Employment Opportunities



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The Salvation Army provides a unique opportunity to utilize your talents and skills in a career aimed at helping those in need. The Salvation Army invites you to consider joining our team and help us in fulfilling our promise of Doing the Most Good! The Application Process Once you submit your resume for any of the positions listed, the recruiter will review and if there is a match between your skills and what we are looking for, you should be contacted within 30 days. The length of the recruitment to hire process can vary significantly based on the position requirements and the recruiters schedule. If there’s not an immediate opportunity that matches your skills and qualifications, we will keep your application/resume on file for one year for future consideration. ——————————————————————————– Opportunities as of 10/2014

Special Events/Community Relations Coordinator


Plans, coordinates and markets special events. Responsible for raising money through sponsorships and event participation. Develops and implements successful strategies for increasing revenue and event participation; Secure new corporate sponsors and develop plans to explore new revenue opportunities. Assists in developing and nurturing a volunteer network of groups and/or individuals in support of events and in-kind needs in conjunction with the Volunteer Manager. Develops and executes on going public and community relation strategies and tactics to promote the mission and work of The Salvation Army in NE Florida.  Develops and executes on going public and community relations strategies and tactics to promote the mission and work of The Salvation Army under the NE Florida Command.

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

Special Events

Meets fund raising goals of for all agency events including, but not limited to The Red Shield Ball, CDC event, out of county events, and third party events .

Creates and executes plan to secure, cultivate and steward corporate and in kind sponsorships, and individual donors

Creates material and information for the commands facebook, Twitter, phone app, Instagram, and other social media venues.

Assists officers and staff in outlier counties with fundraising events.

Creates an ongoing e-newsletter for distribution.

In conjunction with the volunteer coordinator, creates and hosts an annual volunteer appreciation event.

Attends meetings and other community involvements as assigned.

Works with volunteer coordinator to recruit, motivate and guide event volunteer committees.

Develops and oversees event budgets, negotiates event contracts, creates innovative ways to increase revenue while managing expenses.

In cooperation with development director and board, creates overall vision for fundraising events and participates in long term planning and research for strategic growth of events.

Develops and coordinates promotional activities to ensure the success of events and to enhance public awareness of The Salvation Army and its programs.

Develops, coordinates and oversees third party fund raising events.

Ensures that photographs are taken at all special events.

Community Relations

Represents The Salvation Army at select public speaking engagements of any size group when assigned and gives tours to supporters.

Develops and executes on-going media and public relations strategies and tactics to promote the mission and programs of The Salvation Army.

Cultivates media contacts, write and distribute press releases.

Speaks to the media on behalf of The Salvation Army, create talking points, scripts, etc.

Makes presentations to sponsors and general public.

Takes high quality photographs.


Informs the Development Director and Area Commander of all activities for approval and possible media opportunities.

Performs other related work as required.


Computer                                 Facsimile Machine                   Desk-Top Publisher



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Relations, Communications, or a related field,


Two years of successful special events (and/or marketing) experience in a non-profit organization or a corporate setting.


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


Valid Florida State Driver’s License.


Knowledge of The Salvation Army mission, protocol, policies and procedures

Knowledge of special event planning techniques and practices.

Skill in exhibiting initiative and resourcefulness.

Skill in media and public relations.

Skill in using a computer to accomplish tasks.

Ability to create and lead exceptional fund raising and special events.

Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals.

Ability to comfortably ask for and secure financial and in kind commitments.

Ability to successfully learn design software in order to accomplish tasks.

Ability to work well with diverse groups of people at all levels including donors, volunteers and Salvation Army clients.

Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds.

Ability to develop timely and compelling content.

Ability to plan and coordinate special event arrangements in order to ensure that all functions run smoothly.

Ability to talk to others and write materials with ‘social polish.’

Strong public speaking abilities.

Successful fundraising track record.

Creativity and ability to conceive and aggressively pursue fundraising opportunities as appropriate.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Demonstrated aptitude in working with diverse community groups, including major and corporate donors.

Good cost analysis skills.

Ability to become and remain certified to drive a Salvation Army vehicle per Salvation Army insurance requirements

Ability to operate a motor vehicle.


Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints

Must be able to drive for meetings and event research.

PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: Barry Grieve at: barry_grieve@uss.salvationarmy.org


Major Gifts Manager


Plans, develops and manages the Major Gifts within the Development Department. The Major Gifts Manager is a part of the Development team for the NE Area Command with specific responsibilities in coordination with the Director of Development for the oversight and/or coordination of major funding particularly from individuals within the command; provides oversight and/or coordination and preparation of proposals for all requests for major individual funding appropriate to The Salvation Army, seeking out new funding opportunities for Army programs around the command; works directly with the Director of Development and team to develop comprehensive development plans that include the cultivation of major gift resources, multi-year commitment funds and other strategic support in order to position The Salvation Army to undertake a significant capital/endowment campaigns as necessary.


Plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates an aggressive Major Gifts Program for the area command.

Plans, develops and coordinates the William Booth Society program for the area command.

Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift prospects, using moves management concepts and tools. Develops a “Donor Portfolio” of about 150 donors and potential donors.  All donor information is kept, reported and analyzed through Interchange.

Prepares solicitation materials as needed for individual prospects. Accompanies Advisory Board members, Volunteers, Area Commander, Senior Director of Programs andDevelopment, and Corps Officer, Development Director as needed in support of visits with prospects for the command; updates and maintains contact reports on a timely basis.

Maintains an effective working relationship with the Planned Giving Fund-Raising Staff by and sharing information that may enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the area command fundraising efforts.

Participates in Major Gift and Development seminars for the Area Command.

Attends “Starting Point”, a Territorial Major Gifts Training and Orientation conference.

Serves as a resource for donors or staff members regarding donor giving, including handling special projects relating to gifts and stewardship, such as special correspondence, historical fund reports, testimonials, or other donor relations pieces.

With guidance from Director of Development, leads the coordination of major donor recognition programs for the area command.

Coordinates with assigned staff the fundraising and donor recognition efforts; ensures the recognition efforts effectively enhance donor relationships.

Attends national fund raising conferences and training sessions; reviews and studies various fund-raising periodicals and other related publications; maintains an up-to-date knowledge and awareness of fund raising practices and legislation in relation to fund raising and taxation.

Provides assistance in the oversight of all capital campaigns conducted by outside consultants.

Provides assistance in the supervision in the follow-up phase of capital campaigns including those directed by outside counsel, and the completion of campaign pledge gifts.

Develops and directs or assists in additional fund raising projects as requested by the Area Commander and the Director of Development.

Cooperates in all areas of mutual assistance as requested by or through the Director of Development.

Assists in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a variety of development strategies as part of the major gifts development team in order to achieve short-range and long-range goals of the department and the area command.

Attends meetings and other community involvements as assigned, which are pertinent to the promotion and support of The Salvation Army and enhancing its development programs and projects; performs public speaking to promote awareness and support of Salvation Army programs.

Assists the Director of Development with planning, coordination and execution of Major Donor centered events.

Assists with encouraging major donors to participate in fund-raising efforts and special events.


Develops relationships with the local and broader community to enhance support of operations for which this position is responsible.

Performs other related work as required

Occasionally attend events during non-typical office hours.


General Office Equipment                               Personal Computer



Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a related field,


5 years fundraising experience, preferably with a nonprofit.


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


Valid Drivers license


Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and business management, team building, and supervision.

Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of fund-raising management.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of major gifts administration

Knowledge of local, state and federal laws governing fund-raising and taxation.

Ability to gain knowledge of The Salvation Army mission, philosophy, culture, protocol, and organizational structure in order to ensure tasks are completed in strict alignment of The Salvation Army mission, historical and Christian Education principles.

PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: Barry Grieve at: barry_grieve@uss.salvationarmy.org



Accounting Position

POSITION SUMMARY: Performs computerized double-entry bookkeeping tasks requiring basic knowledge of the principles and practices of fund accounting in order to properly record and maintain precise fiscal records and financial data; applies fundamental bookkeeping knowledge and skills to varied bookkeeping tasks such as posting, checking entries, issuing checks, balancing accounts, and preparing financial reports for assigned accounts; prepares and maintains financial records in an accurate, complete, and timely manner while ensuring the integrity, security and accountability of Salvation Army financial accounts. Great plains preferred. e-mail resume to vincent_hanley@uss.salvationarmy.org