Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative-General Manager

Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative-General Manager

POSITION TITLE: General Manager
• Up to 40 hrs/wk, year-round
• $20/hr
• Start Date: ASAP

We are a dozen small family farms from three counties in southwestern Colorado

that came together in 2014 to form the Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative, a farmer-
owned and -controlled business. Our markets have been primarily wholesale, but we

also sell direct to consumers through CSA and online marketing programs. Our mission
is “to aggregate, store, market and distribute locally produced agricultural products
from farms and food businesses of southwestern Colorado. The cooperative’s successes
will be measured by our ability to be economically viable, socially responsible and good
stewards of the land and community.”

The General Manager (GM) directs the operations and growth strategy for SWFF, and
although reports directly to the board of directors, is self-motivated to complete tasks
with minimal supervision. The GM effectively manages a small staff, a lean budget, and
a small infrastructure base to efficiently move best-quality local farm products to
market. Participation in all aspects of food aggregation, distribution, and marketing will
be required.