Administrative Assistant/Grant Writer Job at Salvation Army, Tehachapi, CA

  • Salvation Army
  • Tehachapi, CA

Job Description


This position is directly responsible to the Service Extension Director and assists in the total operation and function of Service Extension Department. This position is responsible for assigned accounting tasks on behalf of the Service Extension Department. This position is also responsible to write and submit grant proposals and grant reports on behalf of the Service Extension Department.


Administrative Duties:

  • Input into the finance programs; AP Workflow and kettle program
  • Receive and review deposit information from units and resubmit to the finance department
  • Enter data for various ledgers, journals, revenue deposits, etc.
  • Maintain computerized A/P. A/R and checkbook modules to review and process invoices, statements, check requests, and expense reimbursements for payment
  • Review various transactions for accuracy, proper coding
  • Code and/or review revenue and expense coding on vouchers, invoices, and petty cash charges
  • Maintain up-to-date vendor/ unit files
  • Provide technical assistance in monthly, quarterly, and annual G/L closings
  • Provide assistance with external and internal audits

Grant Writing Duties:

  • Review literature funds available through grants from governmental agencies and private foundations
  • Discuss program requirements and sources of funds available
  • Confers regularly with personnel affected by the proposed program to develop program goals and objectives, outline how funds are to be used, and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding
  • Write and submit grant applications
  • Meet with representatives of funding source
  • Submit proposals to officials for approval
  • Direct and coordinate evaluation and monitoring of grant-funded programs and write specifications for evaluation or monitoring of programs by an outside agency
  • Write and submit periodic reports to comply with grant requirements
  • Maintain up-to-date master files on grants
  • Monitor paperwork connected with grant-funded programs
  • Maintain and report relationships with funding agencies
  • Other related duties as required


  • High school diploma or equivalent (required)
  • CA Driver's license (required)
  • Experience as an Administrative Assistant (preferred)
  • Bachelor's degree (preferred)
  • Experience with Microsoft programs
  • Experience in accounting


  • Detail oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum of supervision
  • Knowledge of accounting software (preferred)


  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. (usually file boxes)
  • Labor intensive jobs should have more here


  • Modern Office Equipment and Relevant Software

ADA Statement:

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 if the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

Acknowledgment of Religious Purposes of The Salvation Army:

Please note that The Salvation Army has a religious purpose and status as a church. We ask our employees that they do nothing to their relationship with The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission. Employees must agree and understand that their services are a necessary part of The Army's religious purposes and their work-related conduct must not conflict with, interfere with, or undermine such religious programs or The Army's religious purposes.


Any employment relationship with this organization is of an "at-will" nature, which means that an Employee may resign at any time and the Employer may discharge an Employee at any time with or without cause. It is further understood that this "at will" employment relationship may not be changed by any written document or by conduct unless such change is specifically acknowledged in writing by an authorized executive of this organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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