- Develop training materials and workshops for educating members around the following topics: creating anti-oppressive and anti-racist spaces; group facilitation and conflict resolution; the cooperative principles; the cooperative movement and cooperative history; dismantling patriarchy, rape culture, and white supremacy
- Assist MOSAIC members in hosting a few of these workshops during the summer
- Create documents, posters, and other resources for educating new members as well as for continuous member education throughout the year
- Update and develop a printed version of MOSAIC’s “Owner’s Manual” (i.e., new member orientation guide)
- Identify and help implement potential structural changes in the way MOSAIC approaches member education
- Help produce some kind of timeline or strategic plan for MOSAIC detailing the co-op’s next steps for deepening member education and making the co-op more inclusive
- Strategizing ways to make MOSAIC’s outreach to potential new members more inclusive of the diverse members we seek to attract
- Designing new posters or other marketing materials to better represent the image and values MOSAIC wants to convey to potential new members
In the first week or two, the intern will learn about MOSAIC’s structure, history, short- and long-term goals, current policies and procedures, and documentation system. We will also ensure that the intern has opportunities to learn about both houses and develop relationships with members of both houses early in their tenure.
Since MOSAIC is a small co-op with no staff, the intern will be expected to take their own initiative and work with a large degree of independence. However, the intern will receive support from the Board and other interested members of the co-op throughout the summer, and will likely work alongside members on particular projects.
We won’t be providing the intern with training in member education, since that’s exactly why we need an intern! The intern is expected to have some prior experience in member education, with respect to both anti-oppression and cooperative education more broadly.
The intern will gain experience developing and institutionalizing member education processes through immersive, hands-on work within an established community. The job offers ample opportunities to develop and hone skills relating to pedagogy, communication, resource development, conflict prevention and resolution, community building, design, and strategic planning.