The Salvation Army

Events and Advisory Organizations Manager

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
Public Relations
Compensation Min
USD $50,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $50,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


Position: Events and Advisory Organizations Manager              

Department: Greater Philadelphia - Development                    

Availability of Position: ASAP

Schedule: Full time, Monday to Friday, weekends, as needed       

Reporting Relationship: Community Relations and Marketing Senior Executive Manager

Salary/Grade: $50,000.00; Exempt, 12       


The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition Program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!

Description of Position:          

The Events and Advisory Organizations Manager plans and executes Greater Philadelphia special events, manages and recruits for advisory organizations, and facilitates community outreach for the Red Kettle Campaign and the related data.



  • Under the direction of the Community Relations and Marketing Senior Executive Manager, coordinate details of special events for The Salvation Army in Greater Philadelphia from start to finish.
  • Under the direction of the Community Relations and Marketing Senior Executive Manager, provide written, technical, administrative, and data support for the Greater Philadelphia advisory organizations - Advisory Board and Echelon.
  • Plan, support, and execute the Advisory Board’s annual fundraising event, working closely with the event’s host committee on all logistics and fundraising with a goal of at least $200,000.
  • Plan, support, and execute the Greater Philadelphia Echelon chapter’s annual fundraising event, working closely with the event’s host committee on all logistics and fundraising with a goal of at least $25,000.
  • Create, develop, and maintain goals, sponsorship, and task spreadsheets and databases that are event specific.
  • Utilize Divisional online giving platforms for special events and the Christmas Campaign.
  • Conduct special event and board mailings, follow-up, database, invitations, timely acknowledgements, etc. with support from the Divisional Database Team.
  • Support the Community Relations and Marketing Senior Executive Manager in the development of promotional items, digital, printed materials, and other details relevant to the successful implementation and completion of special events and campaigns.
  • In coordination with the Director of Corporate Engagement, refer, develop, and maintain professional relationships and rapport with key corporate contacts for event support. Work in partnership to secure significant corporate financial sponsorships in support of Greater Philadelphia events.
  • Support Greater Philadelphia’s Red Kettle Campaign - physical and digital.
  • Support the Divisional Secretary for Greater Philadelphia and Advisory Board in the development of an annual calendar of events for Greater Philadelphia.
  • Provide necessary assistance to Greater Philadelphia volunteer events and in-kind donation campaigns.
  • Support the Community Relations and Marketing Senior Executive Manager in the development and execution of marketing and media relations strategy as needed, available, and appropriate.
  • Perform other tasks as needed, are appropriate, and assigned.



  • Minimum BS or BA degree, preferably in relevant field such as Business or Sales Marketing and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant event planning professional experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to relate effectively, reliably and professionally with corporate professionals and others.
  • Must be able to effectively multitask with deadlines and follow through consistently and strategically
  • Must be well-organized, proactive, able to work independently and follow-up accordingly.
  • Must be computer proficient, able to easily and effectively use email, Microsoft Office applications, Google Suite and donor and volunteer management software.
  • Must demonstrate good judgement, leadership characteristics and work well as part of a team. Able to work effectively and in harmony with officers, staff and volunteers.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel as needed, flexible on scheduling (including attendance at early morning, evening, or weekend meetings/events.
  • Adherence to the AFP Code of Ethics.
  • Adherence to TSA's Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every five years thereafter.
  • Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

Contact: Please submit your resume and cover letter as instructed below.

External candidates interested in this position please apply online at 

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position please apply at


No phone calls please.


Updated by the Divisional Human Resource Department on 5/18/23.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to

race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement

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.


Requisition No.1957


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