Cooperative Home Care Associates

Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA) established in 1985, is a home health care services agency licensed by the New York State Department of Health, to provide paraprofessional services for elders and individuals living with physical disabilities in New York City. More than 2,200 home care workers are currently employed by CHCA, 98 percent of whom are Latina or African-American women. As the largest worker-owned cooperative in the US, CHCA offers all employees the opportunity to purchase an equal ownership stake in the business. Today CHCA is one of the largest private-sector employers in the South Bronx and one of the largest women-and- minority-owned businesses in New York City.

As of June 2012, CHCA has been certified as a B Corp.  B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.  B Corp certification evaluates an entire company (e.g., worker engagement, community involvement, environmental footprint, and governance structure) rather than looking at just one aspect (e.g., the building or a product).


The Executive Assistant is responsible for supporting the President and Senior Management Team. This person will serve as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates all meetings and organizational events. Must be creative and understands an organization that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. Must also take the initiative to offer personal insight and feedback; have the ability to work independently on projects from conception to completion, and must be able work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

The Executive Assistant is responsible to gather, analyze, evaluate and report different business data and metrics that demonstrate the status of the organization. Identifies key business trends and communicates to the senior management team. This person will manage and monitor all of CHCA’s contracts and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements. Works closely with management to promote worker ownership and B-Corp status; participates in events.


 College degree

 Three years’ experience in project management

 Exceptional communication skills both written and oral

 Precise editing skills and attention to detail

 Ability to evaluate and analyze data

 Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of databases and software (includingWindows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

 An understanding of the cooperative movement – its values, strengths and potential a plus


We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates who are interested must send their resume, with cover letter and salary history to Magaly Camhi at recruiting@chcany.org or fax to 718-742- 5707. No phone calls please.


We offer a competitive salary, medical, dental and life insurance, long term disability, and 401K benefits as well as an excellent working environment.