The interest in cooperative, equitable economies is growing… and our team is growing along with it! We are excited to announce two new job opportunities with PACA: a Cooperative Projects Organizer and a Co-op Developer.
Read on for more information about these openings. Individuals interested in one of these positions should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 8. Both open positions have an anticipated start date of mid-April.
Due to COVID-19, both positions are 100% remote right now. Once it is deemed safe and sound to return to in-person engagements, PACA will return to its normal operations, which involve a mix of remote and in-person work. Candidates must live in the Greater Philadelphia region or be willing to relocate here.
PACA strongly encourages working class BIPOC, queer and trans folks, disabled people, womxn, and people raised in the Philadelphia region to apply.
Co-op Developer (click to open the full description)
The Co-op Developer’s main purpose is to support PACA’s prioritized communities (i.e., Black and brown, immigrant, poor and/or working class folks) with cooperative development. This position delivers technical assistance and cooperative economic education, with a focus on supporting Philadelphia-area cooperative projects in accessing non-extractive financing through the Seed Commons.
The Co-op Developer works in close concert with PACA’s other Developers, Dominique and Jeanette, and collaborates with other PACA staff, partners, and volunteers. This position is grant-funded by the Seed Commons, and PACA seeks funding renewal annually.
Cooperative Projects Organizer (click to open the full description)
The Cooperative Projects Organizer will be responsible for supporting the implementation, activity, and evaluation of two key projects: study circles and Community Voices. For the study circles, PACA will lead seven groups through a 6-month study circle focused on incubating cooperative enterprises to address public space and housing equity and ownership issues. Through the Community Voices Project, PACA will engage Bonfire to create short videos comprising oral histories of co-ops and perspectives on solidarity economy solutions, and then work with our partners to facilitate outreach and education events using this content.
The Cooperative Projects Organizer will work closely with and be supported by PACA staff to carry out these programming efforts. This position is funded by the Independence Public Media Foundation and the William Penn Foundation.