Report this Job

Report jobs that do not follow Localwise’s Job Guidelines

Executive Director
the COOK Alliance

Details (optional)

Executive Director

the COOK Alliance
Apply 1-Click
This job allows 1-Click Apply. Click here to unlock 1-Click Apply and complete this application.

Job Summary

Wage
$100k per year
Job Type
Full-time, Management
Job Last Posted
Job posted 14 days ago
Job Role
Leadership
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Startups & Tech
Job Schedule
Weekdays

Job Description

WE’RE LOOKING FOR AN ENTREPRENEURIAL AND COMPASSIONATE LEADER TO STEWARD THE NEWLY LEGAL HOME COOKING INDUSTRY TOWARDS JUSTICE & PEOPLE POWER.

https://www.cookalliance.org/executive-director

ABOUT THE COOK ALLIANCE

We’re the COOK Alliance: a coalition of immigrants, stay at home parents, community builders, educators, activists, policy makers, technologists, and home cooks. We’ve been working to advocate for the recognition of home cooking as compensated and dignified work since 2014. We legalized the first home restaurants by passing Microenterprise Home Kitchen (MEHKO) laws in California and are now bringing our campaign nation-wide. 

READ MORE ABOUT OUR MISSION, VALUES, AND HISTORY HERE ⟶

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY 

Our incoming Executive Director will lead us into an entirely new phase of our work, as the first home restaurant permits (in U.S. history!) are issued across California. Legalization means that home cooking will soon involve regulators, tech companies, & cities in new ways. We are growing our leadership team to ensure cooks’ voices are heard and that they have trusted representation for advocacy & support— a modern union for the empowered gig worker.This role will require entrepreneurial energy, creativity, and vision. Our work continues to take shape as part of a broader shift in collective thinking around food & labor in the modern world (from food trucks & “know your farmer”, to AB 5 & gig worker rights). You will join a core team  that values collaborative decision-making and prides itself on scrappiness and adaptability. An Executive Director will help us increase our capacity as an organization that serves cooks and their communities. Your core responsibilities will be building people power and fundraising, but your work will also include refining our brand communications & org management: 

  • Fiscal oversight and fundraising: (40%)
    • Grow sustainable funding sources for core operating expenses and staff
    • Lead new fund development and grant-writing efforts, including engaging with both individual donors and aligned philanthropic organizations
  • Brand building (20%)
    • Refine brand voice and lead public communications (written newsletter, website, press, and speaking engagements)
    • Establish partnerships with organizations that can provide resources to cooks and serve as accountability partners for Alliance
  • Org management (20%)
    • Help establish our new Board of Directors, Cook Advisory Board, and community governance/input model 
  • Building our direct cook engagement model (20%)
    • Develop people power through direct cook community relationships, including 1:1 meetings, cook coaching, and resource matching
    • Develop localized cook leadership, including a community lead/ cook mentorship network model 
    • Organize cooks for industry collective bargaining and legislative advocacy

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Deeply invested in the intersecting movements of food, labor, & social justice
  • 5+ years experience with direct service organization or community engagement work 
  • 2+ years experience with fundraising and grant development and management, including active connections in philanthropy
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills (bilingual preferred) 
  • Ability to build trust within and across a large spectrum of close knit communities (underrepresented cooks, policymakers, private sector). 

The COOK Alliance is an equal opportunity employer: LGBTQ, people of color, women, and long-time Oakland residents are encouraged to apply. Note that part of the reasoning behind this Executive Director search is to find more representative leadership for our community. This is a full time position based in Oakland, CA, with benefits (health, dental, and vision) and a flexible time-off policy. Salary starting at $100k contingent on 2020 org fundraising.  If you’re interested, please forward your resume along with a cover letter detailing your experience with non-profit fundraising & interest in our community to: jobs@cookalliance.org by February 15th, 2020.

Business Overview

Our Story

View our story here: https://www.cookalliance.org/story

Why Work With Us?

View our manifesto & values here: https://www.cookalliance.org/manifesto

Team Size

1-10 team members

Links

Culture & Perks

Ownership
Employee Owned
Benefits
Health Benefits
Mentorship
Parental Leave
Paid Time Off
Perks
Work From Home
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Diverse
Mission Driven
Work-life Balance
Apply 1-Click
This job allows 1-Click Apply. Click here to unlock 1-Click Apply and complete this application.
Receive jobs in Oakland, CA in your inbox.
Receive jobs in your inbox

I agree to Localwise’s Terms & Privacy