Outreach 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.


- With our cooperative leaders, create and implement strategies to support the development of community ownership culture and increase the number of engaged community owners in our cooperatives
- Design and facilitate opportunities for Black, poor, and working class communities to identify existing structures of oppression and market gaps in our local economy and to co-create the cooperative economic structures and public policies that address them
- Coordinate new cooperative and policy campaigns identified by our communities and develop the leadership of those most impacted within the campaigns
- Develop and manage Co-op Dayton’s external communications infrastructure
- Respond to inquiries and conduct intake meetings for new co-op startups, conversions to cooperatives, technical assistance requests, and other opportunities to develop the cooperative ecosystem
- Build and maintain stakeholder and partner relationships that advance Co-op Dayton’s mission and the cooperative ecosystem
- Develop internal organizational policies and systems to track engagements, monitor progress, and fulfill grant and partner reporting requirements


- At least 2 years of experience in community, labor, or electoral organizing in working class communities of color
- Deep commitment to racial and economic justice
- Joy at building relationships and leadership in community
- Ability to think strategically and execute organizing plans
- Ability to troubleshoot issues and shift plans as needed
- 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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