Join Our Board

 

Seeking enthusiastic Member-Owners to join our Board of Directors!

We are looking for a few Member-Owners to volunteer to help support the Co-op as new Board Members. This year there are three Board openings, each  for a three year term. Are you interested in running for the board? Read more below.

Are you a Member-Owner who wants to become a Board Member? If so, do you:

  • Have a willingness and enthusiasm to progress the mission of the PFC?
  • Feel you can engage/participate in the local and global food system in a meaningful way?
  • Do you have a vision and passion to advocate for building Portland’s local food movement and advancing a cooperatively owned, democratically run local business?
  • Have a desire to perceive and give voice to Member-Owner interests and needs?

Maybe you also have:

  • Successful strategic planning experience
  • Financial development know-how
  • Experience and success with thriving local enterprises
  • Management oversight capabilities
  • Non-profit or community organizing experience

If so, we ask that you:  

  • Fully participate in the workings of the Board.

This means:

  • Commit to attend all meetings, with a full understanding of the time required to participate (typically 7-8 hours per month)
  • Be willing to participate in debate, compromise, and work as part of a team
  • Foster a strong collaborative relationship with and oversight of the General Manager

Please also read the following links, which contain helpful information:

PFC Board Application

PFC Board Candidate Packet

PFC Board of Directors Consensus Model

Field Guide to Policy Governance FAQ-from CDS

If you or someone you know would like to apply, please attend an information session on January 23 or February 27 and complete an application prior to March 2, 2018 (see the application for a full list of requirements). Voting will kick off at the Annual Meeting on April 26th, and will continue online and in the store through Thursday, May 10th. If you have any questions, please email board@portlandfood.coop.

2018 Board Elections Timeline:

January 6th – Board Applications open

January 21st – Optional Board Meet & Greet at the Co-op UPDATE: THIS WILL NOW BE FROM 2-4PM  (changed from 10am – 1pm)

January 23rd – Candidate Info Session (6-7pm) and Board Meeting (7-9pm) at 409 Cumberland Ave. (It is mandatory for candidates to attend one info session and one Board meeting)

February 27th – Candidate Info Session (6-7pm) and Board Meeting (7-9pm) at 409 Cumberland Ave. (It is mandatory for candidates to attend one info session and one Board meeting)

March 2nd – Board Candidate Applications Due

March 5th -16th – Candidate Interviews Conducted by Board

April 3rd – Candidate Slate Announced

April 26th– Annual Meeting; Voting Opens

May 10th – Voting Closes

May 12th – Winners Announced