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Vendor Program Manager

Position Description: 

What’s it be like to be inspired everyday? As Real Change’s new Vendor Program Manager, you’ll discover what community can really mean. Real Change is a 23-year-old community institution that publishes a weekly award-winning grassroots newspaper, provides opportunity and a voice to nearly 800 homeless and low-income people each year, and organizes and advocates alongside those most affected by poverty and racism. Our next Vendor Program Manager is experienced in adult direct services, passionate about vendor success, and committed to economic and racial justice.

The Vendor Program Manager creates and implements strategies to increase circulation and readership, provides supervision and support to vendor program staff, and builds vendor
involvement throughout our organization. This is a leadership position that reports to the Managing Director and works with the Founding Director as a member of the Real Change Leadership Team.

Who you are

•Two+ years of supervisory experience
•Experienced working with homeless and low-income population
•Committed to social and economic justice
•Committed to ending institutional, structural and internalized racism
•Excellent project management skills
•Experienced in conflict management and de-escalation
•Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
•Proficient with computer and office technology
•Able to work in a hectic, busy, sometimes loud workspace

About the position

•All employees participate in planning and and carrying out RC’s mission
•Full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Managing Director
•Annual salary: $46-55K DOE
•Benefits: health insurance, paid vacation and sick time, subsidized ORCA pass and an annual professional development budget
•Manages day to day operations of Vendor Program and supervises program staff
•Works with leadership team to create vendor success across all Real Change departments

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to with “VPM” in the subject line. Salary DOE from $46-55k. People of color and those with direct experience of poverty and/or homelessness are encouraged to apply. Priority consideration will be given to qualified current or past Real Change vendors in good standing. NO PHONE CALLS