Job Opening: San Joaquin Valley Community Ownership Coordinator
Part-Time: 20hrs/week, position does not include benefits other than sick leave
About the California Community Land Trust Network
The California Community Land Trust Network (CACLTN) is a membership organization representing 42 Community Land Trusts (CLTs) and collectively over $220 million of community assets throughout the state of California. Community Land Trusts steward permanently affordable and community-controlled land and housing, creating an alternative to speculative investment and displacement from Humboldt County to San Diego.
CACLTN supports the work of its member organizations and communities through state-level policy advocacy, technical assistance, member and community conferences, peer-peer training, capacity building, and development of financial/legal tools to enhance CLT development in California.
About the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) Community Ownership Project
CACLTN is partnering with the San Joaquin Valley Funders Collaborative to support organizations pursuing projects in the Valley that are based on shared ownership and democratic governance. These projects include cooperatives, CLTs, and community-owned agricultural initiatives. CACLTN is coordinating convenings, technical assistance, and shared learning among SJV community ownership organizations.
About the SJV Community Ownership Coordinator Position
Part-Time Position: 20hrs/week, position does not include benefits other than sick leave
SJV Community Ownership Coordinator will be a facilitator, convenor, connector and resource for Project participant organizations, helping them access what they need to develop their programs and make an impact. The Coordinator will be a half-time position based in the San Joaquin Valley to maximize in-person access and to build trust.
The Coordinator will plan and implement a range of activities including:
- Building relationships with Project participants so as to understand their projects and what support they need to achieve their goals
- Convening Project participants for in-person gatherings; creating agendas, event logistics, and communicating with participants.
- Convening Zoom-based events
- Liaising with Project participants; gathering resources and making them available to participants; documenting needs and obstacles
- Connecting participants with technical assistance contractors
- Providing updates and learnings to CACLTN Co-Directors; documenting learnings as requested
- Developing learning materials
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- Knowledge of the political and economic context of the San Joaquin Valley
- Familiarity with economic and community development organizations in the Valley; experience collaborating with nonprofits, coops or technical assistance providers is a plus
- Familiarity with key models and strategies related to community ownership such as community land trusts, agricultural cooperatives, and cooperative housing and businesses
- Capacity to communicate in English and Spanish fluently
- Three to five years of work experience post-graduation
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and remotely
- Experience working in muti-racial and diverse contexts
- Experience using computer and web-based tools including but not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite (or Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.), Zoom, and social media
- Willingness and ability to drive throughout the San Joaquin Central Valley for in-person meetings as needed.
Reporting and Work Location
The Coordinator should expect to work remotely at least in part. We are determining the specifics now, but they may work out of a partner organization based in the Valley on a hybrid basis. Their formal employment may also be at this Valley-based partner. In any case, the Coordinator will work closely with and report to CACLTN staff, utilizing web-based tools to foster onboarding and ongoing communication.
Compensation and Benefits
The Coordinator will make an hourly wage of $38.46 with an expectation of 20 hours per week.
Working hours are expected to typically fall between 9am and 6pm but may occasionally include evenings or weekends.
The position does not include retirement or medical benefits.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The California CLT Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, consultants, vendors and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
To apply: Applications will be accepted through the LinkedIn portal until March 8, 2024. You will be asked to upload a resume, and we ask that you include your resume, a letter of interest (cover letter), and three professional references combined in one PDF. Only applications that include all of these elements will be considered.