Idaho: Moscow Food Co-op seeks General Manager

1 Mar
Moscow Food Co-op invites applications and nominations for the position of General Manager. The General Manager is responsible for the achievement of Moscow Food Co-op organizational results as defined in ends policies developed by the board of directors and embodied in the strategic plan. The general manager reports to the seven-member board of directors, which is elected by the members of the cooperative.  The board operates under Policy Governance, a system that emphasizes vision and values empowerment and accountability.  A full set of the board’s policies and the strategic plan are available at the Moscow Food Co-op website:


Moscow Food Cooperative is a thriving food cooperative based in the heart of downtown Moscow, Idaho.   Beginning as a small operation in 1973, we now have over 6500 members, currently occupy a 15,000 square foot building, and employ about 90 people.  Sales in 2010 were nearly $8 million, resulting in our best year ever, exceeding 2009, which had also been a best year. We believe that much of this success is due to our commitment to a triple bottom line of people, place and profit.  As a result, we are considered a third place for many in our community, serving as a business anchor and social hub. In addition to our commitment to quality food, our strategic plan adopted in 2009 supports education programs and outreach into the surrounding communities, a commitment to sustainability, growth for the local foods and goods economy, and an environment of respect and mutual cooperation for our employees. For more information about our Co-op, please visit our website at


  • Bottom-line accountability experience for a business or organization
  • Experience with operating, capital, and cash budgeting for a business or organization, with a minimum of three years experience
  • Supervisory experience, with a minimum of three years experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of educational and working experience


For a complete position description with all qualifications please visit:

Application Process: Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application that addresses all the minimum and highly desired qualifications for the position, 2) a one-page vision statement for our Co-op’s growth and development, 3) a current detailed resume, 4) salary requirements, 4) names and contact information (mailing addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of six professional references. These references will not be contacted until permission is received. The position will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on April 18, 2011.  Inquiries should be directed to

Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Or you may mail your application to:
    Theresa Nuhn, Human Resources Manager
    Moscow Food Co-op
    PO Box 9485
    Moscow, ID 83843
    Phone: 208-882-8537

Moscow Food Co-op  is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental ability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or local law.

Moscow Food Co-op employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens.  All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


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