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Fundraising Administrative Assistant

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The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

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Activity Summary:

Are you interested in learning about Fundraising while supporting The Salvation Army's great ministries to the community?

The Fundraising Administrative Assistant will help the individual giving team of The Salvation Army Chicago's Metropolitan Division to succeed in their fundraising goals. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with mailings
  • Check phone messages
  • Complete Mail Merges in Word and maintain spreadsheets in Excel with expertise
  • Format envelope/stationary for print (Office copier)
  • Use of Office 365 suite (Outlook, Teams, OneNote)
  • Excel: Bulk task spreadsheet of mail merge (Formatted to upload into Content Relationship Management (CRM) Software
  • Potential CRM Task entry
  • Other duties assigned

The Fundraising Administrative Assistant opportunity requires a 6-month commitment and offers a flexible schedule, that can mostly be completed remotely. We need someone to commit to 7-10 hours a week, and to spend at least one shift each week in the office for those 6 months.


  • Use of your own personal laptop computer
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365
  • Ability to take initiative (a go-getter)
  • Detail-oriented, intuitive, and excellent follow-through
  • Good penmanship in writing notes
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all electronic and hard copy documents
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and passion for the mission of The Salvation Army
  • Availability to work 7-10 flexible hours per week and make a 6-month commitment
  • Pass initial screening process, including a background check


Alcohol, drugs, and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army facilities or volunteer sites.

Pants/shorts and a shirt with sleeves must cover the waist and fit comfortably. Transparent and tight-fitting clothes are not permitted. For your safety, closed toe shoes are required.

For your safety and the safety of others, you need to bring and wear a personal face covering over your nose and mouth while volunteering in the office. You will also complete a brief health screening prior to volunteering.

Off-street parking is available.

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please visit http://bttr.im/e3qwo and Complete an Application by 10/23/2020.

For additional questions or would like to share your resume, email the Volunteer Resource Department at metvolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org. This position will report to Daniel Alvarez, Administrative Assistant for Development and Shannon McNamara, Administrative Assistant for Corporate Relations & Special Events.

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

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About The Salvation Army Metro Chicago


5040 N. Pulaski, Volunteer Resource Department, Chicago, IL 60630, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Salvation Army is to meet human needs wherever they may be, without discrimination.


The Salvation Army is serving more people in need and delivering the broadest array of services than any other not-for-profit organization in Chicagoland. The Salvation Army is making an impact every day in three key areas of critical importance and concern to people across Chicagoland -- Homelessness, Violence and Education. And, The Salvation Army is delivering the most critical services -- food, shelter, emergency assistance and disaster relief.

In communities throughout Chicago and the surrounding five-county area, we extend emergency and supportive assistance from 28 corps community centers, 80 service extension units, the Emergency Disaster Services Center, residential programs, mobile units, and several counseling sites.



We'll work with your schedule.


5040 N. Pulaski RoadChicago, IL 60630



  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 7-10 hours per week for 6 months - mostly completed virtually.
  • Use your own personal laptop computer. Proficient in Office 365. Completion of a background check and interview is required.

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