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Program Specialist for Career Services

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas Jonesboro, AR
  • Expired: 13 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is now hiring a Program Specialist for Career Services in our Jonesboro, AR. location.

Are you the kind of person who helps others?

  • At Goodwill Our Mission is changing lives through education, training and employment.


This position's primary responsibilities are to educate eligible Goodwill persons served and clients in skills necessary to secure competitive employment. Position works to ensure continuous partnerships between Goodwill, other workforce partners, and the business community by obtaining job leads for the agency. This position is responsible for providing opportunities for job placements for all persons served through Career Services.

Uphold a positive work environment that follows Goodwill's Amazing Customer Experience (ACE) culture, Values, and Mission in everything you do and every interaction you have with co-workers, clients, customers and management.


1. Facilitate or directly provide placement assistance services to job seekers to include intake, assessment, and vocational guidance, referrals to supportive service, job-search assistance, job referrals and placement. This duty is performed daily, about 40% of the time.

2. Establish relationships and maintain contact with employers to promote employment or advancement for eligible job seekers. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.

3. Develop opportunities with the State Approving Agency, labor unions and Apprenticeship committees to promote training of job seekers. This duty is performed daily, about 20% of the time.

4. Ensure client documentation is completed timely, appropriate according to individualized plans, verified by signatures as well as accurate and in compliance with all state and federal guidelines. This duty is performed weekly, about 5% of the time.

5. Teach work readiness skills in one-on-one and group settings. This duty is performed weekly, about 15% of the time.

6. Provide supervision to ensure participant safety and adherence to programs. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.

7. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Valid Arkansas Driver's License


Career Development Facilitator Certificate


  • 3-5 years direct sales experience.
  • Willingness to learn and respect the needs of persons with mental illness or a disability.
  • Knowledge of local market trends and economic trends and growing industries.
  • Adhere to client privacy rights and HIPAA requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to successfully complete identified training and/or meetings as required (i.e. State and local Chambers of Commerce).
  • Demonstrated ability to speak effectively before groups and to represent the organization and Center for business development.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
  • Ability to travel within Goodwill's designated region as required.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas

Why Work Here?

Because our Mission is changing lives through education, training, and employment.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is dedicated to making our local community a better place. Our employees are an important part of the cycle of giving in the community and hold valuable positions that move our organization ahead, from retail jobs to office supports. Those who work at Goodwill get more than a paycheck, they go home with a sense of pride, dignity, and a job well done. They know they are making a difference. About Us: At Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, we help people with disabilities and other disadvantages reach their highest potential through training, education and employment services. "Donate, Shop, Change a Life!" is more than just a tagline - it’s how we have been operating for over 90 years. Our programs and services offer a hand up, not a hand out. Sometimes that hand up is resume development or job placement assistance. Other times, the hand up comes in the form of education or training programs. The number of transformed lives is more than just glowing statistics; they are actual stories of people who turned their lives around and discovered their potential. Get to know a few of the lives that have been touched by Goodwill. When you support Goodwill by donating to or shopping at stores in your neighborhood, you support our mission and make a lasting impact in your community by changing lives. Goodwill offers competitive wages and a strong benefits package. Apply today for immediate consideration.


1515 S. Caraway, Jonesboro, AR. 72401
Jonesboro, AR