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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. 

 

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.

 

Multi-Media Developer - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,674.34 - $3,008.61 bi-weekly

Job Description: This position is responsible for creating and developing multi-media based products for the Christian Education Department.  This would include social media communications, videos, animations, graphics and electronic resources for the Territories. 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 to all Territories 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. Researches, gathers, and develops content for the distribution to Territorial Websites.

Requirements: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; three to four years experience working in a related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which 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, CSM tools, Flash, Photoshop, Quark/InDesign, Adobe: After Effects and Premiere.  Ability to work with databases and cloud technology.  Strong knowledge of the English language including proper grammar and punctuation.

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.

 

Administrative Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $19.15 - $21.54 Hourly

Job Description: Performs a wide variety of secretarial and administrative support work for the Director of Brand Management & Corporate Relations; 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;  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 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.

 

Donor Relations Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $24.13 - $27.15 Hourly

Job Description: Assists the National Development Director in implementing fundraising strategies that support The Salvation Army nationally and globally. Responsible for coordination of all National Development Office activities, meetings and events. Maintains all fundraising databases. Coordinates Development staff travel. Prepares donor reports and related collateral materials. Drafts correspondence, emails, notices and meeting agendas. Responds to development-related inquiries by telephone and/or in writing. Coordinates delivery of funding proposals from concept to full proposal. Processes gifts, prepares gift acknowledgements and maintains donor files and records. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Business Administration, Sales & Marketing, or other related field and two to four years’ experience performing a wide variety of progressively responsible administrative, stewardship, advancement services, or related support work characteristic/unique to the development office’s purpose, preferably in a not-for-profit  or academic environment. International development experience a plus 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.

 


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