The Salvation Army

  • Major Gifts Associate

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    Compensation Min
    USD $17.00/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $17.00/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    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


    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!

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    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, record keeping, prospect research, event coordination and correspondence development and donor communication.

    The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the candidate will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post.



    • 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


    Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on November 11, 2019


    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. 1213


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