Job Posting 79170

Job Development Specialist
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Edmonton area
10110-82 Avenue NW
closing tomorrow (Mon, 17 Jan)
full time - term / contract  •  $45,000-50,000/year

Date Posted:                          January 3, 2022

Application Deadline:             January 17, 2022

Job Type:                                temporary, 15 month contract, hourly (length of position may be subject to change based on program funding)

Shifts:                                      Shifts may include days, evenings and weekends. Successful applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule

Wage:                                      $45,000 - 50,000 per annum

Posting ID:                              18-JDS


Great Work. Great People. Great Place. GREAT Purpose.


Are you looking for a career that makes a real difference in the lives of Albertans? Do you want to be part of a growing organization with opportunities for development? Do you want to look forward to coming to work every day? Then Goodwill Industries of Alberta is the place for you!


About Goodwill:

Goodwill is dedicated to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to find meaningful employment. This is made possible as a direct result of the generosity of Albertans in our community who choose to donate to Goodwill, where these items are resold through our successful retail stores. Our dedicated, ambitious and hard-working team members are the key to our success. By showing that we care, working as a team, continuously improving, and being accountable, our organization is driven towards GREATness, all the while, inspiring Albertans to make a difference. 


The Opportunity:

Are you our next Job Development Specialist? Reporting to the Manager of Program Delivery the Job Development Specialist is responsible for actively developing new employment and volunteer sites for adults with disabilities (individuals) seeking employment.



What you’ll be doing:

In collaboration with the Career Connections Manager of Program Delivery, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Meeting with employers in the community (70% of the time) to learn about their company and the opportunities for job carving and customized employment, and assisting employers in identifying ROI in investing into hiring people with disabilities.
  • Contacting employers and employer associations to solicit employment, volunteer or work experience opportunities.
  • Utilizing employer research to gain new employment opportunities and propose Customized Employment with interested employers.
  • Completing cold calls, via phone or drop in, to employer and volunteer sites.
  • Assisting individuals to apply for positions according to the Individual’s Path to Employment and PCP goals.
  • Arranging and accompanying individuals to interviews for coaching and moral support.
  • Providing awareness and self-advocacy skill development for individuals in the workforce community.


What you bring to the table:

  • Minimum 2 years of post-secondary education in related field – Social Services, Marketing, Psychology
  • Minimum 1 years of experience working in social services is preferred.
  • Inside/outside sales experience would be considered an asset.
  • Valid First Aid certificate.
  • Must have own vehicle, a valid class 5 driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • An interest to work with individuals with disabilities.
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate through oral and written communication.
  • Deliver amazing customer service by going above and beyond for all Goodwill customers.
  • Demonstrate teamwork and engage fellow Team Members in contributing to Goodwill’s mission & core purpose.
  • Maintain an open and honest attitude while making moral decisions.
  • Recognize the great efforts of fellow Team Members through genuine recognition activities.
  • Contribute to a welcoming & accepting work environment by showing respect at all times.
  • Hold oneself and fellow Team Members accountable in their roles and for their contributions to Goodwill’s mission & core purpose. 
  • Continuously look to improve oneself and the organization in any aspect including but not limited to processes, communications, tasks and customer experience.
  • Prioritize safety in all tasks, ensuring safety of self as well as fellow Team Members.

The Application Process:


For more information on Goodwill Industries of Alberta and what we offer, please visit our website at Candidates interested in this opportunity should forward their Resume and Cover letter detailing how they are a GREAT fit with Goodwill to by January 17, 2022 with Posting ID: 18-JDS, First Name and Last Name in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest wanting to be a part of our GREAT purpose. Only applicants who submit a full application will be considered.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check.


Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind.

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