Assistant Director

Hours: Full-time (40 hrs/wk)
Supervisor: Executive Director
Salary: $35,000 – $40,000, depending on experience + benefits

The GrowHaus is a nationally-recognized urban agriculture nonprofit in inner-
city Denver with the mission of creating community-driven, neighborhood-based
food systems by serving as a hub for urban agriculture, education, business
development and job training. The Assistant Director is a high level position
for a dedicated, creative individual to provide oversight and strategic
direction for programming at The GrowHaus and manage the day-to-day operations
of the organization.  He/she would be responsible for a variety of roles
ranging from staff management, relationship building with community members
and key partners, program evaluation, and general office management tasks.
This is a unique opportunity to work at the center of an organization helping
to shape a local, just food system in Denver.


Staff management
– Management of key program staff and interns, including: director of food
distribution, hydrofarm manager, education program coordinator, and community
– Oversight of internship program
– Developing/maintaining employee handbook, staff training protocols, and
other organizational policies related to programming, operations, and human
resource management
– Organizing staff team-building events

Program oversight and evaluation
– Developing logic models and key progress indicators for program evaluation
– Oversight of educational programming including Seed-to-Seed teen summer
program, Service Learning workshops, and Community and Adult Education
– Working with staff to keep tracking up-to-date and reporting on progress

Finances and Development
– Oversight of program staff to develop realistic budgets and financials for
– Ongoing tracking of program income and spending
– Collaborating with Development Coordinator to identify appropriate grants

Strategic partnerships
– Creating and maintaining relationships with partner nonprofits, schools,
government departments, businesses, etc.
– Attending meetings, speaking engagements and other events on behalf of The
– Coordinating outreach efforts and strategies in tandem with community
liaisons to attract resident participation

Misc Responsibilities
– Coordinate, manage and run special events
– Other duties as assigned

– Fluent in Spanish, with a deep understanding of our neighborhood culture and
history, in particular Latino, Chicano and immigrant communities
– Experience working with and engaging diverse communities
– Experience managing volunteers and employees from a variety of backgrounds
– Strong work ethic
– Strong written, verbal, and public speaking skills
– Works well under pressure
– Highly reliable and responsible, with strong attention to detail
– Flexible work hours including weekends and evenings
– Knowledge of and passion for food systems, food access, and/or urban

– Experience in nonprofit management and operations
– 3-6 years experience in one or more of the following fields preferred:
community organizing, social work, urban agriculture
– Graphic design and/or web skills
– Office management and PR skills
– Experience working with a startup culture

Interested parties must submit a resume and letter of intent addressing the
following questions to Coby Gould, Executive Director, at “Why you? Why this position? Why The GrowHaus?”

Denver, Colorado
Coby Gould