The Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) is the Northeast's Center for cooperative business education, training, and technical assistance. CDI was founded in 1994 by cooperative leaders across industry sectors to build a cooperative economy in the Northeast.
This director-level position oversees CDI's largest and fastest-growing program, serving rural and suburban communities throughout New England and upstate New York, with 5 direct reports. A department of 3 state-level managers, a training specialist, an administrative supporter, and 10 enthusiastic and knowledgeable direct-service Technical Advisors are dedicated to seeking, packaging, acquiring, and supporting the conversation of manufactured housing communities to resident-ownership and ongoing democratic management. CDI has been highly successful, converting over 4,300 homes in 45 communities in 9 years to resident control; a major and growing force in affordable housing stabilization.