The Sitka Food Co-op is looking to hire its first general manager. The general manager position will be part time, about 25-30 hours per month, with the job to start in March.
The main duties of the general manager include coordinating and overseeing co-op orders and deliveries, while meeting the goals and objectives of the co-op as established by the board of directors and members. Other tasks include working with the volunteer coordinator, monitoring the co-op’s ongoing operations (including technology, facilities and equipment), and communicating any problems or other concerns back to the board of directors. This will be the co-op’s first paid staff member.
The Sitka Food Co-op is a community-based, member-owned and operated cooperative that believes in “Nourishing the community by focusing on value while providing healthy foods and quality products.” The co-op currently serves more than 110 local households and businesses in Sitka, and is growing monthly. According to the co-op’s ad, “This is a wonderful opportunity for an energetic person committed to cooperative values and principles, likes to work from home, and is interested in ‘Bringing good food and community together.'”
Incorporated in September 2011, the purposes of the Sitka Food Co-op are to:
- Create a community-based, member-owned buying service;
- Make available wholesome natural and organic foods and products as inexpensively as possible;
- Support and encourage local growing of fresh organic foods;
- Purchase and purvey, whenever feasible, the goods or services of local and regional growers; and
- Serve as a center for activities and services which otherwise enrich the life of the community.
The position features a salary and benefits package based on experience, and incentive packages mutually agreed upon by the board and general manager. The job features a six-month trial period. Applicants should have a basic knowledge of Word, Excel, Quickbooks and Google Drive. The hiring of new general manager is part of the Sitka Food Co-op’s new strategic plan adopted in November 2013.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume and three employment references with full contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications also can be mailed to Sitka Food Co-op, P.O. Box 6407, Sitka, Alaska, 99835. A job description is posted below, as well on the co-op’s website. Applications are due by Jan. 15, 2014.