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Leadership Development Manager, Upper Midwest

Location: Aurora, IL, United States
Job ID: 12288
Date Posted: Dec 15, 2021

Job Description

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Overview

Samaritan’s Purse is seeking a Leadership Development Manager to serve with Operation Christmas Child (OCC) in the Upper Midwest region.  This position is based in the Aurora, IL OCC Ministry Center.    As the Leadership Development Manager, you will have the opportunity to identify, cultivate and develop leaders (Area Coordinators) who will in turn establish volunteer teams to carry out the mission and vision of OCC in their own communities and churches.  Join the team and use your gifts and talents for God’s glory!

Note -- Remote work is available from the following locations only: Minneapolis, MN; Sioux Falls, SD; Des Moines, IA; Milwaukee, WI.

A day in the life of a Leadership Development Manager:

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 Leadership Development Manager, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Recruit, select, equip, lead, and develop year-round leader volunteers according to the High Impact model of volunteer ministry
  • Lead volunteer teams in a defined geographic area to accomplish goals in the areas of church, community, media, prayer, and the establishment and retention of a collection network
  • Ensure volunteer teams are both spiritually healthy and well equipped with resources to build relationships with local churches, groups and individual donors
  • Coordinate with Regional Staff and volunteers to create and implement strategic plans and initiatives to accomplish measurable ministry goals
  • Travel throughout the assigned Region; including 4 trips per year outside of Region; and possibly 1 international trip per year. Yearly travel averages 60 - 75 nights per year.
  • Potential to serve on the Management Team in an Operation Christmas Child Processing Center for 4-6 weeks in November and December (could involve temporary relocation during that time)
  • All other duties as assigned

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse: https://bit.ly/2F8Nom5

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university; five to seven years of experience leading volunteers and teams to meet goals and expectations; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven experience managing, coaching and leading volunteer teams to implement and achieve program goals (required)
  • Experience working with the local church; interaction with pastors, leadership and members
  • Comfortable presenting and training to both small and large groups
  • Highly organized, self-starter who takes initiative to reach goals and deadlines
  • Passionate about raising awareness and participation in OCC, and establishing more life-long donors for OCC and Samaritan’s Purse
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (strongly preferred)

Job Location: Aurora, IL (Chicagoland) OR Remote from Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Sioux Falls, or Des Moines ONLY

Type:  Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Travel Expectations: 60-75 nights/year; 1 international trip (TBD)

Benefits:

  • On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • 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 Distinct Objectives:

The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles:

DISTINCT OBJECTIVES

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE

SCRIPTURAL FOUNDATION

Proclaim the Gospel

Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16)

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17)

Proclaim the Gospel

Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16)

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17)

Serve with Excellence

Exceed the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24...It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Col: 3:23-24)

“Do your best to present yourself to God…a workman who…correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Respond with Compassionate Action

 

Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister.

But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.” (Luke 10:33, 34)

Demonstrate Biblical Integrity

Exhibit character and integrity personally, at home and work.

 

“May integrity protect me, because my hope is in [the Lord]” (Psalm 25:21)

“Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord” (Psalm 119:1)

Walk in Bold Faith

Expect God to do the impossible – “God Room.”

“What is impossible with men is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)

“Now, Lord…enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.  (Acts 4:29)

 

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 God’s 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)

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Location: Aurora, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 15, 2021

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