Current Job Openings at Valley Verde

Super Jardineros Coordinator

 

 Job Description

 

“Valley Verde is dedicated to building healthy and resilient communities by providing low-income families educational programs, edible gardens, and micro-entrepreneurship opportunities that create food security and lead to self-sufficiency.”

We will accomplish this by providing home garden supplies, monthly gardening workshops, mentorship, and garden visits to address the needs of food access and insecurity in the community.  

 

Location: San Jose, CA 

Job Title: Super Jardineros Coordinator 

Job Type: Full-time 40 hours per week 

Hourly: $20.19 

Benefits: Health and dental insurance, and paid vacation/sick days

 

Job Description: 
Essential job functions:  With support from the Greenhouse and Super Jardineros Manager, facilitates Super Jardineros workshops and activities and provides support with sales and marketing.

 

Tasks include, but are not limited to: 
In collaboration with the Home Garden Manager, recruit new participants for the Super Jardineros Program. 
Communicate via email, phone calls, text messages, or in person, on a monthly basis with Super Jardineros Program participants.
Schedule and facilitate workshops.
Schedule and conduct monthly check-ins, and quarterly garden visits with participants 
Create and upload training videos to online learning platforms, as needed. 
Coordinate the seedling production with Super Jardineros Manager following the planting schedule developed for all Valley Verde programs 
Provide technical support for Super Jardineros (Planning, Best Practices, IPM, etc)
Coordinate distribution of growing supplies (growing medium, planters, trays, etc) 
In collaboration with the Greenhouse Manager, track and input program data.
Evaluate quality seedlings and coordinate sales
Provide support with seedling sales (online and in person), subscriptions, and marketing material.  
Create Social Media content for the Super Jardineros Program.
Other duties as assigned by the Greenhouse Manager


Skills/Qualifications:  
Professional written and verbal skills in Spanish or Vietnamese required.  
Knowledge of greenhouse growing techniques of organic vegetables.
Must have regular/reliable access to a vehicle with appropriate insurance for transportation. 
Must be detail oriented and accurately report program attendance and other participant statistics.
Experience working in a multiethnic community environment and having multicultural literacy.
Ability to develop professional relationships with program participants regardless of language barriers, cultural differences, or physical/mental abilities.
Must be extremely organized and have the ability to prioritize projects to meet deadlines 
consistently 
Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team, show creativity, and ability to initiate and complete projects with limited supervision 
At least 2 years of teaching or group facilitation required  
Strong verbal and written communication skills required
Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, Mailchimp, Google Classroom, Zoom, Google Meet, YouTube, editing videos software, and Canva. 
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift 30-50 lbs, bend, and twist to complete garden projects and activities.
Experience operating power tools, building, and assembling irrigation systems is a plus.


Education: 
Bachelor’s degree in Education or Horticultural strongly preferred. 
Master Gardener’s certification is strongly preferred. 
Other related coursework or experience can be substituted. 

 

 

 

 

Please email your resume and cover letter to Claudia Damiani, claudia@valleyverde.org.

 

Thank you for considering this opportunity!

Operations/Sales Coordinator 

 

Valley Verde assists Silicon Valley’s underserved residents in growing organic vegetables in their own yards. 

 

Our mission is to promote the widespread cultivation of organic home vegetable gardens to encourage healthier eating and address food insecurity in Silicon Valley.

 

Location: San Jose, CA

Job Type: Part-Time (24 hrs/week)

Benefits: Paid vacation/sick days

 

Job Description: 

Essential job functions: With support from the Operations Manager, assist with the daily operations and sales in the nursery during sales season. 

 

A. Operations Coordinator 

Assist with managing daily operations 

  • Track and pay monthly expenses

  • Send donation letters to donors 

  • Review all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment

  • Manage and update information on website as needed

  • Track sick time/time off for all employees

  • In Collaboration with the Operations Manager:

    • Research to update VV handbook annually

    • Review and update administrative and HR forms as needed

    • Manage social media 

    • Research and create content for staff training 

 

B. Self-sufficiency Program

Assist with retail sale 

  • Ensure seedlings and seedling signs are properly displayed before the store opens

  • Clean, organize, and set-up the sales system and area

  • Assist customers with transactions 

  • Organize and restock seedlings with support from the greenhouse team

  • Assist with inventory and update on website/sales system 

  • Answer customer questions on prices and seedling varieties, and direct customers to sales area 

  • Other duties as assigned by Operations Manager/Executive Director 


 

Skills/Qualifications

  • Knowledge of organic seedlings/vegetable gardening required

  • Written and verbal proficiency in Vietnamese preferred 

  • Good technical skills in electronic cash register, credit card and CalFresh payments.

  • Must have regular/reliable access to a vehicle with appropriate insurance for transportation 

  • Must be detail oriented and accurately report statistics

  • Experience working in a multiethnic community environment and having multicultural literacy

  • Ability to develop professional relationships with vendors regardless of language barriers, cultural differences, or physical/mental abilities 

  • Must be extremely organized and have the ability to prioritize projects to meet deadlines consistently 

  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team, show creativity, and ability to initiate and complete projects with limited supervision 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

  • Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, Mailchimp, Canva, and Quickbooks 

  • Represent Valley Verde at networking events and in the community

 

 

Please email your resume and cover letter to Lovepreet Kaur, lovepreet@valleyverde.org