Work with members of the RECD team to convert communities to cooperative resident ownership.
Introduce residents to the idea of cooperative resident ownership.
Identify leaders within the community.
Provide direct support to residents in forming a non-profit cooperative and cooperative development, including:
-Electing an interim board of directors
-Forming various park committees
-In cooperation with committees, board members and legal counsel, facilitate the production of interim and permanent bylaws, community rules, membership agreements, space leases and other
Developing and conducting resident surveys
Assist the board of directors in the selection of an attorney, property management company and other service providers.
Provide training and support to board in their governance role including, but not limited to, parliamentary procedure, working with outside vendors, financial analysis and monitoring, developing policies and procedures, forming and using committees, resolving inter-community conflict, capital improvement and funding plan, effective communications, legal and regulatory compliance, bylaws and community rule development and contract negotiations.
Provide training to members in areas such as creating a shared vision for the community, members’ rights and responsibilities and corporate structure.
Collaborate with national partners to develop strategies and share lessons learned.
Develop or adapt the education curriculum, and supporting handouts for cooperative members, non-members and the board of directors.
In coordination with Communications Manager, prepare marketing materials and press releases
Provide direct, ongoing support to the Cooperative, post-purchase, including:
-Assist in the election of a permanent board of directors.
-Deliver management and operations training for the board of directors.
-Periodic evaluations of Cooperative operations.
-Provide appropriate training and direction to the cooperative’s property management company.
Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Facilitates and manages ongoing board member leadership development and training by attending monthly cooperative board meetings.
Oversees asset management of the cooperative through monitoring compliance with lender requirements, financing documents, regulatory agreements and other sources of financial, statutory and
regulatory reporting requirements, including submittal of compliance reporting to investors, lenders, monitoring agencies and other stakeholders.
Liaises with the cooperative attorney to ensure cooperative adherence to Oregon nonprofit cooperative law.
Assists cooperative board members with annual renewals and business requirements including taxes, insurance, and state business registration.
Works closely with cooperative board members and the property manager in the creation of annual operating budgets and short and long-term capital improvement plans, the use of replacement reserves and facilitates the reserve fund transfer requests.