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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.


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.


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:

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