Do you love helping people? Do you have experience in the world of customer service? Are you familiar with crochet and reading crochet patterns? Are you unintimidated by new technology?
I might just have the perfect role for you!
I am looking for a part-time employee to help me at Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc (DBA Crochetpreneur®, Made with a Twist™, and White Winter Hat Co™) as our Support SuperHero (aka Business Support Specialist).
The person who is right for this position loves to help people, has a passion for good communication, is able to respond to our reader and customer messages across a variety of channels within 24 hours, and enjoys supporting others and helping them succeed.
While perhaps not quite yet an expert, this person does have a solid grasp of customer service, familiarity with the Crochetpreneur® and Made with a Twist™ brands, courses and other resources, and a basic understanding of crochet, Facebook page and group management, as well as Etsy and Ravelry.
This is a person dedicated to not only supporting other crocheters, designers, and the business, as a whole, but also ensuring that the experience of every person who comes into contact with the various brands of Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc is excellent and positive.
This position involves a combination of organization, research, attention to detail, and follow-through, and it has high expectations for answering messages within 24-48 hours of receipt, meeting deadlines, and managing a variety of tasks.
You would be a superhero to everyone inside and outside the doors of our business—informative, supportive, and positive!
Status: This will be an employee position (not a contractor position).
Hours: 15-20+ hours per week (a 5-day work week with the same regular days off during the week) with room for additional hours as the business grows.
Special Note: As a Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc employee, you will not be able to engage in any outside activity that could be construed as a conflict of interest, such as running or working on your own or someone else’s blog or crafting business.
I am a hard worker who is passionate about what I do and impatient with inactivity. I am driven and kind. My Myers-Briggs personality type is Mediator (INFP-T) or Logician (INTP-T), depending on when I take it. I typically get more done in a given time frame than seems humanly possible and, on the outside, it looks organized and planned but, behind the scenes, I tend to sacrifice self-care for getting things done and I spend a lot of time chasing deadlines. These are my top five strengths:
I typically consider myself a scatter-brained mastermind. I need my project management software to keep me on track and to manage all my ideas and projects or I’ll spend too much time flitting from task to the next.
I dislike “have to”s – schedules, meetings, and appointments give me anxiety and I tend to be unable to concentrate on the task at hand until every meeting and appointment is checked off for the day.
I never, never, ever answer my phone unless it is my mom or my kids. I prefer texts, messaging, or email…even Zoom chats are better than phone calls or voice messages.
I tend to have many project going on at one time – with multiple businesses and blogs operating under my corporate umbrella – and I tend to chase ideas and change plans without much warning.
I believe in doing the right thing, treating others with respect and kindness, and expect the same from those around me.
I “have an independence problem” and usually assume that others do, too. This means, I won’t micromanage my team and will probably forget to provide feedback if everything is going smoothly. I expect that you can manage your time and projects without need of a reminder or a push.
My ideal workday is one in which I am uninterrupted and untethered to a schedule full of meetings and appointments, free to work on the vision for the business and on those things that need my contribution.
Ultimately, you will be reporting to Teri, our Director of Operations and she will get you the direction and feedback you need.
Google Drive, Docs, Forms and Sheets
Later, Recurpost and Tailwind
Facebook Business Manager
Etsy, Ravelry and LoveCrafts
Note: If you’re familiar with these, great! If not, you must be willing to learn in order to be a good fit for this position.
Is a high communicator.
Has excellent follow-through.
Has a great feel for the brands of Montgomery Grice Enterprises Inc (Crochetpreneur®, Made with a Twist™, and The Crochet Business Summit™) and what my people want from it.
Has exceptional writing and editing skills.
Takes the initiative and doesn’t need to have their hand held.
Has a great attention to detail and brand quality.
Is highly organized but moves quickly.
Takes ownership and pride in your work.
Is not afraid of new challenges.
Loves learning new things and can implement new ideas quickly.
Adapts very well to changes on-the-go.
Is technology savvy but is willing to ask for help if needed.
Can handle direct feedback without getting their feelings hurt.
Can juggle lots of moving pieces while staying focused and collected.
Is willing and able to complete training and learn new systems.
Is willing to participate in the development and honing of systems and processes related to this position.
You’ll get to work in a fun business that helps change and improve people’s lives through creating a crochet business and/or enjoying the art of crocheting.
You’ll get to be in on the ground floor of building an awesome team that works great together!
You will have the resources you need to do your job well.
You’ll help develop effective processes and strategies that will impact the business long-term.
You’ll have the flexibility and freedom to work from wherever.
You’ll be paid to do the things you already enjoy and excel at.
This position will involve working closely with all members of the Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc team to ensure that our fast-growing company runs smoothly.
You’ll be responsible for the positive experience of every person in our community – all our readers, members, students, and peers.
You’ll be proud to work for an organization that puts people over profits and lives it’s values of freedom, peace, kindness, and generosity in all aspects of its work.