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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. 

 

Grants Manager – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $68,960 - $77,580 Annual

Job Summary: Responsible for the management of grant projects from application to approval and utilization including; strategy, research, coordination, writing, submission, disbursement and tracking of spending. Cultivates strong working relationships with key funders in order to maintain sustainable funding; participates in grant related presentations as required; oversees procurement of additional funding. Oversees the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process. Prepares financial or budget plans and allocations along with planning with the finance department in accordance with each requirement. Analyzes the budget trends and makes recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants. Provides training to new staff on grant management and reporting requirements. Performs relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluates results. Researches, constructs, and submits well-written, persuasive applications and proposals for funding future program development. Initiates communication and sets up and/or attends meetings with foundations and funding sources to insure questions are answered and materials are submitted correctly; hosts potential and existing grantors at National Headquarters. Serves as the clearinghouse for organizational information required for grant applications (past, performance, capacity statements, standard forms). Must be familiar with large foundations; have excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, writing, proofreading, and editing skills; Demonstrated experience in writing successful proposals for private foundations and government in one or more of the following areas: Family Support Services, Poverty, and/or Self Sufficiency. Must have demonstrated ability to procure funding, basic knowledge of statistics and outcomes measurement; ability to conduct demographic and quantitative research in support of proposals; excellent project management skills; working knowledge of Microsoft applications and the internet; ability to travel; ability to perform limited lifting of objects weighing 25-40 pounds.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferably in an area related to philanthropy; Master's degree in business administration, social services, or related field. Five years of professional experience in a grant writing and/or grant management position, working in a fast paced/high energy, multiple project, deadline driven environment, preferably in the field of social services working in an area focused on poverty and/or vulnerable populations.

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.

 

Senior Administrative Specialist – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $22.57 - $25.38 Hourly

Job Summary: Maintains, creates, organizes, updates and generates reports from systems to support all staff members of the Publications Section for administrative, editorial, production, circulation, fulfillment and marketing functions. Broad scope of responsibilities and handling of sensitive materials makes this a pivotal position in keeping the section running smoothly and helping staff members meet publishing deadlines and objectives. Composes, types, prepares, transcribes, proofreads, and/or edits a wide variety of paperwork including that of a confidential, complex, and/or technical nature, including material to be published, with limited supervision and direction, such as interviews, correspondence, proposals, agreements, agendas, schedules, reports, and minutes; ensures the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the same. Maintains and updates database for manuscripts/contributors using software database, circulates and records submissions and tracks submissions and other content in software. Generates correspondence from software to communicate with contributors. Generates invoices for payment to contributors. Prepares, maintains, and submits various sectional invoices and check requests for further processing; codes, copies, inputs into the computer, mails out, and files; provides various report print outs for the section and finance department. Prepares, types, and processes correspondence (includes but not limited to private and confidential) and reports for Editor-in-Chief and other publications staff members as required, maintains copies and file for same.  Coordinates Literary and other conferences for the section, to include, but not limited to, financial tracking, registration, travel and accommodation arrangements, coordinates collateral materials, arranges for facilities and handles communications with same, serves as the primary contact for delegates, special guests, etc., creates summary reports on financial tracking, critiques, works with Finance to validate all costs and billing. Makes work-related travel arrangements for Editor-in-Chief and section staff as directed; maintains travel/itinerary for Editor-in-Chief. Works directly with hotel conference coordinator to arrange hotel and room accommodations, room reservations, needed equipment and requests/needs of conference attendees and visitors to National Publications. 

Education and Experience: Minimum of associates of arts degree or equivalent training, and four years’ experience performing a wide variety of progressively responsible administrative and technical support work, including support functions for multi-person office/department or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, database software, internet, and e-mail.  Knowledge of basic mathematics and basic research skills. Ability to meet attendance requirements.

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.


 

Director Digital Fundraising Systems  – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $91,785.72 - $103,258.74 Yearly

Job Summary: Develops and manages an effective, efficient and state-of-the-art network of Internet/Intranet applications that will support all online fundraising; coordinates and manages all approved, national online fundraising initiatives; facilitates the development and implementation of web-based technologies and strategies that effectively support the advancement of internal/external communications and online fundraising for all levels of Salvation Army administration and advisory organizations; collaborates with the National Community Relations and Development Secretary and the four USA territories; trains divisional and territorial users in methods, procedures and web technologies established for the effective implementation of online fundraising; coordinates technical needs and applications between the external vendor and the four USA territories; serves as the primary point of contact with all approved external vendors relative to the development and management of outsourced digital systems; develops requirements for Request for Proposals for new vendors then identifies, evaluates RFP responses, and recommends new digital fundraising vendors; supervises the Online Fundraising Specialist; 25% of time in travel responsibilities.

Education and Experience: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; Masters in related field is preferred and five to seven years of progressive experience as an online fundraiser, web developer/analyst, or similar internet-related experience.

Licenses and Certifications: A valid driver 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.

 

 

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.
 

 

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


Employment opportunities by territory:

Central Territory
Eastern Territory
Southern Territory
Western Territory