Delridge Grocery Cooperative Seeks Manager for Summer Opening

DelridgeGroceryHomePageThe Delridge Grocery Cooperative, opening late this summer (2014), will provide the Delridge community and beyond with a full range of affordable, healthy local and sustainable food.

The Delridge Grocery Cooperative announced that they are seeking a Startup General Manager to lead their successful launch as the Delridge neighborhood’s community owned grocery store.

Are you a resourceful self-starter with plenty of hustle and thrive in a start-up environment?Are you excited to lead and manage, and be the driver of new initiatives. If this sound like you then email your resume and cover letter to jobs@delridgegrocery.coop.  The full description of the job and position requirements can be downloaded here.

Delridge Grocery Cooperative has been years in the making and has s a committed team of grassroots community board members who have worked to make this dream a reality. They are now poised to launch and open the store in late summer 2014 – and are seeking a Start-up General Manager to lead this launch. With hundreds of owners, this is an opportunity to serve the needs of the community and have a unique impact in being a catalyst for change in Delridge. Our future landlord and community partner, DESC, provides housing upstairs for 66 formerly homeless residents in a building on Delridge Way SW, where the store will be located.

The manager will work closely with DESC as the space is built out, and with Delridge Grocery Cooperative’s Board of Directors and stakeholders in the community, to get the word out, raise additional capital, and simultaneously develop systems, obtain equipment and hire and train staff for opening day. Delridge Grocery Cooperative is looking for candidates to make at least an 18 month commitment to launching the store, but the position will continue indefinitely for a successful GM interested in continuing on after that.

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