Human Resources Specialist | LA Campus in Los Angeles, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 5/12/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Goodwill Southern California (GSC) prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As one of the leading non-profit brands in the world, and the largest non-profit in Southern California, we have been transforming lives through the power of work for over 100 years. Goodwill Southern California supports its mission with proceeds generated from over 78 retail stores and over 44 attended donation centers, as well as from charitable donations and grants from the public and private sectors. Goodwill SoCal is a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused – on our mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal!

Primary Responsibility / Summary

Goodwill Southern California is seeking an experienced Recruiting Specialist. The Specialist supports all facets of recruitment and onboarding of employees.  The Specialist will also deliver in-house and online training programs and provide customized training.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

• Develops a recruiting and interviewing strategy for requisitions within assigned territory.
• Sources potential candidates via applicant tracking system, job boards, contact lists, employee referrals, internal applicants and various online databases.  
• Screens, Interviews and tests applicants for hire, make recommendations to hiring managers; maintains an active pipeline of candidates by building relationships with diverse applicant resources.
• Creates and extends offers of employment (internal and external).
• Completes on-boarding process for new hires; review profiles for accuracy.
• Ensures that all pre-employment screening and testing requirements are met according to Goodwill Southern California policy.
• Coordinates and facilitates New Hire Orientation; ensures new hire on-boarding in alignment with organization strategic initiatives and goals.
• Coordinates and participates in employment events such as job fairs, open houses, campus recruiting events, etc.
• Assists in maintaining organizational use of training technology and software, assigns appropriate training modules  to achieve employees’ development plans.
• Develops, coordinates and conducts training and follow-up visits as needed at remote locations.
• Establishes and maintains strong cross-functional relationships with key stakeholders and business partners.
• Prepares reports and assists in maintaining training log and schedules.
• Provides Learning Management System (LMS) support to users.
• Supports talent focused activities, including but not limited to talent reviews, succession planning, performance reviews and assist with respective reporting and data collection.
• Applies innovative thinking and creates solutions reflecting internal customer, departmental and organizational needs.  Researches new training techniques and suggests enhancements to existing training and talent development programs.
• This position requires some local travel (about 25%  to 50% of the time) a valid CA driver's license and state-required auto insurance are necessary.  Driving record must be acceptable by the Company’s insurance vendor.

Education & Experience

• 2 or more years of HR experience.
• Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university preferred.
• Excellent communication and people skills.
• Ability to work with all levels of employees, the general public and individuals with disabilities.
• Shift flexibility and overtime when needed.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• PC proficient, familiar with HRIS and applicant tracking system helpful.

Other Qualifications

• Ability to handle confidential information.  
• Punctual and dependable attendance.
• Free from alcohol and drug abuse.
• Understands the basic philosophy of Goodwill and participates fully in carrying out its mission.
Adheres to Goodwill’s values of Respect, Integrity, Service, & Excellence


Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment.   Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability.   Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.   We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.  

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.

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