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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. 

 

Assistant to the Editorial Director – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $20.89 - $23.50 Hourly

Job Summary: This position performs key communications, liaison, marketing, circulation, content curation, production scheduling and financial record keeping and processing functions involving publishable communications that represent and explicate the mission of The Salvation Army for internal and external audiences. Researches topics for publication and creates content.  Contacts potential contributors, authors, artists, and related vendors.

Education and Experience: B.A., B.S., preferred, a minimum of A.A. or certification in Publications or related field and four years’ experience performing a wide variety of progressively responsible administrative and technical support work. Ability to write, proofread, edit text in a variety of formats, including correspondence, press releases, and news items. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Filmmaker software, internet and e-mail. Ability to learn new software. Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language. Ability to perform routine mathematical computations. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying/carting objects (less than 50 lbs) 5-10% of work time.

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.

 

 

Editorial Assistant – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $1,706.77 - $1,918.31 Bi-Weekly

Job Summary: Coordinates and develops necessary elements and content under the supervision of the Youth Publications Editor to help produce a high quality Christian magazine and online presence.  Serve as a member of departmental teams to implement and develop communication strategies, methods, and systems to increase the publication’s readership.  Produce, gather, organize, write and edit content for the national youth publication.  Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive social media communication strategy, in conjunction with the publication department’s communication strategist.  Develop online exclusive content for the magazine’s website and social media platforms.  Pitch interview opportunities to artists’ PR agents.  Research trends, new products, and technological opportunities to stay at the forefront within the publishing industry to our specific audience.  Occasional travel to conferences, training, and youth events required.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in journalism, communications, or a related field.  Three to four years’ experience working in a related field.  Salvationist preferred.  Thorough knowledge of the Christian Bible, evangelical beliefs and practices, and in particular, Salvation Army beliefs and practices.  Ability to communicate the gospel message and Christian themes clearly in written form.  Knowledge of website functionality, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Cloud Suite applications.  

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.

 

 

Multi–Media Designer – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $2,273.91 - $2,558.16 Bi-Weekly

Job Summary: Creates and develops multi-media based content for the national youth publication.  This content includes social media communications, podcasts, videos, animations, graphics and electronic resources.  Maintains dialogue through social media outlets on behalf of the youth publication, and provides reports on the status of such dialogues.  Provides metrics on activity involved with electronic communications. Edits and uploads the publications podcast.  Acquires, edits and produces raw video footage received from monthly contributors as well as interviewed artists.  Recommends and/or designs website and electronic communications methods and provides technical and design support for same.  Provides basic technical support and trouble shooting for hardware and software used for electronic communications.  Researches, gathers, and develops content for video s connecting to articles in the print publication. 

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.  Three to four years’ experience working in a related field.  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, Quart/InDesign, Adobe:  After Effects and Premiere.  Knowledge of the Christian Bible, evangelical beliefs and practices, and in particular, Salvation Army beliefs and practices.  Ability to apply Biblical knowledge to social media posts, responses, and the creation of promotional videos.  Ability to work with databases and cloud technology.  Ability to proof-read and edit written content.  

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 of Emergency Disaster Services – This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $74,005.88 – $83,256.42 Yearly

Job Summary: The Director of Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) position is an administrative function of the National Community Relations and Development Department for the express purpose of representing The Salvation Army before national government officials, departments, and agencies, and to specific national voluntary agencies as directed; to keep The Salvation Army vitally engaged in all public policy and legislative matters relating to emergency disaster services; to serve as the National Liaison and support person to the territorial EDS directors with front line involvement in response to all disasters. Frequent distance travel required.

Manages the National Disaster Training Program.  Manages all national disaster grants and ensures grant compliance.  Serves as the national coordinator of financial gifts and gifts-in-kind during national disasters.  Provides supervisory leadership to assigned staff.

Knowledge of the federal legislative process and the ability to gain access to key government leadership in the House and Senate.  Ability to communicate effectively with members of Congress, legislative staffers and other governmental and voluntary agency executives.  Ability to articulate The Salvation Army's policies and programs, and to be able to interpret accurately the organization's critical impact upon American life and values. 

Education and Experience: A Bachelors’ Degree in Emergency Disaster Management, Public Policy, Public Administration, or other closely related field. Master’s Degree preferred and five years or more experience in emergency disaster service management.

Licenses and Certifications:
A valid driver license
Completion of The Salvation Army Disaster Services Training Curriculum (after employment)
Train the Trainer Certification (after employment)
Completion of The Salvation Army media training program.

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.


 

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.

 

 

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.


 

 

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