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Employment Opportunities

    The Salvation Army values diversity not only in the church, but in the workplace as well. The Salvation Army seeks to empower each person to celebrate his/her uniqueness, enhancing our workplace environment and enriching our business effectiveness.

    Emphasizing the importance of diversity in our hiring practices is reflected in our workplace culture, and is embedded throughout the framework of the Territory.

    Maintaining a team environment with diverse people reinforces The Salvation Army's beliefs throughout the world.

    Our current openings are as follows listed by Area - Corps or Program:







    Job Title: Office Assistant
    Salary: $9.00-$10.50/hour Full-Time
    Immediate Supervisor: Corps Officer in Charge

    Scope of Position: Coordinate daily social service programs and assist in day-to-day operations of the office. Will assist with coordination of seasonal events such as Christmas, back to school, food drives, and summer camp. The position requires an individual who is detail orientated, able to work independently, and who has exceptional follow-though.

    Minimum Education and Work Experience

    1. Education: High School Diploma
    2. Work/Professional Experience: Two years business office experience. Social services background is helpful.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
    • Know how to use personal computer and computer software programs at a level to meet the demands of the position. This includes word processing, data entry, forms creation.
    • Know how to operate standard office business machines – fax, scanner, copier, multi-line telephone, postage machine.
    • Follow standard business office procedures for files and records management.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • The Office Assistant may be the first association individuals, businesses, and groups will have with the Albany Corps or The Salvation Army. The ability to perform duties and conduct oneself professionally, being polite, friendly and compatible with all people is most important.
    • Know and practice good business etiquette in all communications. Ability to compose and communicate thoughts effectively and appropriately in all communications.
    • Ability to train employees, volunteers, and Community Service Workers.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Office Administration Duties
    • Answer phone in a timely and professional manner. Where appropriate transfer calls or take messages. Check voice mail as soon as possible in the morning and then periodically throughout the day.
    • Prepare letters, other business correspondence, and reports as requested.
    • As necessary make Post Office runs to drop off/pick up mail. Open mail with designated personnel, distributing mail to the addressee.
    • Code invoices for accounting and send to DHQ Finance Department via email.
    • Prepare and make bank deposits. Email copy of bank deposit slip and copies of deposited checks to THQ Finance Department.
    • Record income in the Christmas Kettle system.
    • As determined appropriate by the corps officer, serve as the primary contact for DHQ Human Resources and Payroll Departments.
    • Maintain and update waiting areas bulletin boards and other information resources with materials approved by the corps officer.
    • Keep track of office supplies. Order as needed.
    • Keep filing up-to-date and organized.

    Family Services Duties
    • Answer phones, directing calls to the appropriate individual. Schedule appointments for Family Services casework as necessary.
    • Provide direct casework services including interviewing, advocacy, referral, and materiel assistance.
    • Enter data required to keep accurate and up-to-date statistical, budget, and other data bases/reports. Print reports and present to corps officer as necessary, at least monthly.
    • Receive food donations into the food storage area. Assure that foods are edible and good for consumption. Keep all food and food storage areas clean, neat, and sanitary, in compliance with government agency standards.
    • Keep accurate records of all foods donated and distributed. Prepare a monthly food report reflecting the inventory of the food storage areas.
    • Order food as needed and with corps officer’s approval.
    • Drive to pick up donations when necessary.
    • Be prepared to give orientations to workers (paid and volunteer) on the variety of services that The Salvation Army provides.
    • Train workers on food storage procedures/functions, to interview clients, to determine their eligibility, to provide services, and to use the social services computer program. Delegate assignments to workers after they have received proper training.

    Closes August 28, 2013



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