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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: $1,665.15 - $1,871.52 Bi Weekly

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 so all issues are produced effectively from conception to final distribution; develops content and rough layout for The War Cry and communicates with The 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 & Deed; responsible for copyediting of The War Cry; edits, proofs, revises and corrects page production files for The War Cry; responsible for updating and maintaining the department's style manual; ensures all correspondence for Crest Books and Word and Deed is handled and tasks completed. Secures copyright requirements for Crest Books and Word & Deed as well as Library of Congress cataloging-in-publication data in ISBN numbers.  

Education and Experience: Degree from an accredited college or university in English, journalism, publishing, or a related field and at least two years' experience performing journalism, publishing and editing/proofing work. Knowledge of desktop publishing techniques and software (inDesign preferred). Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of the publication production process. 

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 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.

 

 

Project Manager – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $46,741.85 - $52,591.10 Annual Salary

Job Summary: The Salvation Army is a Christian charitable organization with staff and programs (including churches, schools, clinics and children's homes) in 128 countries. The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) exists to provide technical, managerial and resource development support to The Salvation Army in the implementation of community development programs around the world.

The Project Manager provides project management guidance and support to the Program Department on all project types (Mission Support, Community Development, Emergency Response); works closely with all program and finance staff in the processing of projects from start to close. Provides project management guidance and support to The Salvation Army Implementing Territories on behalf of SAWSO (The Salvation Army World Service Office) as project support office; communicates regularly and develops cooperative relationships with project officers and other TSA staff for the effective management of projects. Communicates regularly and develops cooperative relationships with International Headquarters and donor offices to ensure SAWSO is aligned and is collaborating effectively as a project stakeholder within The Salvation Army project management systems.  

Serves as a facilitator and coordinator of USA territory-supported international sponsorship related activity. Facilitates regular discussions with USA territory sponsorship representatives, hosting occasional meetings at National Headquarters; participates on the global TSA Community of Practice or working groups regarding international sponsorship coordination, transition and projects. Communicates regularly and develops cooperative relationships with USA territories in the management of projects and to enhance the effectiveness and value of SAWSO's project support.

Participates in other activities including, but not limited to, strategic planning, organizational learning, and program development and reporting for the benefit of SAWSO.

Travel to implementing territories, international headquarters, or donor offices may occasionally be required.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and international project management certification or certificate preferred. One to three years' experience of living and working in a developing country preferred. Knowledge of and experience with international development project management theory, programs and their requirements, ability to track and shepherd projects through a life cycle from start to close, ensuring both financial and programmatic compliance; ability to work closely with many staff in a team oriented environment. Ability to speak a second language preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet. Ability to attend occasional night meetings. Ability to perform limited lifting of objects weighing 25-40 pounds.   

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 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.

 

 

Application Analyst Developer I – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $2,218.45 - $2,495.77 Bi-Weekly

Job Summary: Leads moderately complex projects that require skill in multiple technical environments or disciplines.   Responsible for application analysis, design development, integration and enhancement.  Responsible for analyzing, designing, programming, testing and implementing  routine, internal application development and production support: assists with project planning, status reports and technical problem resolutions; help desk personnel on custom and packaged software; installs, diagnoses, repairs, maintains, and upgrades computer hardware and equipment to ensure optimal workstation/server performance; troubleshoots problem areas in person, by telephone, or via e-mail in a timely and accurate fashion: provides end-user assistance where required; recommends/performs remedial actions to correct problems based on the knowledge of system operation; performs project assignments.  Interacts with users and IT Manager for requirement analysis, effort estimation, architecture/design.  Performs software and hardware installations and upgrades to include but not limited to operating systems, Microsoft Office suite, antivirus program and IBM Connections.  Provides technical assistance and training to system users. 

Education, Experience and Abilities: Bachelor's degree in the field of computer science preferred and two to three years equivalent work experience. Knowledge of object-oriented programming principles, design patterns, best practices of software development and design.  Development knowledge/experience with Microsoft Visual Studio, .Net, IIS, C#, ASP.NET, PL/SOL., webAPI.  Development knowledge/experience with HTML5, PHP, xCode, Swift, jQuery, API, Bootstrap, SOAP/RESTful.  Knowledge/experience with in IIS/Apache configuration and access control.  Strong understanding of Software Development Life Cycle.  IBM Domino development skill with hands on experience in XPAGE and HTML, theme, Open source Portal development. Knowledge/experience in Eclipse and IBM Notes Java development.  Skills on html, CSS, JavaScript, lotus script, Java, Web services, XML.  Composite application development experience.  Development with SQL database.  Working knowledge of the capabilities of personal computers, networks, and peripheral devices.  Working knowledge of  the operation of a computer server system.  Working knowledge of the security of a computer system.  Knowledge of IBM Notes Client configuration and Domino Server Administrator.  Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy computer equipment (25 - 50 lbs) on a frequent basis.  Ability to stoop, crawl and climb when necessary.

Licenses and Certifications: MCSD Certified Application Developer or Sun Certified Java Programmer preferred.

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 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.

 

 

Technical Advisor – International Business and Economic Development – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $3,444.12 - $3,874.63 Bi-Weekly

Job Summary: This position helps design and execute comprehensive and proactive international business and economic development strategies that are intended to assist in the creation of financial sustainability and independence within existing Salvation Army territories. This position manages all functions of the Salvation Army World Service Office's (SAWSO) International Business and Economic Development Office as delegated by the National Secretary.

Creates, advances and brings oversight to the Business and Economic Development Office. This work includes the structure of the operation; manages seconded support staff; establishes and leads business and economic development strategies and goals across SAWSO in collaboration with the US Territories and other donor offices; supports SAWSO’s operations and programmatic initiatives; and works closely with SAWSO personnel and other Salvation Army international and domestic development offices to achieve the short term and long-range business and economic development goals. Will require 20 - 30% domestic and international travel time (possibly up to 40% in the first year or two).

Helps create and implement comprehensive and cost-effective partner territories business and economic development strategies that include new or newly expanded income-generating initiatives that help move our partner territories toward financial independence. Works closely with SAWSO leadership to assist Implementing Territories in building new business plans, including research (market, risks, competitors), iterative prototyping, stakeholder engagement, program design, and clear goals/metrices.

Participates in securing, supervising, developing, evaluating and directing the work of a high performing business and economic development department. Instructs and trains seconded support staff in SAWSO methods and procedures, monitors and evaluates performance, recommends approval of payment vouchers and reimbursements, and provides both constructive and positive feedback to staff. Builds, motivates, and trains a resourceful team that works in support of the efforts of the leadership team and other Salvation Army development offices to achieve the short term and long-range business and economic development goals.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Services or a field related to sector specialties (International Development/Relations, Economics, Business, Entrepreneurism, Enterprising) and Master’s degree in International Development/Relations, Economics, Business, Social Sciences or a related discipline and five years of professional work experience including experience in international development arena and five years of program management experience. Three years experience of living and working in a developing country and working with international development programs, preferably in management role.

Fluency in MS Office. Demonstrated abilities in leadership, management, and cultivating strong business relationships. 

Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver’s license and passport 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 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: $20.38 - $22.93 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 NCS office; drafts a multitude of correspondence, creates and maintains accurate 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. Maintains a rigorous timeline on the flow of communications with a keen bring-up system. Facilitates data input into the electronic/automated systems database. Assists with minutes/format editing.  Conducts and manages a regular inventory of supplies.

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. 

Licenses and Certifications: May require a valid drivers license.

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 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.

 

 

National Echelon Manager – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $57,679.74 - $64,890.12 Yearly

Job Summary: This position supports the national scaling efforts of Echelon; a strategy for The Salvation Army to engage the Millennial demographic by creating young professional auxiliary groups.  Responsible for assisting the National Community Relations and Development Secretary (NCRDS) in the overall support of Echelon activities; including assisting in the management of established chapters, and developing new chapters nationwide.

Manages the NCRDS with Echelon related communications to territories, divisions and local commands.  Provides consultation to developing and established Echelon chapters.  Provides content for the Echelon website; including communications and multi-media content.  Monitors and creates communications through the Echelon social media platforms.  Creates supplementary resources for Echelon training and development, recruiting and marketing, and helps local Salvation Army leaders manage Echelon chapters.  Conducts Echelon trainings and workshops.  Accounts and monitors the approved Echelon budget.  Manages the national Echelon database.  Travels to and supports the Echelon Leaders Council meetings and activities.  Coordinates logistics and files pertinent paperwork for Echelon Leaders Council meetings.  Attends and supports the Echelon Leaders Council teleconference meetings.  Creates reports and briefs on Echelon activities.  Assists with reports and briefs for the National Advisory Board.  Researches socio-economic and cultural trends with the Millennial demographic.  Manages the Echelon email in-box. 

Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in business, communications, marketing or public relations required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the Internet, and Lotus Notes (preferred).  Excellent communication skills.  Ability to build and maintain effective and professional relationships with Salvation Army Officers, community relations professionals, and young adult professionals across the country.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of community relations.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid Driver’s License 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 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.

 

 

Executive Secretary – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $23.79 - $26.74 Hourly

Job Summary: The executive secretary relives the SAWSO National Secretary and Assistant National Secretary for the World Service Office of administrative and secretarial details while assisting them with coordinating, organizing, and expediting duties in the department for the smooth operation of SAWSO.  Handles a wide variety of administrative and secretarial details and functions that are complex, technical, and confidential in nature.  These duties include composing, transcribing, and preparing correspondence, researching and preparing reports and briefs, and recording minutes.  Serves and the liaison for the department, serving as the gatekeeper of the SAWSO Leadership and SAWSO Development email boxes in Lotus Notes/MS Outlook.  Assists by communicating business issues as directed, gathers reports, responses, etc. on the behalf of the National Secretary and Assistant National Secretary.  Prepares and types the agenda for leadership meetings and records and transcribes minutes.  Orders all office supplies and equipment, keeping track of supply inventory.  Manages the Donor Management database system.  Prepares and sends donor acknowledgement letters, IRS substantiation letters, reports and other correspondence.  Accurately manages donor records.  Performs bulk mailings throughout the year.  Prepares and processes purchase orders, requisitions and other financial forms and documents.  Makes travel and lodging arrangements.  Prepares routine hard copy and electronic filing.  Answers the telephone in a professional, courteous and tactful manner.  Receives guests to the department.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business, business administration or a related field and seven years' experience relieving a manager or section head of administrative detail in office administration, business, or similar areas.  

Experience or interest in the field of international humanitarian relief is preferred.

Strong organizational skills, outstanding interpersonal and public relations skills are a must.  Working knowledge of Lotus Notes, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access, MS Publisher, MS Outlook.  Knowledge of writing and editing, graphic design and productions skills.  Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations. Proficient typist.

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 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.
 

 

Application Support Specialist – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $1,797.76 - $2,022.76 Bi Weekly

Job Summary: The Application Support Specialist installs, modifies, and makes repairs to hardware and software systems; provides technical assistance and training to system users; answers user inquiries and requests for assistance by phone and in person regarding systems operations; diagnoses system hardware, software, and operator problems; recommends/performs remedial actions to correct problems based on the knowledge of system operation; maintenance on user accounts; sets up regular maintenance schedule and performs or ensures preventative maintenance is performed by users; performs maintenance and repairs of peripheral equipment; user account maintenance; helps develop and maintain computer inventory database; performs project assignments; works efficiently with minimal supervision. Holds end user training sessions on applications such as Microsoft Office365, Operating System, corporate e-mail systems, and New Employee Training. Administers telephone services, support, maintains and installs phone equipment; serves as liaison to the telephone service contractors for maintenance services.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency, college degree preferred and two to four years’ experience performing routine to complex computer repairs and installations on personal computers and networks, ISP connectivity, class instruction experience, IBM Notes and Microsoft Office 365 work preferred.  Knowledge of network hardware to include; router, UPS devices, patch panels, and concentrators.  Working knowledge of configuring broadband routers for home use.  Working knowledge of major ISPs (Cox Cable, Comcast Cable, Verizon DSL).  Knowledge of IBM Notes and Microsoft Office 365 for Salvation Army use.  Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy computer equipment (25-50 lbs) on a frequent basis.  Ability to stoop, crawl and climb when necessary.      

Licenses and Certifications: A+ certification or Microsoft certification or Apple certification preferred.

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 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


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