Coop Resources Coordinator Project Description
Summary of Project Work
We are looking for an independent contractor to help us coordinate and implement resource projects that will help to cultivate an integrated cooperative ecosystem of democratic, worker controlled enterprises that empower people marginalized by the dominant economy. Specifically, we are looking for someone to organize, update, and promote the Law Center’s online Cooperative (Co-op) Resources.
- We are accepting Indication of Interest Forms through August 3rd, 2021 on a rolling basis.
- We expect to conduct interviews from August 4th - August 11th.
- The contract will have a start date of August 17th, 2021.
- Compensation: Law Center independent contractors are compensated based on the MIT living wage for Alameda County- currently the rate we pay is $52/hour.
- Hours/Week: This contract would start out at 5 hours/week with the possibility of increasing in the future.
- Duration: We expect the contract to run from August 17th - December 2021 with the possibility of extending the contract depending on projects’ respective status at that time and funding.
- Location: The project work can all be done online.
How to Indicate Your Interest in Contracting with the Law Center
Please find a link to our Indication of Interest Form at the bottom of the description of the projects below, and fill out the Form by 11:59pm PST on August 3rd, 2021. Note: We are NOT requesting resumes, but please feel free to share any information about your prior experiences in the interest form below.
See below for more detail about the specific projects this contract will cover .
Who We Are Looking For
The Law Center is known for its creativity, innovation, and bold vision for just and resilient economies. We are looking for a Coop Resources Coordinator who can understand the big picture vision, break down long-range goals into practical steps, and coordinate the execution of those steps.
Required Qualities, Skills, & Experience
- Kindness, diligence, integrity, attention to detail, and patience.
- An interest in, passion for, and commitment to the Law Center’s mission and vision, including a strong commitment to economic, social, and racial justice.
- Ability to timely ask for any information needed to complete the projects
- Ability to work independently, remotely, and as a Project Coordinator
- Competency to work across lines of difference, including with people of color, and people from other marginalized groups.
- Willingness to contract with a self-governing staff and collectively-managed organization.
- Strong time, organizational, and task management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.
- Competency in GSuite applications including Google calendar, docs, sheets, and slides, online project management tools (e.g. Asana), and a handful of other software platforms.
- Some familiarity with website tools such as Nationbuilder and Wordpress.
Desired Skills & Experience
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to self-teach new digital software and tools.
- Interest or experience in organizing resources for online popular education.
- Passionate about supporting our vision of cultivating an integrated cooperative ecosystem of democratic, worker controlled enterprises that empower people marginalized by the dominant economy.
If you don’t think you qualify for everything, that’s okay! Please don’t let that stop you from applying.
People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people from poor and working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women are encouraged to submit an Indication of Interest as are enterprises owned and/or led by such people.
Detailed Project Work
Law Center Related Work: Co-op Resources Coordinator
About 5 hours/week
In September, 2021 the Law Center is planning on releasing five major resources for cooperative attorneys and clients. We want to ensure that our resources are widely disseminated and that we create opportunities for people to engage further with the resources and get the support they need to do so This project involves helping the Law Center plan and coordinate the dissemination of the following resources:
- A Legal Practice Guide for Advising California Cooperatives;
- 25 state-specific pages on Co-oplaw.org;
- A searchable directory of cooperative attorneys and support organizations across the country;
- An updated Legal Guide to Worker Co-op Conversions;
- A Multimedia Toolkit for Economic Democracy
This Project’s activities include:
- Provide ongoing administrative and technical support. For example, adding content to an existing online course for cooperative law; organizing resources on YouTube and Google Drive; and uploading information onto our website.
- Work with our communications team and other Law Center staff to create a resource dissemination strategy and support the dissemination campaign. This would include deciding on an efficient way to get our resources to the intended audiences and helping to organize and coordinate those efforts.
- Organize a series of online training sessions (~5 events). This would include working with Law Center staff to schedule the trainings, communicating and coordinating with the trainers, managing RSVPs to each training event, and providing technical support during each online training.
Information about Sustainable Economies Law Center
Our mission is to cultivate a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. We provide essential legal tools - education, research, advice, and advocacy - so communities everywhere can develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs, and other vital aspects of a thriving community.
We are a worker self-directed nonprofit. This means that we use democratic governance and decision-making systems that provide all staff with a voice in the direction of the organization.