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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 and Special Events Coordinator

Job Summary:

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. 

Community Relations and Special Events (50%)

  • Organize promotional events
    • Plan and implement The Salvation Army special events calendar each year
    • Work with internal staff as well as external committees to determine logistics pertaining to, but not limited to:
      • Event Dates, Locations, Participants, Marketing, Food, Décor
    • Develop engagement opportunities for event participants
  • Plan for and attend networking or other similar style events to promote The Salvation Army

Volunteer Coordination (40%)

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with local businesses, churches, universities and civic groups to engage them in volunteer opportunities.
  • Recruits, trains, manages and coordinates the yearly volunteer program
    • Coordinate and implement volunteer plans for all Salvation Army Memphis Area Command locations
      • Meets with program managers to determine volunteer needs on a regular base.
      • Plans, schedules, and assigns work of volunteer staff; instructs volunteers in proper methods and procedures; checks and approves work in progress and upon completion to ensure accuracy and completeness; meets volunteer groups on site, as necessary, to ensure the volunteers have a productive and positive experience.
    • Red Kettle Campaign
      • Recruits, trains, equips and schedules volunteers for the program
      • Manages the schedule and gives direction to volunteer groups, volunteer group leaders and individuals to orient/train them to their assignments.
    • Angel Tree
      • Coordinates volunteer interaction via: phone bank, AT sorting, and distribution day
    • Special Events
      • Most Amazing Race, Women’s Networking Breakfast, Hardin Annual Event, etc.
    • Prepares and maintains up-to-date records on all volunteers; conducts background checks on all volunteers; prepares annual report regarding the status of the volunteer program including annual goals and objectives.
    • Manages the status and performance of the volunteer programs; prepares records and reports regarding the same.

Other Responsibilities (10%)

  • Supports management with marketing research and analysis.
  • Make presentations as needed.
  • Assists in developing long-range planning and identifying goals and objectives for the ensuing year.
  • Performs other related work as required. 

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

Christmas Driver

Seasonal

FLSA:  Non-Exempt

Job Summary:

Drives truck and/or van to mall(s) to pick up gifts and take them to the Christmas warehouse. Responsible for driving the truck and/or van to and from homes, agencies and churches to pick up gifts, stockings, etc. Loads and unloads gifts from the truck to the warehouse. Operates the truck and/or van in compliance with established Salvation Army standards and State driving regulations; lifts, carries, loads and unloads Christmas donations, gifts, stocks, etc.; ensures the safety, security and accountability of the vehicle and donations at all times; assists in performing work at the Christmas warehouse and center as requested.

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 incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Primary Responsibilities: (75%)

Drive trucks to and from malls to pick up gifts and take to the Christmas warehouse, organizing scheduling pick-ups by most direct route to arrive at destinations according to schedule.

Drives trucks to homes, agencies, churches and any other designated location to pick up gifts, stockings, etc. to take to the Christmas warehouse.

Maintains cleanliness of truck and/or van inside and outside.

 

Other Responsibilities: (25%)

Assist with janitorial work in the Christmas warehouse as needed.

Assist with routing of traffic when necessary at the Christmas Center as requested.

Assist with setting up trees, tables and stands for Christmas display and disassembling at the end of the Christmas Season.

Perform other related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience

A High School diploma or GED

A minimum of two years driving experience.

Certifications/Licenses:

A Valid Drivers License

Materials and Equipment:

Truck and/or Van Cleaning Materials

Back Belt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the assigned geographic area.

Ability to organize route in a manner that saves time and gasoline consumption Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers and donors.

Ability to perform general cleaning activities for building, Ability to follow instructions.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to operate commercial equipment,

Ability to exert the physical energy required to performing duties given,

Ability to perform continuous stooping, standing and climbing as well as lift and carry and/or push/pull moderate (25

– 50 lbs) and possibly heavy (50-100 lbs) materials and donations.

 

Working Conditions:

Work requires driving a vehicle daily with exposure to the outdoors where there are physical discomforts associated with changes in weather such as rain, cold, snow, heat or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

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

Christmas Bell Ringer

Direct Reports:

none

Job Summary:

Employee Name:

Hire Date: FLSA:

Non-exempt

Department:  Seasonal

Location: Memphis and Mid-South

Reports to:

Corps Officer/Kettle Coordinator

Rings bells for The Salvation Army Christmas Program at assigned locations.

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 incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Primary Responsibilities: Rings bells for The Salvation Army Christmas Program at assigned locations.

 

Other Responsibilities:

None

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience

No education or experience requirements

Certifications/Licenses: 

None Required

Materials and Equipment:

Tripod, Kettle and Sign Bell

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of The Salvation Army Christmas Bell Program Ability to follow instructions with limited supervision

Ability to relate to the general public Ability to abide by required dress code

Ability to ring small hand bell and be responsible for bell and apron

Physical Requirements:

Ability to meet attendance requirements

Ability to stand in one location for extended periods in outside weather conditions, with breaks and lunch periods as required by State law.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed outside in a wide variety of weather conditions during.   Dressing appropriately is important for comfort.

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.