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International Member Care Manager/Chaplain, East Africa Region

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 14275
Date Posted: Jul 24, 2023

Job Description

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Samaritan's Purse is seeking an International Regional Member Care Manager/Chaplain to join the team in Boone, NC! This position will focus on the spiritual well-being of Samaritan's Purse international field staff by encouraging, training, and fostering an environment where staff can grow in their relationship with Christ and build teams that are spiritually healthy and pursuing the Lord. If your heart is to steward people, mission, and culture, we invite you to apply today!

 

A day in the life of an International Member Care Manager/Chaplain

 

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 and our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.

 

In the role of International Member Care Manager/Chaplain, you will have the opportunity to:

 

  • Make regular field visits to assigned Projects field offices and/or World Medical Mission (WMM) Post Resident hospitals to encourage spiritual growth and vitality in field staff
  • Encourage, enrich, edify, and strengthen field staff's relationship with God through various means such as: providing pastoral care, leading workshops, leading devotions, implementing discipleship programs, conducting debriefings, speaking at ministry retreats, and remaining in contact and following up with those with whom relationships have been established
  • While not traveling to international field sites, the expectation is to regularly keep up with and develop organic relationships with the IFS being supported. This can be done by text, email or social media platforms with the goal of staying involved in the lives of the field staff being supported
  • Develop a team of International Field Chaplains to support the Member Care Manager in providing Member Care to their field office network
  • Deploy with the Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART) and/or participate in the Incident Management Team (IMT) to ensure the spiritual well-being of DART staff responding to disasters, focusing them on reliance upon God as they serve in difficult areas under difficult circumstances
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse

 

Qualifications & Experience:

 

  • Graduate degree in pastoral ministry, counseling, or international relations preferred in addition to six to ten years related experience in international ministry
  • Prior international experience required, experience in East Africa preferred
  • Strong team player with a high degree of flexibility
  • Ability and confidence to make strategic decisions; must have a high level of discernment
  • High degree of professionalism, diplomacy, and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire 

Job Location: Boone, NC

 

Type:  Full-time

 

Travel Expectations: Frequent international travel around 100 days per year; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary

 

Benefits:

 

  • On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick 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 Gods 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: Jul 24, 2023

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