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The Salvation Army Front Desk/Receptionist in Des Moines, Washington


Position: Full Time Corps Front Desk / ReceptionistHours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Compensation: Hourly wage $14.49


  • Directly responsible to Corps Officer

  • Secretarial duties are primarily as follows: Responsible for daily secretarial duties such as answering phones, takingmessages, returning calls.

  • Data collection, compiling of information, and computer entry.

  • Filing and maintaining information binders

  • Occasional assistance in research and correspondence

  • Receptionist duties are primarily as follows:

  • Act as greeter to clients and visitors

  • Collect and verify client information

  • Direct clients to appropriate help stations

Must oversee the distribution of food boxes (including maintenance of food room and filling food boxes)


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner.

  • Must be able to interact with co-workers and general public of diverse backgrounds and circumstances

  • Much have organizational skills with an attention to detail.

  • Must have the ability to prioritize tasks and work with flexible daily duties.

  • Verbal skills (i.e. phone courtesy)

  • Must be a team player

  • Have the ability to follow instructions

  • Must be able to hold the highest level of business and client confidentiality

Basic understanding and working knowledge of Windows applications (i.e. spreadsheet & word processing)

Function: To be support staff in the daily running of corps operations. As Corps Front desk / Receptionist you will aid in the daily tracking of information and act as the initial point of contact to the general public.

Receptionist Duties: Responsible for at as the point of contact to the general public.

  • Greet clients and visitors and determine their need

  • Collect appropriate information and refer them to the appropriate assistance provider

  • Act as point of contact for donations (gifts in kind), offer receipts, and record gifts

  • Acts as point of contact and collect paperwork on volunteers and community service workers

  • Distribute food boxes to clients if eligible

  • Must maintain food room and fill food boxes for distribution when volunteers are not available

  • Keep the lobby / reception area clean and tidy

Responsible as support staff in the daily running of corps operations.

  • Answer phones including referrals, messages, and returning phone calls.

  • Maintain all files, filing system, and informational binders

Data collection, compiling of information, and computer data entry for (including, but not limited to the following)

  • Social Service client information, Phone logs, Vehicle mileage logs, Weekly Sunday bulletins, Occasional letter writing.

  • Scheduling of appointments for Staff Other entry as needed

Additional Seasonal Duties:

  • Christmas client intakes, Aid in application distribution, Screening, Data entry, Aid in the reporting process as needed, Adopt – a – Family Program , Oversee the matching of Christmas clients and company donors, Act as client / donor liaison, Assist with donor recruitment, And oversee the exchange of Christmas items, Other Christmas assistance as needed, Oversee work in other departments in absence of staff.

GENERAL 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. I understand and respect the purpose of The Salvation Army and agree to work within the guidelines it sets.

The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff, if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/People with Disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)