GM Hiring and Support

GM Hiring and Support

Lighting the Way Forward

Hiring a General Manager is one of the biggest decisions the Board of Directors will ever make. A thorough, thoughtful and transparent process is needed to ensure the best outcome.

Our consultants are available to provide full support to the board and the search committee, expediting the process and presenting the co-op in a positive and professional light. Our support takes a burden off the search committee and maintains momentum, while ensuring the search committee plays a decisive role and the Board has an informed choice among candidates that meet the agreed upon qualifications for the position. If the co-op chooses to work with an executive search firm, we act as liaison between the recruiter and the search committee. Our perspective and understanding of the unique needs of co-ops is invaluable.


Downloadable Resources

Hiring a General Manager

This manual, a collaboration between Columinate and National Co+op Grocers, guides boards of directors of food cooperatives through the steps needed to ensure a thorough and professional process, resulting in the hiring of a well-qualified manager.

Project Oversight

  • Provide structure, timelines, and momentum
  • Interfaces with third-party recruiters
  • Help writing job descriptions
  • Assist in broadcasting openings and recruiting

Trusted Expertise

  • Decades of experience at your disposal
  • Award-winning HR Consultants
  • Many many happy clients, ask us for references!

Find an Expert

Together, our consultants help you operate better, so your impact is greater. The sole mission of our team is to outfit your community for sustainable success.

Contact one of our experts today to get started.

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