General Manager

The Near East Side Cooperative Market (NESCM)
Organization location: 
Columbus, Ohio
Apply by: 
Fri, 02/08/2013



The Near East Side Cooperative Market (NESCM) seeks a general manager to oversee all aspects of the soon-to-be open cooperative grocer and meet organizational goals established by the Board of Directors.


NESCM is currently in the final phase to open a small community-owned grocery store on the Near East Side in April of 2013. NESCM will work to increase the accessibility of fresh, healthful food to the Near East Side and greater Columbus, Ohio, encourage healthy eating, expand local and economic development, and promote food sovereignty through strong community involvement and relationships.


The General Manager is responsible for fulfilling our Mission and Vision while charting the direction of the Co-op in concert with our community owners and under the direction of our Board of Directors.  Experience with financial planning and budgeting is essential and interested candidates must have successful and progressive retail grocery management experience-minimum of 3 year preferred).  A good understanding of and commitment to cooperative values and principles, experience in strategic planning, marketing and merchandising in a competitive market are all highly desirable.


Salary Range:  $32,000 to $35,000


To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to or by mail to:


NESCM General Manager Search Committee

c/o Local Matters

731 East Broad Street-Third Floor

Columbus, Ohio  43205

(No phone calls please!)


Resumes accepted through Friday, February 8, 2013