Job Openings:

Title: Children’s Book Leveling Specialist
Reports to: Processing Center Manager
FLSA Classification: Salary Non-Exempt
Job Status: Part Time                                                                                                                      

Primary Function:

Bernie’s Book Bank is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated team member to serve as a Children’s Book Leveling Specialist. The Children’s Book Leveling Specialist will sort book donations and assess which books meet Bernie’s Book Bank’s quality and condition standards for distribution. The Children’s Book Leveling Specialist works in conjunction with the Processing Center Team with an emphasis on producing gently used books that will allow Bernie’s Book Bank to meet distribution goals. 

This role has flexible hours and flexible days, perfect for someone who is looking to balance the needs of family, or someone semi-retired.  The applicant along with the managers will decide what days they are able to work and how many hours each day.  The position will be 3-5 days per week totaling 20 hours per week. This is a great job for someone working around school drop offs etc.  

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who has a strong history with children’s books, this could be a former teacher, educator, librarian or a parent who’s passionate and knowledgeable about children’s books.  

The Book Leveling Specialist is an energetic team player who is passionate about our mission to significantly increase BOOK OWNERSHIP among infants, toddlers and school-age children who may not own any books.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Process used book donations. Assess for condition, age appropriateness and quality. Make final decisions as to which books should be used and which age group should receive each book.
  • Update data base of books to accurately reflect how and where each book should be used.
  • Help create guidelines and metrics that will be used to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of Book Levelers.
  • Coordinate with the Processing Center Manager to effectively meet production requirements for distribution commitments.
  • Be a positive ambassador for Bernie’s Book Bank. The Book Leveler may work side by side with experienced and new volunteers and should be able to create a positive work environment.
  • Support accurate and relevant representation of Bernie’s Book Bank brand.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • MUST have an interest in children’s literature and the ability to learn which books are appropriate for different age groups.
  • MUST have and exude an exceptionally positive, “I CAN/I WILL” attitude and be self-motivated, and goal driven.
  • MUST understand the value of relationships as the lifeblood of Bernie’s Book Bank.
  • Willingness to change/be dynamic to meet the needs of the business.
  • Able to advocate for change and get others on board with those changes at all levels.
  • Skills & attributes: Focus, ability to concentrate on one task for extended periods of time, attention to detail, interpersonal communication, organization, anticipation, appropriate sense of urgency.
  • High School Diploma; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent will typically be working in a warehouse environment. Will be required to see, hear, and touch on a regular basis. Must be able to lift 30 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 email a resume and cover letter to Amber, Human Resources Business Specialist, at [email protected] 

 

Title: Processing Center Specialist 
Reports to: Processing Center Manager and Volunteer Experience Manager
FLSA Classification: Salary Non-Exempt
Job Status: Full-time                                                                                                                        

Primary Function:

Bernie’s Book Bank is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated team member to serve as Processing Center Specialist. The Processing Center Specialist (PC Specialist) works as part of the Processing Center Team, and works on all activities in the Processing Center with a focus on production, quality and safety, and process improvements with day-to-day processing.  Emphasis on meeting distribution goals while providing an exceptional volunteer experience.  The PC Specialist is an energetic team player who is passionate about our mission to significantly increase BOOK OWNERSHIP among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Train and lead volunteers during sessions to ensure distribution goals and quality standards are being met
  • Execute all dynamic production objectives pertaining to the processing of incoming books.
  • Interact with all volunteers to ensure a positive, friendly and safe environment, leading to return visits.
  • Execute Processing Center operations (i.e. organization, efficiency, workflow, supplies, inventory and cleanliness).
  • Liaison with the Back of House team to facilitate processing and inventory management.
  • Execute pre-session set up by resetting the Processing Center 3-4 times a day to effectively meet volunteer/session requirements.
  • Liaison with Processing Center Manager and Volunteer Experience Manager to implement and provide input on new projects
  • Support accurate and relevant representation of Bernie’s Book Bank brand.
  • Effective use of Salesforce to plan and execute volunteer sessions.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • MUST have and exude an exceptionally positive, “I CAN/I WILL” attitude and be self-motivated, and goal driven.
  • MUST understand the value of relationships as the lifeblood of Bernie’s Book Bank.
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in working in a public facing role dealing with customer needs.
  • Willingness to change/be dynamic to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ability to deal with changes that may mean rearranging priorities on the fly due to changing needs (volunteer attendance, distribution goals).
  • Comfortable speaking and articulating our mission to large groups of volunteers.
  • Skills & attributes: Interpersonal communication, organization, anticipation, multi-tasking, problem-solving, positive attitude, flexibility, appropriate sense of urgency.
  • High School Diploma; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to become trained and certified if needed on a forklift, stacker, reach truck and electric pallet jack.
  • Working knowledge of Outlook, Salesforce non-profit; ability to be trained on Salesforce applications.
  • Must treat cleanliness, organization, process, and safety as essential functions of the Processing Center.\

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent will typically be working in a warehouse environment. Will be required to see, hear, and touch on a regular basis. Must be able to lift 30 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 email a resume and cover letter to Amber, Human Resources Business Specialist, at [email protected]