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Month: April 2018

Job Posting: Co-op Operations Coordinator

Co-op Operations Coordinator; By the Bushel Community Food Co-operative

 

By the Bushel Community Food Co-operative is an innovative food cooperative that has an integrated membership of food producers and processors, dedicated staff and a community of eaters working towards rebuilding our relationship to land, good healthy food and community. The cooperative grew out of a community consultative process and since 2009 has been operating as a not-for-profit share cooperative.  Currently, BTB offers a weekly and monthly produce basket program as well as access to other local ecologically grown products.  BTB coop is in the process of consulting the community and re-developing our business plan to scale-up our operations so to increase the reach of our local, ecological and organic products in the community.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, organized and self-motivated person to co-ordinate the day-to- day operations of the co-op and to help grow our food programs through outreach, education and member engagement.

 

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations in collaboration with the Co-op Director/Production Coordinator, including the basket and additional products program.
  • Work with BTB’s bookkeeper to ensure fiscal accuracy and responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the coop.
  • Be the “face of the organization” during Thursday basket pick-ups times and store hours.
  • Develop and maintain communications with co-op members, community partners and the general public via social media, newsletters and website etc.
  • Respond to community and member inquiries (via phone, email, etc.) and ensure responses are given in a timely manner.
  • On occasion assist in the continued development, coordination and implementation of the sales and marketing plan, member events, and community outreach events to grow the coop.
  • Coordinate volunteers.
  • Organizational and administrative duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Food retail experience: merchandizing, ordering, inventory, etc.
  • Degree/diploma in agriculture and food systems, marketing/communications, and/or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as confident use and experience with website and social media platforms.
  • Experience coordinating volunteers.
  • Understanding of the co-operative model.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Good organizational and on-your-feet problem solving skills required.
  • Creativity and innovative thinking would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the issues within and experience with Peterborough Region’s food and farming systems would be an asset.
  • Experience planning and coordinating events as well as outreach and education programs would be an asset.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, friendly.
  • Passionate about sustainable food.

 

About the Position:

This position would start in May and is a commitment of 13 hours per week with very occasional weekend or evening work.  The ideal candidate will work from the BTB location on Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. as well as a few hours from their home office during our main season May – November and a monthly schedule would be developed to support our winter basket program.  The Co-op Operations Coordinator will report to the Co-op Director.

 

The Co-op Operations Coordinator will be subject to a 3-month review period. The hourly wage for this position is $16/hour.

 

To apply for this position please provide:

  • A cover letter that outlines your relevant experience and education as well as your passion for sustainable food and farming systems
  • Resume
  • 3 References

 

Please send your application package to: btbcfchr@gmail.com

by Monday, April  23rd at 5 pm.  Interviews to take place in late April.