Enclosed please info on a current job opportunity at Growing Hope. Below is a brief description and a link to the full posting at our website. The pdf of the full posting is also attached, please feel free to share with your networks!

Garden Installation and Delivery:
Growing Hope seeks an efficient, customer-service oriented and knowledgeable person to deliver compost (3 yards and less) and install raised bed vegetable gardens at residences and businesses within a 15 mile radius of Ypsilanti during spring and early summer 2016.  This is a temporary position only.  Delivery and installation will be both to paying customers and to families who can’t afford to pay, but for whom Growing Hope subsidizes installation of veggie gardens.  Tasks include:

·         Calling customers to confirm scheduling or clarify orders

·         Hand loading and unloading compost/soil mix into truck and dumping trailer

·         Driving and delivering

·         Offering excellent customer service on site, including answering vegetable garden questions-- and at times helping customers decide garden location

·         Accepting payments on site

·         Prepping raised bed and other kits (basic carpentry/wood cutting)

·         Preparing/repackaging soil and compost mix

·         Other tasks as needed

Must have a excellent driving record and background check with multiple solid work references. Will primarily be driving a company-owned Ford Diesel F- 250 (using dual tanks with waste veggie oil and diesel) with an attached dumping trailer and an Ford F-150. Trailer operation experience needed.  Candidates will have outstanding customer service skills, be knowledgeable about vegetable gardening, have basic carpentry skills, and possess basic auto/truck knowledge and troubleshooting abilities.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs and do physical work through variable weather and long days.  Familiarity with area and residential neighborhoods in the region a plus.

To Apply: Submit resume and 1 page cover letter to [log in to unmask], addressed to Amanda Edmonds, Executive Director. Open until filled.


Maria Brummel, Assistant Director
Growing Hope
734-786-8401 office
248-910-0992 cell