The Salvation Army

  • Planned Giving Assistant

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    Compensation Min
    USD $18.00/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $18.00/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Position: Planned Giving Assistant

    Department: Development Department, Divisional Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA             

    Availability of Position: Immediately

    Schedule: Full-Time; Monday-Friday; 8:30 am to 4:00 pm                                               

    Reporting Relationship: Primary – Director of Planned Giving (DPG); Secondary – Planned Giving Representative

    Salary and Grade: $18.00 per hour; 76 Non-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.


    This position is a highly responsible administrative and resource development support position, reporting to the DPG. Duties require a high degree of initiative, follow through, and organizational skill; professionalism, customer service and fund raising insight in communications with key internal and external constituencies (eg. corps officers, planned giving donors, prospective planned giving donors, Advisory Board/Council/Committee members, campaign volunteer leadership; financial advisors, attorneys/paralegals , etc.); an ability to act independently in managing and following through with projects as assigned; an ability to understand and consider the implication of various communications as they relate to department-wide fund raising programs and priorities and an integrated development operation; excellent telephone, customer service, and writing skills (including composing sensitive correspondence); prepare timely and accurate planned giving illustrations using planned giving software; assist in coordinating donor- / prospect-focused events & projects; proficient in constructing queries and preparing reports Blackbaud Database and Excel; assist in preparing other documents to be submitted to prospects, donors, specific internal/external constituencies for review, etc. 



    Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or related field with 3-5 years of experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and facility with database applications.  Knowledge of planned giving or constituent management software is a plus. Must be highly organized, with demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, data analysis, project management, and information systems management.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills, able to relate professionally and effectively with key constituencies (both internally and externally), with an ability to deal well with sensitive situations and confidential information. Must be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team.  Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the mission of The Salvation Army, ready to support the Army’s mission objectives through the position’s duties.    


    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


    Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on June 14, 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. 731


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