Would You Love to Use Your Marketing and Social Media Skills for the Benefit of Cohousing Communities?

Become our Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

If you have marketing and administrative skills, are excited about working as an innovative member in the cohousing movement, and are looking to develop an exciting career related to marketing and/or sustainable development, then apply for this position by following the three steps at the bottom of the page.

Who is CoHousing Solutions?

We provide development consulting services to create sustainable neighborhoods. Our team pioneered the development of cohousing in North America, and we have helped create dozens of successful, award-winning communities as well as train passionate cohousing entrepreneurs through the year-long 500 Communities Program.

In this position, you will:

• Utilize marketing and outreach Best Practices in your work with cohousing groups to help them develop strategic plans and tools that meet their unique situations. You’ll be a resource for client communities navigating the cohousing development process by assisting with their marketing strategy as well as being their point-person for organizing workshops.

• Further cohousing’s presence and credibility nationally by finding and sharing relevant news and materials. • Act as the office administrator and assistant to CoHousing Solutions President Katie McCamant, including but not limited to tasks such as: answering the phone, responding to general inquiries, office filing/organization, scheduling calls and meetings, and maintaining relevant programs and systems.

• Act as point-person and manage the educational platform for CS’s 500 Communities Program. Tasks include: updating curriculum, organizing and distributing materials, recording and organizing calls, maintaining contact with Program graduates. • Grow your marketing experience by creating monthly newsletters, creating and updating websites, facilitating social media campaigns and posting on Facebook, Twitter, MeetUp, YouTube accounts

• Design marketing materials with the purpose of growing awareness for client communities • Have the opportunity to grow this portion of the CS business as you are inspired You’ll have the opportunity to: • Learn extensively about cohousing and housing development as you work in close proximity with cohousing expert Katie McCamant

• Participate in the 500 Communities Program, a year-long training for cohousing professionals

• Attend National and Regional cohousing conferences where you can learn new skills, network with professionals in the industry

• Attend workshops led by Katie McCamant and assist with event management

• Take on interesting projects related to the development of cohousing communities

Required skills:

• Ability to handle multiple priorities, clients, and tasks

• Excellent writing and analytical skills

• Basic administrative skills

• Comfortable working with the Office Suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

• Experience with social media outreach, including Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, YouTube, etc.

• Familiarity with or ability to learn certain online platforms such as Zoom, Dropbox, Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Weebly, Wix, WordPress, etc.

• Graphic design experience for the creation of websites, advertisements, flyers, brochures, and other materials. Familiarity with Adobe Programs such as InDesign and Photoshop is preferred. Ideal candidates for this position are:

• Passionate about the idea of community and sustainable development

• Self-directed, able to work independently

Compensation & Location:

This is a full-time, in office, position, with some ability to be flexible. Unless required by stay at home orders, work will be in our office in Nevada City.

Compensation starting rate: $17 - $20/hour DOE.

We are located in Nevada City, CA, a charming and historic town nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains, about a 1 hour drive from Sacramento, the state capital.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, then follow these three steps to apply:

  1. Step one: Send your resume to: cohousingcareers@gmail.com
  2. Step Two: Be sure to check your email for further instructions. If you don’t see an email immediately, check your spam folder or proceed to our Job Survey
  3. Step Three: Follow the instructions at the end of the  Job Survey to our short Marketing and Outreach Skills Quiz

***You will not be considered until you complete these three application steps***