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Assistant Program Manager - US Disaster Relief

Location: N. Wilkesboro, NC, United States
Job ID: 11861
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2020

Job Description

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Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse (SP) 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. If you are searching for a Career with Impact come see how we serve! 

Position supports North American Ministries’ disaster relief response in the field; maintains a “ready to deploy” status while not on active deployment; and supports implementation of plans designed to further the ministry of the Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief Program. Primary areas of support include: recruitment and development of volunteer teams; volunteer training and shepherding; recruitment of participant churches; and participation in response to disasters in the field. Position requires frequent travel both within and outside of the region. 


  • Supports the Vice President of North American Ministries by leading deployments in response to natural disasters across the United States.
  • Assists the Program Manager of U.S. Disaster Relief in developing church relationships and implementing a volunteer training plan, and training volunteers.
  • During active deployments, supports the Program Manager in serving as Incident Commander in the ICS model of emergency response.
  • Works to establish communication with Government Agencies and other Relief Organizations.
  • Represents the ministry at conferences and speaking engagements as requested.
  • While on response, oversees designated aspects of the deployment in direction of key volunteers, other staff, and chaplains with the BGEA Rapid Response Team. Requires hands-on leadership with teams in the field.
  • Ensures safety/training procedures are being carried out.
  • Provides procurement and logistical support for deployments.
  • Maintains accurate listings and placement of all assigned Samaritan’s Purse U. S. Disaster Relief field inventory.
  • Assists with financial transactions: prepare daily/monthly report of activities; hold/attend regular weekly staff meetings.
  • Takes the initiative in assessment activities when disaster strikes.
  • Assists the Program Manager to set up programs, work with identified church partners, interact with the local emergency management officials, organize, train, and direct volunteers.
  • In the event of a larger response, will carry out other key roles as requested, such as Volunteer Coordinator, Office Manager, Team Leader, etc. as needed.


Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and one to two years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.


A current CDL (Commercial Drivers License) (Minimum Class B working toward Class A), and a valid Department of Transportation Medical Card are also required.

Location:  North Wilkesboro NC

Regular, Full-time position

Full Benefit Package, including:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long term and short term disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick/personal leave
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Location: N. Wilkesboro, NC, United States
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2020

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