search by region
Pacific-West West Central Mid-West South-East North-East
  • Region
Pacific-West West Central Mid-West South-East North-East
  • Location
  • to search by radius, close this filter and enter a zip code in the search box above
  • Compensation
  • Type
  • Category
this job's deadline has passed
This job expired on May 28, 2023

Communications Coordinator SLO Food Co-op

  • Date Posted March 29, 2023
  • Location San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Category Business / Media
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description We're SLO Food Co-op, your friendly neighborhood grocer. We believe that community comes together around great food and if we create an environment that promotes Sustainability, Social & Environmental Responsibility, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Kindness, and Democracy, these values will be reflected in our community. If we do this well enough, we prove this is not an alternative, but the gold standard, for how business should be done, and empower others to do the same, creating a better world for everyone. Job description

Thank you for considering SLO Food Co-op!

We are seeking a talented, proactive, and passionate leader to head our Marketing, Communications, and Outreach efforts. Someone energized by connecting with people, whether teaming up with departments to collaborate or support the latest great idea, or working with local values-aligned organizations on partnerships for meaningful positive impact. Someone who has an optimistic outlook and is passionate about bettering our world through service to our community. Someone who is mission driven and believes that a little cooperative grocery store can embody business as a force for common good and become a catalyst for lasting positive change, for all.

Our amazing little store, founded in 1979, has been growing quickly, nearly 80% growth over the past five years, and we have our sights set on even greater heights. We currently have opportunities to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of running a business through our Open Book Management program, or learn the intricacies of natural and local food movement, or grow strong connections with our amazing local community. But, beyond current, with the heights we're reaching for, the sky's the limit to where our work might lead, personally for you, and together.

Working as our Communications Coordinator you will have spacious freedom to dream big, plan your strategy, and test your ideas, with the peace of mind that your leaders and teammates understand that we either win or learn. All while enjoying the camaraderie of the kindest, funniest, and most cooperative people on the planet, who are here to support you on your path, and celebrate with you in success.

We like to be transparent that, as a small business, we're limited in what we can offer for benefits at this time, although we do our very best, and as we grow we have plans to offer much more. Currently, we offer everyone on our team:

  • 20% discount off everything in the store
  • Special Orders at 5% above cost (to cover shipping), where team members can order full cases from our distributors at an incredibly low price.
  • Paid Time Off - After 90 days of working with us, you will start to accrue paid time off.
  • A Genuine Spirit of Gratitude and regular Staff Appreciation; from a free cold drink on a hot day, to frequent Team Lunches where we treat the whole team to a meal from a local restaurant, to Surprise Doughnuts when it feels like it's time for surprise doughnuts!
  • Free Stuff! Whether a dented can of soup, or a tomato that's a little rough around the edges, but beautiful on the inside, there are daily opportunities for our team to pick up some free food.

We take great pride in our team culture. We've adopted the goat as our mascot because we're kind, weird, intelligent, funny, steadfast, and of course because we're the Greatest Of All Time! We genuinely care about each other, celebrate our uniqueness, offer great patience and respect, speak truth, offer trust, and lead with empathy. We love the absurdity of how it sounds, and genuinely believe that a small group of thoughtful, committed, grocers can change the world.

We are searching for candidates with different strengths, experiences, and backgrounds, who share a passion for health, sustainability, and wellness within our community. We believe having a diverse set of viewpoints in our organization creates a vibrant, thriving culture and we strongly encourage applicants of minority or marginalized groups to apply. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, all hiring decisions are based on qualification, experience, and availability.

If you are feeling that this is the right vibe for you, that you can draw inspiration from what we're creating and have the goat superpowers to join our team and harness that energy to inspire others, please reach out and we'll share the full position profile with you!

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, on site at our San Luis Obispo storefront, and available immediately!

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $18.00 - $23.00 Application instructions
This job expired on May 28, 2023
DeadlineApril 21, 2023

Share this job