Senior Administrative Assistant

Atlanta, GA 1424 Northeast Expy NE 30329, 1424 NORTHEAST EXPY NE, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Req #23450
Monday, December 5, 2022

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has an opening for a Senior Administrative Assistant for the Southern Territory Headquarters, located in Atlanta, Georgia.


Job Summary

Relieves the Territorial Women’s Department Leadership of administrative detail; performs advanced, complex, and confidential secretarial work with a broad scope of responsibilities; coordinates information and arrangements for meetings, seminars, and special events; works independently and with little or no direct supervision for extended periods of time; ensures the office runs smoothly and with limited interruption while the supervisor is absent.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of executive office practices and procedures.  Knowledge of The Salvation Army mission and philosophy.  Knowledge of effective and efficient recordkeeping practices and procedures.  Knowledge of the English language including proper grammar and punctuation.  Knowledge of advanced Microsoft Word and Excell Skills and ability to demonstrate proficiency in the same.  Knowledge of basic mathematics.  Knowledge of special event planning.  Knowledge of accepted practices and techniques involved in budget and report preparation, recordkeeping, public relations, interpersonal relations, and business communications both oral and written.  Ability to represent and project both a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army as is characteristic of the executive administrative level positions.  Ability to build and maintain positive, effective, and professional working relationships with executive level Salvation Army officers as well as the individuals they come in contact with in the community.   Ability to learn the broad scope of department operations and services in order to serve as an information resource and to provide assistance in a timely and effective manner.  Ability to prepare spreadsheets and to maintain computer databases.  Ability to maintain an efficient and organized filing system to ensure that items can be retrieved in a timely manner.  Ability to meet attendance requirements.  Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations.  Ability to transcribe dictation and type correspondence.  Ability to operate various general office equipment including a telephone, dictaphone, typewriter, computer, and adding machine.  Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail with constant breaks in concentration associated with answering phones or speaking in person to staff or outside contacts requiring assistance.  Ability to work well under the pressure of deadlines.  Ability to follow instructions and work independently with limited supervision.  Ability to maintain the confidential nature of the department.  Ability to exercise a high degree of tack, diplomacy, and confidentiality while working with high-ranking officials.  Ability to make sound decisions and resolve operational problems in the absence of an immediate supervisor.  Ability to effectively and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time without becoming frustrated or disorganized.  Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work in order to accomplish work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines.  Ability to determine the most effective and efficient method to accomplish work objectives and goals and to work under limited supervision.


Education and Experience

High School Diploma or G.E.D. required supplemented by secretarial courses from a technical or vocational school preferred, and Six years progressively responsible experience performing secretarial work in a general office with proficient experience to work independently in Microsoft Word and Excel, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Licenses & Certifications:  Valid State Driver’s License


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions   

Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 30 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.  Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

Additional Comments:
All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

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Application Submittal Period: 12/05/2022 – 12/11/2022

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. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 

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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family THQ-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Admin Support
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education High School
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  • Atlanta, GA 1424 Northeast Expy NE 30329, 1424 NORTHEAST EXPY NE, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America