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Samaritan's Purse

Assistant Director, Strategic Promotions and Partnerships / Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 10/06/2014
Categories: Advertising/PR - Church/Ministry - Marketing/Public Relations - Missions/Domestic
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Operation Christmas Child is a dynamic, fast-paced ministry within Samaritan’s Purse that transforms lives around the world through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are currently seeking a seasoned leader in the promotions and partnerships field to provide deliverables that will impact the national and international awareness of Operation Christmas Child.


The Assistant Director, Strategic Promotions and Partnerships with Operation Christmas Child (OCC).  This position is responsible for managing all deliverables and initiatives of various teams including - Community Relations, Senior Ministry Strategists (securing mega church partnerships), Church Relations, and Prayer Teams.  These teams of staff and volunteers facilitate national (and sometimes international) partnerships, promotions and endorsements for Operation Christmas Child that generate shoe box and financial donations on a local level.  This is accomplished through ministry partnerships, corporate partnerships, traditional media, social media, artist relationships, prayer systems and initiatives and volunteer initiatives with the goal of furthering the awareness and growth of Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child and by extension, furthering the Gospel. 


Position responsible for deliverables of teams responsible for national denominational partnerships and endorsements, mega church engagement, youth and young adult engagement, national prayer systems and initiatives, local support of church recruitment and prayer recruitment strategies and more.  In addition, this position will manage national promotional event strategies at like-minded and partnering organizational events.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in leading, guiding and directing teams
  • Demonstrate achievement in generating and managing promotional partnerships.
  • Effectively lead high level promotional initiatives
  • Communicate effectively across a spectrum of leadership within the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse.
  • Be focused on deliverables and timeline oriented.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced and growing ministry.
  • Have a passion for children’s evangelism and desire to see more children come to know Jesus Christ as well as become disciples; facilitating the Great Commission through the ministry of Operation Christmas Child.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Results oriented leader and motivator who can also take direction well.


Responsibilities for this position include travel, with yearly travel averaging 60-80 days/nights per year. Bachelor’s Degree with five or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred.

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


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