The Salvation Army

TEMPORARY Christmas Assistance Associate

Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
Job ID
Temporary Jobs
Compensation Min
USD $16.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $16.00/Hr.
Temporary Full-Time


Position:  TEMPORARY Christmas Assistance Associate                       

Department: Family Services                         

Availability of Position:  Immediately        

Schedule: Full Time, SEASONAL. Some evenings and weekends may be required for adequate client access.           

Reporting Relationship: Directly:  Family Services Administrator Indirectly: Director of Programs and Operations

Salary and Grade: $16.00 per hour; 74 Non-Exempt     


Position Overview:  Provide high-level of support for The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region’s Christmas Assistance Program by handling information requests, processing and interpreting data, supervising and directing volunteer groups and receiving, reviewing and distributing donations. Conduct intake interviews with clients seeking assistance verifying documentation and enforcing policy. Provide on-site program support during client intake, gift collection and processing, gift packing, distribution and program wrap-up. Communicate with clients, donors and volunteers electronically and in person; Perform clerical functions such as receiving visitors, answering phone calls, printing, scanning, mailing, entering data etc. Other duties as assigned.  This is a seasonal, full-time, non-exempt position.



  • Confidentiality in all areas, mandatory.
  • Associate Degree or minimum 2 years’ experience in this or related field.
  • Should be self-motivated and exhibit strong initiative
  • Must have good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Must be able to multi-task with ease and confidence in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Must be able to correctly take and follow instruction
  • Work independently
  • Supervise, direct and support volunteers.
  • Valid Driver's License and able to obtain insurance clearances as determined by The Salvation Army's insurance company.
  • Drive TSA vehicle as needed and assigned
  • Should have empathy and a desire to give excellent customer service to all especially donors and volunteers and clients requesting assistance.
  • Spanish as a second language would be beneficial
  • 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 prior to employment.
  • 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 send, email or fax your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:


Jenny Gallagher Blom, Programs and Operations Director

Email: Fax: 717-231-3650

The Salvation Army Harrisburg, 506 S. 29th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104  Please, no calls.


Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on August 27, 2021. 


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.


 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

Requistion No. 1611


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