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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. 


Emergency Disaster Services Specialist - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $2,517,23 - $3146.54 Bi-Weekly

Job Summary: The Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) position assists the National EDS Director in all aspects of emergency disaster services. This position serves as a resource to the field, raises awareness related to disaster services and serves as an advocate for the EDS field necessities; produces quarterly reports; monitors and analyzes monthly/quarterly reports for trends and formulates recommendations to administration; completes application processes for national public and private funding opportunities; serves as a member of planning committees as deemed appropriate; deploys to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) when activated as a Salvation Army (SA) liaison for Mass Care (ESF 6). May be deployed to a disaster site. Researches, compiles, prepares and processes the National VOAD Bi-weekly Operational Report, FEMA VAL conference calls, and donor reports. Serves as an approved spokesperson and prepares briefs to various outlets on EDS matters. Serves as the point of contact for national disaster organizations.

Knowledge and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in emergency disaster management or related field with Salvation Army disaster training management (preferred) and two years’ experience working in the front line emergency disaster services and first hand inter-agency collaboration; with two - three years’ experience working in the Public Policy, Communications or related fields. Demonstrated ability to lead meetings. Ability to articulate The Salvation Army’s policies and programs and to be able to interpret accurately the organizations’ critical impact upon American life and values. Knowledge of NGOs and disaster organizations including The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, The United Way of America, and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters. Proficient in MS Office Modules, including Teams, and video meeting applications.

Valid driver’s license, Train the Trainer Certification (after employment), AEM or CEM preferred.

Benefits after 90 days. Free underground parking offered.

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org 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: $21.41 - $26.77 hourly

Job Summary: Performs a variety of both complex administrative support and routine clerical work for the Commissioners Conference Team and the Secretary for Commissioners Conference/National Secretary for Personnel; helps facilitate the smooth operation of the National Chief Secretary’s office; drafts a multitude of correspondence, creates and maintains accurate critical tracking records, manages essential electronic databases, and creates a cohesive system of filing; conducts elemental research and follow-up work for the Commissioners’ Conference operations; answers the telephone and provides general information regarding the Commissioners’ Conference Team operations and/or services. Processes membership and chairmanship letters; updates, indexes and maintains all conference, commission and committee membership and chairmanship lists and historical data. Requests, prepares and issues correspondence for the processing of agendas and the securing of minutes from national groups. Maintains a rigorous timeline on the flow of communication pertinent to membership, agenda and minutes of these national groups. Will be keen on bring-up systems, ensuring that files and information are organized in an efficient manner. Facilitates data input and data management/upkeep into what will be the Commissioners’ Conference electronic/automated systems database. As a key member of the Commissioners’ Conference Team, the Administrative Specialist is expected to read and comprehend Commissioners’ Conference Minutes. Knowledge of general office practices and procedures, effective and efficient record-keeping and bookkeeping practices, knowledge of proofreading symbols and basic mathematics. Ability to transcribe dictation and type information into a computer. Ability to scan documents and work with same. Ability to operate various office equipment including a telephone, Dictaphone, computer, scanner and adding machine.

Education and Experience: Bachelors degree and at least two years' of experience required.

Benefits after 90 days. Free underground parking offered.

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org 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: USN.RECRUIT@usn.salvationarmy.org

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing a respectful environment for all applicants and employees that is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Such equal opportunity for employment will apply to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, salaries and other compensation, transfers and layoffs or termination.



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