Manager, Student Partnerships & Ministry
Operation Christmas Child, a program of Samaritan’s Purse, partners with local believers and churches in over 100 countries to share the powerful message of the Gospel through a simple shoebox gift. Our desire is to continue to grow this exciting, life changing ministry so more children around the world are impacted by the Gospel. We have a current opportunity to grow the Operation Christmas Child ministry through brand and public awareness. We are seeking a Manager, Student Partnerships and Ministry.
Position is responsible for leading and managing Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child in the growing area of student relations. This is done by recruiting, engaging, developing and growing Operation Christmas Child’s next generation of participants, Project Leaders, and volunteer leadership through partnerships with like-minded national student organizations, Christian colleges and universities, and Christian student groups across the United States. Position requires frequent travel.
You will be given the opportunity to:
- Lead and hold accountable the Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child Student Relations team to maintain, grow, and develop current (approx. 20) national partnerships with student organizations that increase project awareness and participation, generating shoebox gifts and financial contributions through such relationships. Affirm relationships with influential leaders associated with each partnership by exposing them to the end result of their partnership.
- Lead Student Relations team to research, plan and propose a list of like-minded, strategic potential partners with plans to pitch and secure new shoebox-generating and promotional partnership agreements annually.
- Lead staff to further develop and deepen volunteer teams related to student relations. Lead team to support field staff and volunteers with effective student relations training and equipping for hundreds of Student Relations Volunteers to engage past participating and prospective student group partners.
- Develops strategies, support, resources, contacts, and training to assist field staff in the area of student relations at the regional level, and to support grassroots volunteer efforts.
- Lead staff to further develop a strategy for Student Relations Volunteers to engage, equip, and support Operation Christmas Child Project Leaders.
- Lead the collaboration of student engagement with other Samaritan’s Purse departments - Campus Relations, U.S Disaster Relief, etc.
- Lead the Student Relations team to represent and promote Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child at appropriate national conferences and events focused on audiences of students and student leaders.
- Travel to student-related conferences and events to represent and promote Operation Christmas Child and to help maintain quality assurance of optimizing paid sponsorship, affirming and holding accountable vendors to advertising opportunity.
- Lead Student Relations team to communicate and coordinate effectively with field staff and local volunteers when engaging activity on local, regional, and national levels. Fully vet all partnerships and activities requiring volunteer response and ensure that they are supportable by field staff and volunteers.
Does this describe you?
- Vibrant relationship with God
- Self-motivated; enjoys taking initiative
- Problem solver; can improvise
- Outgoing and people driven; excellent communication skills
- Vision caster with a calling to engage students
- Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies, strongly preferred
Some of the perks:
- 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
- Staff discounts at retail stores and service providers in the Boone area and nationwide
- Daily staff devotions and prayer time
Please make sure to include a detailed cover letter explaining why you feel you are qualified for this position specifically. We look forward to speaking to you!
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)
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 10334