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Executive Director & CEO at Family Service Agency of the Central Coast

Established in 1957, the Family Service Agency of the Central Coast provides an array of mental health services to children, adults, couples, and families in need of counseling, suicide-prevention, support to victims of child abuse, cancer patients and survivors, and the elderly living either independently or in assisted settings. The budget of FSA will exceed $3 million, with service delivery by a staff of about 50 and 400 dedicated volunteers. FSA serves Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties, a Northern California agricultural, recreational, and urban coastal region of 800,000 residents that boasts an iconic quality-of-life. The successful new Executive Director will be deeply committed to human services and will possess exceptional institution-building and community-organizing abilities. See For information about the position, and in strict confidence, request a detailed career prospectus from Robert Fisher, Ph.D., RUSHER LOSCAVIO FISHER Nonprofit Executive Search (San Francisco Bay Area, ), at


Negotiable, based on experience

How To Apply
Request detailed career prospectus from Robert Fisher,

Value-Added Social Enterprise Coordinator at Homeless Garden Project

Overview of the Homeless Garden Project
The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1990 and based in Santa Cruz, California, that provides job training, transitional employment and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness, with the goal of securing stable housing and employment for program participants. In recent years, HGP graduates have demonstrated a 90% success rate on average.

The Value-Added Social Enterprise employs and trains individuals experiencing homelessness to make a variety of products (bath & body, food & beverage, candles, and wreaths) with organic herbs, flowers, vegetables, and fruits grown on our farm. HGP products are sold through numerous sales channels including two brick-and-mortar stores, an online store (, and through wholesale partners.
We seek an experienced, passionate, creative, and driven person skilled in retail, production, and business management with a commitment to growing the enterprise, as well as to ending homelessness. Under the general supervision of the Director of Operations, the Social Enterprise Manager oversees aspects of the business including retail, production, marketing, sales, business planning & analysis, and job training. This position is part-time.

Retail Management
● Manage all aspects of operating brick-and-mortar retail locations, including merchandising (HGP and third party products), store displays, purchasing, seasonal rotation, inventory management, and staffing.
● Manage wholesale relationships, ensuring that orders are fulfilled in a timely fashion.
● Manage online store, ensuring that orders are fulfilled in a timely fashion and the website remains attractive and up-to-date.
● Oversee enterprise technology platforms including online store & in-store POS systems.
● Manage occasional special events held at HGP stores, farm, and occasional markets.

Production Management
● Oversee production of all HGP products, ensuring proper quality control.
● Manage a well-organized workshop space for all HGP production activities.
● Provide job training to program participants in a workshop environment, serving as a support system and positive role model.
● Ensure that all raw materials required for production are well-stocked.
● Lead all product branding and packaging.
Personnel Management
● Supervise a team of three part-time staff – 1 Workshop Assistant & 2 Retail Assistants.
● In partnership with the Training & Education Supervisor, supervise the program participant crew during workshop production hours.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
● At least three years of experience in one or more of the following areas: social enterprise, retail management, light manufacturing/production, entrepreneurship, marketing, e-commerce, or business management.
● An entrepreneurial changemaker with a commitment to pursuing and executing an ambitious enterprise growth strategy.
● A thoughtful, solutions-oriented problem solver.
● Proven ability to be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in a fast-paced environment.
● Demonstrated success in developing new partnerships and relationships.
● Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently & collaboratively with a team.
● A proven leader who inspires others to do their best, meets deadlines, and manages complex responsibilities without losing their sense of humor.
● Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills with diverse audiences through in-person, in writing, by phone, and via social media channels.
● Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others.
● Strong computing skills in Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and cloud-based applications.
● Demonstrated experience in effectively delegating work.
● Excellent organization and administration skills.

The ideal candidate will also have the following preferred qualifications:
● Experience running and growing a small business.
● Experience with value-added production, product development, and branding.
● Experience managing social media, email marketing, and paid advertising campaigns.
● Experience supervising direct reports and managing a team.
● Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness or others facing difficult life challenges.
● Graphic design experience a plus.
● Experience with point of sale and inventory management systems a plus.

Salary is $20/hr.-$22/hr., commensurate with experience and qualifications. HGP offers 100% health benefit coverage as well as generous paid time off.

This position will be a temporary (at least one year) part-time, 25 hours per week, with an increase to 40 hours per week during holiday season; with occasional work required on weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Full-time / Part-time


How To Apply
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Darrie Ganzhorn, Executive Director, at We will review materials and schedule interviews on a rolling basis, no calls please.

Driver at Woodstock's Pizza

Drive for Food, Funds, and Fun, with Woodstock’s! Featuring Contactless Delivery and Enhanced Safety Guidelines! We’re looking for delivery drivers with: ● A clean driving record ● A clean, reliable car or truck ● The desire to deliver great food to hungry customers ● Flexible to work as a pizza maker If you’re all in, here’s what we offer: ● Competitive hourly wages (+$1 after training) ● Refer your friend and get an Extra Bonus ● Flexible hours (although you need to plan to work at least one weekend night each week) ● Free award-winning pizza EVERY shift ● Health, dental, and 401k Plan for those eligible ● Opportunities for advancement in Woodstock’s restaurants throughout California Do you have the drive to succeed, and a car to make it happen? Woodstock’s runs on FUELS -- Fun, Unique, Excellence, Loyalty, and Service. Care to join us?



How To Apply
Apply through our website.