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Samaritan's Purse

Creative Services Manager

Samaritan's Purse
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 05/21/2015
Categories: Communications - Graphic Design - Other
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Creative Services Manager


Creative Services Manager will apply their management experience towards the timely delivery of print and digital media deliverables that advance the objective of the Operation Christmas Child domestic mission. Strong design skills are needed to provide direction to and follow up with designers, as directed by Creative Director. As an extension of the Samaritan's Purse corporate Communication Department, this team acts to service digital media and print marketing needs of Operation Christmas Child—the shoe box gift project of Samaritan's Purse. Broad experience in all types of graphic reproduction methods is particularly crucial.

Works daily with dedicated Communication OCC Production staff (including Web Production Coordinator) to ensure production issues do not compromise design deadlines and expectations. Accountable for vendor selections, coordination of freelance outsourcing, asset distribution to domestic and international affiliate offices, web and print-on-demand resources, and evaluation of stakeholder route responses.

Proactively anticipates and resolves content, design, stakeholder feedback, and production issues that affect deadlines and quality of deliverables. Distributes project workload to facilitate the most efficient completion of projects while growing junior design staff, and provides deadline accountability. Also acts as senior graphic designer on assigned projects. Interacts with dedicated OCC Communication editorial staff to complete projects and facilitates Communication staff review.

Manage the creation of web solutions within a CMS environment to su­pport all promotional objectives including updates to web pages, creation of landing pages, building web applications to improve user engagement, manage web donations, produce banner ads, email campaigns and expand the distribution of content across mobile platforms

Design print collateral materials, domestic volunteer materials, print-on-demand collateral solutions, ads, and environmental graphics

A work history and references that affirm exceptional productivity and focus on a sustained daily basis is a critical requirement for this position and work environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Track record of managing large volume of projects with high level of stakeholder accountability through efficient designer project management and consistent outsourcing
    • A minimum of 8 years experience in graphic and web design
    • Bachelor's degree in Design or a related field
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers, subordinates, and senior leaders in achieving objectives
    • Proficiency in latest Adobe Creative Suite, a strong understanding of CSS3, HTML 5, adaptive web design, usability principles and mobile strategies
    • Proficiency with social media programs and WordPress
    • High level design skills and attention to detail
    • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies courses preferred.


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 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