The Salvation Army

Assistant Director of Social Services

The Salvation Army


Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Social Services, monitors and assists all program activities housed in and/or generated from the Nashville Area Command. Coordinates and monitors the day-to-day operations of the Center of Hope including Supportive Housing, , Emergency Financial Assistance, Family Resource Center, and Pathway of Hope programs of the Nashville Area Command.  Monitors program operations and services and advises Director of Social Services of issues and status of programs; ensures work is in compliance with established procedures and policies as well as local, state and federal regulations. Assists in researching grant proposals; prepares program expenditures in compliance with program budget for approval by the Director of Social Services.

Job Responsibilities

Knowledge of The Salvation Army mission, philosophy, culture, protocol and organizational structure.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective management and supervision.  Knowledge of effective and efficient methods of organizing and maintaining records.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of health and human services.  Knowledge of the accepted practices and procedures for administering a substance abuse treatment program.  Ability to forecast the future of various programs and adjust to changes in community needs and funding.  Ability to administer a budget and manage expenditures accordingly.  Ability to audit programs to endure compliance with contract, licensure and Salvation Army standards.  Ability to lead, supervise, coordinate, and evaluate the work of program managers and their subordinates.  Ability to perform short- and long-range planning to enhance social services in the Area Command.  Ability to maintain effective and professional working relationships between staff and professionals in the community.  Ability to use all Microsoft Office 365 programs with proficiency as well as demonstrate use of working in internet based or internal databases for data entry projects.  Ability to organizing paper systems in Microsoft Office 365.  Ability to discharge the duties and responsibilities consistent with the principles, standards, and the Orders and Regulations of The Salvation Army.  Ability to conduct the affairs of this position responsibly, efficiently, and economically, and to motivate the staff to do likewise.  Ability to conduct all activities of the position with a view to accomplishing The Army’s fundamental purpose of proclaiming Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, which purpose must find expression in both the message proclaimed and the ministry of service performed.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field with a master’s degree in administration preferred, and five years continuous experience in administrative work with at least three years’ experience in a supervisory role and experience in grantsmanship, conflict resolution, personnel management, public speaking, and experience working with legal documents and procedures including court work, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Additional Information


Medical, dental, and vision insurance



Sick, vacation, holiday time

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to


  • Date Posted: August 5, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: $55K-$60K