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SAINT JOHN HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION

JOB DESCRIPTION: GENERAL MANAGER

PURPOSE OF JOB:

  • The Superintendent of the Saint John Horticultural Association maintains and operates the
  • Public Gardens and the Rockwood Park Campground as a not-for-profit service for the citizens
  • of Saint John and visitors to the city.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • General organizational management, business planning and tactical execution for
  • revenue generation, fund raising, cost control and operations
  • Design and maintain an attractive, four-season Public Gardens
  • Operate three greenhouses in a sustainable, cost-effective manner
  • Oversee operations of a professional, well-respected seasonal campground
  • Hire, train, motivate, and supervise staff
  • Prepare budgets and manage operating finances
  • Organize Board meetings and engage with Committees
  • Develop and oversee capital projects
  • Ensure a secure, safe workplace

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responding to public inquiries, addressing complaints, and resolving problems
  • Maintaining email correspondence and digital records
  • Preparing employment program
  • Identify grant and funding opportunities and prepare funding applications
  • Organizing advertising, fundraisers, and public relations
  • Oversee maintenance of an up-to-date online presence
  • Oversee organization and facilitation of events and activities
  • Liaising with the City of Saint John and stakeholders in Rockwood Park

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Hands-on leader with a collaborative, friendly personality
  • Familiarity with landscaping equipment and mechanical systems
  • Knowledge and passion for plants and gardening
  • Comfortable using digital systems
  • Organized and capable of building systems and processes

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years experience with some combination of
  • Managing a greenhouse/landscaping/gardening/campground operation
  • and/or

  • Managing business or not for-profit organization
  • Professional designation in turf grass management, landscape horticulture certification
  • or related approved program with network and professional development is
  • considered an asset
  • SECURITY AND SAFETY:

    • Trained in First Aid/CPR
    • Valid Canadian driver’s license
    • Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    • Full-time hours, including some weekends and statutory holidays
    • Flexible, largely self-determined schedule
    • Report to a volunteer Board of Directors
    • Some heavy lifting, prolonged bending, and reaching

    COMPENSATION AND SALARY:

    • $50,000 – $70,000
    • HEALTH AND DENTAL BENEFITS
    • COMPANY VEHICLE
    • PAID VACATION
    • REGULAR BONUS BASED ON PERFORMANCE

    Send your Resume to sjha.careers@gmail.com
    Resumes accepted until May 26th, email only. No Calls.