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Employment Opportunities

 

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. 

 

This is an on-site position

Job Summary: Improves donor communications and stewardship as well as assists in cultivating new relationships in partnership with the Director of Corporate Relations. Manages donor accounts and regularly interfaces with donors and Salvation Army corporate fundraising leads in each of the four territories.

Pursues new corporate funding and develops relationships. Works with the territories to strengthen their corporate volunteer engagement program. Helps to field donation offers in times of significant disaster. Creates regular donor communications during and after a disaster.

Assists with all coordination aspects of partnership activation including: coordinating the legal agreement process, keeping accurate records of participating units, updating and tracking metrics related to the campaign, keeping a calendar of key action items for the campaign, providing coordination support to the partner as needed, and communicating progress.

Assists with Christmas partnership activations including managing the annual process of requesting access to retain corporations for the purpose of the Christmas Bell Ringer solicitations, compiling and distributing annual Christmas campaign statistics, and developing stewardship reports. Develop corporate volunteering and kettle sponsorship opportunities for the Christmas Kettles. Works with corporations, malls, and retail chains to expand physical kettle locations. Serve as the liaison to the field for any help needed relating to Christmas pitch and activation materials for partners. Provides standardized stewardship materials to the field.

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

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and follow-up for successful closure of gifts and volunteer commitment. Strong and effective interpersonal and persuasive skills, modeling effective relationship management and demonstrating emotional intelligence / situational awareness. Excellent document creation, proposal, and presentation development skills. Strong organizational skills, follow-through, and attention to detail. Proven experience in funding and partnership development, especially in the area of corporate partnerships, preferred. Project management experience is a plus.

Knowledge of cause-marketing and product tie-in best practices and how to effectively apply such options to dialogue with prospective corporate funders for the Army’s benefit.

Ability to travel as necessary to carry out responsibilities and assignments.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with PC’s and networking, donor management software, graphic design template software, and familiarity with prospect research tools.

Benefits after 90 days. Free lunch and underground parking.

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: Relieves the section head of administrative and secretarial details. Coordinates, organizes, prioritizes and expedites sectional duties. Serves as the point of contact and liaison for the section. Ensures the office runs smoothly at all times.

Performs advanced, complex, technical, and confidential work with a broad scope of responsibilities; handles all sectional confidential materials and correspondence; serves as gatekeeper for the Social Services section mailbox; manages and coordinates all administrative details for the various commissions, committees, conferences, and councils hosted by the section; travels to the National Social Services Conference and other meetings as assigned with the National Social Services Secretary; prepares and maintains records, databases, books, logs, lists, etc.; performs a variety of design, page layout, editing and proofreading; serves as the point of contact; manages calendars, itineraries, and schedules appointments for the section head; responsible for sectional project management and coordination for all major events; makes referrals for individuals/agencies seeking help as necessary; receives, sorts, collates and distributes mail; processes intern inquiries; orders section office supplies; serves as back up to the Administrative Specialist in their absence.

Responsible for sectional project management and coordination for all major events; secures venues, serves as liaison with hotel and restaurants, ensures deadlines are met.

Serves as the backup for front desk coverage as needed per the Front Desk and Mail Room Coverage policy. The Receptionist will greet, assist, and provide direction and information to clients, visitors, and other guests of the organization and; provide assistance to callers and visitors by answering questions and directly calls appropriately.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Three years’ experience serving in an office manager role with supervisory responsibilities or seven years’ experience relieving a manager or section head of administrative detail and office supervision.

Knowledge of accepted practices and techniques involved in budget and report preparation, record keeping, public relations, interpersonal relations, and business communications both oral and written. Knowledge of research skills and the ability to gather, compile, and assemble information into a final product for letters, records, reports, etc. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite to include Adobe.

Ability to transcribe dictation and type.

Benefits after 90 days. Free lunch and underground parking.

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: Supports The Salvation Army in more than 130 countries worldwide to meet immediate needs resulting from natural and manmade disasters. Provides a range of strategic advisory, capacity-building and resource development assistance to The Salvation Army territories; designs and implements disaster recovery programs, strategies, systems, processes, workshops and curricula; facilitates the transition from disaster relief to recovery, collaborates with other Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) international program sectors to ensure an integrated approach to local response and preparedness capacity building; conducts training in disaster recovery programs (including strategic self-assessments and community-based facilitation), disaster recovery program management and technical subjects; provides general assistance; develops cooperative relationships with counterparts; provides grant writing assistance; serves as the primary liaison for SAWSO with International Emergency Services (IES) and the National Liaison of Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in the USA; provides support to IES and country offices for the development and maintenance of disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness strategies; national and international week-long travel required up to two – three months per year.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a master’s degree in a field related to the sector (i.e., disaster response, humanitarian assistance, international affairs, peace and conflict resolution, etc.), and ten years of directly related professional experience in providing technical and knowledge driven solutions in disaster preparedness and relief and recovery program design, and five years of senior-level program management experience, and three years of experience living in a developing country and working with international disaster programs (such as disaster response, humanitarian assistance, mitigation) preferably in a management role.

Technical expertise in the international disaster relief and recovery sector, including in-depth knowledge of international quality assurance mechanisms and standards for disasters, (SPHERE, the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership, Do No Harm, People in Aid Code of Good Practice, and International Red Cross Codes of Conduct). Experience working with the UN, National Governments, and INGOs for coordinating an emergency response. Knowledge of and experience with disaster programs and their requirements, including writing proposals, providing support for donor-funded activities, including United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UN (OCHA, IOM, etc.) funded projects, and ensuring both financial and programmatic compliance. Understanding of current international disaster and community development theory, practice, and trends.

Ability to travel both domestically and internationally sometimes on very short notice. Ability to read, write and communicate the English language. Ability to speak a second language (preferred). Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet. Ability to travel both domestically and internationally sometimes on very short notice. Ability to read, write and communicate the English language. Ability to be always on call in case of an emergency. Ability to attend occasional night meetings.

Benefits after 90 days. Free lunch and underground parking.

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: Assists the National Archivist in organizing and preserving the Archives. Makes preservation copies of newspaper clippings and other fragile documents, makes preservation scans of biographical information and general subject materials. Learns archival principles including processing, conservation and document management. Transcribes a World War I diary.

Work is performed in a normal office environment.

Education and Experience: High School Diploma required. Knowledge of US geography and US history. Ability to read, writing and communicate in the English language.

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: Monitors and analyzes national trends within the Basic Needs program area; conducts analytical research; represents The Salvation Army at various coalitions, councils and working groups: prepares “briefing reports”; serves as advocate for Basic Needs: monitors and analyzes internal capacity and trends; serves as a Basic Needs program resource to the field; serves as convener and facilitator of conference calls; serves as an on-site peer reviewer; serves as an approved Salvation Army spokesperson on matters relating to basic needs; monitors and analyzes national public and private funding opportunities; serves as the alternate representative for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program; attends national conferences within the Basic Needs area; conducts and participates in discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested; serves as a member of planning committees; provides oversight of assigned volunteers and interns. Light travel 5% of time.

Serves as advocate for hunger alleviation and basic necessities; drafts information and prepares collateral materials for distribution to members of Congress and the Administration; arranges and attends “face-to-face” meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff; attends Congressional briefings; creates and develops “awareness campaigns” advocacy materials and special events to educate and empower Salvation Army personnel; identifies best practices and relays that information to the field.

Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Policy, Social Work, or related fields. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services, Communications, Public Policy or related fields and five to seven years’ experience working in the field of Public Policy, Social Services, or the program development arena.

Demonstrated ability to represent a national organization to the government, peer agencies, and coalitions consistent with The Salvation Army’s mission. Demonstrated ability to lead meetings. Ability to perform analytical writing, briefings and reports. Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and PowerPoint software.

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: Monitors and analyzes national trends within the Housing program area; conducts analytical research; represents The Salvation Army at various coalitions, councils and working groups: prepares “briefing reports”; serves as advocate for Housing area: monitors and analyzes internal capacity and trends; serves as a Housing program resource to the field; serves as convener and facilitator of conference calls; serves as an on-site peer reviewer; serves as an approved Salvation Army spokesperson on matters relating to housing; monitors and analyzes national public and private funding opportunities; serves as the National Liaison to Habitat for Humanity; attends national conferences within the Housing area; conducts and participates in discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested; serves as a member of planning committees; provides oversight of assigned volunteers and interns. Light travel 5% of time.

Serves as advocate for housing needs: drafts information and prepares collateral materials for distribution to members of Congress; arranges and attends “face-to-face” meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff; attends Congressional briefings; creates and develops “awareness campaigns” advocacy materials and special events to educate and empower Salvation Army personnel; identifies best practices and relays that information to the field.

Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, or related fields. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services, Communications, Public Policy or related fields and three to four years’ experience working in the field of Humanitarian Relief, Social Services, or Program Development arena.

Demonstrated ability to represent a national organization to the government, peer agencies, and coalitions consistent with TSA’s mission. Demonstrated ability to lead meetings. Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in the principles and practices of project management and program development. Demonstrated ability to serve as a liaison and advocate. Knowledge of macro-level management and strategic planning. Demonstrated interpersonal and networking skills.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and PowerPoint software.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver’s 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.

This is an on-site position

Job Summary: Monitors and analyzes national trends and legislation within the Vulnerable Populations program area; conducts analytical research; represents The Salvation Army (TSA) at various coalitions, councils and working groups: prepares “briefing reports”; serves as advocate for Vulnerable Population needs: monitors and analyzes internal capacity and trends; serves as a Vulnerable Populations program resource to the field; serves as convener and facilitator of conference calls; serves as an on-site peer reviewer; serves as an approved Salvation Army spokesperson on matters relating to vulnerable populations; monitors and analyzes national public and private funding opportunities; serves as the National Liaison to American Society on Aging; attends national conferences within the Vulnerable Populations area; conducts and participates in discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested; serves as a member of planning committees; provides oversight of assigned volunteers and interns. Light travel 5% of time.

Serves as advocate for vulnerable population needs; drafts information and prepares collateral materials for distribution to members of Congress; arranges and attends “face-to-face” meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff; attends Congressional briefings; creates and develops “awareness campaigns” advocacy materials and special events to educate and empower Salvation Army personnel; identifies best practices and relays that information to the field.

Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, or related fields. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services, Communications, Public Policy or related fields and three to four years’ experience working in the field of Humanitarian Relief, Social Services, or Program Development arena;

Demonstrated ability to represent a national organization to the government, peer agencies, and coalitions consistent with TSA’s mission. Demonstrated ability to lead meetings. Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in the principles and practices of project management and program development. Demonstrated ability to serve as a liaison and advocate. Knowledge of macro-level management and strategic planning. Demonstrated interpersonal and networking skills.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver’s 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.

This is an on-site position

Job Summary: The Salvation Army National Headquarters (NHQ) Community Relations & Development (NCRD) Department is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working intern who is interested in gaining working experience and skills in corporate relations and fundraising. The Corporate Relations Intern will work with NCRD’s Corporate Relations team in conjunction with other company wide departments to help advance NHQ’s corporate development and partnership goals. The intern must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during standard office hours. Days and exact times are flexible.

Learns about the corporate philanthropy landscape through educational resources and hands on experience. Oversees the distribution of an internal newsletter. Conducts research through social media channels, news sources, and other digital platforms.

Works with the Corporate Relations Manager in obtaining requested donor information from local Salvation Army units. Supports the management of a large digital fundraising system, including the maintenance of a database and handling of requests from Salvation Army field staff and donors.

Attends virtual meetings, taking meeting notes that capture important details and debriefs with the Corporate Relations Manager on how discussions fit into the greater framework of corporate giving.

Engages independently with internal and external partners through email, phone, and video call.

Tracks corporate partner campaigns and activations by recording promotional dates, media engagement, fundraising metrics, and other relevant information. Will work with the Corporate Relations Manager and NHQ’s Communications Department to help promote partnerships and learn about donor fulfillment.

Identifies prospective partners and ways to grow existing partnerships. Learns methods to analyze donor giving history and trends and how it may align with The Salvation Army’s mission and work.

Assists the Director of Corporate Relations and Corporate Relations Manager in writing, developing, and editing stewardship reports and partnership proposals. Composes, prepares, types, proofreads, and/or edits a wide variety of written communications including that of a confidential nature.

Education and Experience: Junior/Senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in business, communications, NPO management, or a related field.

Previous experience working in a professional office setting preferred. Strong writing skills, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreading and editing skills. Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office365 (primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop preferred but not required.

Must be able to understand and consolidate large volumes of information in the form of Excel spreadsheets and written communication.

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 National Headquarters is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working intern to work up to 20 hours per week with a desire to gain working experience and skills in maintaining national websites as part of the national community relations and development team at National Headquarters. This opportunity provides hands-on learning directly related to website design, content, and optimization. Projects include, but are not limited to:

It may also include hands-on experience with the national website at salvationarmyusa.org. The intern must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during standard office hours, days and exact times are flexible. Works with the Web Manager to update, design and optimize internal and external-facing websites, identify new strategies and areas of improvement for national web development efforts. Assists in the creation of content and digital assets for the website(s) as directed. Attends webmaster field calls and website vendor calls, when available. Provides user support and technical assistance to Mysaboard.org visitors and associated Salvation Army staff.

It may also include hands-on experience with the national website at salvationarmyusa.org. The intern must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during standard office hours, days and exact times are flexible.

Works with the Web Manager to update, design and optimize internal and external-facing websites, identify new strategies and areas of improvement for national web development efforts. Assists in the creation of content and digital assets for the website(s) as directed. Attends webmaster field calls and website vendor calls, when available. Provides user support and technical assistance to Mysaboard.org visitors and associated Salvation Army staff.

Education and Experience: Junior/Senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in web design, web development, digital marketing, or a related field.

Previous experience working in a professional office setting preferred.

Knowledge of UX and web design, basic HTML, CSS and Javascript. Experience working in Content Management Systems (CMS). Proficiency in basic Photoshop or photo editing software, Office 365 suite and other remote collaboration tools.
 

Licenses and Certifications: A valid driver's lincense.

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.

  • Assist in maintaining the national website, salvationarmyusa.org including optimizing content sections and layouts based of wireframes, deploying national campaign assets and additional site content, assist in refining user experience through audit findings, and other duties as they relate to the national website.
  • Migrate, and relaunch a website dedicated to serving The Salvation Army’s advisory organizations.
  • Analyze site performance and user experience across a network of internal sites, indexing and/or implementing findings

Job Summary: This internship will introduce the intern to the full breadth of The Salvation Army World Service Office’s (SAWSO’s) sectors, projects and programs and engage the intern in gathering information on Salvation Army (TSA) programs around the world to assist in SAWSO’s effort to map TSA’s global social media presence and interconnectivity. The intern will also provide focused support to SAWSO’s International Business & Economic Development Department.

Responsibilities:

Objective 1: To understand the work of each sector at SAWSO, the intern will spend at least two days learning and working with each sector: Anti-Human Trafficking, Disaster Response and Recovery, Education, Health, International Business & Economic Development, Livelihoods/Agriculture, and learn of the work of SAWSO’s Program Manager. The intern will then write an article for a Salvation Army publication explaining the work and her experience (two weeks).

Objective 2: To strengthen SAWSO’s knowledge of how TSA around the world is engaging with social media, the intern will generate a list of TSA websites, Facebook pages, Twitter, and other social media accounts currently active and producing content and get SAWSO connected to those sites. This will be helpful for SAWSO in developing connections with NCRD (who is supporting SAWSO’s communication and development efforts) as we help the US public understand the breadth of Salvation Army work around the world.

Objective 3: To support the work of SAWSO’s International Business & Economic Development Department, the intern will:

  • Conduct online market research of nearby competitors and customer trends facing various social enterprises with our partner territories.
  • Research major social enterprise funding agencies, create an index of possible matches, a list of their required qualifications for applying, and potential matches with IBED projects.
  • Conduct a forensic analysis of previous TSA efforts in the IBED realm.
  • Using information from Objective 2, create an operational audit of zombie or duplicate TSA social media accounts in our partner territories.
  • Support the creation of success stories for completed IBED projects.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and MS Office Suite a plus
  • A willingness to work both as a team member and independently

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.

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Employment opportunities by territory:

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