Staff Job Description

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Co-op staff members operate as a collective and are responsible for coordinating the stores’ operations. Additionally, all staff participate in collective governance and decision making and anti-oppression work.

Staff responsibilities are outlined in the Co-op’s bylaws and include a wide variety of tasks related to store operations and governance. These include product department management, merchandise buying, retail floor coordination/customer service, supervision of volunteers, store supervision, cashiering, stocking, food preparation, accounting, quarterly inventory, etc.

Requirements
Applicants must

  • work at least 30 hours/week
  • have physical abilities to lift and carry 10-50 lbs repeatedly over the course of one day
  • have physical abilities to perform general grocery tasks, stocking, cashiering, delivery receiving, etc.
  • speak, read, and write English
  • have basic math and money-handling skills
  • be able to make a one-year commitment if hired
  • have flexibility in scheduling, and be available for on-call work
  • be able to work morning, evening, and weekend hours
  • have willingness to learn and participate in a cooperative workplace
  • be able to give helpful, considerate, thorough customer service

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Retail or food service work experience
  • Customer service work experience
  • Group/collaborative decision making experience
  • Demonstrated communication skills – verbal and written
  • Project, organization or business management experience
  • Fluency in a language other than English
  • Basic computer literacy skills
  • Advanced math and money handling skills
  • Multi-tasking and problem-solving skills

WAGE:

As of (1/2016). Pay starts at $14/hr and increases to $15/hr after one year of employment. Wage increases occur yearly, and the wage scale is the same for all staff regardless of job duties.

HOURS:                  

During the trial period, the weekly hourly commitment will be a minimum of 30 hours per week, with the possibility of up to 40 hours per week. Hours will be a combination of permanent, as needed, and on-call shifts. The first 1500 hours of employment are a trial period.  New Staff receive thorough training and gradually assume increased hours and responsibility in their job description duties.

BENEFITS:

Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, and discounts on purchases. All benefits are pro-rated as a percentage of full time work. Full-time is considered 30 hours per week.

Staff Application PDF