Program Administrator

  • The Salvation Army
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • May 27, 2022
Full time

Job Description


The purpose of this position is to direct the administration and provide leadership to all of the Sacramento County Social Services Programs in conformance with Salvation Army policies.


  1. Consults with the Social Services Officer(s) concerning the overall vision and planning of all of the Social Services throughout the community (i.e., Family Services, Shelter Services, Transitional Housing, Christmas Assistance, etc.)
  2. Consults with the Social Services Officer(s) to plan activities and expenditures. Assist in the creation of the annual budget and implements effective budgeting practices.  Is responsible for assisting in the procurement of additional funding sources for programs.
  3. In coordination with the Sacramento Business Administrator and the Divisional Development Department staff, research, analyze, recommend, and prepare program information for competitive grants or competitive request for proposals.
  4. Consults with the Business Administrator concerning the business ramifications of all social services expressions throughout the community (e.g., community relations, financial development, finance & accounting, personnel, property, insurance, contracts, legal services).
  5. Prepares and/or reviews monthly, quarterly, and annually reports for all funding sources.
  6. Oversees contracts monitoring reviews for all funding sources.
  7. Participates in discussions with community leaders and other interested parties to improve conditions of clients and to coordinate public programs and other religious and/or charitable organizations. Continue building Agency Partnerships within the community to ensure positive networking relationships.
  8. Oversees program-related functions to ensure adherence to The Salvation Army's doctrines and contract guidelines.
  9. Works closely with officers and staff in promoting and implementing Christian components between all of the Social Services Programs and Corps Programs in an effort to meet all aspects of human need.
  10. Coordinates activities of staff engaged in providing assistance and counseling to clients.
  11. Ensures compliance of all Social Services programs with TSA policy and other contracts and grants as required (SHRA, VA, WHS, SETA, EFSP).
  12. Supervises, in coordination with the Social Services Officer(s), all program aspects of Social Services in Sacramento County to ensure quality service and assistance are being offered to the public. Work together with other agencies to ensure positive networking of services for our clients.
  13. Assists the Social Services Officer(s) with Christmas assistance for Sacramento County residents.
  14. Supervises all aspects of emergency/disaster service in coordination with the Social Services Officer(s) and the Divisional Director of Disaster Services.
  15. Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise employees in the Shelter Services, Family Services, Transitional Housing, Christmas Assistance and Disaster Services. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  16. Has a lead role in creating and developing, in coordination with officers, new programs according to current social service needs.
  17. Other duties as assigned by the Social Services Officer(s) in line with position’s general responsibilities.


  1. Master's degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Must be a person of high integrity, professed Christian beliefs and lifestyle, and in agreement with The Salvation Army's (TSA) mission statement.
  3. Ability to speak and write the English language with professional level skill is required.
  4. Must be able to work with minimal supervision, be prepared to encounter a variety of assignments and timelines and must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials and information. Ability to work independently.
  5. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language and be able to draft and edit professional level communications
  6. Must be proficient in basic computer skills and possess the ability to learn additional computer technology. Ability to use computer programs (word, excel, outlook, etc.).


  2. Must possess a valid California Class C Driver License, and ability to drive a Salvation Army vehicle
  3. Must be 21 years or older.
  4. Authorize The Salvation Army to add name to the CA DMV Pull Notice Program
  5. Complete The Salvation Army vehicle course training.



  1. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis
  2. Ability to grasp, push, and/or pull objects
  3. Ability to reach overhead
  4. Ability to operate telephone
  5. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  6. Ability to operate a computer
  7. Ability to process written, visual, and/or verbal information
  8. Ability to operate basic office equipment and tools PC, Fax Machine, Telephone, Calculator, Copier, Printer.


Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.  A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed would not result in undue hardship.




Masters or better.



4-8 years: Related experience


Licenses & Certifications


Driver's License


Number of Openings


Who can apply?



70,000 - 75,000