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Samaritan's Purse

Assistant Manager, Media Relations / Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 07/16/2013
Categories: Advertising/PR - Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

We have an incredible ministry and professional opportunity for a Media Relations Assistant Manager to provide regional and national media support to the Media Relations team of Operation Christmas Child (OCC) in the national headquarters located in Boone, North Carolina. This is a paid, full-time position.

The Media Relations Assistant Manager will support the Media Relations Manager in promoting OCC within the U.S. with the hope of expanding OCC participation. Responsibilities include: working with and through national and regional media partners and outlets, researching and developing media partnerships, overseeing Media Relations Associates in Boone and regional offices, assisting with managing the national speakers bureau, assisting with regional office staff communication and relationships, and managing partnership and media initiatives – including both traditional and social platforms. All candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have media/public relations experience in written and verbal communications and must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel. Strong candidates will also adhere to the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith and be committed to the mission and vision of Operation Christmas Child. Domestic travel is required.



TO APPLY:  Go to  Under "Who We Are" choose "Employment Listings", then click on "U.S. Positions."  Find the position you are interested in; then please complete the on-line application by clicking “Apply Now” at the bottom of the page; and attach a current resume and cover letter stating your interest in this position.

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