SPFC | Employment Application
Dear Applicant,

Welcome to the Applicant Packet for the positions at the  South Philly Food Co-op. We appreciate your interest and the time it takes to carefully complete this application. As this is a long application, you may want to complete it at home and return it via email or by mail. Please print and retain this cover-sheet as well as the job descriptions for your records.

Working for the South Philly Food Co-op is more than just a job. As employees of this community-owned grocery store, we operate our co-op with great care as a service to the Co-op’s owner-members and the broader community, in line with the mission and goals established by their elected stewards, the Board of Directors.

The South Philly Food Co-op’s mission is using food as a force for good—at our tables, in our community and for our planet. As a result of everything we do:

End 1. Our neighbors at all income levels have access to high-quality, healthful food.
End 2.  People have access to honest information about the food available at our cooperative, about the cooperative model, and about the food system in general.  
End 3. Our employees are empowered, engaged, well-compensated, and representative of our community.

End 4. Our neighborhood profits from our robust and sustainable economic engine which provides jobs, goods, and services to our member-owners and community.
End 5.  Our cooperative is a vibrant community hub where all feel welcome.
End 6.  Our community is committed to social and economic justice, and preserving and nurturing the cultural heritages of our neighbors.
End 7. There are active collaborative relationships between the cooperative and a wide variety of organizations in the community including other cooperatives to achieve common goals.

End 8. Farmers, producers, and laborers are supported, paid, and treated fairly.
End 9. Our local food system is just and thriving.

Each position requires care, hard work, intention and responsibility. We have high yet reasonable expectations for our workers and understand the connection between the co-op thriving and workers having a good job with fair compensation that affords opportunities for professional development.

Our compensation package includes: wages based on experience, and a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, a store discount, paid time off, professional development, and more.

Positions open until filled. After completing this application, Please submit any supplemental documents to: jobs@southphillyfood.coop or by mail to South Philly Food Co-op ℅ Human Resources | 2031 S. Juniper Street  | Philadelphia, PA 19148. Applicants applying for leadership and administrative positions must additionally submit a cover letter and resume

In Cooperation,

Lori Burge
General Manager

South Philly Food Co-op is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, marital/parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other characteristic irrelevant to the good execution of this position.

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