The Co-operative is seeking a bilingual (English and French) individual interested in the challenge to expand the reach of CoopZone, working with the board of directors. The position is currently a minimum of 10 hours per week, but the successful candidate will be tasked with growing the financial base, which in turn will increase the hours and remuneration of the position, preferably to 20 hours per week.
This position is the only employee of the Co-operative and is responsible for business administration and development, servicing and expanding the membership base, liaising with other co-operative sector organizations, and ensuring that existing programs are well presented and attended.
The Co-operative works entirely on-line; there is no office. The current Executive Director’s home has been the organization’s address. The hours are flexible.
The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of co-operatives and co-operative development across Canada, as well as experience leading a co-operative/non-profit organization.
The main functions of CoopZone are networking among members, information sharing, seeking to ensure that qualified developers are available for co-ops in development, and maintaining a web site with information about co-op development: www.coopzone.coop. To this end, CoopZone offers a high-caliber distance training and mentoring course series in co-operative development, led by a Course Director on contract, and holds peer-led professional development webinars for members.
In addition to active co-operative developers, membership includes the CoopZone Legal Network and other professional service providers.
See attached job description. Resumés should be sent to CoopZone President, Pascal Billard, email@example.com, by Dec. 22, 2017.