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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. 


Program Specialist – Basic Needs
Graphic Designer
Major Gifts Officer / Assistant Development Director
Administrative Specialist / Data Analyst
Corporate Relations Coordinator

 

Program Specialist – Basic Needs - This is an on-site position

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

Job Summary: Monitors and analyzes national trends within the Basic Needs program area; conducts analytical research; represents The Salvation Army at various coalitions, councils and working groups: prepares “briefing reports”; serves as advocate for Basic Needs: monitors and analyzes internal capacity and trends; serves as a Basic Needs program resource to the field;  serves as convener and facilitator of conference calls; serves as an on-site peer reviewer; serves as an approved Salvation Army spokesperson on matters relating to basic needs; monitors and analyzes national public and private funding opportunities; serves as the National Liaison to the Emergency Fuel Fund Network;  attends national conferences within the Basic Needs area; conducts and participates in discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested; serves as a member of planning committees; serves as a member of the planning committee for the annual National Fuel Fund Conference; provides oversight of assigned volunteers and interns. Light travel 5% of time.

Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, or related fields.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services, Communications, Public Policy or related fields and three to four  years experience working in the field of humanitarian relief, social services, or the program development arena; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to lead meetings.  Demonstrated ability to represent a national organization to the government, peer agencies, and coalitions consistent with The Salvation Army’s mission.  Demonstrated oral and written communications skills.  Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in the principles and practices of project management and program development.  Knowledge of macro-level management and strategic planning.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and PowerPoint software.

Licenses and Certifications: Must have a valid driver’s license.

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.

 

Graphic Designer - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,084.36 - $2,344.92  bi-weekly

Job Summary: Prepares the layout and production of Salvation Army curriculum, brochures, presentations, and program materials for children, youth, and adults through the use of desktop publishing software; works with the National Consultant for Christian Education (NCCE) and Curriculum Development Director (CDD), proofreader, independent contractor, publishers and printers on production issues; designs and creates graphics and art designs for use in curriculum brochures, forms, etc.; updates curriculum with provided revisions; prepares final proof for submission to printer; creates CD/DVD backup files for every stage of production process.

Scans and/or creates graphic images into computer; creates original art; develops and combines images to create new graphic and art designs for use in the publishing of brochures, promotional material, posters, certificates, and forms related to the work of the department.

Assists the Senior Graphic Artists with contacts and directs publishers concerning prepress electronics, editorial changes and electronic files and other problems associated with the publication process; monitors and ensures compliance of vendor contracts and other outsourced services dealing with graphics and graphics design equipment; prepares final approved copy to printer; maintains effective communications with printer to ensure the product is completed according to specifications.

Prepares graphic illustrations and/or workbooks and programs for any teaching or speaking engagements of the NCCE and/or CDD and independent contractor - PowerPoint presentations, CD-ROMs of completed presentations.  Prepares CD-ROMs for distribution to the territories and IHQ of completed projects, forms, certificates, tests, posters and presentations.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in visual communication, graphic design or Fine Arts with emphasis on Graphic Design required, or technical degree in graphic design, and two years experience performing graphic design work in an office environment or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

A competent working knowledge of desktop publishing computer software with proficiency in Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Flight Check, Extensis Suitcase, Extensis Portfolio, Lotus Notes, Fetch, Retrospect, PowerPoint, Omni Page Pro, current Mac OS.

Ability to understand PC and Mac to eliminate problems when sending files to a majority of PC-based offices in the Army.  Ability to troubleshoot when requested to get files working.  Ability to create graphics and design layout.  Ability to learn and recognize proofreading symbols.

Excellent English language skills including proper grammar and punctuation.

Benefits after 60 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.

 

Major Gifts Officer / Assistant Development Director - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $3,235.94 - $3,640.43 bi-weekly

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 


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