Special Projects Coordinator in San Gabriel, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 6/20/2020

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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

Responsible for special project, serves as primary liaison with referring and partner agencies. Responsible for ensuring that the program meets program guidelines and outcome objectives. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


1.Ensures assigned programs and projects are maintained and operated according the highest standards of service by maximizing internal and external resources.
2.Participates in the preliminary negotiation and execution of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs).
3.Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; developing; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
4.Serves as primary liaison for referring agencies and partners. 
5.Oversees staff to meet enrollment and placement goals as specified by contract agreements.
6.Actively pursues new services relationships with community businesses.
7.Develops relationships with training schools and conducts visits to ensure that sites are in compliance with the funder’s requirements inclduing work experience sites. 
8.Monitors participants’ file document to ensure quality and data accuracy; expenditures are spent within budget,  timeframe and requirements.   
9.Conducts weekly file review roundtables.  Creates regular reports showing the progress of departmental objectives in regards to the current status.
10.This position requires some local travel (about 50%) a valid CA driver's license and state-required auto insurance are necessary.  Driving records must be acceptable by company’s insurance vendor.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities


1.Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

•This job supervises 3-7 staff, including Career Service Specialists, Business Service Representatives, and Employment Specialists.

Education & Experience

•4 years of social services experience within which includes min 2 years of managerial experience.

•Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, education, or a related field from four-year college or university preferred.

•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with abilities to work with all levels of employees and diverse populations.

•Experience serving people with disabilities.  Knowledge of ADA helpful.

•A multi-tasker and organizer with abilities to motivate the team.

•Excellent communication, public relations and presentation skills.

•Spanish / English bilingual preferred. 

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 is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations for job duties in accordance with Federal and State Law 


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: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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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