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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. 


Editorial Assistant 
Assistant to the Editorial Director
Food Services Assistant
Assistant to the Young Salvationist Editor

 

Editorial Assistant - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $1,597.35 - $1,795.32 Bi-Weekly

Job Summary: Coordinates and monitors manuscripts submitted to Crest Books; primarily responsible for working with authors, editors, production and printing personnel for Crest Books and Word & Deed Journal; develops content and layout for The War Cry and communicates with The War Cry; performs copyediting of manuscripts for books and journal—seeing books and journals through the publishing process; corrects manuscripts as necessary and updates formats as needed; formats in electronic mode each issue of Word and Deed; responsible for copyediting of The War Cry; edits, proofs, revises and corrects page production files for War Cry; responsible for updating and maintaining the department’s style manual; ensures all correspondence for Crest Books and Word and Deed is handled and completed; handles layout assignments as needed; serves as primary back-up to the Administrative Assistant in her absence.

Is primary contact for Christian Book Distributors (CBD), which involves handling all correspondence and communication with CBD, including negotiating prices CBD offers for Crest Books, maintaining inventory of all Crest Books for CBD, working with CBD to have Crest Books represented on CBD.com, tracks and processes sales and royalty payments by CBD.

Education and Experience:  Degree from an accredited college or university in English, journalism, publishing, or a related field preferred, and at least two years’ experience performing journalism, publishing and editing/proofing work, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge of desktop publishing techniques and software (inDesign preferred).  Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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: $19.55 - $21.99 Hourly

Job Summary: Performs diverse, high-level, complex and often confidential supervisory, editorial, circulation and administrative tasks for Editor in Chief, Editorial Director and senior managers of the Publications Department ensuring the section runs efficiently and effectively and that publishing goals are met. This position reports to the Editorial Director.  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.  Conducts research on topics for publication and creates content for publication in the “War Cry,” including internet research relating to section projects/contributors/network. This includes author and interviewee contact information, facts related to stories to be published, potential vendors, and travel arrangements.  Contacts potential contributors, authors, artists, and related vendors to obtain content and materials for publication.  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.  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.   Monitors, coordinates, handles processing of orders, correspondence and database tracking involving circulation and distribution of department publications, particularly War Cry and YS, in coordination with department Circulation Manager.   Prepares work orders for delivery to printing and related vendors for each issue of “War Cry” and “YS,” and for other section publishing projects as needed.  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.  Responsible for ordering sectional supplies (including toners, business cards, special orders, etc.), War Crys, Young Salvationist, and Crest Books for Publications section; keeps inventory of same.

Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying/carting objects (less than 50 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.

Education and Experience: B.A., B.S., preferred, 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 which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Ability to write, proofread, edit text in variety of formats, including correspondence, press releases, news items. Working knowledge of required computer software; ability to learn new software when needed.  Knowledge of basic mathematics.  Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.  Knowledge of Mac Computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Filemaker software, internet, and e-mail.

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.

 

Food Services Assistant - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $10.57 - $11.89 hourly

Job Summary: Assists in the set up, preparation, break down, and serving of meals.  Helps maintain all storage areas related to Special Services/Food Service.  Cleans kitchen equipment, washes dishes, sweeps and mops kitchen floors.  Assists with set up and break down of special events.

Education and Experience: Knowledge of use of cleaning equipment.  Ability to properly clean kitchen appliances and utensils.  Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language.  Ability to life and/or carry up to 30 pounds.  One year experience working in a kitchen preferred 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.


Assistant to the Young Salvationist Editor - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $18.10 - $20.37 Hourly

Job Summary: The term of this position is up to 18 months. 

This position assists the Young Salvationist Editor (YSE) in producing a high quality Christian magazine, and works with departmental teams to implement and develop communications strategies, methods and systems to increase the magazine’s readership and reach in print and online. The Assistant would work closely with the YSE in everyday tasks and duties.

Under the supervision of YSE; produce, research, gather, and organize content for the Young Salvationist magazine. Assist the YSE in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive social media communication strategy, in conjunction with department’s communications strategist. Develop multi-media content for the magazine’s social media platforms.  Writes content for the magazine’s publication/social media.  Maintains a database that records and organizes a network of writers and contributors to the magazine and social media.  Provides content and monitoring to key social media outlets.  Formulates, designs, and creates multi-media content under the direction of the YSE. Examples include videos, e-flyers, blogs, and e-communications.  

Education and Experience: B.S degree from accredited college or university in related field; or two to three years working in related field or any equivalent combination of training and experiences that  provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Salvationist preferred.

Knowledge of Apple computers and peripherals with the ability to troubleshoot and perform maintenance on it.  Knowledge of website functionality.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Cloud Suite applications.   Ability to work with databases and cloud technology.

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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