We are Hiring!

Position description: project director

Supervision by: Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative Board of Directors
Hours: Full-time April to October; Half-time November to March

Some work on the weekends and week nights    
Effective Date: 12/13/20
Application Due Date: 1/01/20
Dates: 3-year position beginning Spring 2021 (grant-funded position)
Terms: Employment is at w
ill and at the discretion of the Board of Directors

 

PURPOSE
The mission of Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative (KHFC or Co-op) is to provide Kodiak communities with quality food choices that are locally sourced, economically sustainable, and environmentally responsible while promoting education and engagement. We are seeking a highly driven and passionate individual to assist in expanding KHFC's role in the community of Kodiak by connecting local producers with consumers. This role includes assisting in the development and management of a food hub, product collection/distribution, educating stakeholders about the Co-op, and being an ambassador for KHFC.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific responsibilities will be developed by the Project Director and KHFC Board of Directors. General duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the establishment and management of a food hub for food producers to connect directly with customers

  • Assist in searching for, securing, and setting up a physical store front and satellite locations 

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with customers, existing and new producers, volunteers, and community members

  • Manage vendor relationships, coordinate product orders, shipping and pickup logistics, food storage and packaging, manage inventory, sales of products, and all financial transactions through Square; and answer customer questions

  • Grant management: work with Board and outside consultant on grant budget management, in-kind match tracking, financial and narrative reporting, etc.

  • Business development and financial support: work with Board to develop business plans; identify consumer needs; create and manage operational budgets; establish growth, revenue, and profit targets; and attain margin goals

  • Recruit, coordinate, train, and supervise volunteers and paid Co-op staff; process payroll as needed 

  • Utilize social media, email, and general outreach to promote the Co-op

  • Work with the various KHFC subcommittees to disseminate information and spread awareness about project success 

  • Prepare and submit reports on sales, popular items, and trends to the Board of Directors  

  • Create and implement membership building and owner engagement strategies

  • Assist with development and coordination of special events 

  • Attend monthly KHFC board meetings with project updates

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred or at least three years of experience in operations and strategy consulting or production 

  • Must be reliable, self-motivated, have strong interpersonal and communication and customer service skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team with the Board of Directors, volunteers, and other stakeholders

  • Must have excellent organization and time management skills and be highly adaptable 

  • Lift and carry up 50 pounds and be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions

  • Ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of the local food movement 

TO APPLY
Please email requested information in one PDF document to: kodiakharvest@gmail.com. In your email, please include cover letter explaining interest in the position, relevant qualifications, and compensation expectations; current resume; contact information for three references; and include the subject line "Project Director".

 

Download a copy of the job description here.
 

Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative  | PO Box 8110 | Kodiak, AK 99615 

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