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Chief Pilot, Airlift Response Center

Location: Greensboro, NC, United States
Job ID: 15090
Date Posted: Jun 19, 2024

Job Description

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Samaritan's Purse is seeking a Chief Pilot to join our Mission Aviation Services in Greensboro, NC. As Chief Pilot, you will provide pilot management oversight of 14 CFR Part 125 aircraft flight crew activities according to essential duties and responsibilities, and conduct flights in accordance with Samaritans Purse Mission Aviation Services (MAS) procedures and all applicable US and foreign regulations. Come use your aviation skills and knowledge to advance the Gospel! 


A day in the life of a Chief Pilot : 

At Samaritans 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 Chief Pilot, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Attend morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.  
  • Schedule and direct members of aircraft flight crew, including ministry pilots and flight engineers, ensuring adherence to all Samaritans Purse policies and procedures, FAA and other government regulations, including the 14 CFR Part 125 General Operations Manual (GOM). Ensure all pilots and flight engineers are current and proficient by tracking aircraft flight hours and simulator training.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of the aircraft, AOM, COM, QRH, government regulations, and other air transportation policies and procedures to ensure the highest level of readiness and professional skill as a pilot. 
  • Conduct flights as a ministry pilot in accordance with FARs and policies and procedures per Aircraft Operating Manual to ensure safety of personnel and equipment on the ground and in-flight. 
  • Communicate with Director of Operations to facilitate safe and successful completion of each flight. 
  • Represent Samaritans Purse professionally at all times when dealing with business associates, officials, and stakeholders. Maintain service-oriented attitude toward stakeholders needs, comfort, and safety. Maintain utmost confidentiality with regard to flight schedules and other proprietary information. 
  • Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified within the content of the job description.


Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse.  



Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and 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.
  • This position requires the applicant hold a 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 flight experience preferred. Large transport category type ratings as required along with extensive international/transoceanic experience.
  • Familiarity with FAA Certificate management, aviation business practices, and FAA and ICAO regulations required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 125 regulations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of both Domestic and International Flight Operations.
  • Strong ability to identify individual needs, provide feedback, coach, & develop pilots and flight engineers to FAA & ministry standards.
  • Highly effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to think critically and make appropriate decisions.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects while working independently.
  • 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: Jun 19, 2024

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