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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.

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The Salvation Army has an outstanding opportunity for a Corporate Relations Manager professional at the Salvation Army National Headquarters located in Alexandria, Virginia area to expand their skills and grow with one of the oldest and most successful development programs in the United States.

The Salvation Army operates in communities across the United States. We are committed to meeting human needs wherever we can by providing food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, housing for homeless, basic needs assistance, children’s programs and many other programs.

The Corporate Relations Manager will improve donor communications and stewardship as well as assist in cultivating new relationships in partnership with the Director of Brand Management & Corporate Relations. The Corporate Relations Manager will manage donor accounts and will regularly interface with donors and Salvation Army corporate fundraising leads in each of the four territories.

  • Pursues new corporate funding in collaboration with the Director of Brand Management & Corporate Relations and territories.
  • Develops relationships between The Salvation Army and corporations whose business activity crosses territorial boundaries with the purpose of substantially supporting The Salvation Army work.
  • Serves as primary relationship manager, in collaboration with territorial fund raisers, and the Director of Brand Management & Corporate Relations, of an assigned caseload of corporate funders whose interests extend beyond territorial boundaries.
  • Achieves assigned goals and established metrics.
  • Works with the Communications Department and Web Communications Director to ensure partnership activations are appropriately promoted through earned and owned media channels.
  • Works with NHQ Finance, ensures corporate partner gifts are accurately routed and provides backup (documentation, contractual agreements, etc.) regarding further disbursement of funds and communicates remittance and reporting requirements to the involved territories.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Brand Management & Corporate Relations.

The successful Community Relations Manager candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 5+ years of experience working in nonprofit fundraising, partnership development or marketing
  • An understanding of the multi-faceted corporate philanthropy and corporate fundraising landscape
  • Experience working with and recruiting board members and volunteers
  • Graphic design, project management and/or writing skills/experience a plus

The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to our employees and their families. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, full health (employees do pay a portion), life, dental insurance coverage, retirement, professional development, reimbursed travel expenses, and paid time off!

For consideration, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

search2@carrassessment.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

This is an on-site position

Job Summary: Relieves the National Community Relations & Development (NCRD) Secretary of administrative functions; organizes, prioritizes, coordinates and expedites the departmental administrative support work load; provides administrative and liaison work related to the National Advisory Board (NAB); plans, implements, and manages all logistic, technical, and administrative arrangements for NAB conferences; coordinates and manages all policies and procedures related to the purchasing of office supplies, furnishings and equipment; manages the bid process for all production projects generated by the department; ensures the office runs smoothly; supervises administrative support staff; performs all departmental confidential work; ensures the timely compliance with the electronic timesheet system for all departmental employees; coordinates and manages departmental compliance with the proper utilization of electronic mail boxes; some travel required.

Serves as the Coordinator for all NCRD special event activities of the National Advisory Board and National Community Relations and Development section. Works with NCRD Secretary, Territorial CRD leaders, and event vendors/contractual employees to assist in organizing, developing, and executing high quality special events for The Salvation Army in the USA; manages day to day registration, and tracking/reporting of event revenue and expenses for events, transportation schedules, packing and shipping materials. Assists with hotel logistics including hotel site visits, negotiating, securing and finalizing hotel contracts, meeting space details, audio visual needs, menus and registration details.

Manages NCRD Secretary’s email inbox, folders, and calendar on a daily basis and serves as gatekeeper for the Secretary’s schedule.

Proofreads and/or edits work of a confidential, complex and/or technical nature such as proposals, agendas, schedules, letters, agreements, contracts, etc.

Education and Experience: Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university in management or information services and three years experience serving in an office manager/advisory board or board of director liaison role with supervisory experience or seven years experience as the administrative and event logistics liaison for a nonprofit or business advisory board or board of directors.

Knowledge of general office procedures, supervision and management of personnel. Ability to supervise, inspire and evaluate the work of office personnel. Knowledge of desktop publishing software with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Adobe Photo-Shop. Ability to meet attendance and travel 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.

This is an on-site position

Job Summary: The Administrative Specialist provides day-to-day mid-level administrative support and performs a variety of complex/technical and often confidential administrative and clerical duties supporting the various areas of the National Office of Social Services & Public Policy. This position also serves as a backup for main lobby front desk coverage as needed.
Essential Functions:

  • Provides day-to-day administrative support according to the established standards and guidelines of the National Social Services & Public Policy Department for a wide variety of functions and complex and often confidential situations.
  • Composes, types, prepares, proofreads, and/or edits a wide variety of paperwork including that of a confidential, complex, and/or technical nature with limited supervision and direction such as correspondence, proposals, agreements, agendas, schedules, reports, and minutes; ensures the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the same; performs a wide variety of clerical support work necessary for the smooth operation of the department.
  • Researches, compiles, interprets, and summarizes information for various reports, spreadsheets, graphs, surveys and special projects.
  • Identifies articles from across the country to help tell The Salvation Army’s story in the nation.
  • Collects, reviews and maintains stories and articles of poverty and poverty alleviation efforts in the country.
  • Synthesizes relevant facts from large amounts of complex data.
  • Responds to internal and external requests for national information.
  • Creates and maintains an up-to-date national electronic repository of Salvation Army programs and services.
  • Creates monthly department newsletter draft editions in Mailchimp for review and approval, sending monthly reminders, and collecting, reviewing, and proofing draft submissions.
  • Collects draft submissions and crafts draft of weekly national field memo.
  • Provides backend Zoom hosting for monthly department national field webinars.
  • Performs various administrative and clerical support tasks for all internal and external taskforce, council, committee and commission meetings hosted by the department; performs internet research, collects information and coordinates arrangements for travel, transportation, lodging and meeting facilities, ensuring the timeliness of the same.
  • Coordinates logistics, information and arrangements for department staff travel and conference/seminar/ workshop attendance.
  • Tracks and processes departmental invoices in a timely manner in the Executive Secretary’s absence
  • Manages Pathway of Hope calendars, coordinating updates as needed.
  • Coordinates with the Executive Secretary to support the maintaining of an up-to-date department calendar.
  • Coordinates information and arrangements for all teleconference meetings hosted by the department (participant list, equipment, and meeting facilities); ensures the timeliness of the same.
  • Coordinates information and arrangements (participant list and meeting facilities) for interoffice meetings between other NHQ officers and/or departments; ensures the meeting rooms are properly set-up with needed equipment and equipment is functioning properly, ensuring the timeliness of the same.
  • Updates and maintains records, databases, lists, etc., in an accurate, complete, and timely manner; inputs data into the various computer databases to maintain the same; conducts research to locate specific information found in documents, correspondence, lists, forms, etc. for completion of assigned tasks.

Education and Experience:
Associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university, preferably in human services, business administration, computer science or social science related field,
and
Two years’ experience performing a wide variety of administrative and technical support work,
or
Two years’ experience in the Social Services or Non-Profit sector

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of database management
  • Professional writing skills
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and experiencing using Mailchimp and Zoom.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics.
  • Knowledge of basic research skills.
  • Good organizational and follow through skills.
  • Ability to work on and coordinate multiple projects at once effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to maintain the confidential nature of the department.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

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.

This is an on-site position

Job Summary: The Recruiting Specialist is responsible for recruitment, evaluation, and revision of job descriptions, collaboration for hiring needs, knowledge of current employment law and legislation, and new hire orientation. This position leads recruitment for National Headquarters (NHQ) and works with the Human Resource (HR) Manager and section/department heads for all recruitment needs. Other daily responsibilities include conducting phone screens, resume reviewing, scheduling interview, preparing candidates for interview, collaborating with hiring manager, and extending offer.

Manages the recruitment process for all NHQ position (including internships). Works closely with hiring managers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the hiring needs for each position. Collaborates with the HR Manager to create and maintain NHQ job descriptions as needed. Prepares new hire paperwork for National Business Council. Conducts orientation for new employees and quarterly NHQ on boarding.

Manages the full recruiting lifecycle across a variety of open roles by helping management find, hire, and retain quality talent. Collaborates regularly with the National Secretary for Personnel (NSP) and HR Manager to design, refine, and implement innovative recruiting strategies.

Manages NHQ employee recruitment process, including interviewing applicants, testing applicants (as needed), verifying references, and ordering background checks. Engages daily with job boards, social networks, and platforms to find qualified candidates. Screens resumes and prospects, assesses qualifications, conducts interviews, and manages candidates throughout interview process (from preparing them for interviews to assisting with final offer negotiations). Maintains a database of candidate records, including active and passive prospects, and other candidate relationships. Maintains and updates applicant tracking.

Updates and maintains employee personnel files in a timely manner, ensures all necessary documents are in the files, and maintains the confidentiality of these files.

Processes advertising invoices for payment.

Coordinates, as directed, along with the HR Manager special employee functions at NHQ, including annual outing, employee recognition, and other special outings.

Responsible for tracking and responding to correspondence in recruit mailbox.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency required, supplemented by secretarial courses from a technical or vocational school and four years’ experience performing a wide variety of progressively responsible administrative and technical support work in a general office environment, HR office environment preferred.

Ability to maintain the strict confidentiality of the nature of the work and section. Ability to apply discretion and tack while handling sensitive personnel matters.

Knowledge of English grammar and punctuation. Knowledge of effective and efficient record keeping practices and procedures. Knowledge of basic mathematics.

Ability to work effectively and efficiently on several projects at once with frequent interruptions and limited supervision without becoming frustrated or disorganized.

Knowledge of or ability to learn the principles and practices of employee recruitment, screening, testing, and selection. Knowledge of interviewing skills and applicable laws governing interviewing questions/practices.

Knowledge of ADP, MS Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Professional. Familiarity with MS Access, Publisher and Power Point is desirable. Basic knowledge in the use of graphics.

Ability to proof/edit and format documents accurately. Ability to maintain databases.

Ability to answer the phone in a courteous and tactful manner.

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.

This is an on-site position

Job Summary: The Salvation Army has an outstanding opportunity for a Grants Manager professional at the Salvation Army National Headquarters located in Alexandria, Virginia area to expand their skills and grow with one of the oldest and most successful development programs in the United States.

The Salvation Army operates in communities across the United States. We are committed to meeting human needs wherever we can by providing food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, housing for homeless, basic needs assistance, children’s programs and many other programs.

The Grants Manager is responsible for the grant proposal process, including implementation and disbursement of dollars to Salvation Army territories; 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, including research and grant writing.

  • Manages and supports grants received by The Salvation Army National Headquarters.
  • Identifies and develops strategies to optimize the grants administration process.
  • Oversees implementation per the operational and financial needs of the organization.
  • Keeps the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities, working across departments as needed.
  • Oversees the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process.
  • Performs relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluates results.
  • Researches for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with National Social Services department to share materials and avoid duplication.
  • Research, constructs, and submits well-written, persuasive applications and proposals for funding future program development.
  • Develops prompt, efficient responses to requests for proposals in accordance with guidelines, standards, and schedules of potential funders.

The successful Grants Manager candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in area related to philanthropy.
    (Master’s degree in business administration, social services, or related field is preferred) And five years of professional experience in a grant writing and/or grant management position, working in a fast paced/high energy, multiple projects, deadline driven environment, preferably in field of social services working in area focused on poverty and/or vulnerable populations

The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to our employees and their families. We offer a competitive salary, full health (employees do pay a portion), life, dental insurance coverage, professional development, reimbursed travel expenses, and paid time off!

For consideration, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: search2@carrassessment.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

This is an on-site position

Job Summary: The Multimedia & Digital Communications Developer (MDCD) is primarily responsible for capturing and developing high standard multimedia content pieces, requiring a high degree of technical expertise and creativity. The position will direct on-set productions in a variety of capacities, including management and instruction of on-set assistance, and in serving as director of photography. The position also cuts, and edits collected video footage until it meets the Director of Communications approval, including rearranging and splicing scenes that have already been shot, and inserting music, sound, or optical effects.

In addition, the MDCD works specifically to strengthen and enhance the image and awareness of The Salvation Army by identifying compelling stories and coordinates the development of regular organizational and programmatic updates from The Salvation Army’s National Commander and other leadership; supports the communications team during emergency response situations involving National Headquarters, Territorial and Divisional Headquarters and other emergency responder agencies as may be involved.

Essential Functions:

Video Production:

  • Uses photo and video to effectively communicate the mission of The Salvation Army internally and externally, and to achieve the digital communications objectives of The Salvation Army National Headquarters to increase fundraising, and to build and protect The Salvation Army’s brand.
  • Ability to visually interpret the story needs of the producers by imagining, visualizing and creating cinematic looks using our existing inventory of tools.
  • Demonstrates originality and variety to keep production’s feeling current.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends in production, with an understanding on how to achieve “looks” using lighting, cameras, and lensing.
  • Provides teaching and training for other crew members as well as novices and interns on proper operation of gear.
  • Serves as editor on all content pieces, including documentary and narrative videos of all types.
  • Takes notes and directions from department and section heads.
  • Ability to produce multiple edits from the same raw footage to meet needs of multiple audiences.
  • Post-production work may include updating, uploading, and quality control of finished videos and websites.
  • Responsible for keeping track of (video/capture) cards, transferring footage into computer and ensuring the footage is secure.
  • •Assists in digital transfer for media management, storage and transfer on hard drives to contracted editors.
  • Must be available to travel.
  • Keeps inventory of all production equipment owned by The Salvation Army NHQ.
  • Responsible for loading, unloading, and driving of Salvation Army vehicles related to multimedia collection..
  • Responsible for routine and special maintenance on all gear.

Social Media:

  • Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of the digital communications strategy and subsequent content that will appear on the national website and social media channels.
  • Monitors and measures The Salvation Army’s social media presence, along with the Social Media Coordinator, and analyzes content trends and relevant issues to plan future content accordingly.
  • Follows organizational style guide on all digital materials and communications and ensures organization-wide brand alignment by maintaining corporate identity consistency.
  • Serves as primary videographer/photographer for feature stories and special events.

Team Collaboration:

Must be prepared to deploy at a moments’ notice to quickly capture a developing story. This includes preparing the deployment of the necessary digital and multimedia communication equipment if it is needed for urgent situations which sometimes will occur outside scheduled work hours.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s or a Bachelor’s degree in film/television production highly preferred.
  • Awareness of film procedure, terminology and production.
  • On-set production experience required.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency in social media content and engagement strategies.
  • Ability to perform basic color correction and basic lower thirds and graphics.
  • Ability to edit sound, including audio cleanup and addition of music beds and sound effects.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel PowerPoint, OneDrive), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, Dropbox, and other postproduction software.

Licenses and Certifications:
A vaild driver's license

Mental and Physical Abilities:
Ability to lift 50 lbs. (production equipment)

Working Conditions:
This position is a front-line role and includes front line involvement at disasters and special events as the national multimedia and digital communications developer supports our territories and will require frequent extended distance travel. Because the position is part of the National Community Relations & Development’s communications team, there are no guarantees that any incumbent in this position will be authorized to take vacation days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Benefits after 90 days. This is an on-site position with 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

Equal Opportunity Employment


The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing a respectful environment for all applicants and employees that is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Such equal opportunity for employment will apply to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, salaries and other compensation, transfers and layoffs or termination.

Additionally, read our International Positional Statement on Disabilities.

Employment opportunities by territory:

The Salvation Army has four territories within the United States. Use the interactive map to discover career opportunities around the country.