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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Kettle Coordinator in Hays, Kansas


The Salvation Army Mission:The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Job Objective: Oversee the operation of the Christmas Kettle campaign


Essential Functions:


  • Provide administrative support to Corps Officers for Red Kettle Campaign

  • Interviews, recruits, screens and selects bell ringing staff and volunteers ensuring all sites are covered effectively

  • Maintain database – Register-To-Ring – for recruitment of volunteers, locations of kettle sites, daily driver’s routes and statistical reports for productivity

  • Plans, schedules and assigns work of paid employees/staff

  • Verify hours worked by kettle workers and sign off on

  • Coordinate communications between volunteers, staff and kettle drivers

  • Utilize office equipment including, but not limited to, computer, copier, and money counting machines

  • Other duties as assigned

Maintenance and Safety

  • Building areas are kept clean and maintained that are designated for meetings

  • Identify and implement proper training tools for instruction in bell ringing etiquette and Salvation Army protocol to all volunteers and staff

  • Conduct pre and post season inventory on all kettle equipment including, but not limited to, kettles/stands/signs, bells, bell ringer aprons, and assigned vehicles. This includes gas cards and mileage reports

  • Maintain equipment utilized during bell ringing season including, but not limited to, kettles/stands/signs, bells, bell ringer aprons, and assigned vehicles. This includes gas cards and mileage reports


  • Inventory is accounted for at the beginning and ending of season. Report any broken equipment for replacement by the next season

  • Approval of expenses is required by Corps Officer prior to purchase

  • Create financial reports of all kettles sites through Register-To-Ring including locations, days and dollars raised. Report to Supervisor on a daily basis or as requested

  • Complete online Christmas report as requested by DHQ and Corps Officers

  • Responsible for financial integrity of the kettles

Employees and Volunteers

  • Employee records are kept confidential and processed through the DHQ HR Department with approval by Corps Officer before submission

  • Volunteer records are maintained on Register to Ring website

  • Communicate through Eblasts or emails for recruitment of volunteer needs for the organization

  • Research and attend at least two local career and/or volunteer fairs for bell ringer recruitment

  • Maintain contact with staff and volunteers; answers questions, concerns or problems

  • Generate enthusiasm by telling the story of The Salvation Army and the impact their participation has on the Christmas Red Kettle Campaign

  • Support the mission of The Salvation Army

  • Additional duties as requested by Corps Officers necessary to reach the kettle goals


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required; some post-secondary education preferred

Experience: Experience in management or fund raising preferred

Certifications/Licenses: Valid driver’s license issued by state of residence


Must have proficient computer skills

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills

  • Uses diplomacy and good judgment.

  • Ability to use initiative and be a self-starter

  • Ability to learn and utilize campaign software

  • Ability to perform in fast paced environment

  • An attention to detail

  • Positive attitude

  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and priorities

  • Willing to promote the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army.

  • A passion to lead others by serving them

  • An ability to work with confidential material

  • Ability to use office equipment including telephone, personal computer, copier, fax machine, and scanning equipment

Supervisory Responsibility:This position does have authority to assign and check work of other

employees. This position may recommend employment status changes to a supervisor, but not make

disciplinary decisions and will not formally evaluate performance of other employees.

Safe from Harm Level:Basic Plus

Bloodborne Pathogen Level:3

Physical Requirements: Include speaking, hearing and vision ability; manual dexterity; bending, squatting and walking; lifting, pulling and pushing materials up to 50 pounds; sitting up to 3 hours per; standing and walking to hours 2 per day; ability to drive at night. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.

Travel:local, in-town travel

Driving:Must possess a valid driver's license from the state in which you reside. Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business. Must be able to drive after dark.

Working Conditions:Work is performed in a typical office environment and in the community; may require some weekend and evening work

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.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Hays

Job ID2020-16055

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TypeRegular Part-Time