Program Coordinator - Project SEARCH

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


US$45.8-47.6k (annually)


Full time


Sep 12

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a nonprofit organization that funds job training, education, and other community programs by selling donated clothing and household items in Goodwill stores and online. We offer life-changing work on a mission-minded team. We are 1,000 working as one and each of us is essential to helping our community thrive. For three years running, Goodwill has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s “Most Inspiring Companies”.

We offer a wide range of career opportunities ranging from entry-level to management in retail, human services, and administrative fields. Learn more about working at Goodwill. You can help. We can show you how.


The Project SEARCH Transition-to-Work program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program that takes place entirely at the workplace. The goal for each Project SEARCH participant is competitive employment. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations. Modeled on a nationally recognized program developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Project SEARCH provides students ages 18-21 with real-life work experience to help them develop the following skills: work etiquette/code of conduct, work social skills, interviewing skills, and job readiness skills. [Learn More About Project SEARCH]


As the Project SEARCH Coordinator you would plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate the Project SEARCH Program based on programs core model fidelity components. Along with collaborating with school districts, educators, families, students, other referral sources, community organizations and businesses throughout Goodwill’s service territory to ensure appropriate program services are delivered while providing supervision of direct service staff.

Duties will also include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate the work of staff to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.
  • Act as a liaison to funding sources, families, customers, employers and other community organizations and stakeholders
  • Keep staff informed of all Goodwill initiatives, policy changes and updates and other general company information
  • Provide specific training, support and supervision to individuals with disabilities/barriers to employment by ensuring that individuals’ needs are met, goals are implemented, and a safe environment is maintained.

Location: Lawrenceville Workforce Development Center: 118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

External Hiring Range: $45,760.00 up to $47,590.40/year

Travel Required: Yes, travel to Goodwill locations in Southwestern Pennsylvania may be required.


  • Associate degree AND 3 years of experience required. OR
  • Bachelor's degree AND 1 years of experience required. OR
  • Master’s degree AND No experience required.  

Required Degree(s): Education, Teaching, Psychology, Rehabilitation Science, or related field

Required Experience: Must be directly related to providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or working with youth ages 16-22 years required.

Preferred Experience: Supervisory experience, and a PA Special Education Certification highly preferred.


  • Candidates are expected to provide current, valid clearances (Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Fingerprints Clearance, and PATCH) prior to their first day of employment.

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