Common Good Finance is looking for experienced community organizers to start common good bank Community Divisions anywhere in the world. At first, each organizer will be responsible for starting a community division just in his or her own community, full or part time over the course of a few months. Successful organizers will likely be invited to continue this work in nearby communities.
Take a look at the public part of our organizer webpage. See the proposed contract. Check out the Checklist for Success. Tell us your experience and why you want to do this work.
Email letter, resume and references to: Sarah Noyes, Program Assistant
* Promote the common good bank concept locally * Get 65+ people to sign up as future depositors * Find a local nonprofit partner (ideally a credit union) * Find 5 local businesses to offer a rebate * Find one local business to give cash back with no purchase required * Report progress and share ideas with other Division Organizers * Raise about $4,000 in donations, to support your work * Other tasks that may arise (optional)
What It Takes
* Courage * Integrity * Respect and friendliness * Passionate commitment to social and economic justice * Enthusiasm about the common good bank idea * Can work independently and as part of a team * Can talk easily with anyone and say things simply and clearly * Basic computer skills
Common Good Finance and the other Community Division Organizers will supply:
* promotional materials (model posters, business cards, handout cards, press releases, emails, displays and videos) * step-by-step suggestions for each task * training on the common good bank idea * ongoing advice, encouragement and feedback
Community Division Organizers will work as independent contractors. (That means no insurance benefits and different income tax forms.) Common Good Finance is prepared to pay $15 to $25 an hour, plus expenses, based on the contractor's success. See the proposed contract.