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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. 

 

Director of Special Events - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $67,277.72 - $75,687.99 Yearly

Job Summary:  Plans and manages all special event activities of the National Community Relations & Development Department, including the National Advisory Organizations Conference, the National Community Relations & Development Conference and National Emergency Disaster Services Conference.   Works with top-tier volunteers related to special events; organizes and facilitates special events with Board members; facilitates building relationships with high-level volunteers and territorial staff to develop and execute high quality special events for The Salvation Army in the USA; manages day to day tracking and reporting of event revenue and expenses.  

Creates and manages the timeline, program, production schedules, run of show, logistics, staffing and task list for all NCRD hosted events (NAOC, NCRD Conferences and National EDS Conferences) and for other National events as requested and assigned.  Coordinates all functions of event preparation and execution of these events including venue, programming, staffing, volunteers and fund-raising. 

Leads all event planning and production meetings and discussions.  Organizes and leads collaboration with the Marketing and Social Media teams on event concept, graphic design, production, printing, communication pieces, reports, proposals and event marketing.  Handles all aspects of vendor relations including, negotiating costs and services with vendors; arranging food and beverage, ordering all supplies/decorations, coordinating audiovisual equipment & operation, making travel arrangements.  Manages and monitors the logistics for shipping supplies and staff travel to the event location.  Staffs the event by securing volunteers; plans, trains, instructs, directs, and supervises assigned staff and volunteers in the proper methods and procedures both prior to and during the event. Secures guest speakers and entertainment; review speeches, write scripts, coordinates rehearsals, designs staging and determines event decor.  Works with venue to create and/or revise room layouts and seating arrangements for each event as necessary.  Creates and manages sponsorship packages and leads the solicitation and securing of sponsorships.  Creates and manages the invitation, registration and attendee check-in processes. 

Knowledge of advanced MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint and project management software.  Experience in managing VIPs, C-level executives and celebrities.  Ability to speak before small and large groups of people.  Ability to travel to various locations in order to participate in public meetings, conferences, etc.   

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of business administration, hospitality, marketing, or a related field and five to ten years of relevant special events experience coordinating large (500+ guests) special events.  

Licenses and Certifications: Valid Driver’s License 
Certified Meeting Planner (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.

 

 

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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