Jobs, Volunteering & Internships

California Center for Cooperative Development (CCCD) is a charitable non-profit dedicated to promoting cooperatives as a vibrant business model, in order to address the economic and social needs of California’s communities through education, development and technical assistance. CCCD helps people realize opportunities by working together through cooperative enterprises.

 

INTERESTED IN MEANINGFUL WORK?

JOIN THE CCCD TEAM!

We Are:

  • Dedicated to the non-profit mission of CCCD
  • Committed to making a difference through cooperative development

We Believe In:

  • Helping people to help themselves by addressing the need for jobs, farming opportunities, business development, housing, childcare and other services COOPERATIVELY!
  • Helping existing cooperative businesses be the best they can be
  • Always doing the best job possible 

 

Full Charge Bookkeeper

PDF of Full Job Description here

We are seeking a Full Charge Bookkeeper to join our team. The position is designed to be full time, but can be adjusted to part time. Staff members work in the office two days per week and can choose to work at home or in the office the rest of the week.
The position reports directly to the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience with bookkeeping (preferably non-profit), appreciate working with a team, align with CCCD’s mission, and enjoy working with diverse groups of people.

Starting Compensation: $55,000 ($26.44/hr) to $68,000 ($33/hr) depending on experience. Paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health plan & retirement benefits.

Apply Today! Position open until filled. Applicants must submit a completed CCCD application, and Resume by email to CCCD at coops@cccd.coop (subject line: Bookkeeper Position)

INQUIRIES BY EMAIL ONLY: coops@cccd.coop
California Center for Cooperative Development is an equal opportunity employer

 

Homecare Worker Co-op Communications Associate: AmeriCorps VISTA

This position supports an economic development initiative, Co-op Home Care, a worker-owned cooperative of caregivers that will provide quality and compassionate home care services for elderly and disabled individuals in Yolo County, CA. The project is premised on the beliefs that people who need home care support deserve quality services from a consistent caregiver, and caregivers deserve work stability, livable wages, and positive working conditions.

The worker cooperative does much more than create jobs: it serves as a vehicle for helping people to help themselves, stimulating empowerment that helps members realize the skills and abilities they have to transform themselves and their families. Worker cooperatives are owned and controlled by the worker members; co-ownership and democratic control of the business offer life-changing opportunities for worker members.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Communications Associate will work with the Cooperative Facilitator and members in supporting cooperative success through outreach, education and marketing that informs the community about the co-op, and helps the co-op business thrive. Responsibilities include assisting with:

  • Identify potential stakeholders and conduct outreach to community organizations and government agencies; build trust and assist in the professional development of program participants
  • Encourage program participants to become community ambassadors and leaders; design and lead training sessions and workshops on assorted topics such as phone and email etiquette, customer service and support, and other skills with engendering professionalism
  • Coordinate group presentations and educational workshops within the local community to promote the program’s mission and services
  • Design and create templates for marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, social media graphics, and more
  • Support in monitoring, implementing and updating, as needed, an evaluation system and materials to be used for gathering feedback from participants and community
  • Aid with the creation and implementation of marketing and outreach campaigns in various media forms: mailings, e-mail newsletters, social media, website updates and more
  • Assist in recruitment of new caregivers to expand jobs in the community

CCCD POSITION
This is a full-time position with a year-long commitment. The VISTA will be expected to work 35 hours per week; weekdays and occasional weekends or evenings. The VISTA’s service will begin on 5/9/22 and continue through 5/8/23. CCCD encourages professional growth through support to attend related conferences and trainings, reimbursement for work-related travel, internet, and phone usage, as well as gift cards to shop at the Davis Food Co-op. Holidays and time off are provided within the VISTA monthly living allowance.

INFO ABOUT VISTA & BENEFITS

AmeriCorps VISTA is an opportunity to provide service to improve communities while gaining valuable experiences and professional development training.

The AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer will receive a modest monthly living allowance of $1,393 in addition to healthcare benefits and end of service award (choice of a Segal Education Award worth approx. $6,000 or a cash stipend of $1,800). VISTA members will also receive health, dental, and vision insurance, relocation reimbursement, 10 days of PTO, 15 days of paid sick leave, and paid holidays. VISTAs are also eligible for the NCE hiring path to federal agencies.

Eligible VISTAs may also receive a relocation allowance and childcare benefit. Details can be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista/life-vistamember 

WHEN & HOW TO APPLY 
Applications will be reviewed as received. The second round of applications will be accepted through 5pm, Monday, March 28. The expected start date is May 9.

Round 2: Applications accepted until 3/28. Start date: 5/9
Round 3: Applications accepted until 4/22. Start date: 6/6

Applicants will need to create an account on my.americorps.gov, if they don’t already have one: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do 

Once you have registered, applicants will need to apply directly through the job listing on AmeriCorps website (see Co-op Home Care Communications Associate): https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=94137  

Once your application has been received and reviewed, you may be contacted by CCCD for an interview. If you have any questions regarding your application, please email Pedro at pmaturana@cccd.coop

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree (or equivalent) or higher from an accredited school or university plus skills listed.

SKILLS 

  • Excellent communication and people skills 
  • Competency using Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Word 
  • Experience and comfort with computer and web-based communications: Facebook, website posting and email communication programs like Constant Contact 
  • Self-motivated, highly organized team player 
  • Ability to professional communicate verbally and in writing 
  • Able to set priorities and creatively problem-solve 
  • Ability and comfort with juggling multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment  
  • An entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit 

 

Homecare Worker Co-op Funds & Systems Development Associate: AmeriCorps VISTA

This position supports an economic development initiative, Co-op Home Care, a worker-owned cooperative of caregivers that will provide quality and compassionate home care services for elderly and disabled individuals in Yolo County, CA. The project is premised on the beliefs that people who need home care support deserve quality services from a consistent caregiver, and caregivers deserve work stability, livable wages, and positive working conditions.

The worker cooperative does much more than create jobs: it serves as a vehicle for helping people to help themselves, stimulating empowerment that helps members realize the skills and abilities they have to transform themselves and their families. Worker cooperatives are owned and controlled by the worker members; co-ownership and democratic control of the business offer life-changing opportunities for worker members.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Funds & Systems Development Associate will work with the cooperative facilitator and members in developing a cohesive training plan that helps members monitor their business and prepares them to provide high quality professional in-home care services to clients. Position responsibilities include assisting with:

  • Develop systems and strategies that streamline operations and create program efficiencies; assist project supervisors with implementing and monitoring operating systems
  • Document model policies and procedures as they are ratified by the cooperative members; assist in the implementation of policies
  • Develop a tracking system for managing and organizing public grants, private foundations, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), and other fundraising and financing sources
  • Research, track, and analyze market trends, statistical data, and other new developments in the home care industries
  • Develop and manage a database of contacts including but not limited to government agencies, contractors, and community partners
  • Track regulatory changes and legislation in the home care industries

CCCD POSITION
This is a full-time position with a year-long commitment. The VISTA will be expected to work 35 hours per week; weekdays and occasional weekends or evenings. The VISTA’s service will begin on 5/9/22 and continue through 5/8/23. CCCD encourages professional growth through support to attend related conferences and trainings, reimbursement for work-related travel, internet, and phone usage, as well as gift cards to shop at the Davis Food Co-op. Holidays and time off are provided within the VISTA monthly living allowance.

INFO ABOUT VISTA & BENEFITS
AmeriCorps VISTA is an opportunity to provide service to improve communities while gaining valuable experiences and professional development training.

The AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer will receive a modest monthly living allowance of $1,393 in addition to healthcare benefits and end of service award (choice of a Segal Education Award worth approx. $6,000 or a cash stipend of $1,800). VISTA members will also receive health, dental, and vision insurance, relocation reimbursement, 10 days of PTO, 15 days of paid sick leave, and paid holidays. VISTAs are also eligible for the NCE hiring path to federal agencies.

Eligible VISTAs may also receive a relocation allowance and childcare benefit. Details can be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista/life-vistamember

WHEN & HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be reviewed as received. The second round of applications will be accepted through 5pm, Monday, March 28. The expected start date is May 9.

Round 2: Applications accepted until 3/28. Start date: 5/9
Round 3: Applications accepted until 4/22. Start date: 6/6

Applicants will need to create an account on my.americorps.gov, if they don’t already have one: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do

Once you have registered, applicants will need to apply directly through the job listing on AmeriCorps website (see Co-op Home Care Systems and Fund Development Associate): https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=109590

Once your application has been received and reviewed, you may be contacted by CCCD for an interview. If you have any questions regarding your application, please email Pedro at pmaturana@cccd.coop.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree (or equivalent) or higher from an accredited school or university plus skills listed.

SKILLS

  • Bilingual Spanish-English verbal and writing preferred (but not required)
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Excellent skills in using Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Word
  • Experience and/or coursework in education approaches and techniques
  • Experience with and/or keen interest in learning popular education philosophy and techniques
  • Ability to professionally communicate verbally and in writing
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented
  • Team player with a collaborative spirit
  • Able to set priorities and creatively problem-solve
  • Ability and comfort with juggling multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment

 

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

CCCD welcomes applications for volunteer internships. Interns gain hands-on learning experiences but do not receive monetary compensation. Interns who are selected will work with staff to create a job description so that they have a defined focus.
Following are some of the areas where CCCD interns and volunteers have previously assisted:

  • Research related to addressing economic and social issues using the cooperative business model including: agricultural cooperatives, housing cooperatives, child care cooperatives, worker cooperatives and other co-ops.
  • Economic feasibility studies or business plans.
  • Graphic Design: Creating promotional and educational materials using Adobe InDesign compatible software.
  • Conference or event planning: organizing and implementation.
  • Data entry and building databases.
  • Grants: identification, writing, and submission.
  • Social Media: Promotion and education of cooperatives and CCCD.
  • Writing and reviewing articles.
  • Website development and maintenance—For CCCD and cooperatives we develop
  • Videography—Cooperative education
  • Cooperative Development—includes assisting with the development process in specific cooperative sectors or projects (for example housing, agriculture, farming, worker co-ops, child care)
  • Contributing expertise in housing, community development, tech/programing, accounting, business development, language translation (Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, etc.) or other areas. 

Requirements and Skills
Ability to communicate and present ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse cultures; and possess excellent computer skills in word processing (and, as applicable, in other areas such as spreadsheets, databases, adobe suite or other programs).  Must have the ability to work independently and be a team player.

Student internships are best suited for students who are juniors, seniors or in graduate school and have a major related to the area of work. We also welcome applications from non-student volunteers.

Time Commitment
Internships range from 10-15 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months (or 2 quarters). Hours are flexible but generally involve traditional work hours and may include some evening and weekend hours if schedules permit.

Benefits Gained from a CCCD Internship
Interns enrich the work of our non-profit, and help CCCD further its mission by helping interns better understand cooperatives and our non-profit. Each internship has a particular focus or project to work on, and offers experience in one or more of the following areas: community development, writing, graphic design, research, business planning and development, event planning and implementation, applied agricultural economics, social media, grant writing, communication skills, data management, and work with people who come from many different backgrounds. Internships can help students integrate classroom knowledge with real-life experience, and provide anyone the opportunity to apply their skills and expertise, and generate a tangible product to showcase their abilities. We hope that interns also enrich their own lives by contributing to the cooperative movement. 

How Do I Apply?
To apply, please complete this application and submit it via email to: info@cccd.coop Subject: Internship