Grey Bears is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization that promotes nutrition,
activity and social connection as the perfect recipe for healthy aging. We deliver more than two
million pounds of healthy food and other services to aging adults throughout Santa Cruz County
each year. To support our programmatic work, we manage a variety of business enterprises
focused on reuse and recycling. Grey Bears is supported by a volunteer workforce of more than
500 and significant in-kind and public support.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will be a hands-on catalyst helping
to drive the success of day-to-day activities. You will work closely with department managers to
support reuse, resale and online sales programs, volunteer outreach and training, events,
classes and development activities, and human resources. Your proactive leadership will
maintain a positive culture that motivates employees and volunteers, and supports an
environment for improvement and growth.
Ensures effective operation of programs and activities in coordination with department
Provides key support to thrift store, resale and online sales platforms, including
processes for receiving, assessing, cleaning, testing, pricing, merchandising, cashiering
and selling donated items from the public.
Promotes Healthy Food for Seniors program client participation through networking,
collaborating with community partners, tabling at events, public relations and other
Promotes organization, programs and activities via e-newsletters and social media.
Other duties as assigned.
Volunteer and Administrative
Recruits volunteers from our existing community and throughout Santa Cruz County.
Assists Volunteer Coordinator with volunteer orientations and improves on-boarding,
training and support functions.
Resolves personnel and volunteer-related issues.
Revises employee and volunteer handbooks as needed and ensures management
actions conform to handbooks and labor laws.
Assists with developing and maintaining policies and procedures.
Engages volunteers and other stakeholders to deepen their involvement, helping them
to become potential donors, fundraisers, board members and connectors.
Manages staff and volunteer schedules and tracks volunteer hours in organization
Conducts volunteer satisfaction surveys.
Coordinates annual volunteer appreciation luncheon event.
Other duties as assigned.
Coordinates event logistics for three annual luncheon events.
Supports and promotes classes, prepares and maintains classroom space, coordinates
Repair Cafés and other activities to ensure positive outcomes for attendees and
BA/BS degree with 1-3 years of management and/or volunteer coordination experience
in a nonprofit organization including program supervision, or an equivalent combination
of education and experience.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Outgoing and friendly; a people person.
Experience building relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, belief systems,
ages and abilities.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Hard-working and self-motivated.
Ability to work independently with direction and as part of a team.
High level of flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Experience with Microsoft Office, social media (Facebook, Instagram) and Google
Flexible schedule that accommodates the needs of the organization.
Comfortable with public speaking.
Driver's license with clean DMV; ability to drive to events and pick up donations and
Experience with recruitment, orientation, hiring and training of volunteers and/or paid
Experience with Filemaker Pro, eBay, Amazon.com and Facebook Marketplace, Vertical
Response and Survey Monkey.
Fundraising and grant writing experience.
Special Conditions of Employment
Occasional weekend shifts required.
Ability to perform essential physical job functions typically requiring bending, squatting,
sitting, standing, walking, handling objects up to 25 pounds, pushing/pulling, reaching
above shoulder level and using fine finger movements with manual dexterity.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
All Grey Bears employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend safety
meetings and trainings, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual
and potential accidents and injuries.
Position is full-time exempt: 40 hours/week (including weekends as needed), $46,000-$50,000
per year commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Paid medical, dental, vision, sick leave, vacation plus observed holidays; 403b
retirement plan available with employer contributions after one year.
Position is open until filled. Initial review of applications: June 5, 2019.
To apply, please send resume with cover letter and one writing sample to:
2710 Chanticleer Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95065
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Grey Bears is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability,
medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age (over 18), veteran status, gender,
pregnancy, or any other non-merit factor unrelated to job duties.
For more information: greybears.org.
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