Operations 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)

Hourly: $20.19

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, lovepreet@valleyverde.org