Employee Benefits & Wellness

Health & Wellness

The Salvation Army appreciates that serving our community’s most vulnerable population can be challenging; so we offer an array of benefits designed to support the well-being of our employees. In addition to the benefits outlined below; our staff participate in onsite walking clubs and financial fitness opportunities.

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees may be eligible for up to 46 days** of paid leave annually:

  • Up to 12 Sick Days
  • Up to 20 Vacation Days
  • Up to 11 paid Holidays
  • Up to 3 Personal Days

46 paid time off days is the maximum amount accrued annually for a full-time, exempt employee working 40 hours and 5 days per week in the first year of employment. Actual accrued values may be less than those in the example above.
Full-time employees are those hired to work 30 or more hours per week.  Employees are eligible to accrue Paid Leave following their 90 day Initial Employment Period.  Additional Vacation time is accrued after meeting specified years of employment milestones.

Health Insurance

Comprehensive health care coverage through The Salvation Army's self-insured plan, which includes low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles.

AD&D Life Insurance

Free $20,000 coverage for all full-time staff. Low-cost Voluntary Life Insurance for all staff hired to work 20 or more hours per week at values up to $300,000, and for their dependents/spouses at values up to $10,000. 

Retirement Plans

Pension Plan for all staff hired to work 20 or more hours per week.

  • Employer contributes equivalent of 6% of quarterly gross earnings into pension account administered through Prudential Retirement
  • Eligibility begins the first quarter following the first full year of employment.

Tax Deferred Annuity (403b) plan option for all employees to invest the dollar amount of their choice administered through Mutual of America.

Additional Benefits

  • Remitted Tuition through Syracuse UniversityLemoyne College, and Cazenovia College.
  • Day Care Discount to full-time staff utilizing a Salvation Army Day Care.
  • Credit Union Membership through Empower and Money Federal Credit Unions.
  • Employee Assistance program (free & confidential) offered through Crouse Hospital.
  • Free Short-Term Disability and low-cost Long-Term Disability.
  • Aflac Supplemental Accident Hospitalization, and Critical Illness Plan
  • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Discounts for Verizon and Sprint Wireless Customers
  • Free Parking

The Salvation Army is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. All employee benefits are implemented per organizational policies and procedures and are subject to change at any time. The benefits highlighted below do not represent all benefits available and may vary according to employee exemption status, classification status, work days, and work hours. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact a member of our Human Resources team: Michelle Lester at 315-479-1321 or Lynn Laracuente at 315-479-1114