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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. 

 

Director Digital Fundraising Systems  – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $91,785.72 - $103,258.74 Yearly

Job Summary: Develops and manages an effective, efficient and state-of-the-art network of Internet/Intranet applications that will support all online fundraising; coordinates and manages all approved, national online fundraising initiatives; facilitates the development and implementation of web-based technologies and strategies that effectively support the advancement of internal/external communications and online fundraising for all levels of Salvation Army administration and advisory organizations; collaborates with the National Community Relations and Development Secretary and the four USA territories; trains divisional and territorial users in methods, procedures and web technologies established for the effective implementation of online fundraising; coordinates technical needs and applications between the external vendor and the four USA territories; serves as the primary point of contact with all approved external vendors relative to the development and management of outsourced digital systems; develops requirements for Request for Proposals for new vendors then identifies, evaluates RFP responses, and recommends new digital fundraising vendors; supervises the Online Fundraising Specialist; 25% of time in travel responsibilities.

Education and Experience: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; Masters in related field is preferred and five to seven years of progressive experience as an online fundraiser, web developer/analyst, or similar internet-related experience.

Licenses and Certifications: A valid driver 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.

 

 

Assistant to the Editorial Director – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $20.89 - $23.50 Hourly

Job Summary: This position performs key communications, liaison, marketing, circulation, content curation, production scheduling and financial record keeping and processing functions involving publishable communications that represent and explicate the mission of The Salvation Army for internal and external audiences. Researches topics for publication and creates content.  Contacts potential contributors, authors, artists, and related vendors.

Education and Experience: B.A., B.S., preferred, a minimum of A.A. or certification in Publications or related field and four years’ experience performing a wide variety of progressively responsible administrative and technical support work. Ability to write, proofread, edit text in a variety of formats, including correspondence, press releases, and news items. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Filmmaker software, internet and e-mail. Ability to learn new software. Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language. Ability to perform routine mathematical computations. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying/carting objects (less than 50 lbs) 5-10% of work time.

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.

 

Editorial Assistant – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $1,706.77 - $1,918.31 Bi-Weekly

Job Summary: Coordinates and develops necessary elements and content under the supervision of the Youth Publications Editor to help produce a high quality Christian magazine and online presence.  Serve as a member of departmental teams to implement and develop communication strategies, methods, and systems to increase the publication’s readership.  Produce, gather, organize, write and edit content for the national youth publication.  Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive social media communication strategy, in conjunction with the publication department’s communication strategist.  Develop online exclusive content for the magazine’s website and social media platforms.  Pitch interview opportunities to artists’ PR agents.  Research trends, new products, and technological opportunities to stay at the forefront within the publishing industry to our specific audience.  Occasional travel to conferences, training, and youth events required.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in journalism, communications, or a related field.  Three to four years’ experience working in a related field.  Salvationist preferred.  Thorough knowledge of the Christian Bible, evangelical beliefs and practices, and in particular, Salvation Army beliefs and practices.  Ability to communicate the gospel message and Christian themes clearly in written form.  Knowledge of website functionality, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Cloud Suite applications.  

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.

 

 

Director of Emergency Disaster Services – This is an on-site position

Hiring Range: $74,005.88 – $83,256.42 Yearly

Job Summary: The Director of Emergency Disaster Services (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.

Manages the National Disaster Training Program.  Manages all national disaster grants and ensures grant compliance.  Serves as the national coordinator of financial gifts and gifts-in-kind during national disasters.  Provides supervisory leadership to assigned staff.

Knowledge of the federal legislative process and the ability to gain access to key government leadership in the House and Senate.  Ability to communicate effectively with members of Congress, legislative staffers and other governmental and voluntary agency executives.  Ability to articulate The Salvation Army's policies and programs, and to be able to interpret accurately the organization's critical impact upon American life and values. 

Education and Experience: A Bachelors’ Degree in Emergency Disaster Management, Public Policy, Public Administration, or other closely related field. Master’s Degree preferred and five years or more experience in emergency disaster service management.

Licenses and Certifications:
A valid driver license
Completion of The Salvation Army Disaster Services Training Curriculum (after employment)
Train the Trainer Certification (after employment)
Completion of The Salvation Army media training program.

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.

 

 

Project Manager – This is an on–site position

Hiring Range: $46,741.85 - $52,591.10 Annual Salary

Job Summary: The Salvation Army is a Christian charitable organization with staff and programs (including churches, schools, clinics and children's homes) in 128 countries. The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) exists to provide technical, managerial and resource development support to The Salvation Army in the implementation of community development programs around the world.

The Project Manager provides project management guidance and support to the Program Department on all project types (Mission Support, Community Development, Emergency Response); works closely with all program and finance staff in the processing of projects from start to close. Provides project management guidance and support to The Salvation Army Implementing Territories on behalf of SAWSO (The Salvation Army World Service Office) as project support office; communicates regularly and develops cooperative relationships with project officers and other TSA staff for the effective management of projects. Communicates regularly and develops cooperative relationships with International Headquarters and donor offices to ensure SAWSO is aligned and is collaborating effectively as a project stakeholder within The Salvation Army project management systems.  

Serves as a facilitator and coordinator of USA territory-supported international sponsorship related activity. Facilitates regular discussions with USA territory sponsorship representatives, hosting occasional meetings at National Headquarters; participates on the global TSA Community of Practice or working groups regarding international sponsorship coordination, transition and projects. Communicates regularly and develops cooperative relationships with USA territories in the management of projects and to enhance the effectiveness and value of SAWSO's project support.

Participates in other activities including, but not limited to, strategic planning, organizational learning, and program development and reporting for the benefit of SAWSO.

Travel to implementing territories, international headquarters, or donor offices may occasionally be required.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and international project management certification or certificate preferred. One to three years' experience of living and working in a developing country preferred. Knowledge of and experience with international development project management theory, programs and their requirements, ability to track and shepherd projects through a life cycle from start to close, ensuring both financial and programmatic compliance; ability to work closely with many staff in a team oriented environment. Ability to speak a second language preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet. Ability to attend occasional night meetings. Ability to perform limited lifting of objects weighing 25-40 pounds.   

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