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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. 
 

Executive Secretary - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $22.35 - $25.12 hourly

Description: Performs research and a variety of secretarial and advanced, complex/technical administrative support work necessary for the Commissioners’ Conferences as a majority of the responsibilities with minimal supervision; researches and follows through all cases handled by the Assistant National Chief Secretary (ANCS); constructs/prepares, formats, types and distributes the agendas and minutes for the Commissioner’s Conferences; coordinates information and arrangements for Commissioners’ Conference meetings; files and records information; serves as supervisor to other office personnel involved in the preparation of Commissioners’ Conference materials; assists with daily office matters at the request of the ANCS; ensures the office business is handled appropriately in the absence of the ANCS at his request; answers the telephone and provides general information regarding the office operations; maintains office supplies; serves as backup to other office personnel. Responsible for the management and administration of the department in relation to Commissioners’ Conference materials; supervises the employees involved in the preparation of Commissioners’ Conference materials and organization of the department as it relates to the Commissioners’ Conference . Assists the ANCS in coordinating, organizing, prioritizing and expediting the unit’s work load.  

Requirements: 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, 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 Controller - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,941.73 - $3,309.46 bi-weekly

Description: Prepares accounting reports including financial statements and footnotes, financial statements and narrative for the annual report, budgets, payroll, vendor, and income tax reporting, and watchdog agency surveys.  Manages the general ledger; develops reports; supervises the payables, payroll, invoicing, and journaling functions of the general ledger inclusive of related staff; reviews and recommends improvement of all internal control processes. Serves as back up to the Controller and Sr. Accountant/Financial Analyst.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting/financial functions with supervisory duties;  experience in non-profit accounting functions a plus; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  CPA candidate preferred.  Master’s degree in accounting considered.

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.

 

Program Specialist – Vulnerable Populations - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,251.12 – 2,532.51 bi-weekly

Description: Monitors and analyzes national trends and legislation within the Vulnerable Populations program area; conducts analytical research; represents The Salvation Army at various coalitions, councils and working groups: prepares “briefing reports”; serves as advocate for Vulnerable Population needs: monitors and analyzes internal capacity and trends; serves as a Vulnerable Populations 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 vulnerable populations; monitors and analyzes national public and private funding opportunities; serves as the National Liaison to American Society on Aging;  attends national conferences within the Vulnerable Populations area; conducts and participates in discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested; serves as a member of planning committees; provides oversight of assigned volunteers and interns. Light travel 5% of time.

Requirements: 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 must have three to four  years experience working in the field of humanitarian relief , Social Services, or program development arena; or any equivalent combination of training and required experience which provides the 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.

 

Mission Program Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $19.15 – 21.54 hourly

Description: 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; performs dictation, typing, and filing as a majority of the responsibilities; 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.

Requirements: High school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by secretarial courses, and two years 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. Active member of a Christian church. Knowledge of the Bible.  Experience in program leadership, direction, planning and implementation. Knowledge MS Office Suite, database storage and retrieval.

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.

 

Communications Manager - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,084.34 - $2,344.92 bi weekly

Job Description: 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; prepares interview sources or spokespersons for media interviews and attends interview as needed; serves as primary contact to internal and agency teams on social media strategy and content including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and the national Army blog; 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 [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