Procurement Coordinator

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people in this category. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of people in these positions.

Work Team:
Reports To:
Position Classification:
Length of Service:
1 year or more


This position is open now! Orders all items for the Village and assists the Accountant with some bookkeeping tasks. Come be an essential part of the business team, interfacing with all areas of the Village and ordering everything from picnic tables to pumpkins! This position works closely with the accountant lead and may assist with accounting tasks or float to different areas of the business team such as the store or registration as needed. Requires attention to detail, good communication skills, and the ability to problem solve.


(principal duties and responsibilities; such as categories supported, staff size, volume managed, etc)

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicate frequently with vendors and with other Village staff members to find the items needed and ensure all departments have the supplies they need for each season, special events, work areas, etc.
  • Purchases goods, materials and services in support of all Holden Village Teams through email, phone and directly from vendor websites. Requests quotes and negotiate with suppliers
  • Clarify orders and items with village staff and get order authorization and signature from managers.
  • Receive all orders in the village, ensure orders are complete and timely, and transfer to items to the appropriate departments.
  • Track, maintain, expedite, and manage the purchase order process, according to approval requirements.
  • Check shipments for accuracy in product, quality, quantities and price against purchase orders, packing slips, and invoices. Ensure all orders are complete and problem-solve ordering issues.
  • Maintain an electronic record/filing system of requests and orders.
  • Research past purchases new products, if not specified by the individual requesting the item.
  • Create purchase orders in Quickbooks.
  • Assist the Holden Store Lead with planning and placing merchandise orders.
  • Follow up with suppliers to resolve material receipt discrepancies and order issues
  • Resolve invoice issues both internally with accounts payable and externally with vendors.
  • Look for opportunities to consolidate purchases to maximize buying power.
  • Establish and develop relationships with key suppliers.
  • Develop and support a sustainable purchasing policy.
  • Provides additional support to the Business Team as able.


(position specifications; such as knowledge/education, skills, problem solving/decision making, risk/bottom line results, management responsibility – people and functions)

Specific knowledge and skills include but are not limited to the following:

  • Strong skills with the internet, online purchasing and product research.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • An interest in and comfort with working with numbers.
  • Experience with or willingness and ability to learn Quickbooks.
  • Proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Excel, Word and electronic filing.
  • Initiative and strong problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to purchase items responsibly, with discernment and in a fiscally responsible manner that supports Holden Village’s mission and vision and strategic plan.
  • Willingness to support the Business Team as needed in Registration, the Store or in Accounting, or on other Teams as needed.
  • High school diploma with experience in purchasing and vendor management or college student/graduate with business experience in a customer service role.
  • Excellent mathematics skills.
  • Organized and able to track multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Customer service mindset with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to interact positively with people at all levels and in all capacities, i.e. suppliers, guests, volunteers, multiple managers, executive directors.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision.


(particular knowledge/skills related to client and/or agency needs)

Long-Term Volunteer

  • Enthusiasm for and ability to work in a remote wilderness setting.
  • Willingness to participate in a mutual review after 6-months.
  • Pledges to work in ways that support and fulfill Holden Village’s Mission, Vision, and Values and commits to the terms of the Community of Practice Agreement.
  • Abides by Holden Village’s Community Health Protocols and Practices.
  • Extends genuine hospitality to all villagers.
  • Upholds and works to further Holden Village values of diversity, equality, respect, sustainability, and spirituality as articulated in the Strategic Plan.
  • Be a community leader and role model by serving the village in roles such as First Response Team, Fire Brigade, Worship, and other program events and activities.
  • Help new staff and volunteers integrate into the community.
  • Commits to staying up-do date on all required vaccinations, including COVID-19.


As a Long-Term Volunteer, you are eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • $550/month stipend
  • Food (three meals/day)
  • Housing & utilities
  • Free parking at Fields Point
  • Health insurance (medical, dental and vision)
  • Basic life insurance
  • Life Flight membership (emergency helicopter transportation based on medical need)
  • Simple IRA account
  • 37 “out” days per year
  • 14 one-way boat tickets per year
  • 21 friends & family days and 21 half-price friends & family days per year
  • Completion bonus and health insurance grace period upon completion of term, equivalent to the length of term.
  • Access to amazing hiking opportunities, community events, teaching sessions, art studios and other educational opportunities!


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.