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Assistant Director, Strategic Organizational Initiatives

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 13970
Date Posted: Mar 23, 2023

Job Description

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Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, partners with local believers and churches in over 100 countries to share the powerful message of the Gospel through a simple shoebox gift. We are searching for an Assistant Director, Strategic Organizational Initiatives to serve at our IHQ, in Boone, NC.

Are you a proven, IT project management leader with ability to take a project from concept to completion? You will support Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child leadership to provide internal focus and momentum to overarching, programmatic matters that influence the current and future health of the global program.  Do you have previous experience managing and leading others to adopt a vision and internalize concepts?  You will also provide project management expertise to bring about resolution of each challenge/opportunity in a timely manner, and serve as a leader in all strategic organizational initiatives for Operation Christmas Child at our International Headquarters, our national Processing Centers, and be a consultant to our global Affiliate Offices. 

Come join an amazing team and help be a part of advancing God’s Kingdom to the nations!

A day in the life of an Assistant Director, Strategic Organizational Initiatives:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Assistant Director, Strategic Organizational Initiatives, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Assists the Director with strategic, short and long-term IT initiatives and opportunities for Samaritan’s Purse/OCC Domestic at IHQ
  • Identifies, implements and manages new strategic short and long-term initiatives and opportunities for Samaritan’s Purse/OCC Domestic in support of Director and Senior Management
  • Directs testing of technology related to projects within Operation Christmas Child
  • Directs strategy for data analysis software (Tableau) for purpose of measuring effectiveness across the OCC ministry
  • Directs strategy in geographic information systems (GIS) for OCC Domestic and International
  • Manages new IT project initiatives that impact the Operation Christmas Child business processes
  • Directs and assists the Business Process Manager to train OCC Domestic employees on IT programs
  • Oversees donor and volunteer fundraising development and communication, in compliance with Samaritan’s Purse policy and Legal team
  • All other duties as assigned

Check out more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or seven to ten years related experience and/or training in project management with the ability to conduct research, analyze data and write proposals; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of related experience in IT Project Management
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, effectively managing a team and liaising with other departments
  • High level ability to envision and scope a project, identify risks, and manage stakeholder’s expectations
  • Experienced and proficient in User Acceptance Testing (UAT); able to effectively translate user stories
  • Flexible team player; able to multitask efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Strong understanding of relational databases to include MySQL, SQL Server, and/or PostgreSQL preferred
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies required

Job Location: Boone, NC (no remote option)

Type:  Full-time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English

Travel Expectations: Approx one month per year


  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401 (k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation days
  • 10 sick/personal days

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)

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Location: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: Mar 23, 2023

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