The Salvation Army

  • Deputy Director for Operations

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    Compensation Min
    USD $45,000.00/Yr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $45,000.00/Yr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Position:  Deputy Director for Operations                                                                                                                     

    Department:  Emergency Disaster Services (EDS), Philadelphia, PA                       

    Availability of Position:  Immediate            

    Schedule:  Full-Time; 40 hours per week/On-call required                         

    Reporting Relationship:  EDS Director

    Salary and Grade: $45000 per year; 10 Exempt     


    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!


    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.



    To provide the EDS Department with Operational oversight and management assistance in both Greater Philadelphia and Divisional areas through inter-agency coordination, program development, special event coordination and response operation oversight when necessary. 



    • To respond to all emergencies as assigned.
    • Serve on-call to assist EDS Director with supervision and coverage.
    • Assist with scheduling, training and oversight of volunteers.
    • Assist with the deployment of equipment during major responses.
    • Assist with coordination of Divisional disaster operations as needed.
    • Management of operations support including fleet maintenance staff, equipment readiness, etc.
    • Provide direct oversight to volunteers and staff assigned your area of responsibility.
    • Help insure visibility of all operations is maintained at all times.
    • Provide oversight of maintenance as necessary on all Divisional Vehicles, equipment and assets in coordination with Fleet Maintenance staff.
    • Serve as on scene supervisor of metro or Divisional events/incidents as needed.
    • Participate and provide coordination of special duty assignments.
    • Provide oversight as necessary on all Divisional Vehicles, equipment and assets.
    • Serve as administrator of Send Word Now, notification system and related databases.
    • Oversee the integration and implementation of field technology within the EDS Department.
    • Participate and when necessary coordinate planning efforts and projects as assigned.
    • Provide direct oversight to volunteers assigned your area of responsibility.
    • Represent EDS Department at any meetings or functions as assigned.
    • Provided management support of EDS GIS capabilities as needed.
    • Help with expansion of current use/involvement of volunteers in all phases of EDS program.
    • Work with EDS Director to develop relationships with vendors and organizations.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management or related field preferred.
    • Training in EDS/Emergency Management preferred, but not required.
    • Willingness to work irregular hours
    • Basic computer skills and good verbal communication a must.
    • Child Protection Clearances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.
    • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

    Contact:  Please email or fax your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:

    Fax:  215-825-4634     

    Or go to                    


    No phone calls please


    Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on March 19, 2018


    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. 723



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