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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. 


Administrative Specialist / Data Analyst
Emergency Disaster Services / Government Relations Program Specialist
Senior Administrative Specialist
Senior Administrative Specialist
Corporate Relations Coordinator
Mission Program Specialist
 

Administrative Specialist / Data Analyst - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $19.15 – 21.54 hourly

Job Summary: Performs a variety of complex/technical and often confidential administrative support work and statistical analysis and reporting as a majority of the responsibilities; provides day-to-day administrative support for the National Pathway of Hope Coordinator; tracks trends and outcomes; creates and disseminates reports using data extracted from the National Pathway of Hope database; collects statistical reports from Territorial statisticians; coordinates information and arrangements for committees and teleconference meetings; coordinates information and arrangements for department travel; coordinates information and arrangements for conference/seminar/workshop attendance for department staff;  process and tracks departmental invoices; answers the telephone and provides general information regarding the department operations and services; ensures the department runs smoothly; responsible for special projects as assigned.

Education & Experience: Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university, preferably in research, statistics, economics, computer science or social science related field and two years experience performing a wide variety of administrative and technical support work, or two years experience in the Social Services or Non-Profit sector, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Coursework or experience in data analysis and statistics.  Knowledge of Homeless Management Information Systems.  Knowledge of quantitative techniques and analysis. Professional writing skills.  Knowledge of basic mathematics and basic research skills.

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.

 

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

Hiring Range: $2,251.12 - $2,532.51 Bi-Weekly

Job Summary: This position serves as a resource to the field and raises awareness related to Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) and Government Relations (GR) and/or Public Policy (PP).  This position also serves as advocate for the EDS/GR/PP field necessities.

Monitors and analyzes national EDS/GR/PP trends; conducts analytical research; prepares briefing reports; serves as an advocate for field’s necessities; composes information and prepares materials for distribution in the EDS/GR/PP fields; arranges and attends meetings and  conference calls; arranges and attends briefings; creates and develops materials; arranges special educational events; identifies and documents best practices and shares information with the field; represents the The Salvation Army as a participant at various coalitions, councils and working groups; monitors and analyzes internal EDS/GR/PP capacity: compiles data from EDS/GR/PP 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; prepares briefs as an approved spokesperson to various outlets on EDS/GR/PP matters; completes application processes for  national public and private funding opportunities; monitors and analyzes and prepares reporting documents for funding grants; conducts and participates in discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested; attends national EDS/GR/PP conferences as deemed appropriate; serves as a member of planning committees as deemed appropriate; supervises the Administrative Specialist.  May be deployed in the event of a disaster.

Education and Experience: 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 to ten years of experience working in the front line emergency disaster services and first hand inter-agency collaboration; with three to four years of 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.

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 [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.

 

Senior Administrative Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $20.69 - $23.26 Hourly

Job Summary: Plays a key role to develop and implement strategy for individual major gift donor relationship management (manage, nurture, upgrade) to meet short and long-term strategic goals of The Salvation Army to deliver significant revenue for the National Headquarters (NHQ) international and domestic projects. This position conducts and coordinates a specialized program to raise major gift funds and cultivate relationships with donors in support of the international and domestic work of the National Headquarters. The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO), a part of the National Headquarters, manages the funds given to The Salvation Army for use outside of the USA. As Major Gifts Officer, the position identifies and develops relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests and values to deliver significant revenue for NHQ’s  international and domestic projects.

Identifies, cultivates and solicits major gift prospects and donors for international and domestic operations and programmatic initiatives. Serves as a member of the NHQ development team and plays critical role in developing, overseeing and managing major gift strategies; coordinates with the other aspects of the Development Office’s fundraising efforts. Collaborates with development staff in the US Territories while advocating for the mission and international and domestic  programs of NHQ. Reporting to the Development Director, assists the Director by providing support, strategic direction and coordination in managing the operation of the Development Office as needed. May require 35-50% travel time.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred from an accredited college or university and/or five years or more professional non-profit fundraising experience in donor development, major gift solicitation and managing a portfolio of corporate, foundation and high net worth individual donors capable of giving a minimum of $50,000; previous work experience raising funds for international relief and development and specialized training in fundraising, especially major gifts, highly desired or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Demonstrated ability to raise funds for international programs with significant achievement in the area of major gifts, including solicitation of six or seven figure gifts.  Proven ability to cultivate strong donor relationships. Experience in developing strategies for planning, cultivating, implementing and administering complex gift situations.  Superior verbal and written communication skills.  Fluency in MS Office, donor database software such as Donor Pro, Raisers Edge, or Salesforce.  Experience working with the philanthropic community nationally and internationally. 

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.

 

Senior Administrative Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $20.69 - $23.26 Hourly

Job Summary: Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) responsibilities include: processing and preparing volunteer certifications and Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) annual joint reviews; updating VAVS Advisory Committee meeting attendance records; composing correspondence regarding representative attendance at VAVS Advisory Committee meetings; resolving discrepancies regarding annual joint reviews and certifications, resolving attendance/non-attendance and other issues; assisting with the planning of national VAVS conferences, events, and making hospitality and lodging arrangements.

Women’s Ministries responsibilities include: performing a variety of advanced, complex, technical, and confidential secretarial work with a broad scope of responsibilities necessary for the smooth operation of the Women’s Ministries department; performing transcription, typing, composing electronic and paper correspondence, recordkeeping; proofreading all correspondence for signature; responding to inquiries regarding procedures and operations; performing departmental graphic work for various newsletters, programs, brochures, and cards; researching and preparing reports and briefs; coordinating the details, planning, and hospitality arrangements for conferences and special events; making travel arrangements and setting up appointments and meetings; processing a variety of routine paperwork necessary for office operations; answering the telephone and providing information to inquiries; processing incoming and outgoing office mail; organizing the women’s workroom; ordering and maintaining office supplies for the department; and ensuring the office runs smoothly in the absence of the National Secretary for Women’s Ministries.

MEDIA: Establish and maintain an up-to-date web site, Facebook page, and Pinterest page for Women’s Ministries in the USA on behalf of The Salvation Army.  All sites should be kept current with information and material that are in line with Salvation Army theology and practice.  This would include placing links to the Territory’s web sites, as well as to some divisional sites that are well produced.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by secretarial courses from a technical/vocational school, and four years experience performing a wide variety of progressively responsible administrative and technical support work characteristic/unique to this office/department’s purpose and in order to relieve a department head of administrative detail; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which 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 [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.

 

Corporate Relations Coordinator - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $1,689 - $1,900 bi-weekly

Job Summary: Assists the National Director of Brand Management and Corporate Relations in establishing a strong national corporate relations program designed specifically to leverage The Salvation Army equity while generating sustainable revenue streams (both cash and material gifts-in-kind) through strategic alliances, sponsorships, joint ventures and financial grants from corporations. Also assists the overall brand management. Responsibilities include project research, coordination and management; preparation of reports on partners and projects; maintaining files for existing and prospective partners; ensuring gifts are allocated appropriately; coordinating travel and expense reports.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Business Administration, Sales & Marketing, or related field and two to four years of experience performing a wide variety of progressively responsible administrative, fundraising support work, ideally in corporate partnerships, characteristic/unique to the department’s purpose, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Ability to work efficiently in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Ability to create and maintain spreadsheets and perform routine mathematical equations.  Ability to meet office demands, deadlines and work under pressure. 

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.

 

Mission Program Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $19.15 – 21.54 hourly

Job Summary: Provides support to the program section through both office/technical expertise and promotion of program section events, meetings, seminars and conferences. Participates as needed in program planning and implementation through collaborative work in a team setting, including the leading of sessions for training events, chapel programs and various other opportunities. Travels and fully participates as on-site office and program support for the National Seminar on Evangelism. Performs a variety of work necessary for the smooth operation of the Program Section; updates, posts and indexes information and inputs data into the various computer databases to maintain office records; converts various audio/video resources into appropriate format; answers the telephone and provides general information regarding the office operations and/or services.

Education & Experience: Must be an active member of a Christian church.  Experience in program leadership, direction, planning and implementation.  High school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by general administrative courses and two years of experience performing a variety of administrative support work in an office environment or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Knowledge of the Bible, MS Office Suite to include Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, database storage/retrieval and general administrative functions.

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.

 


National Headquarters Mission Statement

National Headquarters facilitates the delivery of resources enabling the four territories in the United States to more effectively preach the gospel of Jesus Christ while serving suffering humanity in His name.  It coordinates a united voice on all issues of national concern and represents the Commissioners' Conference to International Headquarters, while serving as liaison to other national and international organizations on issues of common concern.

 

 


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]


Employment opportunities by territory:

Central Territory
Eastern Territory
Southern Territory
Western Territory