Store Info

4824 Baltimore Ave.
Phila., PA 19143
(215) 729-2121

Store Hours
Everyday
8 am - 10 pm

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Employment

Mariposa Food Co-op strives to provide residents of West Philadelphia and beyond with access to and information about food, especially healthy, locally-grown or otherwise sustainably-produced products. Our primary activity is running a food co-op owned by those who shop there, who actively participate in its governance and operations on an egalitarian consensus-seeking basis.

To do this requires skilled and passionate staff members. If you believe in the power of collective ownership and want to contribute to one of Baltimore Avenue’s fastest growing organizations, then come be a part of the Mariposa community.

Mariposa Food Co-op is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Membership Coordinator

Purchasing Coordinator

Personnel Coordinator

Membership Coordinator

Date of Posting: 1 July, 2015 (Closes 30 July, 2015)

Salary: Level 4

Hours: Full-time 35+ hours per week

 The Membership Coordinator collaborates in providing overall strategy development, implementation, and evaluation of membership and the working member program, as well as the delegation of responsibilities, and project management for the Membership & Marketing Department. Informed by Mariposa staff, leadership, membership, industry trends & projections, the Membership Coordinator oversees membership recruitment and retention, maintains routine communication with prospective and current members, development of working member program,  as well as promotion of Mariposa Food Co-op via internal and external communication of our values, principles, and product standards. This position reports to the Co-management Team.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Organizes membership drives, develops and evaluates member retention strategies
  • Works with other department coordinators to ensure proper training of staff members regarding membership policies, benefits, and member database usage
  • Oversees maintenance and compilation of membership data for Board reporting and evaluation processes
  • Supervises management of the working member program
  • Creates, implements, and evaluates working member appreciation/retention/recruitment goals & strategies
  • Coordinates administration of the Mariposa Membership Fund and Organizational Accounts
  • Serves as staff liaison to Membership Committee and Orientation Committee
  • Collaborates with  departments to increase functionality and efficiencies in member database
  • Manages processes related to new member and departing member requests, including member orientation support
  • Addresses and maintains needs of Member Services Desk including training new working members with that workshift
  • Manages daily correspondence to and from prospective and current members
  • Writes content for and maintains up-to-date information for membership print materials and electronic communications in collaboration with department staff
  • Maintains accurate/up-to-date records in membership database and paper files
  • Guides membership policy/procedure development, implementation, and evaluation in concert with department staff
  • Collaborates in creation, management, and evaluation of Department budget in concert w/department staff & Finance department

Key Skills and Abilities

  • 2-3 years minimum experience in membership development role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, pays close attention to detail, and is well-organized
  • Experience working with constituent relations databases
  • Strong computer literacy skills; experience with Microsoft Office
  • Strong project oversight and management skills (supervision, delegation, decision-making, budgeting basics)
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience serving the public; ability to project friendly and outgoing personality; superior Customer Services skills
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Ability to speak publicly and to convey Mariposa Food Co-op’s message
  • Self-motivated and directed; follow through on commitments
  • Ability to create new systems, procedures, and policies
  • Familiarity with natural foods, co-op principles and enthusiasm for goals of Mariposa Food Co-op
  • Willingness and ability to meet the changing requirements and demands of the job

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Climbing stairs, bending, sitting, reaching
  • Fine motor skills needed
  • Specific vision ability: close vision and adjust focus

This position description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

 

Purchasing Coordinator

Date of Posting: 16 June, 2015 (closes 30 July, 2015)
Salary: Level 4
Hours: Full time 35+ hours per week
The Purchasing Coordinator works closely with all buyers to bottom-line systems around purchasing and merchandising at Mariposa. The Grocery Coordinator is the Purchasing Coordinator’s Home Department Coordinator, who is responsible for their evaluations and scheduling. The Purchasing Assistant is directly accountable to the Purchasing Coordinator.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Establishes standard metrics for department sales, margins, and turns, with a system of regular evaluations and accountability with buyers based on the metrics.
  • Assists buyers to plan and implement store-wide strategies on product locations and store layouts which optimize sales volume, shopping ease, and operational efficiency.
  • Creates system and schedule for regular category reviews in all non-produce store categories. This includes pricing, promotions, placement and product line.
  • Implements category review system with buyers, prioritizing categories in the most need of attention.
  • Works with buyers to create pricing strategies by department and sub department.
  • Bottom-lines setting and monitoring target department margins.
  • Coordinates with buyers to ensure POS data is entered and maintained.
  • Convenes regular buyers’ meetings, or supports convener.
  • Creates and implements product promotional programs in coordination with Design and Communications Assistant and M&M department.
  • Acts as NCGA liaison for Co-op Deals program.
  • Supervises POS training for buyers, and creates guides/manuals as needed. Point person for back-end POS issues.
  • Updates all vendor costs at least quarterly, with assistance of Purchasing Assistant, flagging price changes in need of attention.
  • Submits weekly SPINS report.

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience with natural foods purchasing, preferably in multiple departments
  • Understanding of wholesale food business
  • Ability to manage and control inventory
  • Experience using and manipulating relevant data, including sales, margins, turnover.
  • Exhibited ability to work well in a team setting, and experience in a leadership capacity
  • Proven understanding of and ability to uphold personnel and operational policies and procedures
  • Strong two-way verbal and written communications skills
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and remain calm under stress

MARIPOSA FOOD CO-OP

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment
  • Exhibited ability to follow through on commitments
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and web based applications

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Climbing stairs, bending, sitting, reaching
  • Fine motor skills needed
  • Specific vision ability: close vision and adjust focus
  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.

This position reports to the Grocery Coordinator and Staff Collective. This position description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

 

Personnel Coordinator

Date of Posting: 29 May, 2015 (closes 30 July, 2015)
Salary: Level 4
Hours: Full time 35+ hours per week
The Personnel Coordinator is responsible for maintaining compliance with federal, state and local labor laws, policies and practices for the Mariposa Food Co-op. Additionally the Personnel Coordinator is responsible for creating and maintaining staff development opportunities including training and conferences and, for monitoring and supporting Co-op staff benefits.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop, implement and evaluate Personnel department goals, objectives and processes
  • Establish and monitor annual Personnel budget within the overall Mariposa budget
  • Support organizational wide personnel goals, objectives, processes and procedures
  • Develop, propose, implement and evaluate equitable, cost-effective personnel policies as needed
  • Develop wages and benefits components of the annual labor budget with the Finance Manager
  • Ensure compliance with equal opportunity and other relevant laws in recruiting, hiring, training,  compensation, and layoffs
  • Implement policies that support protections for employee rights and legal safety of the co-op
  • Coordinate all hiring duties for short- and long-term positions (job announcements, interviews, etc.)
  • Maintain personnel files in ADP as well as paper files
  • Contribute to the development of new staff orientations and annual training plans
  • Maintain and monitor staff benefits including health, dental and the Employee Assistance Program
  • Provide staff support to employee appeals and grievance committees
  • Develop and coordinate orientations for all new staff
  • Convene the Internal Personnel Working Group
  • Track and facilitate performance evaluations for all staff
  • Coordinate and develop staff benefits and incentives
  • Interface with Finance on payroll, benefits and other compensation issues including providing check and balance for fiscal security

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of personnel/HR administration
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to manage difficult and stressful situations in a timely way

The Personnel Coordinator reports to the Board of Delegates, the Management Team, and Staff Collective. This position description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

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At Mariposa, we are always looking for talented and passionate people! If you are interested in applying for a job, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, please email hiring@mariposa.coop