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We've calculated that the average salary at Goodwill is $30K based on 1,658 user-submitted salaries A total of 117 Goodwill employees gave Goodwill an average happiness rating of 3.7 out of 5.0.

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Current CEO: Jim Gibbons

Status: Active

Goodwill careers fulfill the need to make a positive impact on other people''s lives. Working at Goodwill means joining an organization whose mission is to empower people and help them reach their potential. As one of the most recognized and valuable nonprofit organizations in the United States, Goodwill seeks to employ enthusiastic, talented individuals eager to share in its mission and vision.

Originally founded in 1902 by the Rev. Edgar J. Helms, pastor of a Methodist church in Boston, Massachusetts, Goodwill began as an outreach ministry for the poor. The ministry began collecting household goods and clothing from wealthier Boston citizens. Unemployed individuals repaired or mended the donated items and resold them or redistributed them to the poor. The sales revenue was used to pay the workers and fund additional projects to assist the needy.

Over the years, Goodwill Industries has had to adjust its services in response to prevailing economic and social trends while still adhering to its mission. However, empowering people through work and education is still the basic concept under which Goodwill operates albeit on a grander scale.

Today, over 2,500 retail stores, 160 independent community-based agencies, 14 international affiliates, as well as an online auction site, operate under the aegis of Goodwill Industries International. Based in Rockville, Maryland, Goodwill Industries International provides support for these member network agencies in the form of learning opportunities, consultations, national media support, public policy advocacy, leadership development and research. Goodwill believes its enduring success is due to each agency''s autonomous nature.

As an independent agency, each location has the flexibility to address the needs and opportunities within their local jurisdiction. Retail sales still provide Goodwill with over half its revenue. However, it additionally relies on industrial and service contract work with local communities and the government, private and corporate donations, as well as grants for funding its operating costs.

Goodwill benefits for full-time employees include:

-Group health, dental and vision insurance
-Group life insurance
-403(b) Retirement plan
-Holiday pay
-Paid vacation time
-Sick leave

Job opportunities with Goodwill are as varied as the agencies that exist within its organization. In addition, special grant projects will require specific positions for coordinating grant activities. Executive positions or grant-based positions may garner higher salaries than local agency positions or retail store positions. As with most nonprofit organizations, salaries tend to be lower than average. However, being a part of the Goodwill culture with its diversity and commitment to helping others may be the one benefit no other job can offer.

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