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ASHLAND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ASSOCIATE ( PT)

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Mandela Partners | San Leandro, CA

Mandela Partners


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Publicado hace 28 días

septiembre 1, 2020
agosto 8, 2020
This is a part time (24 hours a week), non-exempt position. Starting at $18 - $20 per hour.

Mandela Partners is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through food enterprises in under-resourced communities. Our approach is based on a systems model that addresses issues of economic disinvestment, food insecurity, and health inequity, building on local assets to cultivate thriving communities. The Associate is part of Mandela Partners’ business development team, and will focus primarily on Ashland Market & Cafe (AMC). AMC is a food hall that supports four local start-up and growing food businesses. Ashland Market & Cafe is a unique opportunity to support and promote entrepreneurship and wealth building in unincorporated Alameda County. 

 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

The Ashland Entrepreneurship Associate supports the management and growth of Ashland Market & Cafe, by: cultivating vendor relationships, leading marketing & outreach efforts, managing the space, supporting workshops & community events (in-person & virtual), and preparing entrepreneurs in Mandela Partner’s network for opportunities to promote their businesses as they arise. The Ashland Entrepreneurship Associate will be largely on site at Ashland Market & Cafe and reports to the Entrepreneurship Development Coordinator. Within the context of COVID-19 and as the County re-emerges/re-opens, the Ashland Entrepreneurship Associate will play an important role in Ashland Market & Cafe’s growth. 

 

The Ashland Entrepreneurship Associate is a self-motivated individual, able to navigate a diverse array of stakeholders and relationships, with cultural humility. To be effective in this position requires patience and empathy, clear communication, the capacity to manage conflict and resolution, adaptive thinking  and the ability to maintain a strong level of accountability. Experience in food and food business operations is preferred. This position includes one weekend day and occasional evening commitments. 


Fostering Vendor Relationships (25%)    

  • Consistently engages vendors to build relationships, strengthen accountability, and create systems to foster cohesion (see more details in “Space Management”)
  • Observes/reports back on vendor relations to MP’s Business Development team team
  • Assists Entrepreneurship Development Coordinator with developing programming that encourages space use and foot traffic at AMC and promotes positive relationship building between vendors and community residents
  • Connects vendors to resources (ie. marketing support, bookkeeping etc) that support implementation of  business ideas and growth


Space Management (25%)

  • Holds vendors accountable to guidelines related to space use as outlined in Operator Agreement (i.e. cleaning, closing, communication etc)  
  • Lead as the first line of response for repairs and improvements requested by vendors
  • Assists AMC’s management by monitoring and re-ordering supplies 


Marketing & Outreach (25%)

  • Implements AMC’s marketing plan by managing social media calendar (regular content creation and posting on AMC’s Facebook and Instagram)
  • Updates AMC’s website
  • Engages vendors in marketing strategies (including onsite signage) to improve visibility and increase foot traffic
  • Liaises with Ashland Place (adjacent housing development) residents to strengthen relationship building


Workshops & Community Events (15%)    

  • Supports execution of Ashland workshops by leading outreach & participant on-boarding, supporting day off logistics, and related administration (virtual and in-person events)
  • Manages Community Events Calendar; leads outreach, day off logistics, and related administration (virtual and in-person events)
  • Supports vendor-led events, when possible
  • Supports Entrepreneurship Development Coordinator in understanding local entrepreneur needs (ie. connecting with entrepreneur / community members / orgs)


Market Access (10%)    

  • Provide support related to local sales channels including entrepreneur outreach and on-boarding, and event / on-site support (some evenings/weekends)

 

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment to working with and in low to moderate income communities of color
  • Ability to interact comfortably with a broad range of people and backgrounds; strong capacity to connect with program participants and build relationships with candor and humility
  • Ability to navigate conflict with compassion
  • Capacity to maintain accountability 
  • Creative & flexible thinker
  • Sense of humor 
  • Strong project management, writing, and organization skills
  • Marketing & graphic design & video editing skills a plus
  • Experience in food production, food retail, and or food business operations preferred
  • Flexible and team-oriented approach to problem-solving
  • Interest in growing with a dynamic organization
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred but not required

 


Mandela Partners is an equal opportunity employer: LGBTQ, people of color, women and lifelong Ashland residents are encouraged to apply.

 Likely schedule: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.  Evening hours may be required.


Workspace will be within a foodhall; please be mindful that there may be varying levels of noise. We also recommend having a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle to facilitate transportation to and from AMC and other sales channels opportunities.

 

Mandela Partners is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through food enterprises in…

Detalles básicos

  • Presencial
  • A Tiempo Parcial
  • Bachillerato

Nivel de idiomas

Bilingual Spanish preferred but not required

Bilingual Spanish preferred but not required

Ubicación

16395 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578

Cómo aplicar

Please forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@mandelapartners.org by August 8th, 2020.

Please forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@mandelapartners.org by August 8th, 2020.

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