Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army - Metropolitan Divisional Headquarters

Building Maintenance

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Facilities Support Assistant

Activity Summary:

Help us create a clean, safe, and attractive environment for everyone who enters our doors! We need a dedicated and organized individual to perform the tasks that will make our facility a place that everyone can be proud of.

Under the supervision of our Facilities Manager the facilities assistant will help keep our location clean and updated so we can continue to provide services to our community.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include floor maintenance, vacuuming the Chapel, emptying the trash, and possible event setup. We'll also ask your help in keeping an eye out for bigger beautification projects that might interest a large group of volunteers.

These volunteer hours will need to take place Monday-Friday. The schedule is flexible and will be worked out with the Facilities Manager.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 20lbs
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

 Policies:

Alcohol and drugs are not permitted at any of The Salvation Army's Facilities or volunteer site.

Clothing must be respectful as you will be representing The Salvation Army.

*Off Street Parking is available.*      

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

For additional questions please contact Tom at Thomas_Nylen@usc.salvationarmy.org

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

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Development Department

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Digital Marketing Internship

The Salvation Army is looking for a Chicago resident who is a proficient and active user of digital and interactive media.  The ideal candidate will be creative, self-motivated, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and will possess a positive and professional approach when working with a variety of people.

Position Requirements:

  • To perform well in this internship you will need to enjoy using and have working knowledge of social and news media websites as well as have lots of initiative and understand the power of a social media presence for brands and products. 
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with blogging, using Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, Flickr, YouTube and mobile texting.
  • Be able to meet deadlines and think outside the box; the more ideas, the better!
  • Students working toward a college degree in marketing, advertising, communications, public relations, or journalism are preferred.

Job Description:

  • Contribute effective marketing to our social networking initiatives, including updates and maintenance.
  • Assist with mobile texting promotions.
  • Help market our Online Red Kettle initiatives
  • Proactively create and maintain online conversations

This is an unpaid internship (application for school credit encouraged) for a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for 3 months at The Salvation Army’s Divisional office in the Chicago/Albany Park area.  

Please provide the following: 

  • A current resume and cover letter citing examples of social media usage
  • Two examples of how you have used the internet to drive users to take action
  • A link to your blog if applicable
  • Your professional Twitter handle, LinkedIn Profile or Facebook Profile
  • Please email requested application material to Angela Vaughn: angela_vaughn@usc.salvationarmy.org
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Event Photographer Volunteer

Activity Summary:

Special event photographer to volunteer his/her services for Salvation Army Starlighter Luncheon November 13th, 2014 from 10:30 to 1:30, and possibly other events throughout the year.  

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Able to provide digital portfolio
  • Professional photography experience
  • Prompt, reliable and professional
  • Friendly and personable
  • References required

Policies:

Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted while volunteering with The Salvation Army.

 Professional business attire required (suit and tie for men, pants suit for women)

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

For additional questions please contact Melanie at Melanie_Scofield@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

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Public Relations/Communications Intern

Activity Summary:

As a Public Relations/ Communications Intern with The Salvation Army, qualified candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects including public relations, public affairs, and fundraising. Standard daily duties will include:

  • Assisting in the research, writing, editing and proofreading of press releases and other communications materials.
  • Create media lists with appropriate editors and reporters for upcoming pitches
  • Interacting with members of the media by phone, email or in person to promote press releases, events and calendar announcements on behalf of clients while gaining pitching experience first-hand
  • Prepare status reports and compile client media coverage
    Assist directly with the planning and preparation for any upcoming events, including writing media materials, pitching, scheduling and logistics. All interns will also have the opportunity to be on-site for any event.

Public Relations/ Communications Interns will participate in the planning and development of projects from start to finish. Input and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. Depending on the ability of the intern, duties will expand as seen fit.

While the position in unpaid, this internship offers school credits, along with endless practical knowledge and skills necessary to compete in today’s job market.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Be familiar with writing for Public Relations
  • Familiarity with AP Style is strongly preferred
  •  A general understanding and interest in public policy is also recommended
  • Pass a screening/interviewing process

Policies:

Please note that our internship opportunities are not compensated financially, but do offer college credits, hours and of course, extensive training and real-time experience working in an innovative and dynamic fundraising environment.

Clothing must be respectful as you will be representing The Salvation Army. Business casual dress would be expected for this office position.

Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer application by clicking the “Sign Up” button. Then please send a cover letter and resume to our Volunteer Coordinator at METVolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org

 

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!  

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Family & Social Services

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Child Care Program Intern

The responsibilities of the Child Care Program Intern are specified in the following position description. A criminal-background check, a Territorial Registry check, and Safe From Harm training are required for this volunteer position.

POSITION TITLE:                   Volunteer--Educational Trainer

 

LOCATION/DEPT:                   Child Care Program

 

REPORTS TO:                        Program Director

 

OUTCOMES

Primarily responsible for promoting the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army and providing educational training for parents and youth. Generate quality communications and build positive relationships with parents and staff.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  1. To provide workshops and training to Head Start parents and staff                     (especially parents, teaching staff, and directors) and Managers on agreed upon

       topics.

  1. Assures that all workshops for parents and staff are based upon

     developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant practices.

b.   Develop an Educational Training plan that will be reviewed and

     approved by the Program Director.

  1. Facilitates in-service training for parents and staff.
  2. Provide in-service training at delegate level and provides resources to                   individual sites to meet site in-service training requirements.
  3. Provide copies of workshop materials and participant sign-in sheets as

     documentation of trainings.

  1. To provide staff with signed in-kind volunteer forms as documentation of

       the in-kind services provided.

  1. Ensure that the agency has on file documentation of his/her educational

     credentials to ensure that the trainings meet the requirement of our

     Funding source.

  1. Research and discuss additional training that may benefit clients with the

     Program Director and the Educational Manager

  1. Work collaboratively with the Education Manager to ensure that training

       Resources are fully utilized and that the training he/she provides

       compliments the rest of the training in the agency’s educational training

       plan (calendar)

 

  1. Coordinates the Child Care Program Training
    1. Work with the Program Director and the Education Manager to develop

     the T/TA Plan/Budget which is submitted to CDFSS in June/July

     annually, and once the plan is approved, monitors the expenditure of

     Funds.

  1. Work with the Education Manager to insure that her training is included in

     Child Care Program Training Plan/Calendar which includes training for all

      parents and staff.

  1. Plans with the Program Director and Education Manager if his/her

     schedule allows to facilitate training at the Agency Fall Welcome (Pre

     -Service) for parents and staff.

  1. Work with Program Director and Education Manager to assures that

     training requirements of both Head Start and DCFS licensing standards

are met through coordination with Managers and Site Directors.

  1. Training required by the Head Start Performance Standards.
  2. Annual hours of training require by CDFSS for Child Care staff.

 

  1. Participates as a member of the Child Care Program Management Team.
    1. Planning
      1. Coordinates with all members of the management team to plan,                         support and monitor training at the assigned The Salvation Army

     Child Care Program.

  1. Support staff if requested to identify potential funding sources for

     supplemental services and develops proposals as requested.

  1. Professionalism

i.    Maintains a professional attitude.

  1. Adheres to personnel policies.
  2. Supports and enforces program regulations.
  3. Assumes and thoroughly completes all duties in a professional  

      and timely manner.

  1. Accepts responsibility willingly.
  2. Demonstrates enthusiasm for the program.
  3. Responds objectively to change.
  4. Responds in a positive manner to constructive suggestions.
  5. Respects the confidentiality of parents, children, and other staff

      members.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, using diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self starter.
  • Articulate in conducting presentations either individually or for groups.
  • The ability to direct (initiate, schedule and manage) a variety of concurrent, high visibility activities is a must.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, ability to work in a team environment, show integrity and knowledge of community affairs.
  • Ability to work with various groups, and remain calm under pressure.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
  • A strong personal conviction for the mission of The Salvation Army.
  • An excellent      attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.
  • A flexible style      that also displays a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to write      clearly and give good instructions.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Experience and training in providing training and work with parents and staff. of the Creative Curriculum and other curriculums widely used in the field.

 

PEFORMANCE MEASURMENTS

This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to the Program Director.

 

POSITION LIMITATIONS

This individual will not commit Army resources that have not been allocated or approved.

 

This individual will not fail to keep the Program Director and other pertinent staff members informed on all critical issues relating to his/her area of responsibility.

 

This individual will not fail to adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position is required to do light physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for some periods of time; communicate; use hands and fingers; move; occasionally required to position self to stoop, kneel or crouch; frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands, as required in using standard office equipment and a PC. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to focus. The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low noise level.

 

POSITION RANKING

RPT                 Non-Exempt

 

SIGNATURES

 

____________________________________                       ________________

Employee                                                                                Date

 

____________________________________                       ________________

Supervisor                                                                               Date

 

 

Date: 2/13

Date Revised:

 

 

 

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General Opportunities

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Group Volunteer Opportunities

Those interested in doing a corporate/office, family or church group volunteer activity should contact the location which they are most interested in volunteering.

You can find Salvation Army location on our website salarmychicago.org/locations/


Thank you for your interest.

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Power of Prayer Team Member

Activity Summary:

Have you thought to yourself, I would like to help but weren’t sure how, or if you had the time? Joining our Power of Prayer Team may be perfect for you!


Job Description:

As a member of the Power of Prayer Team, you simply set aside 1 to 2 hours per week to pray for your neighbors in need. We will provide a list with the first name and details of the prayer request – you provide the prayer.

Community members often send ‘prayer requests’ to The Salvation Army, believing in the power of prayer. With your help, we can put their minds at ease.

You can pray from your home, a coffee shop, your church or wherever works best for you. You can pray alone, or with a group. Simply pray over the requests provided.


Qualifications: 

  • Believe in the power of prayer to help The Salvation Army provide a critically-needed service to people in the Chicagoland area.



If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

For additional questions please contact Sandra at 773-205-3530 or by email at Sandra_Williams@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

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Service Extension

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Office Assistant -- Service Extension

Job Description:

The Service Extension Department is looking for a committed individual to help with various administrative tasks.  The ideal volunteer will be friendly, organized and professional, with better than average computer skills.  Tasks include data entry, filing and possibly responding to phone and e-mail inquiries, helping interested volunteers with applications and other office duties as assigned  Additional responsibilities and tasks may be assigned depending on the interest and ability of the candidate.

 

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Special Events

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Event Mascot

Activity Summary:

Bring our Red Shield Mascot to life with you charismatic, upbeat and joyful personality. The Salvation Army is looking for a volunteer who is willing to entertain our guests while wearing our Red Shield Mascot at our Annual "Hope Fore Kids" Golf outing.

When:

Date: September 2, 2014

Location: The Glen Club, 2901 W. Lake Ave Glenview

Times: 10am-5:30pm, Willing to split into multiple shifts

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Reliable and punctual 
  • Full of energy

 If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please contact Caitlin at Caitlin_Ferguson@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

 Check out the Mascot by clicking the link below!

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/salarmychicago/8980455679/in/set-72157634047130038 

 

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College of DuPage Service Learning

Activity Summary:

Each year The Salvation Army offers a variety of opportunities for College of Du Page students as part of their Service Learning requirement.  Locations and tasks will vary and students will be assigned to a specific task(s) after speaking with the Volunteer Resource Manager.

 

This position can be flexible, Monday through Friday.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • High energy level and a handles stressful situations with a poised demeanor
  • Confident and able to lead
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

 Policies:

Depending on the assigned position, Volunteers may need to be willing to undergo a background check and initial screening process.  Safe from Harm online training may also be required. 

Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site.

Clothing must be respectful as you will be representing The Salvation Army.

*Off Street Parking is available.*

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

If you have further questions please contact Linda Reiter at Linda_Reiter@usc.salvationarmy.org 

 

Thank you again for your interest in completing your Service Learning hours with The Salvation Army!

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