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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Job Opportunity: Rutland Area Food Co-op Manager


The Rutland Area Food Co-op is looking for a qualified and enthusiastic new General Manager. We are a small, community-focused coop in downtown Rutland, VT, with over 2,000 members and sales of $1.6 million dollars per year. Our mission is to promote affordable access to organic and natural foods, and to foster a thriving marketplace for locally produced foods and crafts. Our coop is small, hands on, and has a great sense of community. Unlike larger stores, our coop offers great freedom and flexibility to shape it how members and employees see fit.

Responsibilities include: managing a staff of 15, all aspects of running a grocery business of this size, thorough knowledge of local and organic food, and most of all a positive and supportive attitude towards our staff and all of our customers. This is an ideal job for someone who showcases great leadership, the ability to juggle a dozen things at once, and who can really be the face of the coop.

The General Manager has full reign over the day to day operations, and will be responsible for guiding the Coop during its anticipated growth and expansion in the coming years. The GM reports to the Coop Board, which sets goals for the manager to reach using a Policy Governance model.

All applications must be sent to the Board of Directors at board@rutlandcoop.com and should include a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and salary expectations.

Position is slated to begin January 15th, 2012, or earlier. Applications due November 25h, with interviews to follow soon after. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Please, no applications in person or by mail, and no phone calls—email only to the address below.

To learn more about our coop, please visit our website: www.rutlandcoop.com