Cooperative Housing Specialist, Vermont
New England Resident Owned Communities (NEROC) Program
The Cooperative Housing Specialist works within the New England Resident Owned
Communities (NEROC) program of CDI.
NEROC supports manufactured-home communities that are owned and governed by their
residents as cooperative businesses known as ROCs (resident owned communities).
When parks go up for sale NEROC helps the residents purchase them, and thereafter
advises and trains residents to operate the business democratically. As a result,
residents keep their housing affordable and secure, have a say in decisions, and set
the direction for their communities.
The focus of the work is on guiding, training, and assisting ROCs in Vermont in
the ongoing management and governance of their cooperatives. This entails helping
leaders who serve on the cooperatives’ boards understand their roles and
responsibilities in order to more effectively function as resident-owners of a complex
business. We also help the co-op leaders and members foster a sense of
empowerment and community spirit. The work is extremely varied.
Flexible availability that includes days, evenings, and occasional weekends.
Access to reliable transportation.
Strong relational and interpersonal communication skills.
Highly organized and self-managing, with the ability to pay close attention to
detail, plan ahead, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines.
Proven ability to learn quickly, process a lot of information, and apply it on
Able to work well under pressure and to handle difficult interpersonal
Works collaboratively, self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic.
Shows a strong commitment to the cooperative mission of CDI and affordable
housing mission of NEROC.
Benefits include: paid time off
including 3 weeks of vacation, increasing to 4 weeks after two years’ tenure, plus 9
paid holidays/year and a five-week sabbatical after five years of employment. We also
offer: home office stipend, health benefits, family and medical leave, retirement plan
and other benefits. Mileage reimbursed at the IRS rate.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will
remain open until filled but applications received by June 9 will receive priority
attention. Three references will be requested before an offer is made.
No phone calls, please.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Visit us at https://cdi.coop/