Seeking Director of Operations for Wompost, a compost hauler

Wompost, which stands for Woman-Owned Composting, is a for-profit social enterprise. It is the only compost collection and delivery service based in Aurora, Colorado and services surrounding areas. Wompost provides a simple way to recycle biodegradable waste into compost. Just like curbside trash pickup, they collect food scraps, BPI certified compostable products, and yard waste from customers’ homes and businesses and bring back finished compost soil. They also provide easy and affordable drop-off sites throughout their service area and sell compost soil in bulk.

Wompost is hiring a Director of Operations. This teammate will be the go-to manager for our team of drivers. This means preparing routes, responding to emergency situations like accidents or equipment malfunctions, and hiring and managing our team of drivers. To be successful, they will be an excellent list maker, and communicator. These two characteristics are key so we can set our drivers up for success each day without missing any details, and also to help their team do their best work by understanding and addressing their concerns. They must also be able to do the core work of our business, which is driving routes, and drive at least two days per week. They must be able to pick up 50 lbs repeatedly, and perform manual labor efficiently. For the first month, this position will just be limited to driving our routes to really understand the work we do. We believe in a strong work life balance, and a lot of collaborative decision making. If that sounds like you, you might be a perfect addition to the Wompost team. 

  • Must have experience managing other humans in a work environment
  • Must be in the Denver area, or willing to relocate
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs repeatedly
  • Must be able to operate computers for all business tasks
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Must be able to speak English conversationally
  • Must have a mastery or be willing to learn non-violent communication skills

Desired Qualities:
  • Thrives in a fast paced startup environment
  • Familiar with truck, trailers, and heavy equipment
  • Experience driving and managing drivers
  • Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Able to speak English fluently
  • A master’s degree of equivalent experience
  • Ready to commit to 2 years
  • Friendly with customers/customer service experience
  • Comfortable with strong odors, and seeing maggots
  • Literate in business finance
  • Detail-oriented
  • On-the-go problem solving
  • Good at finding solutions to a complicated logistics puzzles
  • Comfortable setting your own hours, and working until the job is done
  • Able to respond to emergency calls after hours
  • Looking to grow in a job, and learn how to run a worker owned cooperative
  • Passionate about social, racial, and environmental justice

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000.  More as the business grows and becomes more profitable. 
Health Care
Compensation for bodywork (massage, physical therapy, energy work, etc)
Workers comp if you get injured on the job
Health insurance plan
Unlimited vacation.  19 days (almost 4 weeks) per year is normal for our team.

To Apply, please send your resume and write a paragraph or 2 about why you're a good fit to [email protected]

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