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Operations Coordinator (Part-time)

We're looking for someone to become part of our team as a part-time operations associate.

Overview

  • Hours/week somewhat flexible but in the ballpark of 10-15
  • Location is our new warehouse/office in Rockville - walking distance from Metro (Red). (We practice COVID-protection measures while working together in the warehouse.)
  • For the right candidate, compensation is flexible based on your abilities and needs

Why this is an amazing opportunity

  • Make a difference: We're advancing how small-scale agriculture positively impacts the environment and animal welfare; the healthfulness with which consumers feed their families; and the strength of local food systems.
  • Get in at the ground floor at a startup that's growing quickly

Responsibilities

  • Help assembling ("picking and packing") customer's subscription bags, including following guidelines and making judgment calls about which cuts of meat to give them each month
  • Help keep warehouse organized, including making sure boxes in our large walk-in freezer are organized (includes lifting boxes up to 30-35 lbs.)
  • Manage inventory, including keeping updated counts, and using spreadsheets to track
  • Provide general administrative and logistical assistance as we move into our new warehouse in September
  • Based on your interests and skills, role could include providing email and chat support to customers
  • We're a startup, so we'd also be looking for you to contribute in ways that we might even be thinking about, but capitalize on your skills and interests!

 

About you

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, resourcefulness, drive
  • Professional and/or extra-curricular experience in which you demonstrated smarts and accountability
  • Passion for one or more aspects of our mission
  • Based in the Washington, DC metro area
  • You've been practicing social distancing, and generally minimizing your risk of COVID-19 exposure

    To apply

    • Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@nearcountry.com
    • In your cover letter, please answer this question: What do you think is the most important quality for a marketer to have, to be able to be successful in a startup company?