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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 - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $1,535.10 - $1,725.50 biweekly

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 War Cry and communicates with 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 and Young Salvationist magazines; edits, proofs, revises and corrects page production files for War Cry and Young Salvationist as assigned; 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.

Requirements: 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 MS Word and Excel.  QuarkXpress experience preferred.

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.

 

Web Communications Assistant - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $21.93 - $24.64 hourly

Job Description: This position coordinates and maintains the Red Shield Toolkit Website; uploads and manages images, videos, files, and pages through the Website’s content management system; ensures that all media on the Red Shield Toolkit meet brand criteria and are tagged appropriately; works closely with National Community Relations and Development (NCRD) staff to understand current public relations campaigns, branding, and priorities, and creates media bundles accordingly; organizes the site’s homepage to reflect current priorities and popular items from the site, and works with Red Shield Toolkit visitors to ensure a good user experience; serves as moderator of the website’s discussion board; provides training on the effective use of the Red Shield Toolkit website. May travel as needed.

Requirements: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; and up to one year experience working in a Web Content Management System or similar internet-related experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Familiarity with HTML, MS Office, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

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.

 

Senior Accountant - This is an on-site position

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

Job Description: This position prepares accounting reports including financial statements and footnotes, financial statements and narrative for the annual report, budgets, and payroll and vendor tax reporting.  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, Finance, or a related field, and two years progressively responsible experience in accounting/financial functions with some 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.

Licenses and Certifications: CPA candidate preferred.

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.

 

Help Desk Support Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $20.30 - $25.36 hourly

Job Description: This position provides technical support; to include but not limited to installing and repairing hardware and software on personal computers, provides technical assistance to system users, handles help-desk inquiries from users, diagnosis personal computers hardware, software, and operator problems, recommends/performs remedial actions to correct problems, maintains regular maintenance schedule, performs maintenance and repairs of peripheral equipment, maintains computer inventory database, monitors and arranges servicing with vendors for photocopiers, fax machines, and other office equipment, and performs project assignments.

Requirements:  A+ certification or Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification preferred but not required.  High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency, college degree preferred; and one – two years experience performing routine computer repairs and installations on Windows PC and Apple MAC computers, with experience in maintaining and troubleshooting hand held devices and copier/fax machines 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.

 

Legal Assistant - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $23.68 - $26.64 hourly

Job Description: This position will primarily assist the Staff Attorney with researching and reviewing internal national minutes/policies and case files, and reviewing and editing legal documents, as well as handling some administrative duties.

Requirements:  B.A Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and at least two – three years of work experience, preferably in a legal department of an associate or in a law firm setting.

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.

 

Web Communication Coordinator - This is an on-site position

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

Job Description: This position performs technical, design, and database functions involved with establishing, updating and maintaining the website for the National Christian Education Department. Maintains dialogue through social media outlets on behalf of the CE Department, and provides reports on the status of such dialogue. Provides metrics on activity involved with electronic communications. Formats and distributes e-communications as needed. Maintains and operates with database to accomplish all e-communications. Provides support and consults to authorized administrators and content writers for any website, blog or social media site established by the CE Department. Recommends and/or designs website and electronic communications methods and provides technical and design support for same. Provides basic technical support and troubleshooting for hardware and software used for electronic communications. Helps research, gather, and develop content for the CE Department webpage.

Requirements:  B.S degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; and two to three years progressively responsible experience performing electronic/website design and database management related tasks; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Knowledge of Macintosh computers and peripherals with the ability to troubleshoot and perform maintenance on same.  Knowledge of website functionality (software and design).  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel: Dream Weaver (or similar program) CSM tools, Flash, Photoshop, Quark/InDesign.

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.

 

Curriculum Writer Editor - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,045.50 - $2,301.20 bi-weekly

Job Description: This position creates, writes, and prepares for production new curricula and program materials for Salvation Army children and youth.  This position also contributes to the Christian Education social networking and internet resources for curricula and resources.  This position is responsible for the creating, writing, preparation and production of new curricula and program materials for children and youth in the Corps Cadets and Junior Soldier programs, Girl Guards, Sunbeams, Moonbeams, Adventure Corps, etc.; contributes to the social networking page for Christian Education.

Requirements: An active Salvationist in good standing with a Master’s Degree or a four year college degree in English, Writing, or a related field, and at least four years experience in the field of Christian Education and/or writing, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge of  Salvation Army doctrine, curriculum, and programs for children and youth.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional, InDesign, the Internet ,and Lotus Notes (preferred) with the ability to learn and become proficient in other specific computer software as needed.

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.

 

Emergency Disaster Services/Government Relations Program Specialist – This Is An Onsite Position

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

Job Description: Monitors and analyzes national EDS/GR/PP trends; conducts analytical research; prepares EDS/GR/PP briefing reports; serves as an advocate for EDS/GR/PP field’s necessities; composes information and prepares materials for distribution in the EDS/GR/PP fields; arranges and attends meetings and  conference calls; arranges and attends briefings; creates and develops EDS/GR/PP materials; arranges special educational events; identifies and documents best practices and shares information with the field; represents the TSA as a participant at various coalitions, councils and working groups; monitors and analyzes internal EDS/GR/PP capacity: compiles data from EDS/GR/PP events into reports; produces quarterly reports; monitors and analyzes monthly/quarterly reports for trends and formulates recommendations to administration; serves as a resource to the EDS field, including but not limited to research, best practices, trends and resources; serves as and prepares briefs as an approved spokesperson to various outlets on EDS/GR/PP matters; completes application processes national public and private funding opportunities; monitors and analyzes and prepares reporting documents for funding grants; conducts and participates in discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested; attends national EDS/GR/PP conferences as deemed appropriate; serves as a member of planning committees as deemed appropriate; supervises the Administrative Specialist.  May be deployed in the event of a disaster. 

Requirements:  Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in emergency disaster management or related field with Salvation Army disaster training management (preferred). Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Policy, Communications or related fields, and seven – ten years experience working in the front line emergency disaster services and first hand interagency collaboration; with three – four years experience working in the Public Policy, Communications or related fields, or  any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities. Licenses and certifications to include:   CEM, Serv Safe, Safe from Harm, ICS,  First Aid and CPR certification preferred.

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]


Employment opportunities by territory:

Central Territory
Eastern Territory
Southern Territory
Western Territory