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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: $21.93/hr - $24.65/hr

Job Description: Assists the National Secretary for Program by providing department oversight and coordination, organizing, prioritizing and expediting departmental work load; ensures the office runs smoothly at all times; serves as supervisor to the administrative assistant; handles all departmental confidential materials and correspondence; manages and coordinates all departmental projects and ensures deadlines are met; serves as department coordinator and liaison working directly with hotels, conference centers, and outside groups arranging details and logistics for the various conferences/committees/seminars; serves as NHQ point of contact and liaison for the National Seminar on Evangelism; travels with the NSP and ANSP to various conferences and serves as the conference office manager and liaison with the hotel and conference center staff and volunteers; works directly with printers for outside print jobs and develops printed materials done in-house; performs a variety of design, page layout, editing/proofreading; assists in the development and management of Program Department associated budgets as well as the National Seminar for Evangelism budget; serves as point of contact with the  SASF Center Director and  handles any problems; serves as point of contact for NHQ departments and Salvation Army divisions providing guidance, answering questions, researching and providing information based on the department operations and events;  serves as facilitator for NHQ chapel services; handles appointments, schedules, and travel arrangements for the NSP and ANSP; relieves the NSP of complex and technical administrative functions, detail, and coordination;  prepares and types agendas, minutes, and briefs for meetings and installations.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field to the assigned department, and three years experience serving in an office manager role with supervisory responsibilities, or seven years experience relieving a manager or section head of administrative detail and office supervision, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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.

 

Administrative Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $18.79/hr - $21.14/hr

Job Description: This position performs a wide variety of secretarial and administrative support work for the Director of Brand Management & Corporate Relations in the National Community Relations & Development Section. Prepares and types correspondence, reports and minutes; processes a variety of paperwork; files, records and updates information, materials and spreadsheets; processes and responds to mail; answers the telephone and provides general information; assists with assigned projects; assists with annual program and Christmas campaign statistics; coordinates and manages the annual process of requesting access to retail locations for purposes of the Christmas Bell Ringer solicitations and communicates the results to the four territories; maintains the Director’s schedule and travel arrangements; prepares for meetings and conference calls;  assists with NHQ website and Red Shield Tool Kit to ensure it is current and relevant.

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 support work characteristic/unique to the department’s purpose, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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.

 

Technical Advisor - Disaster Relief & Recovery - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $3,175.60 biweekly - $3,572.55 bi-weekly

Job Description: This position provides technical leadership in the specific sector of disaster relief and recovery focusing primarily on facilitating the transition from disaster relief to recovery by coordinating the hand-over of project oversight from IES to the SAWSO program team. Provides a range of strategic advisory, capacity-building and resource development assistance to The Salvation Army territories; designs and implements recovery programs, strategies, systems, processes, workshops and curricula; conducts territorial training in recovery programs (including strategic self-assessments and faith-based facilitation), recovery program management and technical subjects; provides general assistance to Salvation Army field offices; develops cooperative relationships with counterparts; participates in home office activities; provides grant writing assistance; serves as the primary liaison for SAWSO with International Emergency Services (IES) and the National Liaison of Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in the USA;  provides support to IES and country offices for the development and maintenance of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and emergency preparedness strategies; national and international travel required two – three months per year.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social services or a field related to the sector (i.e., disaster response, humanitarian assistance, international affairs, peace and conflict resolution, etc.), a Master’s degree preferred, and five years of professional work experience, including experience in disaster preparedness, relief and recovery program design, and two – three years of program management experience, and  three years experience of living and working in a developing country with international disaster programs (such as disaster response, humanitarian assistance, mitigation) preferably in a management role, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

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.

 

Food Services Assistant (part-time) - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $10.16/hr - $11.43/hr.   This is a 20 hour a week position.  10:00am - 2:30pm M-F

Job Description: 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.

Requirements: One year experience working in a kitchen preferred or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Free underground parking and lunches offered.

Submit your 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.

 

Grant Writer & Compliance Manager  - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,385.87-$2,684.12 bi-weekly

Job Description: Responsible for the research, coordination, writing, submission and tracking of all national grant proposals and applications; tracks, coordinates and manages grant reporting; ensures grant compliance; identifies new sources of funding; provides technical and operational assistance to USA Salvation Army personnel; prepares Memoranda of Understanding; provides follow-up communications; provides methods, policies and procedures for NORD; develops budget recommendations; works collaboratively with USA Salvation Army personnel and prospective grantees on proposal development; may travel domestically.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably related to philanthropy; a Master’s degree in development or related field is preferred, and up to five years of professional experience in a grant writing position, working in a fast paced/high energy, multiple project, deadline driven environment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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.


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

Hiring Range: $2,209.15 - $2,485.29 bi-weekly

Job Description: This position serves as a resource to the field and raises awareness related to the Basic Needs program area.  This position also serves as advocate for hunger alleviation and basic necessities. 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.

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 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.

Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel.  Must have valid driver's license.

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.

 

Program Specialist - Housing  - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,209.15 - $2,485.29 bi-weekly

Job Description: This position serves as a resource to the field and raises awareness related to the Housing program area.  This position also serves as advocate for housing necessities. Monitors and analyzes national trends within the Housing program area; conducts analytical research; represents The Salvation Army at various coalitions, councils and working groups: prepares “briefing reports”; serves as advocate for Housing area: monitors and analyzes internal capacity and trends; serves as a Housing 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 Habitat for Humanity;  attends national conferences within the Housing 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 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.

Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel.  Must have valid driver's license.

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.

 

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

Hiring Range: $2,209.15 - $2,485.29 bi-weekly

Job Description: This position serves as a resource to the field and raises awareness related to the Vulnerable Populations program area.  This position also serves as advocate for vulnerable populations.  Monitors and analyzes national trends within the Vulnerable Populations program area; conducts analytical research; represents The Salvation Army (TSA) 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 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.

Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel.  Must have valid driver's license.

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.

 

Accountant (Salvation Army World Service Office) - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $1,894.40 - $2,131.20 bi-weekly

Job Description: Performs a variety of complex general accounting duties; resolves discrepancies; prepares periodic financial reporting; conducts analysis and reconciliation of the development of financial systems; provides accounting assistance to the Controller as directed; executes banking relationships and activities; prepares audit and budget schedules; travels to field offices as needed; Serves as backup for Senior Accountant in his/her absence.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance or a related field and three - five years’ progressively responsible work experience administering bookkeeping, accounting and financial functions; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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.

 


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]


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