Assistant General Manager @ IFL Market 110 views0 applications

Reports To: IFL Market Manager

Location: Minneapolis, MN

FLSA Status: exempt 

Salary Range: $45,000 – $52,000 Salary

Position Summary: As the AGM you will work collaboratively with the GM and Assistant KitchenMarket Manager by overseeing and supporting day to day retail operations of the Indigenous Food Lab (IFL) Market. You will also help with the development and operations of our Online Market. The IFL Market is an extension of our mission to promote Indigenous foodways education and facilitate Indigenous food access. To realize this mission the IFL Market leadership team will seek to create wealth generation opportunities for Indigenous Vendors/ Producers, aim to educate the general public about Indigenous Foodways, and advocate for Indigenous Food Sovereignty.

Job Functions:

  1. Assist with bank drops, and payment/cash discrepancies
  2. Ensure team adherence to tea bar, cafe, food storage, handling, and workplace safety
  3. guidelines and procedures
  4. Maintain overall market appearance & merchandising standards
  5. Address and communicate any outstanding quality control, maintenance, procedural, inventory, operational, and/ or safety concerns to Market Management
  6. Oversee Online Market operations
  7. Retail staffing and scheduling 
  8. assist in hiring, promotions, and training of market retail team
  9. Inventory & vendor management
  10. Have a knowledge base of Indigenous Food Sovereignty & Culture and be able to knowledge share with market guests
  11. Regularly work shifts on the retail floor (2-3 scheduled shifts per week) and step in to assist when business requires it


    • Time management skills
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize work
    • Take a collaborative approach to leadership
    • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
    • Excellent verbal communication skills

    Engagement with NATIFS’ Mission:

    • Lead by example
    • Practice Indigenous values identified as NATIFS workplace cultural expectations.
    • Represent NATIFS and reflect values in community.
    • Willingly step up as requested.
    • Generate new ideas.
    • Work on strategies, activities and funding.
    • Engage with the board as appropriate.
    • Attend and participate in events and meetings.
    • Communicate internally in a timely manner.


    • Employer pays 100% of health insurance premium, with additional employer contribution to Health Savings Account
    • Employee contribution to 403(b) at 1% or more of salary is matched with 3% of salary employer contribution
    • Four weeks of paid time off + 11 paid holidays per year 

    This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on NATIFS’s needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the employees core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at business locations. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the employee works full-time from home or an alternate location that’s not a NATIFS location and may travel to NATIFS location up to 6 times a year. 

    ADA Requirements:

    • Periods of sitting and standing
    • May endure prolonged periods of computer use
    • Written and verbal communication ability
    • Scan, handle and move material efficiently and safely, including lifting or moving up to 40 pounds
    • Flexible work schedule (e.g., occasional nights, weekends, and holidays) and regular attendance necessary
    • Reasonable accommodations can be made as needed

    NATIFS will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws.  If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please reach out to for additional information. 

    To Apply or Inquire for Further Information
    please send the following materials to, with the subject line as follows: AGM_(last name)_(first name):

    • One-page cover letter
    • Resume or CV
    • In your cover letter, please mention any experience living in or working in Native communities, and any other experience you believe makes you a successful candidate for this position.

    *English speaking, conversational Spanish preferred, with knowledge of Indigenous language

    NATIFS is committed to the principle of equity. We actively encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at NATIFS.

    NATIFS is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military status, or any other characteristic as established by law.

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    Our mission is to promote Indigenous foodways education and facilitate Indigenous food access.

    North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NĀTIFS), founded by James Beard award winners The Sioux Chef, is dedicated to addressing the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. We imagine a new North American food system that generates wealth and improves health in Native communities through food-related enterprises.

    NĀTIFS has opened the Indigenous Food Lab in the Midtown Global Market on historic Lake Street in Minneapolis. The Indigenous Food Lab is a professional Indigenous kitchen and training center covering all aspects of food service; research and development; Indigenous food identification, gathering, cultivation, and preparation; and all components of starting and running a successful culinary business based around Native traditions and Indigenous foods.

    Reclamation of ancestral education is a critical part of reversing the damage of colonialism and forced assimilation, and food is at the heart of this reclamation. NĀTIFS will drive sustainable economic empowerment and prosperity into tribal areas through a reimagined North American food system that also addresses the health impacts of injustice.

    We can be the answer to our ancestors’ prayers.

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