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Assistant Chief Pilot, Airlift Response Center

Location: Greensboro, NC, United States
Job ID: 15087
Date Posted: May 21, 2024

Job Description

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Samaritan's Purse is seeking an Assistant Chief Pilot to join our Mission Aviation Services team in Greensboro, NC. As an Assistant Chief Pilot, you would handle oversight of all 14 CFR Part 125 aircraft flight crew activities. This is a crucial position that supports the ministry of Samaritan's Purse by piloting ministry-owned aircraft to transport cargo, company President/Chief Executive Officer, and/or other officials and ministry guests. A minimum of 5,000 flight hours with a Boeing 757 is required. Come use your aviation skills & knowledge to advance the Gospel!


A day in the life of an Assistant Chief Pilot:

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 Chief Pilot, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him.
  • Assist in the management and oversight of aircraft, flight crew activities and scheduling, ensuring adherence to all Samaritan's Purse policies and procedures, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other government regulations, including the 14 CFR Part 125 General Operations Manual (GOM).
  • Conduct flights as a ministry pilot in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and policies and procedures per Aircraft Operating Manual to ensure safety of personnel and equipment on the ground and in-flight as assigned.
  • Plan flights and file flight plans; determine aircraft weight and balance calculations as well as assess performance data to ensure proposed flights can be operated within all limitations; obtain all available preflight information including weather, fuel requirements, alternates, and traffic delays, plus interpret that information to ensure safe and efficient operation of proposed flights.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of assigned aircraft, Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM), AOM, COM, QRH, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), policies and procedures to ensure the highest level of readiness and professional skill as a pilot.
  • Assist in development and management of plans to ensure all pilots and flight engineers are current and proficient by tracking aircraft flight hours and simulator training. 
  • Enhance flying operations through building relationships with external partners, such as the FAA Piedmont Triad International Airport, and service providers.
  • Perform pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight checks to ensure safe flight operations.
  • Complete all flight logs, engine trend monitoring, and passenger lists for each flight in a timely manner.  
  • Maintain electronic charts, databases, iPads, documents, etc. in current and orderly manner.
  • Work with ministry mechanics and contracted maintenance personnel to identify and resolve any maintenance discrepancies. (Ministry pilots are not authorized to conduct aircraft maintenance.)
  • Maintain the aircraft in a clean and organized fashion when at and away from base; assist in maintaining a clean and aesthetically appealing hangar facility.
  • Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified within the content of the job description.


Learn more about serving with Samaritan's Purse.  


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or five (5) to ten (10) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required); if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire.  
  • United States Federal Aviation Administration, Airline Transport Pilot certificate with a Boeing 757/767 type rating. Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate, US Passport and FCC Restricted Radio Permit required.
  • Minimum flight experience must include: 5,000 total flight hours with Boeing 757.
  • Large transport category type ratings as required along with extensive international/transoceanic experience
  • Familiar with FAA Certificate management, aviation business practices, and FAA and ICAO regulations required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 125 regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of Domestic and International Flight Operations as required.
  • Ability to think critically, make appropriate decisions, and meet deadlines while handling multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in many different software systems, including Adobe, Outlook, Word, Excel, and web browsers.


Job Location: Greensboro, NC 

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); 

Travel Expectations: This position requires domestic and international travel of approximately 100 days/year. Maintaining required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary. Position requires flexibility to be ready and available to travel anywhere in the world (24/7) at a moments notice.



  • 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)

* We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person biological male or female. These two distinct but complementary sexes together reflect the image and likeness of God. Rejection of ones biological sex is a rejection of Gods merciful design and creative order.  Genesis 1:26-27;1 Corinthians 6:9; Deuteronomy 22:5

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Location: Greensboro, NC, United States
Date Posted: May 21, 2024

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