Hiring: Cafe Co-Manager


Café Evening Co-Manager


This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position, which includes all aspects of maintaining the daily operation of the Riverwest Co-op Café, while working with cooperatively with a Co-Manager.  This position requires working evening hours (2PM to close) and being on call during that time.

The café is not only a very active neighborhood eating/gathering place, but also a profitable enterprise. We are seeking the right individual who has the vision, time and talent to develop this very unique Riverwest venue.


Daily Duties

  • Work at least 20 hours in the cafe, see cafe staff description for more information.Respond to customer requests and concerns promptly.
  • Monitor and order products and supplies.
  • Check refrigerator temperatures.
  • Track income and expenses.
  • Be on call for any staff issues.


Staff Management Responsibilities

  • Hire and manage all café employees.
  • Scheduling staff.
  • Train staff to comply with all applicable health and safety laws.
  • Train all staff in kitchen prep, cleaning, recipes and service.
  • Train volunteers when needed.
  • Adjust hours and assign tasks to meet customer demand.
  • Maintain and update task lists for employees, and opening and closing procedures.
  • Review and update the Employee Handbook when necessary.
  • Conduct performance reviews.
  • Organize and manage the monthly cafe staff meeting.


Kitchen Management Responsibilities

  • Maintain café environment to health code requirements.
  • Maintain and repair equipment.
  • Oversee recipe consistency and develop new items.
  • Monitor food sales.
  • Ensure café’s compliance with applicable laws: business license, permits, health regulations, labor laws, etc.  

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Schedule volunteers after intake
  • Strengthen volunteer engagement in the cafe
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator

Financial Responsibilities/Catering

  • Attend weekly Workers Collective meetings.
  • Attend monthly board meeting and report for café.
  • Attend monthly Finance Committee meeting.
  • Maintain café advertising and promotion.
  • Prepare timely financial reports, as pertaining to food costs, salary, employee hours, budget, and growth.
  • Monitor deviations from budget and maintain profit margins.
  • Monitor café performance and review reports with Finance committee regularly.

Requirements for Position

  • Must be able to be on feet for 8 hours a day and occasional heavy lifting.
  • Must be motivated and take initiative. 
  • Previous Kitchen management experience.
  • Excellent cooking skills and recipe development.
  • Organizational and multitasking skills.  
  • Understanding of cost and inventory control.
  • Friendly customer relations demeanor.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability.
  • Communication skills; ability to listen, speak and write clearly, can give and receive feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Ability to work with people of a wide range of skills and personalities.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with paid staff and volunteers. 
  • Computer literacy.


  • Experience with vegan and vegetarian food.
  • Experience working in a strong team work environment.
  • Knowledge of products.


Salary and Benefits

  • Starting wage is $29,120 ($14/hour) plus tips. 
  • Paid biweekly.
  • Benefits include: vacations, PTO, and flexible schedule. Perks include: store discounts, shift meals.
  • Email resumes and cover letters to riverwestwc@gmail.com


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