Network Director

Co-op Dayton

About the organization

Co-op Dayton is a non-profit organization that seeks to create a more equitable and sustainable local economy and a more just city, where power is rooted with those most impacted by structures of economic oppression. We do this by organizing our community to identify these structures and market “gaps”, and to then co-create cooperative businesses and policies that address them.

Our cooperative businesses meet our collective needs, remain accountable to our community, and offer dignified jobs through shared ownership. We currently provide business technical assistance and community outreach and organizing for more than ten cooperatives in Dayton, including the Gem City Market, a worker and community owned cooperative grocery store anchored in West Dayton.


- Evaluate the business plans and capitalization needs of startup and operational cooperatives in the Dayton region and recommend finance options
- Serve as the Seed Commons Project Officer for cooperatives that are seeking non-extractive loans, providing 1-on-1 technical assistance during the application process and loan period
- Develop and facilitate cooperative education and culture building workshops, including open book management and worker-owner training, for operational cooperatives
- Plan and facilitate cooperative network meetings and events
- Develop the leadership and relationships of network members and create systems for shared skills, resources, and services
- Support the network members to develop public policy priorities that advance our solidarity economy locally
- Develop systems to track engagements, monitor progress, and fulfill grant and partner reporting requirements


- At least 2 years of experience in business development and/or finance
- Familiarity with small business financial documents and capitalization strategies and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Google Suite
- Deep commitment to racial and economic justice
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Dynamic presenter with experience in workshop development
- Strong self-motivation and personal accountability
- Organizational skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
- Willingness to commit energy and heart to a startup community organization
- Eagerness to learn and build with us, flexibility, and humor



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send a resume and letter of interest to [email protected] The letter of interest is critical for the application and should summarize your relevant skills and experience and describe why you are interested in our organization and this role.

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