We are looking for an experienced delivery driver with warehouse production experience to transport goods and passengers on behalf of The North Lawndale Employment Network and Sweet Beginnings LLC, requiring loading, unloading and shipping. This position will also assemble products by using a variety tools, fixtures, machinery, work instructions and test equipment which plays a key role to ensure beeloveâ products meet high quality standards.
We are seeking a candidate who will love our honey-infused beeloveâ products, embrace our triple-bottom-line mission, and will be invigorated by innovating creative solutions to scale up a small business.
Who we are:
Sweet Beginnings, LLC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network. It offers full-time transitional jobs to citizens returning from incarceration in a green industry—the production and sales of all-natural skin care products featuring its own urban honey under the beeloveâbrand and manages apiaries (bee farms) through the Chicagoland area.
Not only does Sweet Beginnings respect the earth in the production of its products, it provides important transitional job opportunities for community residents who struggle with barriers to employment. Sweet Beginnings workers make beeloveâ products, package and ship products, track inventory, fill product orders, sell at retail outlets such as Mariano’s and Whole Foods, perform quality control, and harvest honey. Though these are transitional positions, Sweet Beginnings employees demonstrate all the qualities required of them in a permanent job, including punctuality, workplace etiquette, interpersonal communication, independent work habits, and how to effectively work in a team.
Who you are
You have an interest in working with formerly incarcerated individuals who are transforming their lives through workforce training.
You flourish in a sales, merchandising and distribution operations environment and enjoy serving customers
You are also willing to embrace, promote and contribute in scaling up a small business.
You possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record as can be verified with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
You have good communication/map reading skills, ability to lift 50-100 lbs., and are reliable with a good attendance job history
You possess a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and a minimum of two years driving and warehouse production experience
You are able and willing to meet deadlines, prioritize and handle multiple tasks
You have good written, verbal and communication skills
What you’ll do
Deliver beelove products to vendor locations throughout Chicago and surrounding areas
Assist Demo Coordinator with demos to market product at store outlets and special events
In between deliveries, assist the Operations Team with production and assembly of beelove products
Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
Vacation/Paid time off
Paid sick days
403(b) retirement plan
Short and Long Term disability plans
Generous discount on all beeloveâ products
$15 per hour / Maximum of 20 hours per week
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and place “Driver & Production Asst” on the subject line.
Expected Start Date
On or before March 16, 2018
About North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN)
The North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) assists North Lawndale residents through innovative employment initiatives that lead to economic advancement and an improved quality of life. NLEN was founded in 1999 through an 18-month community planning effort led by the Steans Family Foundation to serve the unmet employment needs of the North Lawndale community. In 2004, we launched Sweet Beginnings, a social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network.
NLEN continually updates its services to meet the employment needs of clients and the community at large. NLEN’s approach to addressing the extremely high rates of unemployment and underemployment in North Lawndale is to offer employment services and transitional jobs to North Lawndale residents, many of whom are formerly incarcerated persons and others with significant barriers to employment.