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Wild Seed Project: Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
by Wild Seed Project

We’re looking for a new E-Commerce Manager to oversee all aspects of our online shop, including inventory management, sourcing, order fulfillment, and customer support. The E-Commerce Manager also manages our annual fall plant sale (operations/logistics/sales); pop-up shops; and sales-focused events. 

Our e-commerce program accounts for roughly 30% of our organization’s revenue and is a largely untapped resource. We’re looking for someone with experience working in retail and e-commerce who can introduce best practices and holistic strategies to increase our sales revenue and diversify our customer base while remaining mission-driven, taking this thing we’ve built and lovingly pushing it to the next level.

We’re looking for someone who understands the inherent tensions in developing healthy and robust revenue streams from the sale of a natural resource as a non-profit environmental organization centering issues of equity and decolonization. We’re trying, as best we can, to run a sustainable and ethical, mission-driven organization under capitalism and are looking for someone who is excited to bring new ideas to the table and join us in tough conversations as we navigate these contradictions and scale our operations. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing all aspects of our Shopify e-commerce site (wholesale and retail), including inventory management, sourcing, pricing, order processing & fulfillment
  • Maintain appropriate licensing for sale of seeds and nursery stock; maintain compliance with Federal Seed Act regulations in partnership with Seed Program Manager
  • Develop strategies to meet or exceed annual revenue goals; oversee retail financial reporting and trend analysis; create revenue projections and models
  • Continually improve user-experience of WSP Shop
  • Work in collaboration with Director of Community Engagement to conceptualize, develop, plan, and execute the production and/or sourcing of new merchandise in alignment with WSP’s mission and values
  • Implement e-commerce best practices and holistic sales strategies, keeping WSP’s mission at the center
  • Work in collaboration with Director of Community Engagement to develop and implement marketing strategies
  • Manage all retail aspects of organization’s fall plant sale, including inventory, online sales, in-person pick up, on-site sales, and coordination of volunteers
  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of pop-up shops and retail-focused events; keep staff and volunteers trained and up-to-date on POS operations
  • Serve as primary contact for customer support


We’re looking for someone with:

  • 3+ years experience working with Shopify, preferably in a values-oriented setting. Non-profit experience and experience working with perishable/living products in an e-commerce setting a big plus.
  • Familiarity with e-commerce best practices and a willingness to bring new ideas to the table.
  • An understanding that Wild Seed Project is a mission-driven non-profit – we’re grassroots and DIY. This is not a traditional corporate or tech/e-comm environment, and candidates should be comfortable with a working environment that is rapidly evolving as we grow.
  • Skill and comfort with prioritizing and managing a large workload, including setting realistic expectations about what can be accomplished when.
  • Lots of creativity and an excitement for trying new things.
  • A commitment to understanding equity and decolonization as central to the work of Wild Seed Project, and excitement and comfort with engaging in conversations around how our work intersects with the interests and priorities of marginalized communities, especially Wabanaki communities, with a focus on Indigenous perspectives on and knowledge about native plants.
  • A love of being in nature, and a passion for environmental justice and climate action.

Work Location
The E-Commerce Manager position requires ~75% of time in the WSP office in North Yarmouth, as well as occasional nights and weekends. Wild Seed Project’s office is located in North Yarmouth, Maine, approximately 25 minutes north of Portland and our new Native Seed Center is located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, approximately 15 minutes south of Portland. We are currently working via a flexible, hybrid model, with staff splitting time between home and the office/in the field as their role demands. 

The E-Commerce Manager salary is $57,500, with a generous benefits package including 20 vacation days, 6 sick/personal days, 10 annual paid holidays, a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, and 75% employer coverage of medical insurance premiums. Dental and vision insurance are available and paid 100% by employees.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to careers@wildseedproject.net with the subject line: E-Commerce Manager. Attached cover letter and resume should be formatted as: Last Name – Cover Letter / Last Name – Resume. We will begin reviewing applications on June 20 and will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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