Hiring: General Manager

Hiring: General Manager

We are seeking an individual with a passion for the cooperative business model to oversee all aspects of managing our cooperatively owned grocery store.  

With a population of 21,000, Mt Pleasant is a vibrant community with a small-town feel. It is home to Central Michigan University, a children’s Discovery Museum, several public recreation centers, and a wide range of parks and trails along the beautiful Chippewa River. Mt Pleasant is also home to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe whose rich heritage is celebrated by the community.

Conveniently located in the heart of Michigan, it’s easy to explore the state’s many attractions from this central location. If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy nature, adventure, and culture, Mt Pleasant might be your ideal destination. 

GreenTree Co-op Market is on a growth trajectory, having moved into a brand new 10,000 square foot store just two years ago. Sales are currently $4.5 million annually and are continuing to grow. With a staff of just over 30 and a committed, growing membership, the future is bright for our store.  

Our Ends Policies are at the forefront of everything we do, and the GM implements the Ends every day in the operation of the Co-op: 

GreenTree Co-op Market exists so that there is a healthy community exemplifying Cooperative Principles & Values: 

  1. People have access to food and products that meet their health needs, including organic, non-GMO, locally produced, and responsibly sourced. 
  2. Our owners have the opportunity to participate in a democratic process. 
  3. Our community benefits from GreenTree being an exemplary employer. 
  4. We have a strong local economy. 
  5. Our community is educated. 
  6. Our environment is positively impacted. 

The GM oversees all aspects of co-op operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and community outreach and reports to the Board of Directors within a policy governance structure. We are looking for an individual who enjoys having a high level of engagement in the community and will nurture a culture of service.

Qualifications include: 

  • Strong business acumen and financial skills. 
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Retail food store or prepared foods management experience. 
  • Commitment to cooperative values and structure. 

Please refer to the full job description, found here, for additional information about the position.  


Benefits include health insurance including vision and dental, paid vacation, retirement account and store discount.  

Please send resume and cover letter to: board@greentree.coop

GreenTree Co-op Market is an equal opportunity employer. We therefore support and uphold a policy of equal opportunity for all staff without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual preference, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, height, weight, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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