We’re Hiring Food Service Team Members

The Position: As a Food Service Team Member you will have a role in providing a high level of customer service in our Cafe and Deli! Whether you’re arranging vegetables or sliced meats for our made-to-order sandwiches or helping customers in our cafe, you are serving our customers with your passion for providing a great experience and your knowledge of the diverse products we offer. Working in our food service department demands food safety knowledge to properly maintain our high standards. The potential for expanding your knowledge in our food service department is abundant, with opportunities to learn more about products, presentation and equipment (to name a few), and how to be a customer service expert.

Responsibilities include: Deli, Cafe & Kitchen (Cooking & Dish Prep). All Team Members report to the Food Service Manager and Assistant Food Service Managers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Kitchen: Prepare/cook foods following company standards in a timely and sanitary manner according to Federal and State Law. Chop, grind, slice, cook, sear, fry, braise, roast, and bake items on the day’s prep list for Hot Case and Deli such as daily soups, salads, hot sides, entrees and Grab & Go. Use equipment such as immersion blenders, ovens, tilt kettles, grill, stove, slicers, knives etc. Clean and organize with attention to detail and thoroughness. If a Food Handler Certification is required we will get you certified if you don’t already have certification.
– Deli: Customer service, taking orders, case display set up and date products while following company recipes & standards. Assemble deli line, make signature and custom sandwiches, salads and soups. Assemble Grab & Go items daily. Prep, slice meat, cheese, etc. Clean and organize with attention to detail and thoroughness.
– Cafe: Provide great customer service, take orders, and ring up orders at the register. Follow company standards and state and federal laws. Make and serve all beverages (ie smoothies, teas, coffees, juices) and breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Assemble breakfast sandwiches lines, coffee lines, and Grab & Go items. Use equipment such as slicers and blenders. Clean and organize with attention to detail and thoroughness.

Requirements:
–Prepare/cook foods following company standards in a timely and sanitary manner according to Federal and State Laws
–Have and show an outgoing, friendly behavior with a positive attitude and the ability to interact with our customers
–Be able to answer phone calls and take and execute orders as needed
–Operate slicer, wrapper and cooking equipment; assisting in maintaining all equipment in safe working condition
–Adhere to all safety, health, and Weights and Measures regulations
–First In First Out merchandising (FIFO) ensuring proper rotation of all foods
–Able to work in different temperature environments (cooler and freezer).
–Organize all walk-in freezer/coolers
–Assist with receiving, loading and breaking down supply deliveries. Ensure accurate counts and quality control
–Assist in monthly inventories for above mentioned departments
–Perform general housekeeping in the department; clean and sanitize work areas (including tables, floors, walls, cases, cooler, freezer, etc.).
–Work a flexible schedule that changes as the business changes, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
–Have good communication skills; and the ability to take direction and participate in a team environment
–Must be able to stand for up to 4 hour continuously, for a total of 8 hours per shift.
–Able to lift up to 50 lbs
–Have the ability to complete other duties as needed
–May be required to obtain Food Handlers permit

The Candidate: Retail Team Members must be at least 18 years of age or, if a minor, able to provide a work permit within a timely manner. Team Members must be able to work as a positive team member and be personable, creative and hard working. All individuals must be excited in helping build a startup business while being able to strive in a fast-paced environment. Able to manage changing priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously with an attention to detail. Team Members must be committed to our social mission and appreciate its importance to the business. We seek individuals who are culturally competent and able to work well with the ethnic diversity of the community. Familiarity with and knowledge of West Oakland is a strong preference. A passion for good food and sharing that passion with others is also highly desired.

This job description does not promise nor imply that the functions listed above are the only duties to be performed. Employees are always expected to perform tasks requested by their supervisors and be able to execute additional duties as needed.

The Compensation: These are hourly full-time and part-time positions. We offer a 15% discount on purchases throughout the store and bottomless free coffee. Full-time positions receive a medical plan after 90 days of employment and a retirement plan after one year of employment. Paid vacation will begin to accrue after one year of employment for eligible employees. Please send current resume, three professional references and a brief cover letter to fausto@communityfoodsmarket.com.

Community Foods Market is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. An arrest record or felony conviction will not necessarily preclude from employment with us.

We’re Hiring Retail Team Members

The Position: Reporting to the Store Manager, Retail Team Members will be responsible for helping with all aspects of running our grocery store and will work in different areas of the store throughout their shift including Checkout, Produce, Dry Grocery, Dairy and Frozen. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: receiving deliveries; stocking, facing and filling grocery shelves; trimming, watering, and merchandising produce; organizing product displays; ensuring tagging, labeling and pricing accuracy; maintaining cleanliness and presentation of the store; processing customer transactions at the cash register. Above all, team members are responsible for providing a high level of customer service and great experience for everyone that walks through our doors.

Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to…
–All members of the Retail Team share in the responsibility of providing every customer with the utmost respect, ensuring that they have a positive experience
–Team Members take ownership in the way the store looks and feels and take pride in the store always looking its best. They understand that the store environment is part of the customer’s shopping experience.
–Team Members engage our customers, making first contact and never settling for the question “are you finding everything”. Team members create conversation and excitement and know that interaction is a huge part of the customer experience.
–Team Members know how to handle questions about the store and organization and are able to speak to customers about our mission, policies, products, pricing, and, when unsure of an answer, finding the answer as quickly as possible. Team members understand EFFICIENCY is needed to deliver an excellent customer experience.
–At the register: quickly and accurately process customer transactions while engaging the customer. Counted on to properly bag purchased items at point of sale, and handles cash and other payment options accurately and responsibly. Ensures the last impression leaves the customer wanting to come back.
–Team members will be responsible for Receiving product deliveries, ensuring that shipment is accurate and paperwork is complete. They will store back stock and pull items needed on the sales floor.
–Handle products efficiently and effectively, ensuring they are stored according to their specific requirements, and always rotates stock while
–Works with a sense of urgency and moves from task to task quickly.
–Ensures each department is well stocked and product is full and abundant.
–Works knowing the job is never done and there is always something to do. They see the store as one big picture and work to keep it full, faced, and fresh.
–Understands how to work safe and follows company safety standards.
–Takes initiative to ensure product displays are always well-organized and full with proper signage and pricing. Maintain all company standards and all local and federal laws including regulations for safety, health, and weights and measures
–Ensure that displays are always full, well organized and have proper signage and pricing
–Work promptly and perform different functions within all departments as needed
–Perform general housekeeping in the department; clean and sanitize work areas (including tables, floors, walls, cases, freezer and coolers etc.).
–Stack and maneuver heavy objects weighing up to 50 lbs. and to squat, kneel, or bend as necessary throughout the day

Required Qualifications:
–Great attitude and interest in providing a great customer experience
–Reliable and honest, shows up to work on time and takes initiative. Understands the importance of punctuality and attendance.
–Great interpersonal skills and ability to work with and provide great service to a diverse customer base.
–Possess basic math skills and able to operate a cash register or POS system, and count back change.
–Understand the importance of team and is able to work in a fast paced and diverse environment.
–Able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time.

Retail Team Members must be able to work as a positive team member and be personable, creative and hard working. All individuals must be excited in helping build a startup business while being able to strive in a fast-paced environment. Able to manage changing priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously with an attention to detail. This person must be committed to our social mission and appreciate its importance to the business. We seek someone who is culturally competent and able to work well with the ethnic diversity of the community. Familiarity with and knowledge of West Oakland is a strong preference. A passion for good food and sharing that passion with others is also highly desired.

The position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are always expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

The Compensation: These are hourly full-time and part-time positions. We offer a 15% discount on purchases throughout the store and bottomless free coffee. Full-time positions receive a medical plan after 90 days of employment and a retirement plan after one year of employment. Paid vacation will begin to accrue after one year of employment for eligible employees. Please send current resume, three professional references and a brief cover letter to morgan@communityfoodsmarket.com.

Community Foods Market is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. Arrest record or felony conviction does not automatically preclude an applicant from employment with us.

Hiring: Meat & Seafood Dept Manager

Position: Working with the Management Team, the Meat Department Manager will play a central, full-time role in building our startup business by leading the planning, development and operation of the Meat and Seafood Department to meet the dual objectives of A) creating a unique meat and seafood program that delivers a differentiated and enjoyable customer experience and B) achieving company targets for sales, margins, labor, budgets, and customer service. Key to this position will be leading and training department staff to perform in a professional, courteous and positive manner in selecting, preparing and serving quality products to customers. The position will initially focus heavily on the creation of systems, standards, and operational procedures. This position will report directly to the Store Manager.

Responsibilities:
Include but are not limited to…

–OPERATIONS PLANNING: Develop and maintain operating procedures, schedules, checklists, logs and food quality and safety standard programs for the department. Create sales, margins and labor expenses projections and budgets with Store Manager for the department. Coordinate meat and seafood operations, offerings and marketing with the overall customer experience, service and environment envisioned for the entire store.

–DEPARTMENT SUPERVISION: Oversee all aspects of the meat and seafood department. Directly oversee department staff to provide excellent customer service, department maintenance and merchandising of department displays. Ensure adherence to quality, consistency and safety standards according to HACCP and management. Receive, review and analyze financial reports.

–PERSONNEL SUPERVISION: Post open staff positions, select qualified applicants and schedule labor hours within payroll allocation. Provide orientation, training, direction and expectations to department staff in displaying, stocking and maintaining department, as well as meat cutting specs and procedures for excellent results. Motivate staff to work as a positive team. Provide regular feedback to staff and conduct performance reviews. Take disciplinary action as needed following established policies. Organize and conduct department meetings and monthly safety meetings. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

–PURCHASING: Oversee ordering supplies and products from external or internal vendors to ensure adequate and consistent inventory levels and satisfaction of customer demand. Review and track invoices for accuracy; ensure proper, accurate and timely processing of invoices; secure and process credits from suppliers for returned or low quality product. See that unsellable items are recorded and properly disposed. Receive and inspect deliveries for accuracy following established procedures. Maintain organization of back-stock areas for rotating effectiveness.

–MERCHANDISING: Implement promotions, sales and pricing strategies. Plan attractive displays and ensure that displays are replenished, rotated, and checked for quality. Source products that will delight the local community and differentiate the meat and seafood program. Ensure that preparation of cuts of meat produce best yield and customer appeal. Maintain clear, accurate and appealing signage. Assist customers with product questions and special orders. Supervise staff to deliver prompt, friendly, courteous customer service and to offer suggestions for purchases and preparation. Ensure accurate, up-to-date price and COO labeling of department items. Oversee rotation of product to ensure freshness and conduct monthly inventory counts.

–DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE: Ensure preparation, display, cooler and freezer areas are maintained in a sanitary, well-organized condition that meets safety and health department standards. Maintain department equipment in working order and coordinate for repair or replacement of equipment when needed. Ensure proper dating and labeling procedures are followed. Keep daily temperature logs on all refrigeration and freezer equipment.

Qualifications: Someone with at least two years of experience in meat-cutting and/or management of a meat department with particular knowledge in hiring, training, evaluating, and directing personnel. Also knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations at Federal, State and Local Government levels. Able to work as a positive team member and be personable, creative, hard working and good at inspiring and delegating to others. This individual must be excited to be a leader in building a startup business and able to thrive in a fast paced, sometimes stressful, environment and manage changing priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously with an attention to detail. S/he must have good skills in organization, problem solving, time-management, communication, coaching and operations planning. Knowledge of sanitary food handling, preparation techniques and knife skills. Able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time. Able to handle kitchen chemicals and hazardous equipment with proper training.

This person must be committed to our social mission and appreciate its importance to the business. We seek someone who is culturally competent and able to work well with the ethnic diversity of the community. Familiarity with and knowledge of West Oakland is a strong preference. A passion for good food and sharing that passion with others is also highly desired.

This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are always expected to follow their supervisors’ instructions and to perform tasks requested of them.

Compensation: The salary will be $50,000, with a possibility of a higher salary offer based on experience and qualifications. We offer a 15% discount on purchases throughout the store, bottomless free coffee, a medical plan after 90 days of employment, and a 401K retirement plan after one year of employment. Paid vacation will begin to accrue after one year of employment.

Please send current resume, three professional references and a brief cover letter to morgan@communityfoodsmarket.com.

Community Foods Market is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. Arrest record or felony conviction does not automatically preclude an applicant from employment with our business.

We’re Hiring: Food Service Manager

The Position: Working with the Management Team, the Food Service Manager will play a central, full-time leadership role in building our startup business, with a particular focus on planning, developing and overseeing day-to-day operations of the Food Service Department (Deli, Juice bar, Café, Kitchen) to meet the dual objectives of A) creating a unique food service program and environment that delivers a differentiated and enjoyable customer experience and B) achieving company targets for sales, margins, labor, budgets, and customer service. Key to this position will be leading and training food service staff to perform in a professional, positive manner serving delicious, fresh foods to customers in a courteous, welcoming manner. The position will initially focus heavily on the creation of systems, standards, menus, and operational procedures. This position will report directly to the Store Manager.

The Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to…

OPERATIONS PLANNING: Develop menus, recipes, production processes, schedules and food quality and safety standard programs. Identify menu items that will delight the local community and differentiate the food service program. Coordinate food service offerings with the overall customer experience and environment envisioned for the store and cafe.
DEPARTMENT SUPERVISION: Oversee all aspects of the Food Service Department. Lead entire staff to provide safe and delicious foods, excellent customer service, department maintenance and merchandising of department displays.
PERSONNEL SUPERVISION: Maintain confidentiality with information of a sensitive nature. Schedule labor hours within payroll allocation. Select qualified applicants. Ensure orientation, safety and on-the-job training (checklists) has been completed. Motivate staff to work as a positive team. Conduct peer reviews. Take disciplinary action as needed following established policies. Organize and conduct department meetings.
DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE: Ensure food prep, storage and display areas are maintained in clean, well-organized condition meeting safety and health department standards. Ensure proper dating and labeling procedures as well as ordering and receiving procedures are followed
MERCHANDISING: Ensure accurate, uniform signage is in place, Ensure monthly promotions are well signed, merchandised and stocked. Plan attractive displays with Store Manager; ensure displays are fully stocked, rotated to ensure freshness and give an appearance of abundance.
ADMINISTRATION: Ensure proper, accurate and timely processing of food service department invoices and paperwork. Have a comprehensive understanding of financial reports. Ensure goals are met in labor, sales and margin in all Food Service areas.
MISC: Perform other tasks assigned by Store Manager. Attend Store Management Team and Food Service meetings. Review department financial reports with Store Manager and take corrective action as needed. Maintain professional relationships with all Vendors. Attend trade shows as needed. Meet regularly with Assistant Managers to review all aspects of the department. With Store Manager and Assistant Food Service Manager, review and create the organizational and labor structure for Food Service operations.

The Qualifications:Someone with multiple years of management experience in food service or restaurant operations with particular knowledge in hiring, training, evaluating, and directing food service personnel. Able to work as a positive team member and be personable, creative, hard working and good at inspiring and delegating to others. This individual must be excited to be a leader in building a startup business and able to thrive in a fast paced, sometimes stressful, environment and manage changing priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously with an attention to detail. S/he must have good skills in organization, problem solving, time-management, communication, coaching and operations planning. Knowledge of sanitary food handling, preparation techniques and knife skills. Willingness to train and use costing software such as ChefTec / CostGuard. NRA Safe Served certified or willing to attain certificate within one year. Able to lift up to 50 pounds and to stand for extended periods of time. Able to handle kitchen chemicals and hazardous equipment. Willing to work with meat.

This person must be committed to our social mission and appreciate its importance to the business. We seek someone who is culturally competent and able to work well with the ethnic diversity of the community. Familiarity with and knowledge of West Oakland is a strong preference. A passion for good food and sharing that passion with others is also highly desired.

This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are always expected to follow their supervisors’ instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

The Compensation: The salary will be a minimum of $60,000, with a possibility of a higher salary offer based on experience and qualifications. We offer a 15% discount on purchases throughout the store, bottomless free coffee, a medical plan after 90 days of employment, and a 401K retirement plan after one year of employment. Paid vacation will begin to accrue after one year of employment.

Please send current resume, three professional references and a brief cover letter to morgan@communityfoodsmarket.com. Community Foods Market is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

We’re Hiring: Administration & Human Resources Manager

About Community Foods Market: Community Foods Market is a purpose-driven company that is opening a food market and café in a neighborhood of West Oakland that has not had a supermarket since the 1970s. Our goals are to have a positive impact on people’s lives, be a neighborhood anchor and build community. We want to use food to bring people together and create social connections that enrich community life. We also want to support our customers in making healthier choices by introducing them to fresher and more nutritious foods and providing them with information, education and incentives. Finally, we want to create a team-oriented workplace culture in which our employees feel a sense of purpose in their work, are empowered to make a difference, are continuously developing themselves, and strive to provide the best possible service and customer experience.

The Position: Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Management Team, the Administration and Human Resources Manager will help build our startup business, with a focus on establishing and conducting administrative and human resource management activities including but not limited to bookkeeping, human resource processes, cash controls and office management.
Responsibilities:

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Assist management team to create and implement HR policies and procedures
  • New hire onboarding including processing paperwork, entering employees into human resource management system and conducting background checks
  • Maintain and manage employee documentation, contracts and files
  • Manage employee deductions, deposits, and 401(k) plans
  • Coordinate workers compensation insurance policy, case administration and audits
  • Maintain employee files and records including maintaining and auditing I-9s and W-2s
  • Track and maintain records for leave of absence, sick leave, vacation leave, and FMLA
  • Maintain compliance with labor laws and best practices including COBRA and OSHA
  • Act as primary liaison to employees on HR policies, procedures and other information

ACCOUNTING/PAYROLL

  • Set up and maintain accounts payables including vendor/merchant and contractor information, receive bills and invoices and enter data for accounts payables processing.
  • Ensure distribution of all vendor payments and payments of financing instruments including credit cards, loan and lines of credit
  • Conduct data entry into bookkeeping system as needed including journal entries, expenses and revenues, assets and liabilities
  • Provide support to payroll including maintaining time records and distributing paychecks
  • Reconcile daily sales against deposits to ensure balanced entries post into the system.

CASH CONTROLS

  • Perform basic cash handling procedures in store as well as bank reconciliation, balancing of safe and conducting deposits
  • Allocate, collect and balance out tills from Front End upon opening and closing procedures as well as change drawer.
  • Assist in ensuring that all Front End security procedures are followed while handling cash
  • Help create and maintain policies and procedures in regards to cash reports, deposits, check handling and any reconciliations necessary with overages and/or shortages.

ADMIN & OFFICE MANAGEMENT

  • Maintain insurance policies including liability, property and healthcare insurance
  • Monitor repairs and basic maintenance of all office and register equipment Schedule and coordinate regular servicing and repairs with vendors/IT
  • Answer incoming calls and assist with inquiries and/or direct to the appropriate department/person. Ensure continuous phone coverage
  • Purchase, stock and manage inventory of all office supplies and store uniforms
  • Keep office and front outer office clean and efficiently organized
  • Provide Front End support to digital marketing programs
  • Have the ability to complete other duties as needed

 

The Candidate: Someone who is at least 18 years of age with at least two years of administrative, accounting and human resources experience who is personable, creative, reliable and hardworking. This individual must be excited to take initiative and be a leader in a startup business, able to thrive in a fast paced, sometimes stressful, environment and manage changing priorities, schedules and multiple tasks simultaneously. S/he must have good skills in organization, problem solving, time-management, communication and planning. This person must be committed to our social mission and appreciate its importance to the business. We seek someone who is personable, culturally competent and able to work well with the ethnic diversity of the community. Familiarity with and knowledge of West Oakland is a strong preference.

Additional Qualifications

  • Willing to work early mornings, nights and weekends
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable in bookkeeping and accounting including use of accounting software
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity in personnel and financial matters.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs

 

This job description does not promise nor imply that the functions listed above are the only duties to be performed. Employees are always expected to perform tasks requested by their supervisors and be able to execute additional duties as needed.

The Compensation: The salary will be a minimum of $50,000, with the possibility of a higher salary offer based on experience and qualifications. We offer a 15% discount on purchases throughout the store, bottomless free coffee, a medical plan after 90 days of employment, and a 401K retirement plan after one year of employment. Paid vacation will begin to accrue after one year of employment.

Please send current resume, three professional references and a brief cover letter to patricia@communityfoodsmarket.com. Community Foods Market is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. An arrest record or felony conviction will not necessarily preclude from employment with us.

Double Your Impact: Matching Investment

We have an opportunity for folks who having been thinking about becoming Founding Shareholders in our project: The 11th Hour Project, in partnership with California FreshWorks, will invest $75,000 in our project if we can raise another $75,000 from the public by Monday March 11.

This matching investment will double every dollar invested in our project in the next two weeks (up to a total of $75,000). If you’ve been thinking about buying stock in our social enterprise, this is a great opportunity to double the financial impact of your investment and help us raise twice as much! With your investment, we can turn $75,000 into $150,000, which would be a big boost to our efforts to raise working capital before we open our doors in April.*

Why it matters: The funding we raise from selling stock will be used as working capital for day-to-day operations of our store. This will support our cash flow needs and help ensure that our food market will be sustainable and can offer affordable prices on quality fresh foods, prepared foods and staple groceries. This funding also allows us to focus on our social mission, instead of on paying for expensive financing.

We only have two weeks to meet this match. Help us launch with the greatest strength possible in bringing the first full-service food market to three neighborhoods in West Oakland since the 1970’s, serving 9,000 families, creating 50 local jobs and being a long-term community anchor.


 

Welcome to our new board members

We have brought four new talented and diverse people onto our Board of Directors to help lead us through preparing to open our food market and cafe in the Spring. These individuals bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in everything from grocery operations and merchandising to accounting and financing to events production and food education. We’re honored to have these folks join our Board of Directors.

Ally DeArman has been working to support local food systems in the Bay Area since her undergrad days at Stanford University where she managed a campus farm stand. In 2009, she helped launch the Eat Real Festival, an event which promised to close the gap between the high-income supporters of the local food movement and the accessibility and populism of global street food. In this work, she was driven by the desire to bring dialogue across income sectors and make the food movement legible to all consumers. Ally was then at the Food Craft Institute first in marketing & program coordination, then as the Executive Director from 2014-2018. Ally is currently working to create positive impact on business and society in her role at the Center for Executive Education of UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Shivani Ganguly is CFO at Credo Beauty, a retailer of clean, nontoxic beauty & skin care products, where she leads finance and human resources. Previously, she was Principal at Friday Consulting, helping specialty foods, technology, and CPG brands build sustainable and profitable businesses. She earned her BA at Stanford University, and her MBA at Presidio Graduate School. She loves cooking, exploring, and hanging out with her family, pets, and friends.

 

Quintana Kardel is the Executive Director- Merchandising & Operations for Whole Foods Market, Northern California. She is an experienced retail executive with over 15 years experience in consumer packaged goods, merchandising and operations. Specializing in the natural and organics food sector, she is passionate about brand development, with a specific focus on local and emerging brands and companies.

 

David Peters is a 3rd generation West Oakland resident and lives within walking distance of the store site. His professional background includes over 25 years in auditing, accounting, financial reporting and tax, including roles at Driscoll’s Strawberry Associates. David began his professional career as an auditor at the Oakland office of Coopers & Lybrand. David’s passions include the fights for greater racial justice and community control of resources.