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Area Command Director of Social Services

AOK - Oklahoma City, OK 1001 N. PENNSYLVANIA 73107, 1001 N. PENNSYLVANIA, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America Req #11242
Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has an opening for Area Command Social Services Director for the Central Oklahoma Area Command, located in Oklahoma City.

Job Summary

Leads the Social Service ministries of The Salvation Army in Central Oklahoma to ongoing improvement in doing the most good in cooperation the wider community aligned with our mission; plans, directs, coordinates, and monitors the day-to-day Social Service operations for The Salvation Army in Oklahoma County, including several Social Service Programs (such as Pathway of Hope, Shelter, Food Pantry, Feeding, Home Energy Aid; and Christmas assistance); guides Social Service operations in Cleveland and Canadian Counties, whose operations report to the leaders of the Norman Corps and the Canadian County Service Center; guides Social Service aspects of other programs of The Salvation Army such as Senior Centers, Transportation, and Boys and Girls Club; prepares for Social Service aspects of Emergency Disaster Services, exercises and conducts them as needed; develops, implements, and evaluates program operations and services; supervises all program staff and ensures work is in compliance with established policies and procedures as well as local, state, and federal regulations; researches and prepares grant proposals and secures program funding; prepares and monitors program expenditures in compliance with program budget.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and business management. Knowledge of the procedures for applying for, securing and maintaining grant funding. Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.

Ability to supervise, lead, motivate, monitor and evaluate employees.

Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.

Ability to read and interpret policies/procedures, legal documents and requirements to ensure compliance.

Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with Salvation Army officers, employees and the community.

Ability to administer a budget and monitor expenditures for compliance with the same.

Ability to render competent casework services, including analysis and evaluation of casework data, of psychosocial assessments, treatment goals, and planning out the treatment process and evaluation the course and results of the same.

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in social work, Nonprofit Management, Public Administration/Public Policy, or Human Service;


Four years progressively responsible experience coordinating and supervising social services programs, with at least two years in a supervisory capacity.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to read, write and communicate the English language effectively. Ability to speak before small and large groups of people.

Ability to travel to various locations in order to participate in public meetings, conferences, etc. Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints.

Ability to establish goals and objectives and monitor their effective implementation.

Ability to apply discretion and independent judgment and exercise confidentiality.

Ability and willingness to conduct all duties in accordance with the ministry of the organization and its Christian principles; conducts all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism.

Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.

Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) frequently.

All employees recognize that 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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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family AOK-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Social Services
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
  • AOK - Oklahoma City, OK 1001 N. PENNSYLVANIA 73107, 1001 N. PENNSYLVANIA, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America