings.
* Provide info sessions to those interested in worker cooperatives.
* Provide translation support for NYC NOWC materials.
* Support NYC NOWC members with member-driven programming
* Highly organized and attention to detail;
* Self-starter, independent, flexible and a collaborative worker comfortable working in a team environment;
* At least 1-2 years of communications;
* Excellent written and oral communicator;
* English and Spanish fluency a must;
* Experience with event planning a strong plus;
* Experience with worker-cooperatives a plus;
* Marketing and/or organizing experience a plus;
* Experience with CiviCRM a plus
This is a part-time position (20 -25 hours per week) with a salary equivalent to $50,000 for full time. There is possible room to grow into an eventual full-time position. This position reports directly to the Program Director. Candidates interested in the position should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by August 26th.
NYC NOWC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NYC NOWC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
To apply for this job email your details to Pablo Benson, [email protected]
New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives
495 Flatbush Ave. Suite 2
Brooklyn, NY 11225
PROGRAM MANAGER, WORKER COOPERATIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
DIVISION OF BUSINESS SERVICES
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building a fairer economy in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
About the Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative:
The Worker Cooperative Business Development initiative will support the creation of jobs in worker cooperatives by coordinati ng education and training resources and by providing technical, legal, and financial assistance. The initiative will fund a comprehensive citywide effort to reach cooperative entrepreneurs, provide for the start-up of new worker cooperative small businesses, and assist existing cooperatives. The initiative will offer workforce development and concrete skills for unemployed, underemployed and discouraged workers in high-needs neighborhoods.
The Program Manager oversees efforts and initiatives designed to sustain and enhance the level of service delivery provided to worker cooperatives and entrepreneurs. The responsibilities of the Manager are both strategic, in developing best practices and processes, and operational, in creating quality, consistency and accountability across all service providers. This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic leader to manage all day-to-day strategy, operations, and partnership development for the initiative as well as provide ongoing leadership, vision, and support for all service provider staff as they strive to develop and grow the impact of the services they deliver.
Specific duties include:
Assist with the development and/or enhancement of services that help worker cooperatives start, operate and expand in New York City
* Develop and implement projects aimed at increased quality and efficiency of service
* Identify gaps in services currently provided and develop strategies to fill those gap
* Manage projects that fulfill SBS’s mission and lead to more comprehensive services being offered to New York City cooperatives
Manage service delivery and performance for approximately 14 service providers:
* Provide ongoing support to service provider staff, providing technical assistance and guidance on day-to-day program activities
* Conduct fiscal oversight, including monthly financial reports and budgets
* Organize and facilitate regular communication between providers and SBS
* Compile and analyze programmatic data to track quality of service and progress against outcomes
* Collaborate with the program management team to leverage and align NYC Business Solutions services to achieve the goals of the initiative
* Compile performance and outcome data for community events, partners and other city agencies Grow the number of outcomes achieved for worker cooperative customers through the successful and efficient provision of services
* Identify and cultivate partnerships that will lead to increased capacity, enhanced customer satisfaction, and more comprehensive services for customers
Manage a portfolio of Worker Cooperatives NYC Council Discretionary Contracts. Responsibilities include:
* Initiate and manage the end-to-end contract management process for contracts. Process steps include, but not limited to scope development, registration, monthly review and payment on requisitions, close outs, etc.
* Participate and support the coordination of an annual vendor orientation for all new discretionary contractors
* Effectively manage relationships with vendors to ensure timely and accurate submission of procurement documents
* Identify and escalate red flags issues that negatively impacts the timely registration of contracts
* Coordinate internally across multiple SBS divisions including but not limited to Procurement, Fiscal, Budget and Legal
* Verify through site visits, secret shopping, etc. to ensure that contractors are delivering services in accordance with the contractual scope of work
* Work with Unit leadership to continuously improve the contract management process
* The ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with staff across a variety of positions and levels of seniority throughout the NYC Business Solutions Centers, the Department of Small Business Services, and the NYC Business Solutions unit.
* Natural leadership ability and demonstrated success in environments with multiple stakeholders, several priorities, and challenging goals and deadlines.
* A strong belief in the potential of small businesses and the value of understanding their needs and helping them to succeed.
* The ability to community effectively and persuasively through presentations and written work.
* A strong ability to use and manipulate data and other variables to make fact-based decisions.
* The ability to think innovatively and generate new ideas that can translate directly into results.
* Flexible, adaptable, customer-focused, and goal-oriented with a commitment to high standards of excellence.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and six months of full-time, satisfactory professional, technical, or administrative experience in one or more of the following fields: human rights, affirmative action planning/administration, position classification, or labor law. A law degree may be substituted for six months of experience;
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter including the following subject line:
Program Manager – Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative to: [email protected]
Internal candidates: please email your resume and cover letter including the following subject line:
Program Manager – Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative to: [email protected]
City Employees: Apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) at www.nyc.gov/ess search for Job Title: 367066
All Other Applicants: Go to www.nyc.gov/careers search by agency Small Business Services and search for Job Title 367066
Salary: Commensurate with experience
NOTE: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
NYC residency is required within 90 days of appointment
If you do not have access to email, mail your cover letter & resume to: NYC Department of Small Business Services
Human Resources Unit 110 William Street
New York, New York 10038