TITLE: Project Management and Communications Intern
RESPONSIBLE TO: Jessica Bunting, Business Analytics Project Manager
DIVISION/DEPART: Data Analytics Initiative, Information Technology
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
This position is a part of the 2018 GII Summer Internship Program and is a paid internship. The internship begins on May 29th and concludes on August 3rd. The work location is Rockville, MD at the GII Members Services Center (MSC). For more information, please contact Erika Miles, HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. is an internationally recognized leading social enterprise of 161 independent, community-based agencies in the United States and Canada as well as 14 affiliate members in 13 other countries. Founded in Boston in 1902, Goodwill Industries® first put people to work by hiring them to repair and sell donated goods. Today, Goodwill® trains people for careers in fields such as financial services, computer programming, manufacturing and emerging industries, including technology and health care. The organization does that by selling donated goods in stores and online at shopgoodwill.com and using the revenues to fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs, such as financial education and youth mentoring, that benefit three million people each year. Goodwill also builds revenue and creates jobs by working with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services including packing and assembly, food service preparation, document imaging and shredding, grounds keeping and administrative support. The organization earns 98 percent of its revenues through its various business lines, and channels 84 percent of its revenues directly into its services.
For years, local Goodwill member organizations have voiced concerns regarding the lag-time of receiving annual and monthly statistical reports, lack of predictive analytics, and varied levels of data management maturity across the membership. In response to this feedback, GII has initiated an effort to improve the quality, availability, and use of data across the Goodwill network, known as the Data Analytics Initiative.
The initiative is an enterprise wide strategic effort to provide Goodwill members with a national data platform that can be transformed into actionable insights in order to strengthen bottom lines, better demonstrate mission impact, and lead to more informed collaboration among the membership. The initiative is a multi-year, multi-faceted project that supports current industry standards, and, once implemented, will position Goodwill Industries as a leading insights-driven non-profit.