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The Salvation Army provides an array of career opportunities for qualified individuals who seek to “do the most good” for their community and those which they serve.

As an employer, we strive to offer a competitive compensation package; what sets us apart from other employers is our close-knit “family” and our organizational commitment to helping those in need in His name, without discrimination.

THE MISSION OF THE SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

OPEN JOB POSITIONS –
SALVATION ARMY MEMPHIS AREA COMMAND

 TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO venita.vaughn@uss.salvationarmy.org

COMMUNITY RELATIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS (VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR) 

The Community Relations and Special Events Coordinator will be responsible for building and maintaining a positive image and increasing public awareness of The Salvation Army Memphis Area Command including Purdue Center of Hope, Memphis Kroc Center, and Adult Rehabilitation Center. Identify potential opportunities throughout the organization that will promote The Salvation Army name, increase brand awareness, and promote the different lines of programs and services. Responsible for organizing promotional or community centered programs and special events. Support the Development Team with Angel Tree and Red Kettle volunteers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:       This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Materials and Equipment:

  • Mac Format Computer
  • Microsoft Office
  • Electronic Media Management
  • Photography Equipment
  • Production Supplies
  • Printers and other Paper-Related Equipment
  • General Office Equipment – Have an understanding for operating and maintaining office equipment, including but not limited to large format printers, copiers, fax machines and computers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of administration
  • Knowledge of computer software and record keeping systems
  • Knowledge of volunteer recruitment methods and practices
  • Knowledge of general media principals, practices, and procedures
  • Ability to interact professionally in all contact with the public and The Salvation Army Officers and staff.
  • Ability to abide by The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures and embraces The Salvation Army philosophy and mission.
  • Ability to work with volunteers and donors in difficult situations
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with limited supervision
  • Ability to prepare accurate and complete records and reports
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and evaluate the work of volunteers
  • Experience in writing and editing copy
  • Experience in taking photographs
  • Ability to plan and work in a manner to ensure compliance with deadlines
  • Ability to motivate a spirit of unity, loyalty, and helpfulness within and among staff

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience:

  • Associate Degree/Course-work from an accredited college or university
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office Suite and be familiar with Macintosh computers and graphic design programs, including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Must have the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and projects within set time periods.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to make decision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Three years of experience in graphic design, marketing and public relations.
  • Experienced with working with the media (radio/ TV and print) as well as social media platforms (Facebook, Linked In, etc).
  • Must have excellent communication skills in both speaking, writing and photography skills.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings and weekends.

 

Or

  • A combination of education, experience and training.

 

Certifications:
Valid State Drivers’ License

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write and communicate the English language.
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for extended periods of time when reading and preparing reports or resolving operational problems.
  • Ability to travel to various locations in order to participate in public meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds or more.

 

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

Work involves driving a vehicle to special events where there may be physical discomforts associated with changes in weather such as rain, cold, snow, heat or discomforts associated with long distance trips or heavy traffic.  

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to venita.vaughn@uss.salvationarmy.org

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Job Summary:

The Development Manager is responsible for planning, implementing, growing, and evaluating a portfolio of local donors, prospects, and projects through fundraising and grant opportunities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:         This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

 

Fundraising (50%)

  • Collaborate with the Director of Development, design and execute the fundraising plan and strategy.
  • Cultivate and manage ongoing relationships with current and prospective donors.
  • Identify and conduct research on new foundations
  • Identify and conduct research on corporate and individual sources.
  • Develop presentations, organizational and giving briefs, agendas, and supporting materials.
  • Maintain up-to-date corporate, foundation, and individual donor and prospect records in The Salvation Army donor management system.
  • Participate in community activities which contribute to the acquisition and retention of individual donors.

 

Resource Grant Writing (40%)

  • Conceptualize, research, write, and submit letters of inquiry, and grant proposals.
  • Prepare reports, updates, and budgets in consultation with program, finance, and executive staff.
  • Manage grant application and reporting processes.
  • Track deadlines and coordinate staff input.

Other Duties (10%)

  • Perform other duties as assigned within the Development and Public Relations Department
  • Angel Tree
  • Kettle
  • Special Events

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Broad knowledge of nonprofit resource development principles and practices, including all aspects of Organizational fundraising.
  • Proven background securing major gifts, grants, and sponsorships.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and produce grants and other proposals.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral presentation, and writing skills.
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities.
  • Experience and comfort with technology. Familiarity with Interchange preferred.

 

Materials and Equipment:

  • Microsoft Office
  • General Office Equipment – Have an understanding for operating and maintaining office equipment, including but not limited to large format printers, copiers, fax machines and computers.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in grant or proposal writing and organizational fundraising.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Or
  • Equivalent education or training in work related field.

 

Certifications:

Valid State Drivers’ License

 

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

Work involves driving a vehicle to various meeting locations and discomforts associated with long distance trips or heavy traffic.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to venita.vaughn@uss.salvationarmy.org

ACCOUNTANT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plans, coordinates, monitors, and participates in all phases of bookkeeping functions and financial reporting for the Kroc Center. Ensures that bookkeeping transactions are performed in a timely manner and in compliance with established policies and procedures and verifies the accuracy and integrity of books. Prepares various routine and financial reports and assists with audits. Prepares and processes receipts, deposits and all other Accounts Receivable type duties. Prepares and processes invoices, checks and all other Accounts Payable type duties. Prepares and generates the General Journal entries and ability to research any differences and do correcting journal entries. Ability to perform a variety of routines and various accounting functions.

 

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Skill in using Excel.
  • Prefer knowledge and experience in accounting software packages.
  • Ability to be self-directed and self-motivated.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of basic double-entry bookkeeping principles and practices and of applications to accounting transactions.
  • Knowledge and experience of budget planning.
  • Ability to prepare complex financial reports and records.

Ability to plan, develop and initiate effective and efficient bookkeeping practices and methods in order to increase accuracy and timeliness of financial recording and reporting.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field or two years progressively responsible experience performing double-entry computerized accounting work , or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING-KROC

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Personal Trainer will conduct one-on-one fitness training, group fitness training, and class-sized fitness instruction for clients as assigned by the Fitness Manager. The activities of the members and guests they oversee will take place in all fitness spaces along with any meeting rooms. The Personal Trainer will also be responsible for conducting fitness equipment orientations, fitness assessments, fitness program design, and ensure the safe exercise and equipment operation of all facility members and guests when not currently engaged in a personal training appointment.

 

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and health.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices particular to the department’s administration;
  • Knowledge of general office principles, practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and management;
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics and perform routine mathematical computations;
  • Ability to ensure compliance with departmental policies and procedures;
  • Ability to motivate, lead, and supervise clients;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work in order to accomplish work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving;
  • Ability to maintain a variety of internal and external contacts and work cooperatively with staff and officers;
  • Ability to plan work priorities, evaluate work performances and provide recommendations for improving productivity and efficiency of work;
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language;

Ability to analyze moderately complex problems where there are standardized activities

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree in Physical Fitness, Health and Fitness, Exercise and Fitness or other equivalent degree;

And

One (1) year of experience as a Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor;

Or

Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to venita.vaughn@uss.salvationarmy.org

OPEN JOB POSITIONS –
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

APPLICATION PROCESS

Thank you for your in interest The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.  If you have an interest in applying for a position with the Kroc Center, please indicate the specific position in the subject line and forward your resume to jobs@krocmemphis.org.

What are the steps in receiving consideration for a position?

  • All positions are posted externally after an internal search has been conducted.  The postings include a brief job summary of the position with the minimum qualifications.
  • Only applicants submitting resumes and applying for a specific open position will be given consideration.
  • Candidates who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to discuss their experience and share more information regarding the open position.
  • If the applicant is not selected for an interview, the applicant will be notified that the position has been filled via email.
  • If an applicant has been interviewed and selected for hire, the appropriate parties will take the necessary steps to complete the onboarding process.
  • All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

OPEN JOB POSITIONS

CHILD WATCH WORKER

 Job Summary

Assist in the planning, development, and overseeing of activities in the Child Care area. Perform any necessary administrative duties. Ensure that the Child Care operations are in compliance with established departmental policies and procedures. Provides child care services for children including personal care, hygiene, learning and development activities and specialized programs; prepares and maintains records; maintains cleanliness and orderliness of child care property.

Child Watch Worker is an hourly position, which may be designed part-time, or as-needed.  Hours may vary.

Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D. required, and two years’ experience in child development programs in a church or pre-school, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.