International Travel Coordinator
Samaritan’s Purse is seeking a detail-oriented and organized individual to serve as the International Travel Coordinator with Children’s Heart Project (CHP), located in Boone, NC. The International Travel Coordinator will work to arrange travel and logistical needs for the CHP child, accompanying family members, interpreters and transport personnel. You could have the opportunity to forever impact the life of child as they travel to receive life-saving heart surgery and hear about the good news of Jesus Christ! *This person will serve as the second International Travel Coordinator for the CHP team.
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. Children’s Heart Project is a ministry within Samaritan’s Purse. The goal of the project isn’t just to fix a heart, but to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The work of Children’s Heart Project changes a child, a family, and even a village.
*This position requires 15-20 days of international travel annually
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Customize international travel and logistical needs (flight schedules, visas, transportation needs, en route accommodations, and travel documents) for the Children’s Heart Project (CHP) child, accompanying family members, interpreters and transport personnel.
- Prepare, organize and send out travel packets with tickets, documents and orientation materials. Ensure and confirm accuracy of all documents, paying special attention to the spelling of names and travel itinerary details.
- Serve as a liaison between the CHP Boone office, the International CHP field offices, CHP transporters and translators, CHP child and family member(s), and the North American hospitals.
- When needed, obtain extended visas and file the proper paperwork and documentation with embassies in the USA and Canada.
- Identify, recruit, and orient medical and non-medical transport personnel, selecting the appropriate personnel needed for each trip, depending on the medial needs of the CHP child.
- Maintain up-to-date database of medical and non-medical volunteers and CHP transporters.
- Facilitate travel briefings to medical and non-medical transport personnel prior to each trip.
- Manage and trouble-shoot a wide variety of difficult logistical emergencies and problems en-route, often occurring after-hours, and offer viable solutions.
- Transport children back to country of origin in emergencies, and visit CHP field offices, when requested by CHP Director.
- Conduct post-travel interviews with transport personnel and CHP field offices to assess the overall success of the travel details arranged. Evaluate transport personnel performance.
- Maintain all reimbursement accounts for travel participants.
- Assist International Patient Coordinator with training of new International CHP field office managers/coordinators with regards to establishing standardized procedures and travel protocols.
- All other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and one to two (1-2) years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Computer savvy with experience in Excel, Outlook, Word and SharePoint
- Excellent attention to detail, spelling and grammar
- Strong communication skills, written and oral
- Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and remain flexible in a fast-paced environment
- Possess a positive outlook, remaining calm and level-headed in stressful situations
- Team player, willing to jump in and help when needed
- Experience traveling internationally preferred
- Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Long term and short term disability insurance
- Term Life insurance
- 401(k) retirement savings plan
- Ten (10) paid holidays
- Ten (10) vacation days
- Ten (10) sick/personal days
*Please provide a cover letter and resume that highlight your qualifications and experience.
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: Full Time
Job Reference #: 10533