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Campus Relations Program Specialist

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 15107
Date Posted: May 21, 2024

Job Description

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Samaritans Purse is seeking a Campus Relations Program Specialist to join our team in Boone, NC. You can be part of a highly professional Human Resources team. As a Campus Relations Program Specialist, you will work with the Campus Relations team to develop all aspects of the Samaritans Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) Global Internship Program and Apprentice Program. You will lead the development and coordination of university and college strategic recruiting initiatives, and execute recruiting tactics that lead to quality internships and apprenticeships, rotational and college graduate hires, and alumni hires. You will attract, recruit and hire qualified candidates for IHQ, domestic, and international internships and apprenticeships. Candidates will work strategically to accomplish the year-round, ministry-wide placement and management of both domestic and international interns and apprentices by cultivating and maintaining effective working relationships with assigned departments and hiring managers. Some international travel required, and up to 50% domestic travel during spring and fall recruiting seasons. Come and use your gifts daily to advance the Gospel!


A day in the life of a Campus Relations Program Specialist:


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 and our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.


In the role of Campus Relations Program Specialist, you will have the opportunity to:


  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Work with Campus Relations team to execute the broad-based campus relations strategy for Samaritans Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
  • Attract, recruit and hire qualified job candidates for Samaritans Purse and The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Internship and Apprentice Programs.
  • Develop strategic mechanisms to maintain key relationships with partner universities, college and seminary faculty, staff, students, career services members, and alumni associations to promote our career opportunities and employer brand.
  • Work to ensure a strong campus branding/social media/advertising strategy using various advertising channels and social media outlets such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs.
  • Identify, plan and attend strategically chosen campus recruiting events and career fairs. 
  • Actively build a pool of qualified candidates for future vacancies from the current intern pool, intern alumni pool, and partner schools to participate in the internship and apprentice programs. 
  • Communicate with strong potential applicants to help bring them into the organizations through internships, apprenticeships, and full-time employment. 
  • Lead the year-round placement and coordination of both domestic and international interns and apprentices, including facilitating and conducting applicant pre-screen interviews for assigned requisitions and candidate interviews for ministry-fit and job-fit.
  • Facilitate full-cycle hiring process from requisition to placement.
  • Assist with communication between IHQ and interns/apprentices as well as care of both interns and apprentices. This includes leading intern debriefing and performance reviews for both interns and apprentices.  
  • Proactively discuss workforce planning needs with assigned departments and provide guidance and direction as needed.
  • Work to enhance the candidate experience; this will include the interview, feedback and selection process, site visits, the formulation and extension of offers, and welcoming of incoming interns and apprentices. 
  • Maintain and update accurate Applicant Tracking System database records of prospective, active, and former candidates.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and new recruiting trends. 
  • Follow policies and procedures of Samaritans Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse.


Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor's degree required in HR Management, Business, Marketing, Communications, or related fields plus one to three (3) years' demonstrated knowledge and experience in college recruitment/relations, including developing and executing recruitment strategies to meet staffing goals. Global experience preferred.
  • Ability to balance strategic (big picture) thinking with tactical application (detailed oriented and execution focused). 
  • Ability to drive sourcing strategy and achieve results.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to establish relationships with all levels of an organization. 
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to effectively present to various levels of audiences, including executives, peers, and students. 
  • Technically proficient with IT systems, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, reports, internet navigation and research. Experience using applicant tracking system preferred.
  • Knowledge of employment law, corporate recruitment processes, recruitment strategies, and current recruiting trends, including social media and search engine optimization.
  • Solutions focused and comfortable working in an environment which demands strong deliverables along with the ability to identify problems and drive appropriate solutions. 
  • Strong internal and external customer service focus. 
  • Proven ability to cultivate strong partnerships, interface, communicate and influence at all levels of the organization. 
  • True member of the team; proactively partners with HR, Recruiting Leader and Peers to establish best practice.
  • SHRM Professional HR Certification (PHR or SPHR) or other recognized in HR and/or Recruitment preferred.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies strongly preferred; if not already completed, opportunity to meet and complete requirement is available upon hire.

Job Location: Boone, NC

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English



  • 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 2:89; 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 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, 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: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: May 21, 2024

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