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Hiring an Executive Director for Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op
Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative (SBSHC) is hiring an Executive Director! This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated leader to take on an organizational leadership position for a successful affordable student housing cooperative.
SBSHC is a 501c3 non-profit corporation operated and governed by its resident members. Founded in 1976, SBSHC just opened its fifth building in 2013 and is entering an exciting period of growth in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Please visit http://www.sbcoop.org to learn more about us. Please find the job description for the Executive Director attached to this email Interested individuals should email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day onOctober 6, 2013:
- Cover Letter
- A 250 word essay answering the question “How do you motivate and organize a group of people to achieve shared goals?
Registration for NASCO Institute 2013 is NOW OPEN!
For more info, and to register, visit: www.nasco.coop/institute
JOB Alert - ICC Austin, TX
JOB: Membership Administrator (Austin)
The Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) is a non-profit that provides low-cost student housing close to the University of Texas. ICC operates according to the Cooperative values and principles of the International Cooperative Alliance. We are seeking someone to fill the position of Membership Administrator.
The Membership Administrator provides strategic guidance and expertise in the essential areas of property management, leadership training, mediation and facilitation, and the cooperative movement. In addition, while not directly responsible undertaking the work, the position provides oversight for any alumni programs, fundraising, and other community development efforts. The position requires both careful attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.
Salary Range $40,000 - $50,000 based on experience and qualifications.
The person who will fill the Membership Administrator position must also have the skills to potentially fill the General Administrator position. The General Administrator is not a full-time stand-alone staff position. Rather, the duties and responsibilities are attached to one of the three core full-time staff positions. As the sole official connection to the Board of Directors, the staff member assigned the General Administrator Authority (GAA) assumes ultimate responsibility for the operations of the cooperative. The staff member assigned the General Administrator Authority is expected to delegate GAA-level duties liberally to other staff as necessary to maintain a lean staffing system. The staff member assigned GAA is expected to ensure successful integration of ICC’s various operational elements within a clearly articulated and cohesive strategic plan. GAA management style should be collaborative in nature and reflect the egalitarian ethos of ICC.
· 3-5 years property management experience
· Educational or Training experience
· Understanding of non-profit and cooperative business models
· Familiarity with Property Boss Software
· Experience with cooperative housing
· Experience developing and implementing a marketing plan
Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com by September 6, 2013.
For more information about ICC check out our website http://iccaustin.coop.
2013 Ecovillage Education US course
This US premiere training is set in the thriving, living laboratory of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage [link: www.dancingrabbit.org] in Rutledge, Missouri USA. You will be able to see, touch, and taste the practical applications of the curriculum’s four dimensions of sustainable culture: ecological, economic, social and worldview. We gather the wisdom of ecovillages worldwide and the skills of local staff to train individuals ready to ignite their own path. [link:www.ecovillageeducation.us/staff]
July 5-August 11, 2013 Register Today! Find more information atwww.ecovillageeducation.us.