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Who owns the future of the Bronx?

The Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI) is a community-led effort to build an equitable, sustainable, and democratic local economy that creates shared wealth and ownership for low-income people of color—what we call economic democracy.

We are looking for an Executive Director to lead BCDI’s ongoing efforts to develop, coordinate, and implement strategies, partnerships, and projects to realize our vision for systems change in the Bronx, where people share ownership over the resources in their community and participate equitably in deciding how they are used. As Executive Director, this person will be the public face of the organization and will be responsible for ensuring the success of the team as a whole.

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As an organization committed to collective ownership and governance, social, racial and gender equity, and community power, we are looking for a person who will embody these values when building coalitions, developing and supporting leaders within the organization, and crafting a strategy to advance towards our vision. Ultimately, we’re looking for someone who is able to lead and foster collective ownership of this work within BCDI and throughout the Bronx.

Required Skills:

• At least 10 years of experience, including 5 years in a senior management role, preferably in the fields of urban planning, community development, economic development, or public policy.

• Deep commitment to racial, gender, sexual, and economic justice, and to ending oppression in all its forms.

• Track record of success in fundraising.

• Experienced in long-term planning and strategic planning.

• Demonstrated ability to inspire, connect, and develop relationships with diverse stakeholders for coalition building, community organizing, and leadership development.

• Ability to manage budgeting, administration, and operations of an organization.

• Experienced in managing people, building a team, and developing leaders.

• Expertise in two or more of the following topics and fields: community and economic development, urban planning, public policy, and community organizing.

Preferred Skills & Experiences:

• Fluency in Spanish and/or another language that is commonly spoken in the Bronx.

• Experience living and working in the Bronx and NYC.

• Deep knowledge of NYC & Bronx civic and economic landscape.

Compensation​: Salary $85,000 to 95,000, commensurate with experience (total compensation with benefits $100,000 to $110,000), with room for growth as the organization grows.

***People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.***

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Additional Application Instructions

See the full job description on our website at Please email resume and cover letter to ​​ with “Executive Director” in the subject line. ​Interviews begin December 1, 2019 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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