Vermont Cooperative Housing Specialist
About the Organization
About The Cooperative Development Institute (CDI)
Founded in 1994, the Cooperative Development Institute (CDI, www.cdi.coop) is the USDA-designated Cooperative Business Development Center for the Northeast, providing cooperative education, training, technical assistance, research and advocacy throughout the region. Our mission is to work with people in the Northeast to create cooperative businesses and networks that grow a prosperous, equitable economy. We envision a democratically-owned and just economy where everyone can fulfill their needs and aspirations.
About the Job
Cooperative Housing Specialist, Vermont
New England Resident Owned Communities (NEROC) Program
The Cooperative Housing Specialist works within the New England Resident Owned Communities (NEROC) program of CDI.
NEROC supports manufactured-home communities that are owned and governed by their residents as cooperative businesses known as ROCs (resident owned communities). When parks go up for sale NEROC helps the residents purchase them, and thereafter advises and trains residents to operate the business democratically. As a result, residents keep their housing affordable and secure, have a say in decisions, and set the direction for their communities.
The focus of the work is on guiding, training, and assisting ROCs in Vermont in the ongoing management and governance of their cooperatives. This entails helping leaders who serve on the cooperatives’ boards understand their roles and responsibilities in order to more effectively function as resident-owners of a complex business. We also help the co-op leaders and members foster a sense of empowerment and community spirit. The work is extremely varied.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position will remain open until filled but applications received by June 9 will receive priority
Three references will be requested before an offer is made.
No phone calls, please.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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