WHY NURTURE LIFE?

At Nurture Life, we truly value fostering a team that cares—cares about their work, cares about their team members and cares about our mission to help families nurture their children through wholesome food. With a commitment to continuously improve and collaborate in everything we do, we offer an environment that challenges, excites and allows you to develop your passion for food & tech. We welcome you to apply and join this ever-evolving space!

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OUR CULTURE

Vibrant and hard working, our team creates an atmosphere that keeps you engaged and excited by your work.
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EDUCATION

We believe in growing our team by continuously offering new opportunities to learn and expand their role.
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INNOVATION

Our products and services are constantly evolving—and every team member has the opportunity to shape where we head next.

Join the team

Culinary Production

  • Production Cook
    Bedford Park, IL
    Bedford Park, IL
    Culinary - Full Time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children.

    We are looking for a talented, driven production cook who loves to work on a team and is passionate about creating the very best meals for kids. We are a dynamic startup run by a leadership team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do. If you’re looking for an exciting and friendly environment that will value you and your contributions, please apply to join our team.

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

    Your days will consist of…

    • Being a team player alongside great people by preparing and cooking fresh, healthy and developmentally friendly foods for babies, toddlers and kids.
    • Reviewing daily work lists and bringing up any questions to your supervisor before starting the tasks.
    • Following standard operating procedures while using recipes to produce meals to ensure consistency and quality across all menu items.
    • Preparing and cooking quality ingredients that represent our passion to deliver a great product to our customers.
    • Ensuring that all products are prepared correctly per product quality standard, recipe guidelines, and compliance with GMPs, USDA and all food safety and quality standards.
    • Immediately communicating recipe discrepancies such as order/over statement of yields, bake loss, process loss or bom to a supervisor.
    • Processing equipment set up and change over.
    • Striving to accomplish the goals of the manufacturing plan based on SQF requirements, consistent with established manufacturing, quality and safety standards.
    • Working in a clean and organized way and cleaning as you go, ensuring GMPs, USDA and sanitation standards are met.
    • Working safely at all times, asking for assistance when needed and notifying management of any problems or concerns.
    • Assisting as needed in all other areas of production operations such as plating, sealing, fulfillment, receiving and sanitation.

    We’d love for you to…

    • 1-2 years experience as a prep cook/food production cook, producing recipes for hundreds of portions at a time.
    • Ability to multitask and handle shifting priorities throughout your work shift.
    • Ability to communicate, read and understand English as we read and write recipes and conduct meetings in English.
    • Have basic computer skills.
    • Have basic math skills including weights and measures.

    Work environment and physical demands…

    • Work environment involves moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving machines and forklifts in production facility.
    • Protective clothing or gear such as goggles, gloves and slip resistant shoes and other PPE may be required.
    • Work will be performed in a cold environment (34-42 degrees) for extended periods of time, must be able to work in a cold environment with required appropriate clothing.
    • Tools and equipment such as knives, hand tools, utensils, burners, ovens and standard commercial kitchen equipment will be used.
    • Work requires some physical strain such as long continuous periods of standing and walking in production facility.
    • Must be able to push, carry, lift and/or pull 25-50lbs.
    • Other physical demands may include climbing, crouching and/or reaching.

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k savings plan
    • Pre-tax commuter benefits program
    • Paid holidays, vacation days and generous parental leave
    • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks
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Marketing

  • Retention and Engagement Manager
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    Marketing - Full Time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

    We are looking for a talented and driven retention and engagement manager who loves to work on a team and is passionate about being a part of a company creating the very best meals for kids. Nurture Life is a rapidly growing startup in the foodtech industry led by a team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do.

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

    Your days will consist of…

    • Create and execute programs to improve customer experience and retention through all customer touchpoints including product acceptance, e-mail marketing, marketing and subscription sites, unboxing, referral and loyalty programs, kid incentive programs, customer experience
    • Create and drive programs to reactivate paused and suspended customers and activate dormant customers
    • Develop and execute programs to better understand customer satisfaction at all points in the customer lifecycle
    • Measure and analyze customer feedback and activity data to identify retention opportunities and make recommendations for new or improved retention programs
    • Own key retention metrics and trending and inform stakeholders of program performance and progress
    • Work cross-functionally with marketing, customer experience, product development and production teams to continuously improve our customers’ experience with both digital and physical products

    We’d love for you to have…

    • 3+ years of retention marketing, database marketing, e-commerce or related experience
    • Proven track record of analyzing customer lifecycle behaviors and data
    • Understanding of multiple retention channels and supporting technologies
    • Comfortable communicating reporting, insights and data-driven optimization strategies
    • Cross-functional collaboration skills with the ability to build strong relationships
    • Flexibility to accept and adapt to change and shifting priorities as well as a commitment to seek continuous improvement
    • Hold a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k savings plan
    • Commuter benefits
    • Paid company holidays and vacation days
    • Generous parental leave
    • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks
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  • Content Coordinator Internship
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    Marketing - Part Time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares fresh, wholesome, organic, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

    We are looking for a talented and driven content coordinator intern who thrives in a collaborative team environment and is passionate about being a part of a company that creates the very best meals for kids. Nurture Life is a rapidly growing startup in the foodtech industry led by a team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do.

     

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

     

    INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

    The content coordinator intern will report directly to the content marketing manager, working closely with the social media manager and graphic designer. This position will be responsible for supporting the content marketing department for a full semester. This internship is for course credit and is unpaid. We would like an intern who can commit to 20 to 25 hours of work a week in our River North office.

     

    INTERNSHIP DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Assist with managing our editorial calendar—ideating blogs, scheduling to ensure content variety, reassessing publishing schedule as needed
    2. Write blog prompts—researching keywords, building a framework for the article, providing inspiration or necessary resources to writers
    3. Help ideate for blog photo needs and assess how we can use existing photos to achieve content needs
    4. Assist in reporting on blog performance by using Google Analytics to track pageviews, bounce rate, conversion rate, etc.
    5. Assist in working with key team members to ensure proper channel distribution (Ensuring the blog is being shared internally and to customers through email + social)
    6. Crop and resize photos for use on blog and any other requested channels
    7. Post blogs on WordPress and ensure all necessary elements are included within the content (tags, meta description, etc.)
    8. Assess past blogs, suggest future use, and implement changes as necessary—archive, get new photos, optimize with keywords, rework the content entirely, etc.
    9. Help keep photo assets organized and accessible by all team members.
    10. Assist in staging material organization and sourcing
    11. Update and/or review website changes, ensuring all assets are accurate and verifying that linking and messaging are up-to-date.
    12. Assist in any general content-related tasks. This could mean everything from holding up a reflector during a photoshoot, copyediting emails or looking for the perfect plate to feature our meals. The world of content is different every day!

     

    KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

    • Have a desire to get hands-on work experience and be consistently challenged
    • Be detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, deadline driven, ambitious and a team player alongside great people
    • Strong writing and editing skills with a mind for process management and organization
    • A strong interest in fostering community through work—building relationships beyond the task, cultivating an inclusive work environment and challenging Nurture Life with new ideas and approaches
    • Have strong experience in Microsoft Office, Google Drive and Dropbox
    • Have an eye for photo composition
    • Some Adobe Creative Cloud experience preferred
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field preferred

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Work environment involves limited risks or discomforts, which require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving machines in production facilities

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    Long periods of sitting and eye strain due to close proximity to computer. Light to moderate lifting, up to 25 pounds, to move material from time to time.

     

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  • Director of Growth
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    Marketing - Full time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

    The Director of Growth will be responsible for driving customer acquisition through all digital channels including social, search and display. This individual will also be responsible for analysis and reporting of all acquisition programs with the objective of continually optimizing existing programs, expanding acquisition channels and managing the acquisition budget and CPAs.

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

    Your days will consist of…

    • Drive the strategic direction and execution of paid acquisition programs, including social, search and display
    • Lead conversion and landing page optimization efforts to support acquisition and retention initiatives
    • Build and execute, with the assistance of a leading performance marketing agency, marketing programs with substantial ROI 
    • Closely help manage marketing spend, tracking KPIs and making calculated decisions to increase spend, change spend mix, etc. based on channel performance, LTV and new customer growth success
    • Brainstorm creative concepts and messaging strategy for ads informed by consumer insights and analysis 
    • Implement rapid turn creative testing process in collaboration with internal and external partners
    • Partner with cross-functional teams for support on design, content, SEO, and social aimed at improving customer acquisition funnel metrics 
    • Use insights and analysis to drive performance marketing/media expenditure, go-to-market strategies for new product launches, creative, integrated marketing campaigns, and new growth marketing initiatives 
    • Track performance across key KPIs, interpret data, and work with the CMO to create optimization plans to ensure programs scale efficiently; be adept at navigating and manipulating large amounts of dynamic data and generating actionable insights 
    • Deliver actionable insights by synthesizing information across online and offline channels. 
    • Test and provide proactive insights and analysis on challenges and new marketing opportunities
    • Maximize the impact of current programs while testing and scaling new channels
    • Lead budgeting, forecasting, and performance analysis for digital acquisition channels
    • Identify and implement marketing tools and systems that accelerate growth and business insights

    We’d love for you to have…

    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, economics, or related field
    • 5+ years of performance marketing experience, with expertise in digital acquisition and conversion rate optimization across multiple channels in both web and mobile; experience with a direct-to-consumer start up a plus
    • A data-driven strategist who has lived in a rigorous LTV/CAC world
    • Strong financial acumen and confidence to make significant spending decisions and closely managing the digital acquisition P&L
    • Strong knowledge of digital media planning, execution, optimization, email marketing, and search engine optimization. Experience working on brands with content-rich engagement strategies is a plus
    • Proven ability to identify and refine addressable audience segments for campaigns
    • Strong capabilities and understanding of CPA, Attribution, Cohort analysis, and LTV
    • Experience managing cross-channel digital attribution models across online and offline efforts
    • Experience leading relationships with external agencies and partners
    • Committed to learning about the latest tactics in digital and mobile marketing and have a passion for testing what makes sense to test
    • Expert in Facebook Business Manager, Google AdWords, Pinterest Ads Manager, LinkedIn Ads,  and other relevant advertising platforms. 
    • Strong understanding of Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Search Console, Page Speed Insights, and website measurement tools
    • Excellent forecasting and analysis skills, with strong working knowledge of Excel
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results driven environment
    • Be willing and able to roll up your sleeves – we’re a lean team and everyone needs to be willing to dive in.
    • Strong leadership skills and helping develop our high performing team
    • Outstanding communication skills, and the presence and experience to drive cross-functional teams toward measurable outcomes

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k savings plan
    • Commuter benefits
    • Paid company holidays and vacation days
    • Generous parental leave
    • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks

     

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THE BENEFITS & PERKS

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