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Samaritan's Purse

Web Development Specialist, Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 12/06/2012
Categories: Communications - IT
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Web Development Specialist, Operation Christmas Child (1340)

Boone, NC- Are you an experienced web designer/developer who is searching for a position where you can use your skills and abilities to make a significant Kingdom impact? Then the Web Development Specialist position may be the right match for you!

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an International Christian Relief Organization. It is the world’s largest outreach of its kind, sending, to date, more than 96 million gift-filled shoe boxes worldwide to children in need with the purpose of sharing the love of Christ and the message of the Gospel. We praise God for his provision of growth in the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child and are excited to open new positions at our international headquarters in Boone, NC.

Operation Christmas Child is seeking a called and qualified candidate to maintain and progressively develop an existing site designed for a selected community of year-round volunteers serving in Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child project. Volunteers utilizing this site are responsible to promote Operation Christmas Child in their area and work specifically to build teams of volunteers, recruit and retain churches, community groups, prayer support, media support and a functional collection network, all to increase shoe box gift collection in their community to reach more children around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator – both written and verbal, flexible in tasks assigned, extremely detail oriented, able to effectively multi-task, develop relationships and work well in a fast-paced, team environment. He/she will possess two to three years of content management, web design and development experience. Candidate will be skilled in basic graphic design, HTML, PHP/MySQL with knowledge of Zend and Javascript essential in developing, collecting and monitoring site content. Proficiency in Photoshop and Microsoft Office is required. Position is located in Boone, NC. Occasional travel is involved.

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.

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