Value-added Enterprise and Retail Manager

Location: 
Santa Cruz, California
Publication Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
Homeless Garden Project

Job Announcement: Value-Added Enterprise and Retail Manager

The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a nonprofit based in Santa Cruz, CA that provides job training and transitional employment to people who are homeless. In addition, HGP has a vibrant community volunteer and education program. The training, employment, education and volunteer programs take place in an organic farm and related enterprises. Products produced in the training program are sold through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, our year-round retail store, through our online store, and wholesale to other retailers. Production provides for a real work environment and is also a meaningful source of revenue for the Project.

HGP?s Value-Added Enterprise creates products using flowers, fruits and herbs grown at HGP?s 3.5 acre organic farm. Our current products include wreaths and other dried flower arrangements, lavender shortbread cookie mix and other baking mixes, hand-dipped beeswax candles and more. Value-added products are sold at a year-round store, Holiday Store, online store and at our Farm Stand.

HGP seeks an experienced and dedicated individual to lead the Value-Added Enterprise. We're looking for an enterprising, creative and organized person skilled in agriculture, production, marketing, product and enterprise development, and building partnerships. The ideal candidate will also have a sincere commitment to ending homelessness and have experience working with individuals facing homelessness and/or mental health challenges. The Value-Added Enterprise and Retail Manager will work to create and maintain an economically robust and innovative enterprise based on transforming raw materials from HGP?s organic farm.

Position Description

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the Value-Added Enterprise and Retail Manager oversees all aspects of the enterprise, including production, training, business planning and development, product development and marketing. The Value-Added Manager also oversees the retail and online store operations and works closely with Farm and Training staff and trainees.

Position: Homeless Garden Project Value-Added Enterprise and Retail Manager
Hours: 40 hours/week, occasional weekends, holidays and evenings
Salary: $13.50 hour
Benefits: Health reimbursement, 16 days vacation, 6 days sick leave, 9 days paid holiday
Reports to: Executive Director
Area of Focus:  Farming and Agriculture, Value-added Products, Social Entrepreneurship, Homelessness, Job training, Community focus

Applications: Mail resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Darrie Ganzhorn, Executive Director, P.O. Box 617, Santa Cruz, CA 95061 or email todarrieg @homelessgardenproject.org.  Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
 
Please contact us at the above email address for the complete job description

 Darrie Ganzhorn
Executive Director
Homeless Garden Project
PO Box 617
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
831.426.3609.12
In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home in the world. 
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