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The Salvation Army Divisional Assistant Social Services Director in Seattle, Washington


General Statement

The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church and the ultimate goal of all programs is the spiritual regeneration of all people.

The Salvation Army is an equal opportunity employer.


Responsible for assisting the Divisional Social Services Director (DSSD) with the administration of the Division's Social Services programs. Participates in researching, planning, organizing, administering, implementing, and evaluating social service programs and events. In conjunction with the DSSD, leads, consults, trains, and coordinates Corps and social service staff.

Acts as liaison with the community, The Salvation Army, and other social service agencies. Assists with departmental and program fiscal management.

This is a regular exempt position with a workweek expectation of at least 40 hours per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fostersand maintains positive relationships with co-workers and supervisors. This should include,but not necessarily be limited to such actions: resolution of conflicts in a positive manner;courteous treatment of staff, clients and visitors; respect of others' property and person,professional and appropriate communication to and about co-workers, supervisors and

  • Support the Mission of The Salvation Army by treating every client, contact and colleague appropriately and without discrimination of any kind.

  • Adhere to the guiding principles of The Salvation Army's social services ministries with an emphasis on intentional outreach in the area of pastoral care to those we serve.

  • Promote Salvation Army ministries and Corps programs throughout the community and Division.

  • Assist with the development of the Pathway of Hope programs.

  • Liaison with Divisional Secretary (DS) and Corps Officers advancing and demonstrating Corps Pathway of Hope approach performance ensuring Territorial Headquarters Pathway of Hope compliance and performance fulfillment.

  • Assist with Pathway of Hope regular reporting to Territorial Headquarters, Divisional Headquarters, and external funders fulfilling reporting responsibilities.

  • Encourage and guide basic homeless services; emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing by strengthening program capabilities.

  • Conduct and communicate research on social welfare policy, funding, demographics and technology in relation to impact on The Salvation Army's mission and position statements.

  • Works with finance team and program staff to ensure that key processes and systems are in place to manage grant risk assessments, donor financial compliance and reporting management processes.

  • Coordinate with Finance and review all proposed grants budgets prior to submission to ensure consistency with proposal requirements: accuracy in the calculation of salaries, direct and indirect expenses; compliance with established regulations; and makes recommendations to the program staff for revisions when appropriate.

  • Assist program staff with any required reports to public funders and assists with development and submission.

  • In absence, position will be covered by DSSD or another staff as assigned.

  • Prepare timely reports for review of contract activity on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

  • P rovide training to staff, volunteers, and officers to ensure knowledge of policies and procedures as requirements.

  • Develop and coordinate procedures to ensure WellSky is utilized to track and gather program, statistical and outcomes information.

  • Make periodic site visits and other meetings as necessary to support assigned units.

  • Participate in program evaluations to improve grant compliance.

  • Assist with the preparation and compilation of annual budgets as well as the preparation for independent and internal audits.

  • Prepare reports for Divisional Finance Board as assigned.

  • Work with the WellSky team to track and gather program and services data.

  • Provide office support to other members of the department in a team environment.

  • Maintain a familiarity with duties of other team members to assist when needed.

  • Participate in program evaluation to improve the quality of service of the Corps and Institutions.

  • Help with management development, in service trainings, program goals and outreach efforts of institutional/community services.

  • Ensure the effective and consistent coordination of services between Corps, Institutions, Service Extension, Disaster Services, ARP, and other social services.

  • Help coach staff and officers with developing a strength-based, trauma-informed case management program.

  • Act as a Divisional representative when needed and appropriate.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Business Administration (MBA), or related master's degree from an accredited institution, required. In lieu of master's degree, a bachelor's degree in a related field and five years of relevant experience may be substituted.

  • If applicable, must be licensed by the WA State Department of Health.

  • A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience in upper management and administrative leadership.

  • Prior experience successfully managing and implementing social service programs required.

  • Liaison with state-wide funders (Department of Commerce, DSHS, DCYF, WSDA, etc.) ensuring appropriate compliant state-wide submissions by corps/institutions, supporting corps and institutions in preparation and submission of funding applications/submissions and reports relative to programs throughout the state.

  • Collaborate and partner with United Way King County and other United Way programs throughout the Division.

  • Ability to partner closely with County and City entities to administer programs and funding sources for effective delivery of social service programs.

  • Experience partnership with Veteran’s Administration, Veteran’s Benefits Associations, and other Veteran Service Organizations to support social service programs providing targeting services to veterans.

  • Experience managing strength-based, trauma-informed case management social services program preferred.

  • A working knowledge of or willingness to learn The Salvation Army Social Services concepts and philosophy as outlined in Faith in Action.

  • The ability to work with Tax Credit Programs or similar outside funding to develop new Salvation Army housing programs.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and/or in a team setting.

  • Must possess a positive attitude, works well with others, be trustworthy, especially in confidential matters and be well organized and efficient.

  • Ability to use Salvation Army approved word processing, spreadsheet, data base management, and graphics/desktop publishing software packages.

  • Valid Driver's License. (Must meet the guidelines provided by the State of residence and the automobile insurance provider as pertaining to corps' passenger vans/buses.)

  • Must pass The Salvation Army background checks and meet the MVR driver's qualifications.

  • Willingness to support the philosophy, goals, objectives, and mission of The Salvation Army.

  • The position is subject to the requirements of Protect the Mission upon commencement of employment and that the required Protect the Mission training program must be satisfactorily completed, within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

    Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis

  • Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead

  • Ability to operate phones, a copier and printer

  • Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer

  • Ability to lift-up to 50 lbs. (usually file boxes)

  • Ability to access and produce information from a computer

  • Ability to understand written information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The Salvation Army is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified job applicants, job candidates, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO is the Law.

SUPERVISOR: Divisional Social Services Director

Equal Employment Opportunity


Salary Range: $70,000 - $75,000

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)