Our friends at Green Worker Cooperative are hiring. This is an amazing opportunity! See below for details:

Job Description: Co-op Academy Coordinator

Green Worker Cooperatives is a Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice. We train and develop worker cooperatives that have a positive environmental impact and enable the transformation of their members and community.

The Co-op Academy Coordinator is responsible for the overall management, growth, and success of Green Worker Cooperatives’ Co-op Academy, a pioneering business boot camp for teams of entrepreneurs seeking to launch worker-owned businesses. The Co-op Academy Coordinator is also responsible for managing a similar and parallel school-based program called the Youth Cooperative Business Initiative that works with high schools to incubate student-run cooperatives.


  • Manage all aspects of the Co-op Academy and assist each participating team in the development of their cooperative;

  • Recruit, schedule, train and evaluate all volunteer trainers, mentors and professional service providers;

  • Schedule and coordinate all workshops, orientations, and graduations required for the Co-op Academy and all classes and meetings required for the Youth Cooperative Business Initiative;

  • Evaluate and update Co-op Academy and Youth Cooperative Business Initiative curriculum annually;

  • Track progress and provide weekly feedback to each co-op team in the Co-op Academy on the quality of their work, team presentations, and business model;

  • Prepare and analyze program evaluations by participants, volunteers and the GWC team;

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings


  • Able to effectively manage teams of volunteers;

  • Time management;

  • Excellent listening skills;

  • Program planning and management


  • Minimum 3 years experience with popular education methodology;

  • Experience starting or managing a business;

  • Minimum of one year of experience coaching or mentoring;

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team;

  • Familiarity with Lean Startup methodology, customer development, agile engineering, and either the business model canvas or lean canvas preferred;

  • Familiarity with worker cooperatives;

  • Must be able to work evenings one night a week;

  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Salary: F/T, $42,000 per year.

Start Date: Position begins immediately.

To apply: email cover letter, resume, and three references to info@greenworker.coop

with “CO-OP ACADEMY COORDINATOR” in the subject line.

Flexible schedule and ability to work partially from home. Bronx residents and people of color strongly encouraged to apply

Green Worker Cooperatives hiring Co-op Academy Coordinator
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