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» Employment Program Coordinator

Carpenter’s Place has an opening for an Employment Program Coordinator. This full-time position is based at 1149 Railroad Avenue in Rockford, Illinois. This position provides employment assistance to adults experiencing homelessness and leads ongoing cohorts of employment readiness classes. The position requires a mix of administrative and customer service activities to assist with stabilization of Carpenter’s Place Guests. The ideal candidate will have experience leading a group, teaching employment readiness skills, be compassionate and able to engage and motivate participants at different educational levels. In addition, the candidate must be computer proficient and able to track outcomes. This position requires the ability to arrange events and conduct ongoing cohorts of employment readiness training for participants. On occasion, the use of personal vehicle for guest transport to interviews are required. Bachelor’s degree, experience with education and employment services, the ability to pass a drug test and background check, and a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position to MikeO@carpentersplace.org.


» Thrift Store Manager

Carpenter’s Place is hiring a salaried retail manager to support the mission of Carpenter’s Place through our new store, Carpenter’s Corner Thrift and More. This role is responsible for all aspects of the Corner’s readying the new store for opening, as well as the day-to-day operations thereafter. This position will secure and train a volunteer team, hire support staff when applicable, and provide all with a positive and supportive work culture. This job will include soliciting and processing donations from local Rockford area businesses and individuals to be sold in the Corner. This manager will be responsible for developing a store environment that provides great customer service to shoppers and the donating public. This manager is responsible for merchandising the store, and pricing merchandise to meet the sales goals of the store.

This rewarding role will help the Corner financially support and supplement the mission of Carpenter’s Place, providing the tools for rebuilding lives of homeless adults and families in crisis.

Previous experience in retail and management experience required. Bachelors degree or equivalent degree and experience is preferred. Full time benefits and 401(k) available.

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position to MikeO@carpentersplace.org.

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