Goodwill SOLAC

Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that transforms donated goods into job training, education and placement services for individuals with barriers to employment. Goodwill SOLAC serves 22 cities and communities throughout Southern Los Angeles County.
Our job readiness programs empower individuals, strengthen families and build stronger communities. Placing individuals in productive and competitive employment fills them with the value, joy and dignity of a paycheck. We believe putting people to work not only benefits the individual, but also the community’s economic vitality through taxes, spending power, real estate values, quality of life, and relief from social services and welfare systems.
When you join Goodwill, you are not only embarking on the next chapter of your own professional career journey, but you are also joining the worldwide mission to ensure that members of your own community are provided a pathway to a better future career journey too.
Donation Acquisition Manager
Summary Description:
Under general supervision of the Senior Vice President of Sales, Operations and Marketing, this position builds community awareness and partnerships resulting in Goodwill of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC) Donation Program. Mentors and trains other less experienced Donation Drive Coordinators as we build the team.
Duties / Responsibilities:

Manages all aspects of in-kind donations from prospecting, sales, closing, implementation and acknowledgement. Tracks all metrics and contacts.
Meets or exceeds annual donation goals. Communicates weekly reporting and reviews monthly benchmarking of all goals with the Retail Leadership.
Works closely with the Senior Vice President in creating and analyzing community donation drive goals, including city-wide initiatives. Monitors goals throughout the year.
Manages department invoices, prepares budget and expense reports and other accounting documents.
Cultivates partnerships in the community for in-kind donation drives, with a focus on partnerships with city officials, corporations, schools, youth groups, faith communities, neighborhood associations and sports teams.
Works to coordinate, communicate, organize and execute donation drive activities in order to promote Goodwill SOLAC programs throughout the community.
Connects well with others at all levels, exhibiting high energy for our mission.
Ability to execute goals at a high level
Works closely with the Transportation department on scheduling trailers and attendants (as needed) for Donation Drives.
Works closely with the Marketing department to develop and continually improve donation collateral.
Works with Goodwill International and other Goodwill locations to learn Donation Drive best practices and collateral ideas.
Greets clients and vendors; receives phone calls, incoming mail and other forms of communication.
Manages direct mailing efforts and the development and maintenance of relevant database lists.
Creates and maintains various department reports, prepares presentations, and collaborates with various team members and departments.


Demonstrated skill in planning, coordinating, and directing a complex operation; in communicating clearly and concisely with management.
Skilled in presenting ideas effectively, and in dealing constructively with conflict and developing consensus leadership competencies.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of sales management.
Employee recruitment, evaluation, and training.
Lead by example to inspire, motivate, mentor, and educate the team while collectively building the Goodwill retail service culture and brand.

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

Bachelor’s degree in business management, finance, or marketing preferred.
3+ years of successful project management, event planning or marketing experience.
3+ years professional experience in leading teams.

Licenses: The Donation Acquisition Manager must possess a valid California motor vehicle operating license, and must be willing to use his/her personal vehicle in the course of employment.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $65,000.00 – $78,000.00 per year

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance


8 hour shift

Weekly day range:

Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Work Location: On the road

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