Cleft/Cataract Teams Program Manager
Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
We are currently searching for a Nurse, with international experience to serve as the Administrator and Project Manager to our Cleft Repair and Cataract Surgical teams! What could be more rewarding than to play a significant role in creating smiles and clear vision? If you are searching for a Career with Impact come see how we serve! This is a part time position located in Boone, NC, at the International Headquarters of Samaritan’s Purse.
- Assist with the development of the cleft lip/palate and cataract program. This includes development of overall strategies, objectives, and implementation of the cleft/cataract project, keeping the spiritual focus at the core of this program.
- Research, identify and recommend new potential countries/hospital sites where Samaritan’s Purse (SP) will deploy cleft and cataract surgical teams with a focus on expanding locations.
- Help develop standardized procedures and policies for cleft and cataract teams, including personnel and supplies.
- Identify national medical facilities to host a visiting cleft/cataract team. Identify, recruit, and select national volunteer medical staff to work alongside the expatriate volunteer team.
- In conjunction with the SP Country Director, identify local SP staff to support cleft/cataract coordination efforts in each country where SP cleft/cataract teams operate. Work closely with national cleft/cataract coordinator to implement this program (when applicable).
- Work with local SP office to recruit appropriate patients for cleft/cataract surgery. Maintain accurate list and contact information of all children/adults in need of surgery and any follow-up.
- Serve as team leader on designated cleft lip/cataract teams. This includes providing orientation, arranging logistics of travel, and providing leadership to the volunteer team members during the week of surgeries. Troubleshoot problems as they arise, solve logistical challenges, and liaise with local medical staff
- Coordinate patient details during the surgical week. This includes, but is not limited to arranging patient transportation, food, and lodging.
- Responsible to oversee all in-country logistics for vising cleft/cataract surgical teams. This includes lodging, food, transportation, meals, interpreters and chaplains.
- Obtain necessary permissions from the local customs office for all supplies being brought in from out of country.
- Obtain necessary permissions and agreements from the local Ministry of Health and partnering hospital facilities. If needed, assist with licensing the visiting medical personnel in host country and other agencies if necessary.
- Recruit, interview and select qualified volunteer team members to serve on cleft lip/cataract teams. This includes networking and representing SP’s cleft/cataract program at designated conferences.
- Requires targeted international travel 40-50 days per year with at least three (3) international trips lasting up to two (2) weeks each trip.
- Attends daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
- Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
* High level of attention to detail
* Strong administrative and organizational skills
* Self-starter with excellent anticipation skills; problem solving; follow up.
* Ability to work well under pressure, adapt to unexpected events, prioritize and multi-task.
* Must have excellent judgment; independent thinker and resourceful.
* Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently.
* Ability to handle highly sensitive, confidential and non-routine information.
* Demonstrated dependability and sense of urgency about getting results.
* Demonstrates high degree of integrity and confidentiality.
* Comfortable working with people from varied cultures.
* Proficiency in MS Office Suite 2013
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent and four (4) to ten (10) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior international experience required.
Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world
SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister
DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work
WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible
Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 9176-1