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Salvation Army National Headquarters
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.


Administrative Specialist

The National Office of Social Services & Public Policy is the leading resource and unified voice of The Salvation Army USA territories in social service and public policy matters of common interest. The department works to establish The Salvation Army as a leading authority on holistic poverty alleviation by: 1) providing the field well-informed, efficient and effective advocacy, assistance and resources for social services and programs; 2) serving as a respected peer within professional networks; 3) engaging federal policymakers in The Salvation Army’s fight against poverty; 4) being a known and trusted resource to the federal government; and 5) increasing public awareness of The Salvation Army’s social impact worldwide

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Senior Policy Analyst For Basic Needs

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.

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Grants Manager

Project manager to 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.

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National Echelon Manager

This position supports the national scaling efforts of Echelon; a strategy for The Salvation Army to engage the Millennial and Gen Z demographic by creating and developing young professional auxiliary chapters. Assists the National Community Relations and Development Secretary (NCRDS) in the overall support of Echelon activities, including the management of established chapters and developing new chapters nationwide

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Emergency Disaster Services Director

The Emergency Disaster Services Director (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.

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National Advisory Organizations Development & Training Manager

Responsible for the overall support of National Advisory Organizations; including the management of established National Advisory Organizations, developing new National Advisory Organizations (AO); nationwide, and managing the implementation of advisory organization recommendations from the Community Relations and Development Commission and Advisory Organizations Development Committee of the National Advisory Board. This role will also be responsible for executing all activities pertaining to field communications and development of resources and platforms.

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Managing Editor

Develops strategies for editorial development for Salvation Army publications in print and electronically; manages and reviews contractual and vendor related arrangements; manages, analyzes and forecasts budgets, expenditures and costs, and ensures budgetary compliance; works with Art Director in ensuring cohesion between graphics and content; advises on circulation and distribution policies and practices; manages assigned staff members in the same through personnel selection, review, guidance, training, and consultation; develops communications strategy so publishing endeavors inform, educate, recognize achievements, inspire, and promote The Salvation Army's mission, resources, and goals; develops and enforces policies and procedures regarding the same; manages staff for effective and efficient completion of assigned tasks.

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Operations and Project Management Director

The NCRD Operations and Project Management Director provides administrative and managerial support to the National Community Relations and Development (CRD) Secretary. Directly provides leadership, supervision, and guidance to CRD staff in the areas of Operations, Events, Advisory Organizations Development, and Echelon. Manages all projects and special initiatives, ensuring effective and efficient delivery of CRD programs and services to the field. Serves as section lead for CRD budget and strategic planning formulation and implementation.

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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 your resumé to:

You must be a U.S. citizen or be eligible to work in the U.S. to apply. 

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 Region:

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