Join Our Team!
Call for Self-Nominations to Keystone Development Center’s (KDC) Board of Directors
KDC is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing technical and research assistance to groups who wish to organize as cooperatives as well as established cooperatives and businesses. Our experienced team of cooperative and business development specialists can support you and your group from development through to operations. Through this we meet the economic and business development needs of rural and non-rural areas in the multi-state area of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware.
Typically, we support approximately 20 clients each year. For a list of client highlights click this link: http://www.kdc.coop/client-highlights.html We are a very small organization with a big impact. Our board consists leaders from multiple cooperative, economic development, non-profit, government, educational and agricultural organizations. Below is a link so you can see our current board representatives. http://www.kdc.coop/about/board_of_directors/
At this phase of our growth we are specifically looking for individuals who will bring at least one of the following skills to our organization: finance, fundraising, marketing, and human resources. Enthusiasm for the mission is a key qualification and we will be especially thrilled with candidates who have board experience and/or experience in local and regional food systems issues.
Board Member Requirements
1. Demonstrate commitment to and understanding of the mission of KDC.
2. Have a passion for or professional experience related to KDC programs and management.
3. For example:
1. Professional experience with the food industry (farming, food service, food processing),
2. Cooperative and non-profit organizational governance, fundraising or financial management, or
3. Cooperative, for profit and non-profit business development and financial management
Board Member Duties
If you are interested in adding your hat to the ring, please send me a 1 or 2 paragraph description of who you are and how your work or interests relates to our mission along with a resume and the names of 3 references to the nominations committee by April 15th, 2019.
Thanks much for your consideration. If you are interesting please contact Stephen McDow, Director of Membership at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooperative Development Consultant
KDC is growing and in need of a Cooperative Development Consultant. A successful Cooperative Development Consultant would have:
Supervision: The Cooperative Development Consultant will report to the Executive Director. Ongoing weekly individual and group supervision will be provided.