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
Work under the direction of Site Management to maintain the efficient operation of a Retail Store, Boutique or Attended Donation Center (ADC) to achieve established goals for sales, production, service, safety and expense control. Goodwill Southern California greatly values our employees' health and well-being. Per company Policy, all our employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Provide excellent service, engages with each customer and donor, while presenting a friendly and cooperative attitude
Communicate our Mission and acts in accordance with our values (RISE: Respect, Integrity, Service and Integrity) to our Ambassadors, customers and donors.
Follow all safety rules and exercises caution in all work related activities.
Maintain a clean and safe environment by following all personal protective equipment policies and procedures.
Perform accurate Point of Sale (POS) and cash handling procedures.
Receive and accurately record donations using technology.
Sort, clean, process, price donated goods, following company standards.
Merchandise and maintain the salesfloor to meet established company standard operating procedures (SOP).
Load and unload trucks and performs necessary cleaning and janitorial work.
Work flexible shifts; including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime when needed.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education & Experience
Ability to read, speak and write Basic English.
Ability to operate cash register, personal computer and other technology necessary to complete the activities assigned.
Ability to share Goodwill's purpose with the public and ask for monetary donations and ask customer and donor information.
Ability to work with a diverse team.
Some retail and sales experience helpful.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Other Educational Skills & Abilities
English Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other ambassadors of the organization.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an ambassador to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical, mental & environmental conditions in which the work is performed. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an ambassador encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work Environment No special vision requirements.
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.
New Hire Orientation
Harassment Prevention (non-management)
Position specific training
Values-Based Work Environment Notice Goodwill Southern California provides a values-based work environment for our ambassadors. All individuals are expected to support and promote our values:
We treat everyone with respect, compassion and inclusion, recognizing their contributions and differences.
We conduct business with transparency, integrity and accountability.
We pursue a vision of excellence and continuous improvement to better the lives of those we serve.
The above description is not intended to be an "all-inclusive" list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor is it intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, it is intended only to describe the general nature of the job.
Drug Screen (FT Only)
Background Check (FT Only)
Verification of COVID-19 Vaccinations
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: [ Link Removed ] 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.