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Cooperative Special Projects Coordinator at NWCDC (AmeriCorps VISTA)

Do you have a passion for serving your community and helping those in need? Are you interested in living/working in beautiful Washington State? Then apply to serve with the Greater South Sound VISTA Team!

Benefits for Full Year VISTA:
  • Bi-weekly living allowance of $675.08
  • End-of-Service Award: choice of $6,495 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or approximately $1,800 cash stipend
  • Healthcare benefits plan
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment or deferment on qualified student loans
  • Service-Related Transportation
  • Relocation Assistance, $750 plus mileage, if relocating more than 50 miles
  • Comprehensive leave benefit
  • High-quality training, orientation, and professional development
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) status for one year upon completion of service
  • Unique team experience as part of United Way and AmeriCorps networks

One full year of service

Please apply using this link here:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=112179

The Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC) is a regional nonprofit that focuses on developing and supporting Cooperatives across the Pacific Northwest. NWCDC primarily supports cooperatives in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho but has also supported projects as far away as Alaska and Hawai’i. Founded by cooperatives in 1979, the Center has grown into the Northwest’s leading provider of services for co-op business development. A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Headquartered in Olympia, Washington, NWCDC works with co-ops of all sectors. About one-half of NWCDC's programs involve preserving low-income manufactured housing communities by forming resident-owned cooperatives able to buy their manufactured home park and operate it democratically in perpetuity. The remaining half of NWCDC's programs surround converting existing businesses to worker or consumer-owned co-ops and helping start-up groups form new co-op businesses. Our work includes coaching co-op members and boards, drafting business and strategic plans, developing systems of governance, and building co-ops' organizational capacity. Members serving with NWCDC would become experienced in the cooperative business model and will acquire experience taking a project through many stages beginning with research and visioning and ending with launching and evaluating success.
Member Duties : Hybrid Position - Some Remote Service Possible. Full 40 hours a week. Flexible schedule, either 5 or 4 days a week. The goal of this VISTA project is to evaluate NWCDC's current processes, craft new systems, document successful ventures, and propose new methods for delivering training and assistance. Accomplishing these goals will result in more affordable homes being preserved and more cooperative workers being empowered. In the course of fulfilling these objectives, a VISTA member would become experienced in the cooperative business model and will acquire experience taking a project through many stages beginning with research and visioning and ending with launching and evaluating success. Key objectives include 1) systems improvement within a nonprofit 2) mapping and documentation of clients, sectors, and essential job functions 3) participation in and improvement of training delivery including the preparation and delivery of a new training events.