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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. 


Digital Communications Intern - This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: Unpaid – 20 hours per week

Job Summary: The digital communications intern helps develop and implement the digital and social media communication strategy and efforts of The Salvation Army National Headquarters, and assists with the creation and appropriate distribution of the digital and social media elements of all internal and external national communications campaigns or initiatives. She/He works specifically to strengthen and enhance the image and awareness of The Salvation Army by identifying stories and content for national distribution by means of The Salvation Army’s national website and social media channels. She/He assists in the planning, development, and implementation of the national public relations strategy, including Moments in Time, the national Red Kettle Campaign, and any public policy, emergency disaster service, or other national public relations or communications efforts, and subsequent content that will appear on the national website and social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Monitors and manages audience engagement in all digital communications channels to meet human needs, build and protect the reputation of The Salvation Army, and increase fundraising. Actively engages with journalists, policy makers, social media influencers, and organizational peers to build relationships and thought leadership. Assists with coordinating and conducting appropriate research, composing, proofreading and editing original, journalistic-quality content for regular updates on the NHQ national newsroom. Periodically serves as photographer for feature stories and events.

Education and Experience: Applicants must be enrolled in their fourth year of a Communications or Public Relations bachelor’s program and must be receiving college credit.

Licenses and Certifications: A valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent journalistic quality research and writing talent as well as spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreading and editing skills. Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office365 (primarily Word and PowerPoint), Photoshop, and Content Management Systems.  A working knowledge of print, electronic and web publishing procedures. Knowledge and proficiency in social media communications, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Skill in photography and videography. Ability to work within a team.

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: $47,910.40 - $59,863.18 Annual

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

Employment opportunities by territory:

Central Territory
Eastern Territory
Southern Territory
Western Territory