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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. View Salvation Army opportunities by region or contact your local Salvation Army for job opportunities in your area.


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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Junior Security Administrator

The Junior Security Administrator is responsible for assisting in implementing and maintaining security measures to protect an organization's information systems and data from cyber threats and plays a crucial role in safeguarding the organization's information systems and data from cyber threats, with specific emphasis on mastering and leveraging Microsoft’s security tools and features. This role is central to ensuring compliance with the NIST Risk Management Framework and requires close collaboration with the IT manager.

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Estate and Legacy Specialist

Performs a variety of complex/technical and confidential administrative work necessary for the smooth operation of the Business Administration (BA) office; executes and processes all estate and trust “legacy” matters, with limited supervision, including planning, coordinating, and evaluating the administration of a broad range of legal documents related to estate and trust gifts, with outside legal counsel and/or in-house General Counsel, investment firms, financial institutions and provides assistance to Territorial Headquarters and Third-Party Gift Administrators/Advisors; performs typing and filing; processes a variety of paperwork necessary for office operations; maintains the electronic legacy files; answers the telephone and provides general information regarding the office operations and/or services; processes incoming/outgoing mail for the BA office. Works directly with hotels and outside groups to prepare for meetings; serves as backup to the Executive Assistant when not available; provides training and supervision of any temporary departmental personnel in the absence of the Executive Assistant.

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Administrative Specialist for Program

Relieves the Assistant National Program Secretary of administrative detail and ensures the smooth operation of the Program Section through performance of advanced, complex, and confidential administrative duties with a broad scope of responsibilities, including the duties of Special Events/Conference planning and coordination. Works independently with no direct supervision for extended periods of time.

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Emergency Disaster Services Specialist - Long-Term Recovery

The Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Program Specialist for Long-Term Recovery (LTR) position is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of disaster recovery programs (as approved by Salvation Army leadership) in collaboration with stakeholders to ensure the plan aligns with the needs and priorities of the community. The position serves as a Salvation Army liaison to other LTR partners in government and the private and nonprofit sectors.

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Administrative Specialist for Social Services

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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Technical Advisor - Construction & Real Estate Development

This experienced professional will assist The Salvation Army (TSA) around the world in maintaining, renovating, and constructing building spaces to sustainably implement our mission and social programs. TSA owns global portfolios of building assets used for program purposes that require active management, planning, and further investment. This position will increase the capacity to provide guidance, evaluation, decision making, and supervision in the complex, cross-cultural conversations of how to best steward these assets and activate them for mission delivery.

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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.