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Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager


JOB TITLE: Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami

DEPARTMENT: Programs/Community Economic Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Worker-Owned Enterprises

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 14, 2022

SALARY: $50,000-55,000


SUMMARY:  The Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager is responsible for supporting the organization’s Worker-Owned Enterprises Program comprised of an academy and 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. The Manager will act as a resource for cooperatives under incubation and other program participants. The Manager supports recruiting program participants and helps coordinate the training and development of start-up cooperative businesses. The Manager supports the development and underwriting of a non-extractive loan fund to support.



  • Support recruitment for and management of the year-long Cooperative Academy.
  • Work with TA providers to create workshops and training support materials for Academy.
  • Facilitate Academy sessions pertaining to business development and entrepreneurship.
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with members of cooperatives within the program.
  • Support the development of a non-extractive loan fund for Miami worker cooperatives.
  • Develop, review, and assist in underwriting non-extractive loans for worker cooperatives in Miami.
  • Coordinate legal incorporation and governance structure 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.
  • Work with the Community Economic Development team to devise and implement strategies that help communities build political and economic power.
  • Contribute strategically to expand the organization’s community ownership platform.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Worker-Owned Enterprise’s work with partner organizations, anchor institutions, and other stakeholders to help foster a cooperative ecosystem in Miami-Dade County.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor and CEO.


  • This position does not directly supervise employees



  • 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.



  • Networks
  • Promotes products and services
  • Inspires & motivates

Leadership (self & others)

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


  • 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


  • 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 evenings 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 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 De'Sean Weber at [email protected] with your resume, cover letter, and the answer to the following 2 questions: What does economic and racial justice mean to you? And, what does economic democracy mean to you?