Opportunity Accelerator Program Specialist

Remote Full time Goodwill Industries International in Non-profit Organization Management
  • 15810 Indianola Dr., Rockville, Maryland 20855, US View on Map
  • Post Date : March 11, 2021
  • Apply Before : February 22, 2022
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Job Description

GII is seeking several Opportunity Accelerator Program Specialists

These individuals will work to equip local Goodwill® leaders, GII team members and Opportunity Accelerator Fellows to implement the Goodwill Opportunity Accelerator as well as support and assess local Goodwill organizations’ progress to plan and provide technical assistance to equip them to implement, adopt and advance the Opportunity Accelerator. Depending on dynamic grant funding, area of focus include: Healthcare Career Pathways, Trade Skills Pathways, our Digital Skills initiative and Youth and Young Adult services portfolio.


  • Equip local Goodwill® leaders, GII team members and Opportunity Accelerator Fellows to implement the Goodwill Opportunity Accelerator.
  • Support and assess local Goodwill organizations’ progress to plan and provide technical assistance to equip them to implement, adopt and advance the Opportunity Accelerator.


  1.  Collaborate with GII colleagues, local Goodwill team members, partners and vendors to field-test and pilot Opportunity Accelerator resources.
  2. Incorporate field-tested, evidence-based and data–informed practices contained in the Opportunity Accelerator to increase the likelihood of achieving locally-defined goals and objectives through grant funded and non-grant funded initiatives.
  3. Collaborate to identify, curate and deploy effective practices, training materials, and other elements that expand and advance the Opportunity Accelerator.
  4. Track impact on the quality of services, monitor and analyze local performance data, and produce customized reports for GII, local Goodwill leaders, funders and other audiences.
  5. Conduct virtual and/or on-site technical assistance monitoring and consultations.
  6. Collaborate to develop and deliver regularly scheduled and periodic informational, promotional and instructional webinars for Goodwill organizations. Collaborate in designing and conducting of virtual/in-person learning event to expand Opportunity Accelerator adoption.
  7. Contribute to Goodwill’s skills attainment strategy by identifying, refining and supporting deployment of healthcare pathways for persons served and employed by local Goodwill organizations to complete market-valued credentials.
  8. Other duties as assigned as needed to advance Goodwill priorities.



Internal:  Daily contact with GII team members to coordinate projects and support activities.

GII Members:  Frequent contact with local Goodwill leaders.

Outside:  Frequent contact with external organizations, GII partners and others as designated.

[1] All duties are considered to be essential, unless otherwise indicated.


  1.  Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with ability to establish trust, build relationships, and demonstrate integrity and credibility with GII colleagues, local Goodwill members, partners and other stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrated ability to achieve goals with a wide array of team members from different departments and levels (e.g., within GII, local Goodwill organizations, partners, collaborators and others).
  3. Subject matter expertise in career navigation and/or economic mobility.
  4. Strong organization abilities with project and process management and improvement skills with attention to detail to produce high quality work on multiple projects.
  5. Demonstrated programmatic and fiscal management expertise with strong analytical skills.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to communicate effectively in person and virtually (e.g., on the telephone and e-mail).
  7. Effective group facilitation and training/teaching skills.
  8. Ability to facilitate and support success of multiple sub-grantee organizations via training and technical assistance while monitoring performance to ensure successful outcomes.
  9. Ability to work in a team environment and to relate well to others both on an individual basis and in a group.
  10. Strong Microsoft Office skills; experience with on-line presentation systems preferred.
  11. Ability to perform mathematical operations to track and report grant programmatic and fiscal performance.


EDUCATION: Minimum of bachelor’s degree in business management, social or human services, or education, or equivalent experience.



  1. Two or more years project or grant management experience including managing programmatic data and budgets.
  2. Experience supporting project operations with multiple locations.
  3. Experience working with partners, funders, vendors and/or volunteers.
  4. Two years’ experience providing consultation services to groups or organizations desired.
  5. Experience designing and delivering face-to-face and virtual presentations.
  6. Prefer experience working or collaborating with community colleges and/or other credentialing organizations


DECISION MAKING: Ability to work independently and make decisions aligned with general program goals, objectives, and policies. Decisions on scheduling projects and determining priorities.

SUPERVISION: Regular – Latitude is given to the position in carrying out work assignments. Work is checked regularly for accuracy and completeness. Works under general supervision.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Sedentary, lifting 10 pounds maximum. Walking or standing is required only occasionally; accommodation available. Requires long hours at a computer. Requires frequent travel.

EMOTIONAL EFFORT: Work environment usually hectic with periods of high stress. Will need a positive attitude to meet daily challenges.