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Wellspring Cooperative

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Wellspring Cooperative is seeking an Intern:

Download File for more information: Wellspring Internship Project Details 2020 - For Summer or Fall Internship

This internship is ideal for interested students and is unpaid. 

 

Wellspring Cooperative is seeking a Half-time, Program Associate

Job Description 

About Wellspring Cooperative: Wellspring Cooperative is a non-profit that is building a mutually supportive network of worker-owned cooperatives to provide job and wealth building opportunities in Springfield’s underserved communities. 

Job Overview: This is a half time position based in Springfield, MA. During COVID, we are largely working remotely. Post-COVID, in-person meetings are generally held in Springfield.  The Program Associate will support Wellspring Cooperative’s mission in general, with a focus on direct business support. A successful candidate will be able to work independently while consulting and coordinating with the rest of the team when appropriate. 

Reports To: The Program Associate will report to the Co-directors.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop new and support existing worker cooperatives. Wellspring cooperatives are a diverse set of organizations, so the operational needs of each co-op vary greatly.  The Program Associate will support these varied operations, as well as provide hiring, training, finance, and technical support as needed.  All aspects of building a small business are areas in which member co-ops may request help from the Program Associate.
  • Support the Wellspring Cooperative Network which is comprised of the Wellspring Cooperative non-profit along with the member co-ops. 
  • Support the development of a co-op ecosystem. We continue to build new and strengthen existing relationships within the following sectors of this ecosystem. 
    • Co-op TA (technical assistance), education and training
    • Social service support
    • Public sector (City and state elected officials, government departments)
    • Community and labor organizations
    • Anchor institutions (e.g. hospitals and colleges)

Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent experience.
  • Business development, HR and support experience. Co-op specific experience preferred.  
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Able to work well in a team and facilitate meetings with a collaborative orientation. 
  • Able to work with diverse populations with respect and cultural/class sensitivity. 
  • Proficiency with computer programs (MS Office or LibreOffice), and other platforms
  • Able to work under pressure and stay on top of deadlines and communications.
  • Excitement about learning new skills and ideas.

Preferred skills

  • Human resource experience including team and leadership development, conflict resolution. 
  • Spanish language is an asset

Compensation is competitive. 

Application deadline: March 31, 2021

How to apply:
Please send a cover letter, 3 references, and your resume to: emilykawano@gmail.com.

 

JOBS FROM WITHIN THE WELLSPRING NETWORK (LOCAL)

Go Fresh Mobile Market,  Program Coordinator 

Part-time position March-October (could become year-round pending funding) 10-15 hours/week. 

Program operated out of Wellspring Harvest greenhouse in Indian Orchard 

Job Description:

Go Fresh Mobile Market delivers fresh produce to food-insecure families throughout Springfield. Currently, the program runs from May-October with plans to expand year-round. Wellspring Community Harvest is seeking a Program Coordinator who will be responsible for publicity, reporting, relations with program delivery sites, and other program coordination in collaboration with the Program Director and board. 

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for overall program coordination including – ● Coordinate publicity and develops promotional materials 

  • Work with the program director, Wellspring Community Harvest personnel and the Go Fresh Advisory Committee to secure sites, maintain organizational relationships and finalize schedules 
  • Support day-to-day operations including
  • meeting the overall GFMM schedule
  • vehicle maintenance
  • EBT machine and credit card management 
  • Convene and Coordinate the GFMM Advisory Committee including regular reports ● Manage accounting and submissions for HIP/SNAP/WIC/Elder coupon and credit card ● Work with the Program Director, WCH bookkeeper, and WCH personnel to maintain GFMM finances, including payment of invoices 

Qualifications: 

  • Interpersonal Skills: The Program Coordinator will work closely with community organizations and program staff and board and must have strong communications and interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse communities. 
  • Organization: Good scheduling and financial organizational skills are essential to coordinate multiple tasks, documentation and reporting with different audiences. 
  • Communication: This position requires good communication skills to develop promotional materials. 
  • Requirements: Familiarity with Springfield neighborhoods is required 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 
  • Spanish speaker preferred 

Email Resume and Letter of Interest to Wellspring Community Harvest at wellspringcoops@gmail.com 


JOBS BEYOND OUR NETWORK (NON-LOCAL)