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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. 
 

Emergency Disaster Services/Government Relations Program Specialist 
Communications Manager
Help Desk Support Specialist

 

Emergency Disaster Services/Government Relations Program Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,346.66 - $2,639.99 bi weekly

Job Summary: Monitors and analyzes national EDS/GR trends; conducts analytical research; prepares EDS/GR briefing reports; serves as an advocate for EDS/GR field’s necessities; composes information and prepares materials for distribution in the EDS/GR fields; arranges and attends meetings and conference calls; arranges and attends briefings; creates and develops EDS/GR materials; arranges special educational events; identifies and documents best practices and shares information with the field; represents The Salvation Army as a participant at various coalitions, councils and working groups; monitors and analyzes the internal EDS/GR capacity: compiles data from EDS/GR events into reports; produces quarterly reports; monitors and analyzes monthly/quarterly reports for trends and formulates recommendations to administration; serves as a resource to the EDS field, including but not limited to research, best practices, trends and resources; serves as and prepares briefs as an approved spokesperson to various outlets on EDS/GR matters; completes application processes for national public and private funding opportunities; monitors, analyzes and prepares reporting documents for funding grants; conducts and participates in discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested; attends national EDS/GR conferences as deemed appropriate; serves as a member of planning committees as deemed appropriate. May be deployed in the event of a disaster.

Knowledge and Skills: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in emergency disaster management or related field with Salvation Army disaster training management (preferred). Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Policy, Communications or related fields, and seven – ten years’ experience working in the front line emergency disaster services and first hand inter-agency collaboration; with three – four years’ experience working in the Public Policy, Communications or related fields, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities. Demonstrated ability to represent a national organization to the government and peer agencies consistent with The Salvation Army’s mission. Knowledge of The Salvation Army policies and procedures. Knowledge of NGOs and disaster organizations including The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, The United Way of America, and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters. Good working knowledge of all MS Office modules and Lotus Notes. Ability to type.

Licenses and Certifications: CEM, Serv Safe, Safe from Harm, ICS, First Aid and CPR certification preferred.

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 usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA 22314, Attn: HR Office.

 

Communications Manager - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $1,760 - $1,981 bi weekly

Job Summary: Serves at the discretion of the National Community Relations and Development Secretary, and reports directly to the Director of Communications; supports the Director of Communications as contact for incoming internal and external news requests; triages those requests and is responsible for helping to identify spokespersons at NHQ or in the Territories; serves as contact to internal and agency teams on social media strategy and content Facebook; supports the Director of Communications during emergency response situations involving National Headquarters, Territorial and Divisional headquarters and other emergency responder agencies as may be involved; supervises the Communications Associate, at the direction of the Director of Communications, in managing content for The Salvation  Army’s national Facebook and Twitter accounts and national blog; works with the Web Communications Manager  to utilize the national web site and the national blog as a dynamic public relations tool for The Salvation Army and maximizes their capabilities in building a loyal e-community; identifies ways to merge proactive media activity with online content; serves as the editor of an electronic newsletter on behalf of the National Commander and National Headquarters for periodic distribution (minimal monthly distribution); assists the Director of Communications in managing the on-going relationship with the Army’s national public relations agency.

Requirements: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field, and three to five years’ experience in related field at an organization; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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 usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA 22314, Attn: HR Office.

 

Help Desk Support Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $21.12 - $23.75 Hourly

Job Summary: Provides technical support; to include but not limited to installing and repairing hardware and software on personal computers, provides technical assistance to system users, handles help-desk inquiries from NHQ users, diagnoses personal computers hardware, software, and operator problems, recommends/performs remedial actions to correct problems, maintains regular maintenance schedule, performs maintenance and repairs of peripheral equipment, maintains computer inventory database, monitors and arranges servicing with vendors for photocopiers, fax machines, and other office equipment, and performs project assignments.

Installs, configures, maintains, monitors, and troubleshoots end user workstation hardware, software, networked peripheral devices, cabling, and networking hardware and software products.  Provides technical assistance and training to system users.  Answers user inquiries and requests for assistance by phone and in person regarding systems operations.  Monitors the technical support for photocopiers, fax machines and other office equipment arranging for service with vendors as needed.  Sets up and supports mobile and portable devices.  Supports and maintains audio visual and video conferencing equipment.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency, college degree preferred; and one – two years experience performing routine computer repairs and installations on Windows PC and Apple MAC computers, with experience in maintaining and troubleshooting hand held devices and copier/fax machines or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Good working knowledge of the capabilities of personal computers and peripheral devices.  Good working knowledge of the operation of personal computer system.  Ability to become familiar with the basics of all standard PC and MAC software.  Ability to visualize how a computer based product may best be used to address specific functional needs.  Ability to analyze and resolve problems with hardware and software.  Ability to identify and obtain resolutions to problems relating to a product and its application to a specific needs.  Ability to determine compatibility between various software programs and hardware.  Ability to maintain cell phone equipment.

A+ certification or Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification preferred but not required.

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 usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org 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: USN.RECRUIT@usn.salvationarmy.org


Employment opportunities by territory:

Central Territory
Eastern Territory
Southern Territory
Western Territory