The Salvation Army

Major Gifts Associate

Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $17.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $17.00/Hr.
Regular Full-Time


Position:   Major Gifts Associate

Department: Development; Divisional Headquarters, 701 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia

Availability of Position:   Immediate

Schedule: Full-Time; 35 hours per week; Monday-Friday 8:30 – 4:00                                 

Reporting Relationship:  Director of Major Gifts and Donor Relations Directors

Salary and Grade: $17.00 per hour; 76 Non Exempt


Position Overview: This position is a highly responsible administrative and resource development support position, reporting to the DMG and supporting the DRDs.





The 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.


Primary responsibilities include assisting the Donor Relations Directors with moves management through database maintenance, recordkeeping, prospect research, event coordination and correspondence development and donor communication.



  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience, with 2-3 years of strong and relevant writing experience and ability.
  • Ability to work independently and with good initiative and judgment, under direction of Director of Major Gifts.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, math and, especially, writing skills.
  • Must be well-organized with an ability to prioritize and complete assignments within a given timeframe.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of conducting research and preparing data; internet research and database research skills.
  • Computer proficient, with strong competence and experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, and Blackbaud databases; comfortable with online proposal development and submissions.
  • Pre-employment skills assessment is required.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Must have an understanding of and embrace the mission of The Salvation Army and be able to cogently articulate that mission in communications with funders and prospective funders.


Contact: If you may be interested in applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter online.

Current Salvation Army Employees can apply online at 

Prospective employees can apply online at


No phone calls please


Refreshed posting 10/24/17

Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on September 5, 2017


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


The Salvation Army will not hire any applicant for employment if the criminal background check reveals a conviction (or a guilty plea or plea of nolo contendre) for any sexual or violent crime.  This policy is intended to help ensure safety in Salvation Army workplaces.


Requisition No. 597


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