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Chelsea Bardot Lewis


Do you want to help your neighbors while working with an award-winning startup that’s transforming the staffing industry? Let’s talk!

Working Fields is a staffing agency with a unique peer coaching model that enables us to work with more jobseekers, address barriers, and provide an innovative workforce solution to businesses.

With a central office in Burlington, Vermont, we operate in several New England markets and are growing across the region.

We believe workplaces thrive when diversity is celebrated and individuals are free to be their true selves. We value people of all identities, races and backgrounds and hire for both skills and lived experience.

Our team members are passionate about our mission, care about the community, and are committed to addressing systemic barriers to employment.

As a people-first organization, we offer competitive salaries and benefits including unlimited PTO and federal holidays, health insurance, dental and vision, an HRA, life insurance, short- and long-term disability and an EAP.

Shuttle Driver - Part-time

South Burlington, VT
Working Fields is looking for a part-time driver for our shuttle, with a starting location of South Burlington, VT. All backgrounds welcome & vehicle provided. This is a part-time position with 20 hours guaranteed, plus potential for additional hours filling in for other shifts. Primary shift will be approximately 1-5pm Monday through Friday, however fill-in shifts can be early morning or late night.

  • Maintain a professional, safe and positive atmosphere on the van.
  • Coordinate rides and bring workers to and from their workplace.
  • Confirm that all passengers are present; recording attendance and no-shows.
  • Check that passengers disembark at the correct destinations, and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that the van is fueled, well-maintained, and presentable at all times.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and set clear boundaries.
  • Great improvisational skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Working knowledge of pertinent car maintenance and ability to drive in a variety of weather conditions.
  • General computer skills – ability to build and maintain and build accurate logs.

  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • 25 years of age or older.

Salary: $25-30 per hour depending on experience


Account Manager

Greater Burlington Area, Vermont
Working Fields Account Managers are ambassadors for our mission: improving lives through equitable employment opportunities. The right person for this job is a creative problem solver who thrives on partner collaboration and an empathetic leader who provides ongoing support to our jobseekers. This is a full-time, salaried position responsible for sourcing, screening, supporting and matching candidates to client hiring needs. Account Managers will work closely with social service agencies, Department of Corrections, client employers and jobseekers. They manage the recruitment process from start to finish, with a focus on placement retention through our supportive employment model. If you have a passion for connecting people with opportunities and possess excellent communication and organizational skills, we invite you to join our team.

This position will be based at our South Burlington headquarters, with frequent travel to other parts of Vermont.

  1. Candidate Sourcing and Engagement
  • Alongside Business Development Manager, maintain close relationships with Referring Agencies in assigned territory to keep Working Fields front-of-mind for the individuals they serve
  • Utilize various other sourcing channels (online job boards, social media, events, etc.) to identify potential candidates.
  • Conduct surveys to assess the candidate’s qualifications and match them with client requirements, considering skills and level of stability. Surveys will be scheduled at Working Fields offices, correctional facilities, and other partner locations.
  • Coordinate and schedule interviews between clients and candidates. Conduct screenings as required by client.
  • Build and maintain a talent pool of qualified candidates for future job openings.
2. Client Relationship Management:
  • Work with Business Development Manager to understand clients’ hiring needs, job requirements, and organizational culture.
  • Stay in close contact with current clients on candidate submissions, interviews, and hiring progress.
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients to ensure customer satisfaction and repeat business.
3. Placement Management
  • Guide candidates through the entire hiring and onboarding process, addressing their questions and concerns.
  • Manage the relationship between the Client, Associate, and Peer Coach over the length of the assignment to ensure that expectations are being met and exceeded for all parties.
  • Develop and refine recovery coaching skills and techniques to be utilized in the ongoing support provided to Associates while on assignment at a client company.

4. Data Management
  • Maintain candidate, job, company and placement records in applicant tracking system.
  • Ensure that all onboarding paperwork is completed completely and accurately.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and plan daily and weekly tasks including prioritizing several competing tasks.
  • Ability to build a trusting relationship with Associates through motivational interviewing techniques and strong listening skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and maintain relationships with client and referring partner contacts.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management abilities.
  • Results-driven with a commitment to meeting targets and deadlines.
  • An affinity towards working with diverse populations, including those in recovery from substance use disorder, with past criminal convictions, and other barriers to employment.
  • High level of professionalism and ethical standards.
  • 3-5 years of experience in recruitment, account management or related field
  • Willingness to work on occasion within correctional facilities.
  • General computer literacy in Microsoft Office and CRM applications
  • Ability to be available occasionally outside of normal working hours (8:30-5:00) to participate in events and with urgent associate or client issues. 
  • Have personal cell phone where Company’s VOIP (phone app) can be installed and used

Compensation starts at $55,000 plus commissions. Top notch benefits package includes unlimited PTO, comprehensive health insurance, and employer-matched IRA.