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Salvation Army National Headquarters Employment Opportunities

Positions listed here are open at The Salvation Army's National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA only.  Please contact your local Salvation Army for job opportunities in your area. Click here for Salvation Army opportunities by territory.

You must be a U.S. citizen or be eligible to work in the U.S. to apply. 
 

Minutes Editor
Assistant to the Editorial Director
Sr. Administrative Specialist


Minutes Editor - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $19.96 - $22.45 Hourly

Job Summary: Edit, format, and prepare minutes submitted by national conferences, commissions, and committees.  Edit, research, prepare, type, proofread, and format material with limited supervision and direction such as minutes, correspondence, agreements, resolutions, manuals, etc.  Research, compile, interpret, and summarize information for various reports and special projects; research files, records, etc., to resolve problems and/or correct documented information.  Develops and maintains electronic and manual files of a variety of correspondence, records, reports, templates, and documents; utilizing the bring-up filing system; purging files to obtain and update information; ensuring the files are maintained in an organized and efficient manner. 

Education and Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by secretarial courses from a technical/vocational school, and one to three years' editorial experience, and other experience performing a variety of progressively responsible administrative and technical support work characteristic/unique to this office/department’s purpose, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Knowledge of general office practices, efficient record keeping, techniques involving report preparation, record keeping and business communications both oral and written.  Solid computer skills including proficiency with electronic messaging, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, with advanced skills in Microsoft Word (tables, sectioning/pagination, inserting objects/pictures, tracking).  Proficient understanding of the English language with the ability to follow grammar and punctuation rules.

Benefits after 90 days.  Free underground parking and lunches offered.

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA 22314, Attn: HR Office.

 

Assistant to the Editorial Director - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $19.96 - $22.45 Hourly

Job Summary: This position performs key communications, liaison, marketing, circulation, content curation, production scheduling and financial recordkeeping and processing functions involving publishable communications that represent and explicate the mission of The Salvation Army for internal and external audiences. 

Education and Experience: B.A., B.S., preferred, a minimum of A.A. or certification in Publications or related field and four years experience performing a wide variety of progressively responsible administrative and technical support work, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Ability to write, proofread, edit text in a variety of formats, including correspondence, press releases, and news items. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Filemaker, internet and e-mail. Ability to learn new software. Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language. Ability to perform routine mathematical computations. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying/carting objects (less than 50 lbs) 5-10% of work time.

Benefits after 90 days.  Free underground parking and lunches offered.

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA 22314, Attn: HR Office.

 

Sr. Administrative Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $21.57 - $24.25 Hourly

Job Summary:  Maintains, creates, organizes, updates and generates reports from systems to support all staff members of the Publications Section for administrative, editorial, production, circulation, fulfillment and marketing functions. Broad scope of responsibilities and handling of sensitive materials makes this a pivotal position in keeping the section running smoothly and helping staff members meet publishing deadlines and objectives. 

Composes, types, prepares, transcribes, proofreads, and/or edits a wide variety of paperwork including that of a confidential, complex, and/or technical nature, including material to be published, with limited supervision and direction, such as interviews, correspondence, proposals, agreements, agendas, schedules, reports, and minutes; ensures the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the same.

Maintains and updates database for manuscripts/contributors using software database, circulates and records submissions and tracks submissions and other content in software. Generates correspondence from software to communicate with contributors. Generates invoices for payment to contributors. 

Prepares, maintains, and submits various sectional invoices and check requests for further processing; 
codes, copies, inputs into the computer, mails out, and files; provides various report print outs for the section and finance department. 

Prepares, types, and processes correspondence (includes but not limited to private and confidential) and reports for Editor-in-Chief and other publications staff members as required, maintains copies and file for same.

Coordinates Literary and other conferences for the section, to include, but not limited to, financial tracking, registration, travel and accommodation arrangements, coordinates collateral materials, arranges for facilities and handles communications with same, serves as the primary contact for delegates, special guests, etc., creates summary reports on financial tracking, critiques, works with Finance to validate all costs and billing.

Makes work–related travel arrangements for Editor–in–Chief and section staff as directed; maintains travel/itinerary for Editor–in–Chief.

Works directly with hotel conference coordinator to arrange hotel and room accommodations, room reservations, needed equipment and requests/needs of conference attendees and visitors to National Publications. 
records.

Education and Experience: Minimum of associates of arts degree or equivalent training, and four years’ experience performing a wide variety of progressively responsible administrative and technical support work, including support functions for multi-person office/department or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, database software, internet, and e-mail.  Knowledge of basic mathematics and basic research skills. Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Benefits after 90 days.  Free underground parking and lunches offered.

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA 22314, Attn: HR Office.

 


For more information please contact:

The Salvation Army National Headquarters
Human Resources
615 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-5500

You may also e-mail resumés to: [email protected]


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