Jop Opening - Director of Cooperative Development

"Women's Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES) builds worker-owned green businesses that create healthy, dignified jobs for low-income women. WAGES incubates and supports green housecleaning cooperatives, now operating in five Bay Area counties, and we have just completed a strategic expansion plan to spread the benefits of our “triple bottom line” social enterprise model to women throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

WAGES is building a team of who want to apply their talents, creativity and proven leadership and management skills to this unique effort. The WAGES model is advancing social justice in a powerful way – green business/green jobs, women’s empowerment, and asset building for low-income families.  Our co-op network members are ready to jump to the next level of professionalism, and partners around the country are urging us to share our expertise.

WAGES seeks an experienced and entrepreneurial senior manager to lead operations during the organization's next phase of growth.  The right candidate is one who excels in collaborative work environments and can lead the breadth of business support services encompassed in the Co-op Development Programs Department. This is a growth opportunity in a team environment that rewards success and is making a difference in hundreds of women's lives.

This ambitious endeavor will be led, in significant part, by the new Director of Co-op Development. This position is senior level and is part of WAGES’ management team together with the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Director of Development. The Director of Co-op Development will supervise 5 or more of WAGES core staff, co-op managers, and key consultants."