Program Coordinator

Austin Cooperative Business Association
Austin, Texas


The Program Coordinator will work directly with the Executive Director, Cooperative Developer, and Administrative Manager to prioritize the work outlined in the Job Description below, and will collaborate on fulfilling the daily operations of ACBA/ACBF. The ideal candidate will be native Spanish speaker with experience in paid or unpaid community organizing and be familiar with the cooperative sector and movement and/or solidarity economy work. They will be committed to supporting housing cooperatives and helping them prosper, as well as to supporting new co-op development across Greater Central Texas communities.

The candidate will also be comfortable working for a small nonprofit that relies on member dues, grants, and fundraising initiatives. The candidate must be self-motivated and able to maintain long-term projects and accomplish short-term tasks in a timely manner. This position requires frequent collaboration with the Executive Director, Cooperative Developer, Administrative Manager, volunteers, Board members, and member organizations. We hope to develop this position into a full-time position of 32 hours and to support professional growth within the organization and as part of developing an employee managed nonprofit. 

Required Skills

  • Native Spanish speaker or highly proficient Spanish speaker;

  • Have lived or professional experience working with Latin American diaspora/immigrant population;

  • Experience with community organizing and/or volunteer management; 

  • Experience with building relationships and networking with diverse audiences;

  • Expertise in event planning;

  • Knowledge and commitment to Anti-racism; 

  • Experience with Google Suite;

  • Ability to communicate with diverse community stakeholders; 

  • Some experience with graphic design software such as canva;

  • Strong writing, verbal, and listening skills.

Preferred Skills

  • Grassroots community organizing experience;

  • Experience with government or legal paperwork;

  • Experience with Zoom or other video telephony software; 

  • Experience with housing services or housing organizing

  • Direct experience with and understanding of cooperative models, including worker, housing, or consumer-owned cooperatives;

  • Direct experience with and understanding of solidarity economics;

  • Familiarity with the Austin, Texas cooperative or non-profit landscape;

  • Experience with social work; 

  • Experience with language justice or language translation;

  • Fluent in Arabic or Pashto;

  • Experience with social media;

  • Experience with ensuring accessibility digitally and at in person events.

  • Lived experience of economic exploitation: debt, incarceration, housing insecurity, wage theft, burnout.

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to travel in Austin 3-4 days a week, available on weekends

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects and be on feet 2-4 hours 

Compensation, Benefits, and Other Details

  • Starting $25/hr, with at least 2% cost of living increase every year, potential for hourly increase based on funding and annual reviews.

  • Starting 27 hours/week

  • $200/mo health care stipend

  • 2 weeks PTO and 2 weeks sick time, and 12 paid holidays 

  • Usual work schedule: Mon-Thurs, 12-8 pm, some flexibility of hours/days and some weekends needed 

  • A combination of working on-site, home, and  weekly in-person meetings

  • Work Tablet provided

  • Help develop employee managed non-profit model 

Job Duties

Community Organizing

  • Plan and execute monthly events that foster social connection and information sharing

  • Plan, manage, execute and reflect on communication and door knocking strategy within a cooperative or neighborhood

  • Fulfill monthly data entry and reporting to track organizing progress in coordination with Administrative Manager

  • Organize and facilitate quarterly volunteer trainings and meetings 

  • Call, text, email, conduct 1 on 1s with volunteers as needed, follow up to engage volunteers 

  • Facilitate and support monthly ACBA/ACBF committees to encourage volunteer leadership

  • Create promotional materials to encourage community participation

  • Educate on the cooperative model - on the job training provided

Program Coordination

  • Monitor every step of a project or program for successful completion

  • Budget and track relevant expenses for activities and materials for each event planned

  • Identify best practices and procedures to inform future programs

  • Purchase necessary supplies for program setup and execution

  • Oversee daily operational, and logistical activities related to programs

  • Maintain consistent communication with external vendors and organizers

  • Create educational materials


  • In coordination with staff, board and volunteers, write and publish newsletter every 2 months

  • Create 1-3 social media posts a week


  • Other duties as assigned with agreement with employee and staff team.

  • Work with staff on developing an employee-managed workplace.

  • Work with staff on annual strategic visioning and prioritizing. 

  • Attended board meetings, committee meetings, and other ACBA & ACBF meetings as needed. 


Application Process

  1. Please email your resume and brief cover letter to by midnight on Sunday, May 31st, 2024

  2. Interviews will be conducted May 20th -June 14 th on a rolling biases

  3. A second interview may occur if deemed necessary between June 17th - June 20th

  4. Predicted start date between July 8th, 2024

  5. Timeline subject to change based on candidates 

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Deadline to Apply: 
May 31st, 2024