Job Announcement
Blackstreet Bakery Operations Coordinator

**This is a time-sensitive job announcement. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Job Title: Operations Coordinator
Reports To: Brown Hope Lead Advocate
Pay Grade: .25 FTE, $18-$20
Benefits: none

About Blackstreet Bakery: Blackstreet Bakery is an economic development program of 501c3 nonprofit, Brown Hope. Blackstreet Bakery’s mission is to honor Mississippi Avenue as a historic home for Black Portlanders and to expand economic opportunities for Black people in plant-based baking. We aim to do this by opening a weekly pop-up vegan bakery on Historic Mississippi Avenue, making enough revenue to pay a living wage to Black people and grow Blackstreet Bakery into a sustainable long-term venture.

We are proud of our diverse and collaborative team, and strive to provide a work environment that is 100% supportive of our workers and the Black experience. We’ve already made a positive impact in our community, serving delicious vegan food at five public markets, selling over a thousand items in total.

As a startup, non-profit bakery working directly with historically marginalized people, affordability is a serious issue for our future. We face a lot of barriers to sustainable economic development, including lack of access to capital, technical expertise needs, economic displacement, and discriminatory consumer practices. Because of this, Blackstreet Bakery aims to advance its mission by hiring a part-time Operations Coordinator.

About the position: The Operations Coordinator is expected to work ten hours per week. They will be encouraged to set their own hours and will be working at multiple physical sites. Pay is $18-$20 an hour, depending on current capabilities and previous experience.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Advance the Blackstreet mission of honoring Mississippi Avenue as a historic home for Black Portlanders and expanding economic opportunities for Black people in plant-based baking.

  • Assist Brown Hope’s Lead Advocate in weekly coordination and management of operational activities.

  • Monitor, control and manage operations to meet program expectations and goals.

  • Provide direction and guidance to internal teams to achieve performance targets.

  • Maintain clear and accurate operations documents/procedures for reference purposes.

  • Ensure volunteer coverage for baking, cleaning, and retail tasks and serve on-call for canceled volunteer shifts.

  • Process catering orders, business agreements, invoices, fees and follow-ups.

  • Secure private sector, public sector, and nonprofit sector partnerships in Portland.

  • Marketing and outreach to increase public participation in pop-up markets.

  • Prepare agendas for monthly Blackstreet Bakery team meetings.

  • Keep the bakery commissary kitchen clean, neat, and well stocked.

Primary qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in business or nonprofit operations and entrepreneurship.

  • Proficiency in: Google Office, Squarespace, Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, plus ability to quickly learn additional software.

  • Basic bookkeeping skills.

  • Knowledge and experience with social justice issues and use a culturally responsive equity, diversity, and inclusion framework.

Additional qualifications

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and passion for improving the community Brown Hope aims to serve.

  • Excellent organizational skills, such as convening meetings, scheduling, and note taking.

  • Requires travel to offsite meetings and a valid driver’s license is preferred but other forms of transportation are acceptable as long as position requirements are met in a timely manner.

  • Willing to improve with a learning and entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Ability to work quickly, accurately, and decisively.

Physical Requirements
Work is primarily sedentary within an office environment, meeting space, or remote location. It requires reading, writing, use of the computer and telephone, occasional on-call cleaning, and frequent travel by car or transit.

How to Apply
If you'd like to be considered for this role, email brownhopeusa@gmail.com with a resume and the answers to the three application questions below. Qualified applicants will be invited to complete a pre-interview draft operations plan activity, followed by an in-person interview. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This posting will be removed at 5pm September 21st, or earlier if the position is filled. Expected start date is October 8th. For more information, visit: www.brownhope.org

Application Questions
Answers to these questions are required in order to be considered for this position. Limit your answers to no more than 100 words per question. If your individual answers are longer than 100 words each, all words past the 100 limit will not be considered for qualifications.

Question 1: Share a brief biography about who you are and what your goals are in life.

 

Question 2: Describe your experience with anti-Blackness in Portland.

 

Questions 3: Describe your experience with veganism and animal justice.