Employment Opportunities at Goodwill 2018-04-04T11:03:48+00:00

Employment Opportunities at Goodwill

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Director of Finance and Controller


To lead the finance function within a multi-faceted and impactful social service enterprise organization.



  • Bring a financial management lens, analytic and interpretive expertise, and a strategic leadership mindset to the Finance function at Goodwill
  • Play a key role on the Leadership Team by delivering and interpreting financial reports and results; providing support; refining our reporting; leading the budget and forecast processes; and providing proactive oversight to all areas of our financial activities and the operational infrastructure of the organization.
  • Be a valued business partner in the management of our government-funded programs and our social enterprise work by identifying key financial performance metrics and reporting and analyses.
  • Develop a vision for the department and for the processes and functions, with early projects likely to include scenario modelling for strategic planning; refining department roles and structure; simplifying our chart of accounts; identifying efficiencies; reviewing our systems; and developing a policy and procedures manual.

Financial Services

  • Manage the operations and functions of the Finance department
  • Do or oversee work including: general ledger completion, preparation of financial reports, payroll, benefits, and banking, budget preparation and forecasting, financial controls, procedures and/or policy recommendations, audit preparation and completion of the annual financial statements, insurance coverage and claims.
  • Perform business analysis, recommend design / structure of department implement
  • Prepare and ensure compliance with CRA filings and ensure legal, regulatory, and contractual compliance
  • Bring management accounting and analytical skills to all financial aspects of our operations, from projections and risk management to pricing and business planning
  • Administer our investments consistent with our policies
  • Attend and present at our Board meetings as may be required from time to time

Other Duties

  • Manage real-estate-related financial work, with respect to our leased sites and our own leasing operations
  • Represent the organization on related financial matters, or other duties as requested by the President


  • Degree or Diploma in Accounting or Business
  • Professional Designation preferred but not essential with extensive experience
  • 5 – 6 years experience in accounting
  • 3 – 4 years management/leadership experience
  • Excellent knowledge of GAAP and IFRS
  • Not for profit experience an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communications


  • A high level of professional and ethical conduct
  • A service-oriented, team-first attitude
  • Professional communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • A commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Well-developed analytical and planning skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel. MS Office (familiarity with AccPac/Sage would be an asset)

Job Posting Expires: Friday, April 11, 2018

Full-Time Job Developer
Goodwill Career Centre, Hamilton

This is a full-time opportunity, 37.5 hours per week, with benefits, pension plan, starting wage of $46,895.


  • Community College and/or University Degree in related discipline, with 2 years’ experience
  • Extensive background in marketing, sales, and employment counselling/job development
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meet or exceed established targets in a target-driven work environment
  • Deliver results independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
  • Knowledge of local labour market, job search strategies, and techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; communicate well with employers and other groups
  • Highly developed problem solving and decision making skills
  • Proven ability to assess client needs and make appropriate referrals
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Strong organizational skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of social media an asset.


  • Develop strong business relationships, establish and implement successful  job placement strategies
  • Review client inventories and contact potential employers to meet monthly targets
  • In conjunction with the Career Development Specialists, support and assist clients in improving and implementing successful job search and job retention strategies
  • Prepare detailed work plans and ensure timelines are met and results achieved
  • Negotiate wage subsidy agreements and terms of employment conditions, when warranted
  • Complete regular follow up with Employers and Clients to ensure job retention and satisfaction
  • Support clients with one-on-one counselling and group workshops
  • Provide support to Employers through the employment cycle: from job descriptions to postings
  • Provide verbal/written client, employer, marketing and statistical reports as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Please apply, with resume & cover letter using the form above.

Job Posting Expires: Monday, April 13, 2018

Full-Time Career Development Specialist
Goodwill Career Centre, Hamilton

This is a full-time opportunity, 37.5 hours per week, with benefits, pension plan and a starting salary of $46,895 annually.


  • Community College and/or University Degree in related discipline
  • Ability to meet and exceed targets, with 2 years’ related experience
  • Strong background in developing action plans, employment counselling, apprenticeship, Second Career Strategy
  • Valid Drivers’ license and full time access to a vehicle
  • Strong case noting skills with the ability to build rationale for decisions that support clients with goals
  • Knowledge and/or experience of EO and Youth Programs an asset


  • Intake new clients, assessing eligibility for service with government programs to assist with the job search
  • Providing employment support to clients, assessing attitudes and barriers affecting job placement and vocational training, developing strategies, advising on job search techniques, and following up on action plants
  • Assisting clients to develop Employment Action plans geared to realistic outcomes
  • Ensuring accurate, timely, and complete records are maintained on each client using various computerized databases, following ministry guidelines
  • Case conferencing with job developers, internal and community partners to discuss clients’ needs and eligibility
  • Maintaining knowledge of current labour market using newspapers, Internet and other available sources
  • Assisting clients to secure Second Career Strategy
  • Following up with employers for the purpose of assisting clients to become employed
  • Monitoring clients while with employers
  • Establish community placements, conducting follow-up and providing employers with information
  • Marketing programs and services to the community and employers
  • Plan and/or conduct training sessions and make recommendations for new programs
  • Develop and support the team effort with clients, staff and other team memebers
  • Take responsibility for understanding and addressing safety issues for the job and equipment operated

Please apply, with resume & cover letter using the form above.

Job Posting Expires: Monday, April 13, 2018

Program Assistant – Youth Job Connection Summer Position
Goodwill Career Centre, Hamilton


This position is working from the Goodwill Career Centre in Hamilton you will assist in carrying out the Youth Job Connection (YJC): Summer program.  YJC: Summer is designed to help young people with pre-employment training and work opportunities that will help them make informed career and educational planning decisions as they embark on their careers. This position has potential to be part time during the school year.


  • Available to work days, evenings, and Saturdays, May to August 2018
  • Community college student in administration, marketing or social service worker programs preferred
  • Strong customer service, administration and communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications and internet
  • Knowledge of Hamilton community


  • Meet targets as per program requirements
  • Assist clients to make connections with employers and facilitate the hiring process
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients and employers
  • Facilitate job search or health and safety based workshops
  • Conduct outreach to high schools and community based organizations
  • Research and cold call employers and set appointments
  • Connect clients to appropriate community services
  • Assist clients to create resumes and cover letters
  • Assist clients with interview skills
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please apply, with resume & cover letter using the form above.

Job Posting Expires: Friday, April 14, 2018

Part-Time Sales Associate
Goodies Thrift, Burnside, Nova Scotia

$11.68 per hour, plus benefits and wage progression.


  • Open availability including: Days, Evenings and Weekends
  • Previous customer service experience an asset
  • Up beat pleasant personality with a neat appearance is a must
  • Experience on a cash register an asset
  • Knowledge of name brand apparel and fashion trends
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, do some climbing, bending and carrying


  • Providing excellent customer service throughout the store and on cash serving customers
  • Greeting donors and happily accepting donations
  • Processing donated goods to ensure they are out on the sales floor in a timely manner
  • arranging merchandise
  • Operating point of sales equipment, handling, cash, credit and debit transitions
  • Performs general cleaning duties in the store
  • Other duties as assigned

Please apply, with resume to:
Dayna Kenney, Store Manager
Email: dkenney@goodwillonline.ca

Job Posting Expires: Friday, April 20, 2018

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.