About the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market
The San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market (SFWPM or "Market"), located in the Bayview Hunters Point community, is one of the largest, multi-tenanted produce wholesale and distribution facility in the US. The Market spans over 20 acres, including 485,000 square feet of warehouse and logistics space. The Market provides critical food infrastructure and services to wholesale and distribution businesses that store, aggregate, and distribute fresh produce to businesses across the Bay Area.
The San Francisco Market Corporation is the governing body of the Market. The mission of the San Francisco Market Corporation is to link the produce and food communities of SF and beyond, through the successful operation and development of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market.
The vision of the San Francisco Market Corporation is to make the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market a vibrant, thriving and sustainable food center.
It is an exciting time at the Market; we have embarked on a multi-year Reinvestment Project to upgrade and expand our facility. The first phase of the Reinvestment Project included the transition of the Market to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the construction of an 82,000 sq ft LEED-Gold warehouse. As we are investing and planning for the future of the Market, we continue to focus our efforts on increasing the impact of our programs, which include: local job generation, support for local farmers and growers, and maximizing food recovery opportunities.
Work of the Committee
The SFWPM’s Board Finance Committee is currently composed of Merchants at the Market and current members of the Board of Directors and assists the Board in ensuring the organization is financially viable, and meeting its fiduciary and compliance responsibilities. Additional responsibilities of the Finance Committee revolve around 7 major areas, which include:
1) Ensure that accurate and complete financial records and policies are maintained.
2) Ensure that accurate, timely, and meaningful financial statements are prepared and presented to the board.
3) Oversee budget preparation and financial planning.
4) Safeguard the organization’s assets.
5) Investment Policies.
6) Help the full board understand the organization’s financial affairs.
7) Ensure compliance with federal, state, and other requirements related to the organization’s finances.
The Finance Committee will establish annual goals specifying several areas on which it will focus its activities for the coming year. Examples might include:
- Integrate the Financial Model into all aspects of Financial Reporting and Planning
- Develop and keep Updated Policy and Procedures Manual
- Develop and implement Investment Policy
Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Committee Chair or Co-chair
- Conduct outreach to potential Committee members
- Finalize agendas and run Committee meetings
- Lead the process for the committee setting its priorities, goals, and monitoring progress towards those goals, including regular evaluation of work
- Liaison between committee and full board, including ensuring appropriate reports are submitted regarding committee’s progress
- Share responsibilities as listed below for committee members
(including Merchant representatives)
- Attend regularly scheduled Committee meetings (approximately 6 hours per quarter)
- Provide insight at meetings and in follow-up work
- Complete tasks committed to in Committee meetings
Staff support for Committee
- Schedule meetings and communicate about logistical details
- Prepare and distribute materials prior to meetings
- Support Committee chair(s) as needed and help with agendas for Committee meetings
- Support implementation of marketing/outreach and branding plans
We are seeking qualified volunteers that feel confident they will be able to successfully execute against the goals of the Committee to serve as committee members. Specifically, we are looking for candidates that have the following:
- Significant experience in non-profit accounting and finance
- Experience in Real Estate accounting and finance
- Experience in Real Estate financing
- Experience in non-profit fund development
- Experience in Grants and Fund development
- Experience in Commercial Property Management
We are asking for committee members to make a one year commitment. The Committee meets monthly during business hours (currently 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.), but frequency can fluctuate depending on priorities and timeline.
Service on SFWPM’s committees is a volunteer position.
If interested, please contact Michael Janis, General Manager, at 415-550-4495 or email@example.com
- Financial Auditing
- Financial Planning
- Grant Writing / Research
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 1-year committment; Monthly committee meetings