Greenhouse 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: Greenhouse 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 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


 

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.

 

Please email your resume  and cover letter to Anna, anna@valleyverde.org

 

Thank you for considering this opportunity!