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Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager

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JOB TITLE: Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager

DEPARTMENT: Programs/Community Economic Development

REPORTS TO: VP of Community Economic Development

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 15, 2021

SALARY RANGE: $50,000-55,000

 

SUMMARY:  The Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager is responsible for oversight of the organization’s Worker-Owned Enterprises Program, an incubator for worker-owned-and-run businesses called worker cooperatives. The Manager will help cooperatives troubleshoot problems as they arise, connect cooperatives with partnership, business development and funding opportunities, and act as the lead resource for cooperatives under incubation and other program participants. The Manager is responsible for recruiting program participants and coordinating the training and development of start-up cooperative businesses.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee recruitment for, and management of the year-long Cooperative Academy.
  • Work with TA providers to create workshops and training support materials for Academy.
  • Create and facilitate Academy sessions pertaining to business development and entrepreneurship. Prepare curriculum for specialized trainings if necessary.
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with members of cooperatives within the program.
  • Coordinate legal incorporation and governance structure of with attorneys, when applicable.
  • Coordinate with consultants providing TA to the organization on worker cooperative development.
  • Develop, review and assist in implementing marketing strategy with program participants.
  • Support the development/strengthening of the back office for cooperative businesses, including bookkeeping, benefits packages and more.
  • Provide strategic planning support to each cooperative
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor and CEO.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position does not directly supervise employees

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English. Haitian Creole and/or Spanish preferred.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Years of experience: 5 years
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office suite and comfort learning and adopting new web-based platforms.
  • Other skills required: Working with diverse communities, facilitating consensus-based decision-making among groups, excellent listening skills, conflict resolution, coaching and mentoring, leadership development, raising capital.

 

COMPETENCIES:

Influence

  • Networks
  • Fundraises
  • Promotes products and services
  • Inspires & motivates

Leadership (self & others)

  • Team player and builder
  • Develops talent (self and others)
  • Articulates vision, understands and commits to big picture
  • Stable and calming influence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leads by example
  • Open to feedback
  • Effective interpersonal communicator
  • Asset focused (as opposed to charity focused)

Equity

  • Self-aware
  • Empathy
  • Active listener
  • Step out of comfort zone

Management (self and others)

  • Learning agility, comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to sudden change
  • Goal oriented, prioritization and time management
  • Analytical / critical thinker, problem solver and resourceful
  • Continuous improver-persistent
  • Move projects forward simultaneously
  • Tolerate and effectively manage stress
  • Effective delegation

 


PHYSICAL DEAMNDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work in a shared-workspace environment
  • Ability to work virtually with a stable Internet connection
  • Stretch and bend to organize and distribute materials for Catalyst Miami activities
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate organization needs, including evening and weekends. Out of town travel may be required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above describes the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

To apply:

Please send an email to Ahmed at [email protected] with your resume, cover letter, and answer to this question: "What do racial justice and economic justice mean to you?"