Job Posting: Startup Manager for New Recycling Cooperative Business

Boston Recycling Cooperative
Job Description: Startup Business Manager


Boston Recycling Cooperative is seeking a startup business manager to
help form and grow a new worker-owned cooperative business.  The BRC
is a joint project between Boston Workers Alliance, MassCOSH, the
Cooperative Development Institute and the Boston Recycling Coalition.
This new business is a community economic development project meant to
demonstrate new models of job creation in the burgeoning “Green

The Boston Recycling Cooperative will be a bi-lingual (Spanish and
English) and multi-cultural company based in Greater Boston’s
low-income neighborhoods.  The BRC will focus on waste collection and
recycling of vegetable oil, metals, organic waste and other valuable
waste products.  As a worker owned cooperative, BRC will also develop
an innovative business model that includes worker-ownership and
democratically based management practices.


Administration: administrative aspects of operations, including
billing and payments, purchasing materials and maintaining financial

Financial Development: develop and maintain financial systems, conduct
financial projections, revise and update budgets, present and educate
worker-members about the co-ops financial position

Cooperative Development: develop a worker-cooperative business and
help coordinate and build a dynamic multi-cultural team based in
mutual respect and ownership

Supervision and Support: create systems of accountability and
supervision to maintain professionalism, efficiency and a high
functioning business

Public Relations and Marketing: develop and maintain high level
relationships and partnerships with relevant government agencies,
businesses, non-profit institutions and funding sources relevant to
the successful growth of the business

Controller and Regulatory Compliance: ensure that the cooperative
meets and maintains its legal, financial, insurance and regulatory
obligations relevant to its business operations

Worker Accountability: be responsive and accountable to the
worker-owners of the company

Required Qualifications:

Masters in Business Administration or minimum 3 years of
entrepreneurial experience as a senior manager or owner in a private
or non-profit venture 
Commitment to social and economic justice and
understanding of cooperative and environmental movements
Strong writing and communication skills
Demonstrated success managing strategic and operational planning,
budgeting and forecasting, as well as organizational development, and
performance management
Ability to facilitate collaboration and achieve results while managing
multiple projects, sites and personalities.
Solid PC skills, including e-mail, spreadsheet and word processing
Bi-Lingual Speaker required (English and Spanish)
Familiarity with Accounting Software such as QuickBooks
Experience working within a cooperative is a plus

BRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are
considered for employment.  BRC does not discriminate on the basis
of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual
orientation, disability, criminal background or veteran status. People
of color and women are encouraged to apply.

This is a part time position with funding for 2 years, with
opportunity for growth dependent on the success of the company. Please
apply by August 17.

To apply, please send a Resume and Cover Letter to with “Boston Recycling Cooperative”
in the subject

Job Posting: Boston Recycling Cooperative Startup Manager
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