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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. 

Communications Associate - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $1,630.89 - $1,833.03 Bi-Weekly

Job Summary: Works specifically to strengthen and enhance the image and awareness of The Salvation Army through written content intended for print and electronic communications; seeks and identifies compelling stories and coordinates the writing of fresh content for national distribution by means of The Salvation Army’s National Website;  serves as contact to internal and agency teams on social media strategy and content including, but not limited to Twitter and the national Army blog; supports the communications team  during emergency response situations involving National Headquarters, Territorial and Divisional headquarters and other emergency responder agencies as may be involved; assists with the writing of blog; assists in the maintenance and content enrichment of the Red Shield Tool Kit; assists in the conceptual design and content development of the virtual National Annual Report;  uses all forms of communication (print, electronic, photo and video) to effectively communicate the mission of The Salvation Army internally and externally.

Must be prepared to quickly communicate about, coordinate, develop and deploy digital communications and tasks at any time as needed, sometimes during non-standard hours, in the context of urgent situations.

The nature of this job may require the incumbent to work extended daily hours and occasional weekend hours in the event of unexpected emergency disasters or crisis situations.  Because the position is part of the National Community Relations team, there are no guarantees that any incumbent in this position will be authorized to take vacation days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BA/BS in English, Journalism or Communications. and up to one year of experience 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.

Journalist or heavy nonprofit copywriting experience required along with excellent journalistic quality research and writing talent.  Excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreading and editing skills are a must. 

Knowledge of Windows 95, Microsoft Office Word 7.0 with experience in Microsoft Publishing, Photo Shop,  PowerPoint presentations, and Content Management Systems required along with a working knowledge of print, electronic and web publishing procedures.  Knowledge of online communications and web sites with a skill in photography and videography also required.

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]

Employment opportunities by territory:

Central Territory
Eastern Territory
Southern Territory
Western Territory