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Substitute Crew Member

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Lead Designer

Lead Designer

The purpose of the Lead Designer is to lead the design team in generating ecologically-impactful designs for every client, and to ensure that the SOG standards for design, client experience, and employee experience are upheld within the design team.

● Ensure that an amazing client experience is upheld, and provide valuable education along the client journey to enroll them in our values and practices as they express in their specific design. 
● Integrate research and company best-practices based on our values into designs
● Manage the design team
● Hold performance reviews and regular feedback sessions
● Hold team accountable to process, standards, and timeline
● Set and manage the design calendar
● Provide feedback to the Operations Director to refine and execute the VE process
● Continue to optimize the design process to improve efficiency
● Oversee team hiring and off-boarding
● Train the design team and new design staff
● Meet regularly with designers to make sure their questions are answered and the
designs embody SOG’s best practices and values.
● Measure and record relevant KPIs
● Hold team accountable to KPIs
● Execute tactical work in the yearly strategic plan and work closely with the Operations
Director to ensure that the strategy is effective and progressing
● Provide sales process feedback to the Operations Director
● Coordinate with Marketing team and Education team to integrate design feedback
and client FAQs into digital products and content streams
● Maintain appropriate load of clients and projects, also functioning as a designer
● Make sure the design team has the support and tools that they need to be able to do
their jobs well
● Oversee that client-facing deliverables are visually compelling
● And other duties as delegated by the Operations Director

● Strong written and verbal communication skills
● Experience managing a team
● Fluency in LandFX CAD, Adobe Suite and GSuite.
● Fluency in ecological design, edible, medicinal, and regionally-appropriate plants
● Strong aesthetic understanding of the built environment
● Fluency in water management strategies
● Excellent time management skills
● Ability to self-direct work
● Ability to work directly with clients, and appropriately manage expectations
● 5+ years professional experience in landscape design and/or landscape architecture

This is a dynamic position that requires the ability to shift between a variety of tasks easily. As the team leader, the Lead Designer needs to be comfortable with giving kind yet clear
feedback, and also the ability to receive and integrate feedback. At Shades of Green, we value hard conversations and the ways they allow us to deepen trust with our team members. You will regularly shift from independent design drafting to client calls and presentations, and will need to adapt our process to meet the needs of the project. You will conduct site visits with designers, coach your staff, meet with team members individually and as a group, and conduct regular feedback and performance reviews. Your role as a leader is to inspire and cultivate your team, connecting them back to their purpose and the company’s purpose so they see their work as both meaningful and inspiring.

40 hrs/week. Compensation between $65,000-$80,000/year commensurate with experience. Includes PTO, sick pay, paid holidays, continuing ed stipend, and profit sharing.

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Substitute Crew Member

The role of the Substitute Crew Member is to execute the work order for all installs, under the direction of the Install Manager. The Substitute Crew Member is an as-needed position with requests for work not guaranteed. The Substitute Crew Member reports directly to the Install Manager. The Substitute Crew Member may also report to the Install Assistant Manager, or the Caretaking Manager + Caretaking Assistant Manager if needed. The Substitute Crew Member will be responsible for helping to build permaculture landscapes which includes site prep, water systems, hardscaping construction, and plantings. The position requires heavy physical labor, and the regular lifting of 80 pounds.

The Install Crew Member Sub is accountable to the following work:

Preliminary to Install
‣Arrive to HQ in timely manner to participate in morning meetings and become familiar with job scope prior to heading to site
‣Help load materials, tools, and anything else needed to perform the installation before leaving the HQ

‣Rigorous physical work in most weather conditions
execute all phases of install as per the directive of the Install Manager 
‣Contribute to the overall system efficiency
execute construction of hardscaping, water system, and planting elements including landscape construction, irrigation/plumbing, stone masonry, carpentry, site & bed prep
‣Adhere to timelines and install standards
‣Provide physical labor as needed within job flow to complete the work
‣Hold team members accountable to their roles and responsibilities

Communication and Job Tracking
‣Enter time and any expenses at the end of each day of installation under appropriate project.
‣Respond promptly to emails
‣Check calendar regularly to anticipate upcoming work

Client Management
‣Defer all client questions to Install Manager
‣Maintain enthusiasm and gratitude
‣All communication with clients is kind, considerate, polite, and professional.

Install Follow-up
‣Conduct repairs according to our guarantee policy as directed by Install Manager
‣Sort all waste and dispose of thru appropriate channels
‣Maintain that the truck and HQ shop are organized and clean

Additional Expectations
‣Visibly wear the Shades of Green shirt while on job sites
‣Wear boots
‣Wear appropriate work attire
‣Arrive promptly 
‣Utilize non-violent methods of communication and interaction when conflict arises
‣Maintain a positive attitude
‣Participate in monthly 1:1 feedback sessions
‣Review and sign the Employee Handbook

‣1-3 years of experience in a landscaping or construction field
‣Compassionate, helpful, and friendly demeanor
‣Able and willing to learn new skills; learning how to seek answers, problem solve or seek assistance to get the job done
‣Comfortable working with a team
‣Flexible and able to adapt to unique situations
‣Access to reliable transportation

This is an as-needed $17/hr position with no guaranteed work hours. Folks will be called on if we are understaffed or working large project that needs additional support. Ideal for folks looking for supplemental income and have experience in landscape, carpentry, plumbing, masonry, or construction.