NOW WANTED! [Treasurer]

The Elk River Area Food Co-op is currently looking for a Treasurer to fill our Board of Directors. If you have financial experience and a desire to help develop a start-up cooperative in order to bring fresh, local food to your community, apply today!

**This is a volunteer position, there is no monetary compensation.**



Treasurer: The treasurer shall make a report at each board meeting. The treasurer shall lead the finance committee, assist in the preparation of the budget, help develop fundraising plans, and make financial information available to board members and the public. Additional duties are as follows.

  • Understand financial accounting for for-profit food co-ops.

  • Serve as financial officer of the organization and as lead person of the finance committee.

  • Manage, with the finance committee, the board's review and action related to the board's financial responsibilities.

  • Ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis.

  • Prepare the annual budget and presenting the budget to the board for approval.

  • Coordinate with tax representative to complete the annual taxes, as required by law.

  • Must have training and experience using QuickBooks.


  • Share in the vision and core values of the Elk River Area Food Co-op while also having a passion for the mission of the cooperative.

  • Commit time and energy in order to fulfill the mission of the co-op during its developmental stages. In order to successfully comply with this expectation, we ask all of our Board Members to commit a minimum of 10 hours a month. This includes attending monthly board meetings, volunteering at events and helping on committees as needs arise.

  • Attend and fully participate in all board meetings.

  • Board Members are required to represent the Elk River Area Food Co-op in a positive, professional manner. The Board of Directors is the face of the co-op and it is their duty to share the co-op message. Communicating the mission and vision of the co-op to our community is one of the highest regarded responsibilities of the Board of Directors.

  • Learn the operations of the co-op, the duties and expectations of the director, board adopted policies and the board’s legal responsibilities. This would be through orientation to the board and committees, board retreats and board education sessions and conferences.

Benefits of Serving

In addition to expectations, there are numerous benefits that go along with serving on the board of the Elk River Area Food Co-op. These benefits can vary, based on what you are looking for in your social engagement, career aspirations, as well as personal development. Due to the unique nature of the development of the co-op, as a board member, you have the benefit of shaping your board service to fit your unique strengths and talents.

Things to considering if you are running for a board position:

  • Leadership and resume building experience

  • Opportunity to help shape the co-op from its beginning stages

  • Increased knowledge of food co-ops and cooperatives in general

  • Opportunity to make community connections, as well as friendships

  • Build entrepreneurial & business skills, as well as self-improvement

    By joining the Elk River Area Food Co-op Board of Directors you become an integral asset in the co-op’s development. Your passion, commitment and leadership will help guide the co-op to success and is setting the foundation for a strong, cooperative team. By become a Board Member, you are improving your local small town by making healthy, fresh food accessible for all. Your time and dedication will help the Elk River Area grow progressively and increase the wellbeing of our community.