February 7, 2018

Greenhouse Program Coordinator

Baxter’s Greenhouse Program works to increase food security and nutrition, environmental awareness, professional development, and community spirit in our neighborhood, both in the garden and around the table. We are searching for a qualified full time Greenhouse Coordinator to join our team!

Job Summary:

The Greenhouse Program Coordinator oversees all Garden and Greenhouse programs and activities at Baxter Community Center. This position includes developing, and maintaining Greenhouse programming such as the Neighborhood Garden Program, Seedling Sale, Fall Canning classes, Cooking and Gardening classes, and aids in growing our annual community events, including the Strawberry Jamboree. The Greenhouse Program Coordinator also is in charge of ongoing maintenance of our outdoor demonstration garden and our onsite greenhouse. The position looks at emerging best-practice models, feedback from surveys and community input to make data driven strategic decisions for program implementation. The Greenhouse Program Coordinator will work closely with the Agricultural Advisory Committee to ensure the development of programming matches our strategic plan. This position reports to the Senior Director, and works alongside program staff, volunteers, interns, workshop instructors and our summer high school intern in areas of children and youth educational programming.

Qualified applicants should send an updated resume and cover letter to by March 2, 2018 to be considered. 

Employment Status:

  • Full time (40hours/week) Compensation based on experience
  • Health Benefits
  • 403B option

Qualifications, Skills & Requirements

Experience working with diverse communities

  • Experience being a part of and working with diverse communities
  • Desire to encourage local community members to create, lead and teach programing that meets our mission
  • Skilled communicator; in person, by phone, email, in front of groups and to a variety of diverse audiences. Spanish speaking skills is a plus.

Program Management

  • Experience creating program plans for multi-generational audiences
  • Demonstrates knowledge of gardening, urban agriculture, greenhouse production, cooking, canning and nutrtition
  • Experience evaluating programs, gathering feedback and researching best practice models to ensure program success (pre/post surveys, satisfaction surveys, focus groups, feedback forms, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Grand Rapids local food system and food access issues
  • Experience creating outreach strategies that target immediate and broader community
  • Knowledge developing program budget and monitoring budgets
  • Ability to collaborate around grant reporting


  • Experience managing, scheduling and staffing for programs
  • Ability to effectively recruit, train and oversee volunteers and interns; experience developing and maintaining long term volunteer relationships
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting

Additional Requirements

  • Highly competent in use of computers and comfortable using technology on a daily basis
  • Proactive self-leader, able to be creative, flexible and resourceful
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Clean background check and driving record, and valid driver’s license