We’re Hiring!

Title: Operations Manager

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Classification: Full-time 

Description: The Baltimore Compost Collective is growing Black Gold in South Baltimore! Do you have a business background, a heart for working with youth, and a drive to protect urban communities and address the environmental injustice that is happening in those disenfranchised communities? You might be a great fit for our organization! This position reports directly to the Program Director, Marvin Hayes. As a growing organization, we are seeking an Operations Manager who is capable of working across the organization, with a focus on hands-on and strategic business development and growth. 

Are you a strategic thinker, are you a self-starter, and are you a team player? The primary duties of this position are: 

  • Streamlining Operations  
    • Driving & conducting compost pick-up
    • Compost field operations & site management
    • Organizing & ordering supplies 
    • Records management 
  • Business Administration
    • Onboarding new customers 
    • Responding to customer inquiries 
    • Building customer relationships
  • Business Development 
    • Growing the customer base
    • Grant writing & reporting 
    • Orchestrating new product research and development
  • Youth Mentorship
    • Training and offering support to youth leaders to grow and develop capacity across organizational operations 


The Baltimore Compost Collective (BCC) is a youth-empowered collective and a Black-owned business building a diverse composting community in Baltimore. BCC offers compost collection service to residences and businesses in Baltimore and converts the material to high-quality compost and soil inputs at the Filbert Street Community Garden. By diverting compost from waste streams, we seek to starve the incinerator! Incineration causes community health impacts and environmental damage to everyone in Baltimore, with the impacts felt most in urban communities of color. More than half of municipal waste streams are compostable material! Here at the Wakanda of South Baltimore, we turn food scraps into rich compost used to grow fresh produce and build urban food security. We are also a youth entrepreneurship program employing local teenagers and training them in workforce skills. Youth workers gain guided, hands-on experience managing a community-scale composting operation and business growth. 


    • Dependable self-starter 
    • Good digital & in-person communication skills
    • Non-profit heart: a heart for children, youth development & entrepreneurial community-based development 
    • Business strategy & marketing 
    • Grant writing & management 
    • Public speaking experience 
    • Business or related degree preferred
    • Experience with composting operations
    • Experience mentoring youth 
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Ability to lift 50+ lbs
    • Flexibility to work weekends 


Starting compensation relative to experience level, with regular performance-based promotion and bonus potential.


To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to both Baltimore Compost Collective Program Director Marvin Hayes baltimorecompostcollective@gmail.com and info@ridgetoreefs.org. Please include a statement addressing your interest in and experience relevant to composting operations, community development, and youth mentorship. We look forward to interviewing you!