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Operation Christmas Child International Regional Director, RECA (Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia)

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 11930
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2020

Job Description

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We’re searching for an International Regional Director who will provide vision and leadership to our Operation Christmas Child teams in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia! As the International Regional Director, you will be given the opportunity to strategically serve and train National Leadership Teams to evangelize and disciple children through the ministry of Operation Christmas Child. Partnering with local churches and believers, the International Regional Director will guide the vision and lead a team to recruit, select, train, equip volunteer teams and mentor them to target the unreached and unengaged people of their country with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to play a critical role in what God is doing in this region! 

Note: This role requires frequent international travel – approximately 100 days annually.

A Day in the Life of an International Regional Director:

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.

  • Lead national and regional leadership teams to strategically plan and implement gift box outreach events and discipleship follow-up with children in unreached areas of their country
  • Provide vision and oversight of all aspects managing The Greatest Journey Discipleship Program in region
  • Lead and develop up to 120 national volunteers to serve as members of the National Leadership Team within each assigned country in the region
  • Provide oversight and vision of training effectiveness for approximately 7,000 Ministry Partners
  • Facilitate and monitor data collection and logistics for effective shoebox gift delivery in the region
  • Develop prayer networks throughout each of the assigned countries
  • Manage other projects as assigned

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse:

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A thriving, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a consistent witness for Jesus Christ
  • Demonstrated leadership among cross cultural teams and volunteers
  • Strong discernment and problem solving skills
  • Effective cross cultural communication skills, as well as awareness and sensitivity to cultural cues
  • Attention to detail and efficient organizational skills
  • Strong relational skills and demonstrated financial stewardship
  • Experience living and working in Russia and/or Central Asia (strongly preferred)
  • Russian language fluency (strongly preferred)
  • Twelve credit-hours of biblical studies (strongly preferred)


Master's degree, or three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Career with purpose!
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long term and short term disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan 
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Ten or more days of vacation depending on years of service  
  • Ten sick/personal days
  • Daily staff devotions and prayer time

Job Location: Boone, NC

Type:  Full time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); Fluency in Russian (strongly preferred)

Travel Expectations: Approximately 100 days per year

Please provide a cover letter that speaks to why you qualify for this position and be sure to include any international and volunteer experience that would be applicable to this opportunity on your resume.

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Location: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2020

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