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.
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:
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: email@example.com by February 15th, 2020.
View our story here: https://www.cookalliance.org/story
View our manifesto & values here: https://www.cookalliance.org/manifesto
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