Job Openings:

Title: Specialist – Used Book Acquisition 
Reports to: Used Book Acquisition Manager
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Part-time

Under the supervision of the Manager – Used Book Acquisitions, the Specialist – Used Book Acquisitions carries out the day-to-day activities of the Used Book Acquisitions Department.  Initiatives include but are not limited to: coordinating book drives, scheduling donation pickups, maintain accurate data in SalesForce CRM, fielding phone and email inquiries, and cultivating and stewarding relationships to bring in more quality used books through book drives and other initiatives.  Upholds the mission and values of Bernie’s Book Bank at all times.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, establish, facilitate and serve new collection partnerships.
  • Act as liaison to Book Drive Facilitators; build relationships internally and externally, following up with Facilitators, collecting all pertinent information delivery and pick-up, troubleshooting delivery and pick-up issues.
  • Develop and implement strategies to effectively and continually scale up book drives; such as developing strategies for obtaining leftover books from library weeding and book sales and developing pop-up summer book drive initiatives.
  • Assist in developing and maintain an inventory system.
  • Coordinate book drive logistics with the Director of Distributions.
  • Meticulously maintain and update donation information and data into SalesForce CRM.
  • Back-up the Director of Distributions in creating collections routes.
  • Conduct research on prospective book sources including new partners and new geographical locations.
  • Field incoming phone call and email inquiries using SalesForce or Office 365.
  • Generate and send donor acknowledgements in a timely manner.
  • Act as back up for the Manager – Used Book Acquisitions as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • 15-20 hours per week. Schedule is flexible and will be determined with Manager – Used Book Acquisitions.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and CRM databases, SalesForce experience preferred.
  • Understand how reading and literacy provides a foundation for success throughout life.
  • Previous customer service experience preferred.
  • Associates degree preferred.
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates strong organization and analytical skills and is detail-oriented.
  • Self-starter that can anticipate needs, initiate planning and see projects through with minimal direction and supervision.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent will typically be working in an office environment and be required to sit, reach with arms and hands, talk and hear. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential job duties.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Rosie Boeing at [email protected].

 

Title: Collection and Distribution Specialist
Reports to: Book Collections and Distribution Manager
FLSA Classification: Hourly
Job Status: Full-time

Bernie’s Book Bank is a non-profit organization that collects, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase BOOK OWNERSHIP among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Bernie’s Book Bank is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated team player to help collect children’s books throughout the Chicagoland area.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Pickup and distribute books and book collection materials, to various book collection and distribution partners across Chicagoland.
  • Assist in the preparation of book collection and distribution materials.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Assist in the book processing center as needed.

Requirements :

  • MUST be passionate about the mission of Bernie’s Book Bank.
  • MUST have an exceptionally positive, “I CAN/I WILL” attitude and be self-motivated.
  • MUST exhibit the following qualities: problem-solving, strong work ethic, sense of urgency, flexibility, communicative, organized, personable/diplomatic, multi-tasking, relationship-building.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • MUST be available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, some holidays, weekends, and overtime as required.
  • Clean driving record and acceptable background check results.


Working Conditions/Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent will typically be working in a warehouse environment and operating a vehicle.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds unassisted and be able to move and load books. At times, may be required to work within the book processing center. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential job duties.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Scott Kulefsky at [email protected].

 

Title: Processing Center Specialist (Volunteer Facilitator)
Reports to: Processing Center Manager
FLSA Classification: Hourly Non Exempt
Job Status: Full-time

Bernie’s Book Bank is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated team player to serve as Processing Center Specialist. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about our mission to significantly increase BOOK OWNERSHIP among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • The primary job responsibility of this position is to support Processing Center operations
  • Lead and facilitate volunteer groups
  • Assist in the processing of books
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • MUST have and exude an exceptionally positive, “I CAN/I WILL” attitude and be self-motivated
  • MUST demonstrate an understanding of the value of relationships as the lifeblood of Bernie’s Book Bank
  • MUST represent the following qualities: problem-solving, strong work ethic, fast-paced, flexible, responsible, communicative, organized, personable, multi-tasking
  • MUST be able to work some Saturdays
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability and willingness to take direction
  • Acceptable background check results

Working Conditions/Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent will typically be working in a warehouse environment and operating a vehicle. Will be required to see, hear, and touch on a regular basis. Must be able to lift 25 pounds unassisted as may be needed to help move or load books. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential job duties.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Casey Barbknecht at [email protected].