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Salvation Army USA | Hartford, Connecticut
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Job Description


Location/Department: DHQ - Development (Hartford, CT)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40

Schedule: Temporary, October 2016-December 2016

Scope & Purpose of Position:

Responsible for the management and coordination of all events, specifically focused on the Holiday Store event. There will be other events planned during this time period associated with The Salvation Army of Greater Hartford.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

* Plan, implement, and follow-up regarding all special events and annual receptions, with specific focus on the relationship with WTIC Radio and all events associated to the Holiday Store events.
* Develop and maintain event and volunteer databases.
* Coordinate event logistics, publicity, including public relations, advertising, and collateral material design, production, and distribution.
* Develop and fulfill event and marketing budgets.
* Manage silent auction, prize, and in-kind donation solicitations for each event.
* Cultivate and expand sponsorship development and fulfillment.
* Ensure placement of press releases and stories to established contacts with local and regional media in conjunction with the Development Department.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: _x__ Yes ___ No

The above duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive and may be modified to include other job related duties at the discretion of the supervisor.


* A minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience in a paid special events, marketing, and website management position preferred.
* Evidence of successful event, sponsorship, marketing, public relations, website, and business development/relationship programs required.
* Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army 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.

Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:



Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Climb or balance

Lift up to 20 pounds


Lift up to 50 pounds





Use hands


Use sight/vision


Walk, bend, kneel

The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This job description is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

Employment Statement:

Funding for programs and services vary within nonprofit organizations, which can impact the continuation of staff positions. Every effort is made to continue funding for programs. However, a change in funding could impact your position. There is also no guarantee of continued employment for the duration of a grant.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.