Employment Opportunities

Cooperative Federal is a credit union dedicated to community development, economic empowerment and social justice - for our individual members, our community, and our world. Join a dedicated team of community activists posing as bankers.

Please note: all newly hired staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Current Openings

This position is through the Americorps Economic Mobility Corp., and is similar to a paid internship. We're seeking an enthusiastic person to join our outreach team for 3-4 months, 26 to 35 hours per week

Must be available to begin by August 16, 2024.
Please apply by July 16.

Come Serve With Us
We care about access to affordable housing, climate change, helping people get into good paying jobs, safety and justice, social determinants of health, youth engagement, and all things that make communities good places for people to live, work, and play. Join us and earn while you learn!

Who We Are
Cooperative Federal is more than an ordinary credit union. Founded by local organizers and activists in 1982, we are a mission-driven, community-owned nonprofit focused on social and economic justice. Cooperative Federal’s mission is to foster social equity and economic justice in Syracuse, NY by connecting all people with capital and banking services - especially in communities that have been unjustly excluded from wealth.

What You Will Do
As the Outreach and Engagement Specialist, you will help expand access to financial services and pathways to homeownership by conducting neighborhood engagement activities like tabling at community events, organizing member appreciation events, creating education and outreach content, cultivating relationships with community partners, creating an online member business directory, studying issues of walkability and accessibility surrounding branch locations, and developing a new process for engaging Field of Membership organizations.

When You Serve with Us
• Earn a $9,000 stipend for serving 450 hours, payable by bimonthly direct deposit (this comes out to $20/hr).
• Earn an additional $1,824 education benefit to pay down qualifying student loan debt or to continue your education.
• Receive Credit As An Asset and CDFI 101 certification.
• Receive ongoing coaching, mentorship, and professional development.

What Your Work Environment Will Be
This is a 3 to 4 month position where you will typically serve between Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with occasional evenings and weekends. An exact schedule will be determined upon selection. You will report in person at our office and will be required to travel locally for meetings and community events.

We Welcome You to Apply If You:
• Have lived experience or an interest in working with a diverse group of people.
• Identify as any generation but are at least 17 years old.
• Possess unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or permanent resident.
• Consent to complete a criminal history check, which is required for all candidates. Don’t let this stop you! A criminal record does not mean a person cannot serve, and if this is a concern, reach out to Beth Romeo at LISC.
• LISC AmeriCorps is available to everyone eligible to serve. We treat all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This position is made possible through a partnership between Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), AmeriCorps, and Cooperative Federal. To learn more about LISC AmeriCorps, visit www.lisc.org/americorps.

Questions or Ready to apply now?
Email your resume and optional cover letter to Cooperative Federal (Attn: Meagan and Janet) with a copy to LISC (Attn: Beth Romeo)

Compensation & Benefits

Staff Positions:
Rate of pay depends on experience. Our competitive benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, group life insurance; option to join 401k retirement savings plan at 6 month anniversary; sick and vacation days plus all federal holidays off with pay.

AmeriCorps Positions:
For more information about national service compensation and benefits, please visit Americorps.gov (EMC or VISTA Programs) or VISTA Campus (VISTA Program only).

To be considered for future positions, please email a cover letter and resume to our HR team.

Cooperative Federal is an equal opportunity employer.