30+ days ago


Portland, OR



About ACHS

ACHS is committed to building an inclusive workplace that values people of all backgrounds and a wide range of skills and experience. Together, we strive to create and maintain a working environment where we can be our authentic selves and work together to impact change in the communities we serve through integrative health and wellness education and a focus on sustainability. We are a community of one, built by all. 

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been providing excellence in holistic health distance education since 1978 and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). ACHS specializes in accredited online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education courses in integrative medicine fields including aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and more.

Our mission is to provide leadership in holistic health education through comprehensive professional online and on-campus education and high-quality natural products with a commitment to sustainable practices and principles. 

ACHS is a Certified B Corporation™, devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices. ACHS ranked #5 on Oregon Business Magazine’s Top Green Workplaces 2020 and is committed to helping communities thrive. For more information, visit

Position Overview

Are you ready to apply your top-notch skills to be a part of a fast-paced, collaborative team to support student materials and customer order production and shipments? 

ACHS is currently seeking an experienced full-time Production Assistant and Shipping Clerk to join our team. The Production Assistant and Shipping Clerk is a varied position, giving team members the opportunity to receive and package certified organic botanicals, essential oils, and other raw ingredients as well as support shipping and other facility operations. This position works with a small team committed to ensuring our students and customers receive the highest quality natural products.

Successful candidates will: excel in a team environment where teamwork, positivity, and flexibility are valued; have a proven ability to think critically and seek innovative solutions; demonstrate the ability to leverage technology to multi-task; be an engaging and motivating co-worker with exceptional customer service skills. 

The Work You’ll Do in this Role

  • Receive and handle products in compliance with Oregon Tilth organic certification procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) including filling essential oils, packaging botanicals, and assembling academic lab kits for student materials.
  • Package products with strong attention to detail and care for the aesthetic of the product including accurate and attractive labeling.
  • Assist with pulling, packing, and shipping retail orders and academic supplies to students across the U.S. and internationally.
  • Ensure accuracy of all products shipped and accompanying documentation.
  • Assist with maintaining an accurate inventory of materials and supplies through thorough record-keeping and reporting.  
  • Report damages and discrepancies during the shipping and receiving process for accounting, replacement. and record-keeping purposes.
  • Accurately package herbs, oils, and other holistic health products for retail sale.
  • Follow quality control procedures to ensure product quality and integrity.
  • Cleaning and building maintenance including facility cleaning protocols in accordance with GMP. 
  • Keep Apothecary Shoppe College Store well-stocked and looking neat and welcoming including weekly restocking, dusting, and merchandising. 
  • Assist retail customers in person. [Note the store is currently closed to in-store customers due to COVID-19.]
  • Accurately file production and shipping records. 
  • Assist other staff members, when needed.


Skills & Experience You Bring to ACHS

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience working with certified organic products, ideally botanicals, essential oils, or other dietary supplements in a GMP facility. 
  • Be able to work independently, accurately, quickly, and with minimal supervision as well as work as a collaborative member of the team.
  • Be goal-oriented and take pride in work.
  • Be flexible and able to react well to change.
  • Be proactive and show initiative.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Be customer service-oriented with a student-centric mindset.
  • Have a car and valid driver’s license for daily postal package drop-offs.
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical/problem-solving skills, and attention to detail skills.
  • Proficient in using Mac computers and general computer skills including use of Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional production and small office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, email, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position includes frequent bending, lifting, standing, or stretching.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

ACHS Offers:

Benefits include the following for eligible employees: subsidized medical, dental and vision coverage; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; employer-provided short- and long-term disability and life insurance, additional voluntary life insurance also available; paid parental leave; subsidized childcare; tax-deferred flex spending and dependent care options; 401K; education credits; and the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of each and every one of our students and graduates.


ACHS is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for all qualified individuals and supports workforce diversity. ACHS does not discriminate nor will it tolerate discrimination against any person because of age, gender, gender-identity, color, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.

ACHS complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, including but not limited to all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Any person who files a complaint or participates in an investigation is protected from retaliation to the full extent of the law. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to ACHS’s Title IX Coordinator: Brooke Pillsbury, Chief Operating Officer, 5005 S. Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239,, 503-244-0726; and/or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.