Riverton Community Housing - Member Services Intern

Co-op / Organization: 
Riverton Community Housing
Location: 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of Organization: 
Housing
Brief Description of Organization: 

Riverton is a decades old non-profit organization whose mission is "To develop and maintain quality student-oriented housing communities operating on a non-profit, democratic basis." Riverton owns and operates 7 housing communities near the campuses of University of Minnesota and Augsburg College.  These communities provide 578 independent-living apartments and townhomes; all seven are cooperatives, governed by a board of directors made up of residents.

Website: 
www.riverton.org
Number of Members: 
Approximately 1200 including children
Number of Staff: 
15
Dress Code: 
Casual
Position Title: 
Member Services Intern
Position Duties: 

This summer, the Riverton Community Housing is pleased to offer a position as a RCH Cooperative Member Services Intern.  This internship will involve working with all members from 7 of RCH housing cooperatives and staff.

Work closely with Community Managers and RCH staff.  Attend RCH All Staff functions, all 7 co-op monthly board meetings, events and activities for a full non-profit co-op experience. 

Create a spreadsheet or measurement tools to guage and understand member participation and engagement.

Help to coordinate an all 7 cooperative collaborative event and other co-op summer events and activities. 

Identify and develop board training opportunities to improve co-op board functions.  This includes, but not limited to new board member orientation, officer training, board development training and new resident member orientation.

Position Training: 

As the RCH Cooperative Member Services intern, you will receive a personal orientation to RCH, our co-op's history.  You will receive ongoing support from staff about current operations and internship goals.  You will have the opportunity to gain leadership experience by coordinating interested members to assist you with internship projects.  Over the course of the internship, you will be able to further the development of your cooperative, outreach, engagement and general professional skills.

Skills Development & Learning: 

Advanced understanding about co-op operations, member recruitment and educational resource development.

Introduction into the non-profit worklife and co-op experience.

Membership education, cooperative goverance, civic engagement and community organizing.

Other details of working conditions: 
You will be working in a shared open office casual working environment with your own work space. You will need your own laptop or tablet.
Compensation ($): 
$12/hr payable bi-weekly
Room Included?: 
yes
Board Included?: 
no
Relocation Stipend?: 
no
Working Hours: 
Flexible generally 10am to 3pm few days a week. Some evening and weekends are required for co-op meetings and events.
Total Hours of Work Per Week: 
15-25