May 25, 2023

Vermont Cooperative Housing Specialist

$26.10 hourly
  • Cooperative Development Institute
  • Remote (Vermont, USA)
Full-Time Business Development Client/Customer Service Education/Training

Job Description

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.

Please read complete job posting here.

Hiring Organization

Cooperative Development Institute


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
the job.

Able to work well under pressure and to handle difficult interpersonal
conflicts skillfully.

Works collaboratively, self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic.

Shows a strong commitment to the cooperative mission of CDI and affordable
housing mission of NEROC.

Industry/Service Area

Community/Capacity Building, Housing/Shelter, Social Justice




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.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to 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.

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