Greenhouse Coordinator

San Jose, CA, USA

Job Type

Full-Time

Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Job Description

Essential job functions: With support from the Greenhouse Manager, assist with maintaining the demonstration garden, and help with daily greenhouse operations.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:
In Collaboration with the Greenhouse Manager plant, transplant, and organize seedlings for HGP, Sales and other VV events
Maintain an up to date inventory of seedlings and greenhouse supplies.
Inspect and maintain the irrigation system in the gardens and greenhouses.
In collaboration with the Greenhouse Manager, develop an Integrated Pest Management Plan for controlling pests in the demonstration gardens.
In collaboration with the Greenhouse Manager, evaluate the planting season.
Research seedling varieties
Collect year-long greenhouse data for end of year evaluation
Represent Valley Verde and develop partnerships within the community
Research and add plant information(planting and maintenance) for all available seedlings on online store prior to launching
Contact subscribers and community members to confirm and fulfill online orders
Assist customers with sales of seedlings at the site
Create and schedule social media posts for the Greenhouse team
Coordinate volunteers for greenhouse activities
Other duties as assigned by Greenhouse Manager

Requirements

Skills/Qualifications:

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese required

  • At least 1 year of teaching or group facilitation preferred

  • At least 1 year of experience growing organic vegetables and urban gardening preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

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

  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, bend, and twist to complete garden projects and activities

  • Experience operating power tools, building, and assembling irrigation systems is a plus


Education:

Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Horticultural or Crop Science strongly preferred.

Master Gardener’s certification is strongly preferred.

Other related coursework or experience can be substituted.


About the Company

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.

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