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Job Title: Corps Business Administrator
Date Posted: 08/13/2014
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Division: Eastern Pennsylvania
Department: Lancaster
Category: Administrative

**Please do not use the "Apply Now" button for this posting.  Only email submissions of resumes and cover letters will be considered**

TITLE: Corps Business Administrator

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Corps Commanding Officers

SUPERVISES: Accountant, Bookkeeper, Administrative Assistance, Maintenance and Driving Staff, Family Services Coordinator and Children’s Services Director




Coordinates all property maintenance needs. Oversee property (including SRO units); recommend improvements, arrange for needed repairs, ensure that systems such as HVAC, security, electrical and plumbing are operational including preventative maintenance. Is familiar with all Corps property systems (i.e. security, HVAC, office equipment, etc.). Ensure property and personnel safety requirements are met. Obtain bids for repairs and equipment purchases and prepare requisitions for DHQ. Responsible for vehicle/fleet maintenance. Coordinate building and vehicle usage for all programs/groups.

Write letters, complete and submit reports in a timely fashion to DHQ. Ensure that proper statistics are kept for each program and that timely reports are available for the Advisory Board, DHQ, funding agencies, etc. Oversee that SRO residents remain in compliance with lease agreements. Assist in budgeting process. Seek and recommend ways to operate more cost effectively.

Assumes role of Human Relations Director and Director of Volunteers, coordinate the hiring, and termination processes for employees, coordinate other HR matters of individual employees (payroll, benefits, disciplinary matters, continuing education, etc.) with the City Coordinator. Ensure that available positions are advertised and that eligible applicants are screened before formal interviews, conduct orientation for all new employees. Ensure that employees and volunteers are cleared in keeping with Salvation Army policy. Maintain all confidential personnel (employee and volunteer) files in keeping with Salvation Army policy.

Work with program directors/coordinators to meet deadlines for reporting to funding sources and licensing agencies and to develop new programs and services. Work on special projects including Christmas Assistance Interview Process, and Distribution; December Coats for Kids Telethon, Coat Distribution Day, March-August Ladore Camper Recruitment, May Advisory Board Annual Scholarship Event and Salvation Army Week, July Open House Community Event, September United Way Day of Caring.

Attend Advisory Board and other community board meetings as requested by City Coordinator (make presentations as needed). Maintain Advisory Board member communication (minutes, meeting coordination). Be available as a speaker for churches, community clubs, United Way and groups upon request of City Coordinator. Assist with preparing news releases for special events. Work with the media to ensure best possible PR for The Salvation Army. Provide group tours of The Salvation Army as needed


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: College Degree in Business Administration and at least five years work experience in related general business administration field. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc. Lotus Notes). Knowledge of general accounting (including payroll systems). Must have valid driver’s license and willingness to drive Salvation Army vehicles in keeping with Salvation Army policy. Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the mission of The Salvation Army.


Contact: Please send or email a resume and cover letter that includes salary requirements to:

The Salvation Army

Attn: Captain Timothy Sheehan

131 S Queen Street

Lancaster PA 17603

or No phone calls please.

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