Going Places Network (GPN) Coordinator, Dress for Success Philadelphia

Posted by on June 20, 2011

Going Places Network (GPN) Coordinator, Dress for Success Philadelphia

Posted on: June 8, 2011

Dress for Success Philadelphia is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

On her initial visit to Dress for Success Philadelphia a woman receives a suit and accessories appropriate for the industry in which she is interviewing. After a woman finds a job she returns to us for additional clothing that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing her with the foundation for a professional wardrobe.

While we may be best known for providing suits to women, it is our employment retention programs that are the cornerstone of the organization. Soon after Dress for Success was founded we came to recognize that finding work is only one step in a woman’s journey towards economic independence; remaining employed and building a rewarding career are essential if a woman is to become self-sufficient.

An exciting part-time position is currently available at Dress for Success Philadelphia leading an exciting new initiative: The Going Places Network

The Going Places Network helps unemployed and underemployed Dress for Success clients to gain career skills, learn how to utilize job search resources, and build confidence through: weekly training sessions, one-on-one career coaching and networking in a supportive environment. With the addition of the Going Places Network to the Dress for Success Philadelphia portfolio of programs, disadvantaged women have access to support and services for every phase of their professional lives, starting with the job search and leading to sustained employment and self-sufficiency.

The role of the Going Places Network coordinator includes:

• Submit program plans prior to each cohort
• Conduct outreach to referral agencies and clients about the program • Recruit clients to participate in each of the three cohorts • Recruit and train volunteers and speakers • Provide consistency and connections between the Going Places Network and other Dress for Success programs (e.g. Suiting Program, Career Center, Professional Women’s Group) • Collect and compile pre- and post-program surveys, weekly assessments and speaker evaluations from clients • Compile and submit program report after each cohort


• A bachelor’s degree (or current college student) preferred
• Program planning, supervision and evaluation background preferred
• Ability to work independently within a team atmosphere
• Commitment to the betterment of women’s lives
• Interpersonal skills
• Highly organized

To apply for this position please send resumes to:
Marielle Conlon | Branch Manager | Tel: 215.351.2301 | Fax: 215.754.4430|Email: Marielle@dfsphilly.org

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