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Cooperative Foundation Announces New Grants Tuesday, December 1

The Cooperative Foundation board of directors recently announced an additional $25,000 in grants for cooperative development (listed below)—bringing its 2015 grants awarded to nearly $90,000. The Cooperative Foundation, formed in 1945, has a mission to expand and enhance cooperatives through research, teaching, extension, innovation, and development.

The 2016 application deadlines for grants are April 1 and October 1. Visit for guidelines and application.

General Manager Monday, November 30

Los Alamos Co+op Market is seeking a General Manager. We are a dynamic four-year-old startup, funded entirely through member-owner loans, with 1,600 active member-owners and 2014 sales just under $3.8 million.

Store Manager Monday, November 30

Store Manager

State Street


Outpost Natural Foods is seeking a Store Manager with strong leadership, customer service, and organizational skills, for our State Street location.  The Store Manager will set the standards for internal and external customer service, lead the management team, and ensure the profitability of the store.


Front End Manager Friday, November 27

**Cover Letter And Resume Required**

Seward Community Coop-Franklin Store

Job Description

Front End Manager

 Looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable indivual to lead the department in the established and successful Franklin Store.

Accountant Wednesday, November 25

Work for the friendliest store in town and help support a sustainable, local food system. 

Mississippi Market, St. Paul's premier natural and organic food cooperative, celebrates the joy of eating locally, healthfully and responsibly.

Unlike regular grocery stores, we're consumer owned and controlled and have been since we opened in 1979. We offer high quality, fair-priced goods and services, while working toward a sustainable local economy & global environment and promoting the cooperative principles.

Cafe Kitchen Supervisor Tuesday, November 24

Oneota Community Food Co-op is seeking a Cafe Kitchen Supervisor for our in-house cafe - the Water Street Cafe.  This is a full time position and is responsible for the daily operations of the kitchen, and providing professional leadership and direction to kitchen and cafe personnel.

Applicants must have 3-5 years of prior foodservice experience and a drive to work with the finest local, organic and natural ingredients in a fast-paced commercial kitchen atmosphere.

Director of Human Resources Tuesday, November 24

City Market seeks an experienced HR professional to join our team as our Director of Human Resources. The Director oversees the entire HR department and works closely with managers and all staff to create and maintain a culture of respect, accountability, confidentiality and great working relationships.

Cafe Support Manager Tuesday, November 24

Outpost Natural Foods is seeking a Support Manager (Assistant Manager) for our organic/natural foods Cafe in our Bay View store.  This is a full time, full benefits opportunity to work with the finest ingredients available and to be part of the store management team.  

If you have professional cafe/kitchen experience and leadership skills, please consider this opportunity.  We offer health, dental, life insurance, 401k with match, paid vacation, paid sick days, paid holidays, and many more perks.

Platform Cooperativism Conference Disrupts Silicon Valley's Disruptions Monday, November 23

“Silicon Valley loves a good disruption. So let's give them one.”

​Home Grown: Moving Next to the Farm Monday, November 23

All you foodies, take a closer look: this tree-lined, suburban street might lead to heaven on Earth.

"I would say that probably 80% of the food that we eat comes from within a five-mile radius of this house," said Clay Johnson. "These peppers, yeah, come from 50 feet away!"

Johnson and Rosalyn Lemieux moved their family here from Washington, D.C., two years ago. Their five-bedroom, five-bathroom home sits 40 minutes south of downtown Atlanta.

They bought here for the close-knit neighborhood -- and an organic farm right beyond their backyard.

IT Manager Saturday, November 21

Common Ground Food Co-op is seeking a Full-Time, Salaried (40+ hrs/week) IT Manager. The purpose of this position is to manage and maintain information technology tools and resources and to develop and recommend IT goals as a part of the organization’s leadership team.   The IT Manager reports directly to the General Manager and serves as the lead IT resource for all staff.

Astoria Co-op Grocery Raises $30,000 for New Store Saturday, November 21
Astoria Co-op Grocery squashed its owner equity drive goal, raising nearly $30,000 to kickoff raising cash for a store expansion. 
Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference – Save the Date Saturday, November 21

The Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference, now in its 7th year, is scheduled for March 10-12, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. Up and Coming is focused on helping communities start their own food co-ops. It also offers resources and workshops for co-ops in the first years of operation, with the aim of helping them achieve success.

Pinchot University Offers New Certificate in Cooperative Management Saturday, November 21

SEATTLE, Washington: Pinchot University will offer a new Certificate in Cooperative Management beginning in January of 2016.

This program offers learners a deep-dive into the world of cooperative management, exploring the unique characteristics, challenges and opportunities of the cooperative sector.

People's Food Co-op Continues to Transform the Local Food Scene Saturday, November 21

Forty-five years after Kalamazoo’s People’s Food Co-op opened its doors to the public, the co-op’s management and shareholders continuously consider its relevance. Is there still a place and role for People’s?

Deli Manager Friday, November 20

The Willy Street Co-op is a natural foods grocery cooperative with retail locations in both Madison and Middleton, Wisconsin.  We are looking for a Deli Manager for our Deli Department at our east store in Madison. This manager oversees our prepared foods, including; the made to order grill station, brick oven pizza station, hot bar, salad bar, and our juice bar and cheese sub-departments.

IT Lead Friday, November 20

Join the IT team at the Boise Co-op!

The Boise Co-op is seeking a dynamic individual to support the needs of the Co-op's IT systems. The person hired will have responsibility for IT operations and maintenance in both of our stores. Boise Co-op is a great place to work with competitive pay, great benefits, and a rewarding work environment.  Please review the job description for an overview of the position requirements and responsibilities.

Oregon Receives Thousands in Funding for Farm to School Projects Friday, November 20

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced $4.8 million in grants for 74 farm to school projects across 39 states. 

The grants will serve more than 5,211 schools and 2.9 million students in 2016, according to the USDA. 

Assistant Prepared Foods Manager Friday, November 20

Marquette Food Co-op is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to assist our Prepared Foods manager with running our Prepared Foods Department. 

Meat and Seafood Manager Friday, November 20

Marquette Food Co-op is seeking an experienced and motivated Meat manager to oversee a thriving Meat and Seafood department. Our Co-op is part of a larger food community; we offer a marketplace for locally produced and organic meat and serve as a link that allows customers to support local family farmers. The Meat manager is expected to play a large part in this.