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Our Benefits

Full-time employees (working 30+ hours per week) are eligible for health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time. Part-time employees (working 20+ hours per week) are eligible for paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Goodwill Industries is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Our organization uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, click here.


Ways to Apply

Apply In Person

Pick up an application at any Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin store or donation center or visit our corporate office, located at 1302 Mendota Street in Madison, Wisconsin. [map].

Apply Online

SAVE our online job application to your computer (you will need Adobe Reader version 6.0 or later to view this file), enter your information, SAVE again, and email to jobs@goodwillscwi.org.

Apply via Mail or Fax

Print an application, fill it out manually, and mail/fax to:

Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin, Inc.

Attn: Human Resources Department

1302 Mendota Street

Madison, WI 53714

Fax: 608-246-1984



The Goodwill Career Center

Career Center

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you want help creating a résumé or cover letter or need help with interviewing skills?

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for FREE information and assistance!

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Goodwill is a good place to work.

Looking for a career with an organization that has a long and proud history of outstanding service to our community? Do you enjoy a team environment? We want to hear from you. Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin offers competitive wages and a wide variety of employment options for individuals who want to contribute to our mission of building better communities by providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities or other challenges.

Current Job Openings


Career Center Specialist
Goodwill Industries has a great opportunity for full-time (35 hr/wk) Career Center Specialist to assist adults with job-related topics at our Fitchburg location. Responsibilities include helping individuals conduct online job searches, creating/critiquing résumés, help composing cover/thank you letters, and conducting mock interviews. Additional duties include assisting individuals in finding various community resources and aiding in completing online resource applications. Qualified candidates will have excellent verbal/written communication skills, ability to quickly and effectively develop a rapport with a wide variety of audiences, and a background in adult education/human services or related field. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of an associate’s degree. Please note that in order to be considered for this position, a completed application, résumé, and letter of interest must be included. The shifts will vary between Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is flexibility working 20-35 hr/wk and can be discussed upon hire.


Direct Care Professional (working title: Job Coach - Support Specialist)
Goodwill Industries currently has a full-time (35 hr/wk) opening for Support Specialists to assist adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries to work in, live in and be a part of the community. Responsibilities include providing direct support for jobs and community activities, participating in case planning, and performing personal care as needed. Education or experience working with people with disabilities preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license, access to own transportation, a good driving record, and proof of insurance. The position is located at our Administration Office working Monday through Friday. Starting wage is $11.33/hr and will increase to $11.47/hr in 2015.


Production Clerk
Goodwill Industries has open positions available at our donation centers. Production Clerks will be responsible for assisting customers with their donations, writing receipts, and answering any questions. Duties to include sorting, processing, and pricing donations. Candidates must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Full-time (40 hr/wk) position is available at Monona. Full-time (40 hr/wk, working one weekend per month) and part-time (8 hr/wk) & (16 hr/wk, working every other weekend) weekend positions are available at Madison West and Madison East. Part-time (16 hr/wk) weekend positions are available at Portage and Monona. Full-time (32 hr/wk) and Limited Term Employment (0-40 hr/wk) positions are available at Fort Atkinson. Part-time (8 hr/wk) weekend position is available at Platteville. There are part-time (16 hr/weekend) positions available Sun Prairie.


Production Clerk/Back-Up Production Supervisor
Goodwill Industries is looking for a dedicated, detail oriented individual to supervise our Madison East Donation Center as needed in the absence of the Production Manager. Responsibilities include overseeing the production, sorting, and salvage operations, ensuring store orders are met in a timely manner and supervising donation center employees during the weekends as needed. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Must have the ability to lift up to 75 lbs. This is a 40 hr/wk position as a Production Clerk and Back-Up Production Supervisor as needed. The position requires working one weekend per month.


Material Handler (working title: Production Float - Plant)
Goodwill Industries has an opportunity for a person that wants to establish a career in the fashion industry as a full-time (40 hr/wk) Production Float at our Mendota Street location. Duties include sorting and storing household goods, as well as limited use of a trash compactor, donated textiles, shoes, purses, belts, and other fashion accessories and some baling of textiles and other recyclable items. Preferred candidates will display knowledge of current fashion styles and trends and a commitment to providing the highest quality items for Goodwill customers. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated work history of excellent attendance and the ability to be flexible for days scheduled to work. Candidates must be able to work in a dusty environment and have the ability to lift up to 75 lbs. The position is scheduled for Sunday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Human Service Specialist (working title: Resident Counselor)
Goodwill Industries has a great full-time (40 hr/wk, located on the north side) opportunity for a caring and dedicated individual to assist in the support and treatment of persons with mental illness, within a group home (CBRF) setting in Madison. Duties include working with residents in achieving their objectives in becoming independent and living in the community. Resident Counselors will gain experience in documentation such as writing treatment plans and case notes. Employees will learn available community resources in the Dane County area and gain experience with medication monitoring.  A general knowledge of mental illness and its treatment and the ability to work effectively with persons with mental illness and other service providers is preferred. This position requires the possession of a valid driver's license. An associate’s degree in human services field or equivalent experience is required.


Sales Clerk
Goodwill Industries is accepting applications for enthusiastic and customer service-driven individuals to work in our retail stores. Duties include performing all functions of retail store operations which includes running the cash register, product handling, merchandising, and providing excellent customer service. Previous retail and/or customer service experience preferred. Must have ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Candidates must be able to work weekends and evening shifts. Full-time (40 hr/wk) & (30 hr/wk) and part-time (20 hr/wk) position is available at Madison West. Full-time (40 hr/wk) and part-time (20 hr/wk) positions are available at Sun Prairie. Full-time (30 hr/wk) position is available at Portage. Part-time (20 hr/wk) position is available at Madison East, Fort Atkinson, and Monona. Limited Term Employment (0-10 hr/wk, including nights and weekends) position is available at Fitchburg.


Store Supervisor
Goodwill Industries is now hiring for a full-time (40 hr/wk) Store Supervisor to work at our Fitchburg retail store. Great opportunity for someone looking to further develop their leadership skills. The person in this position will be responsible for opening and closing functions, cash management and daily audits, product handling and staff management. A working knowledge of retail operations, staff supervision and training, along with solid cashier/cash handling experience is required. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. An ability to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, and rotating weekends will be required. A valid driver’s license with access to own transportation is required.