Job Description

* USA-NC-Boone-IHQ

Seeking a strategist on a national level that will lead all church relations of Operation Christmas Child and manage a team of 4 regional staff to grow our large church partnerships.  This position focuses on national church and denominational partnerships, megachurch partnerships as well as the retention of our current church partners.  Are you someone who has experience in building connectedness and partnerships with national organizations or church denominations?  Are you relational with experience leading strong, influential teams?  Are you a networker who understands how to build a national strategy and cast a vision that sparks others to join in?  If this describes your experience, passion and calling, we encourage you to respond. 

Operation Christmas Child is a dynamic, fast-paced ministry of Samaritan's Purse that transforms lives around the world through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We praise God for his provision of growth in the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child and the goal is to continue to take the ministry to the next level by retaining current partners and growing the scope and reach across the country.

You will be given the opportunity to:

  • Lead and hold accountable the Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child Church Relations team to maintain, grow, and develop current national partners as well as foster new strategic national church and denominational relations partnerships that increase project awareness and participation, generating shoebox gifts and financial contributions through such relationships.
  • Lead team to support field staff and volunteers with effective church relations training and equipping for thousands of year-round Church Relations Volunteers.
  • Lead and hold accountable the Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child megachurch engagement team to maintain, grow, and develop current megachurches partnerships as well as foster new strategic megachurch partnerships that increase project awareness and participation, generating shoebox gifts and financial contributions through such relationships.
  • Lead the retention and growth in shoeboxes and financial contributions of churches that participate in Operation Christmas Child annually.
  • Lead the development of greater number of and deepening of Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child national church or church-related promotional partnerships that generate shoebox gifts and Gospel opportunities as well as local opportunities for volunteers to support such relationships.
  • Lead staff to further develop and deepen volunteer teams related to church relations. Lead team to support field staff and volunteers with effective church relations training and equipping for year-round Church Relations Volunteers to engage past-participating and prospective church partners.
  • Lead staff to further develop and deepen volunteer teams to engage, equip, and support Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child Project Leaders.
  • Lead the annual hiring, training, and management of associates and/or staff who engage churches via phone calls and email where there is no local coverage of Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child year-round Church Relations Volunteers.
  • Lead the collaboration of church engagement with other Samaritan’s Purse departments
  • Lead the Church Relations and megachurch engagement teams to represent and promote Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child at appropriate national conferences and events focused on audiences of pastors and church leaders
  • Travel to church-related conferences and events to represent and promote Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child and for quality assurance of optimizing paid sponsorships, affirming and holding accountable vendors to advertising opportunity.

We ask that you bring:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ
  • Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent; and four (4) to ten (10) years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred
  • Ability to travel as necessary by ground or air, both internationally and domestically, as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to successfully manage multiple priorities
  • Self-starter who takes initiative on reaching goals

Just some of the perks:

  • 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
  • Staff discounts at retail stores and service providers in the Boone area and nationwide
  • Daily staff devotions and prayer time

Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible

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 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)

Posted 15 Days Ago

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