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Samaritan's Purse

Regional Director, Northwest Region/Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse
Tacoma, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 07/21/2011
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Operation Christmas Child is a dynamic, fast-paced ministry that transforms lives around the world through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Northwest Region is a top-producing region in the country in shoe box generation and the stewardship of thousands of volunteers. The goal is to continue to take the ministry to the next level of retaining current participants and growing the scope and reach across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, primarily through the development of leader volunteers. Samaritan’s Purse is seeking an effective leader, ready for a challenge, with experience managing high capacity staff and volunteers.

The Regional Director is responsible for leading the regional staff in developing and implementing plans toward furthering the ministry of Operation Christmas Child in the northwest, specifically:
• Supervising staff
• Spiritually leading staff and volunteers;
• Developing an annual ministry plan that meets goals and strategies in the areas of office health, prayer, volunteer relations, church relations, community relations, media relations, logistics and operations;
• Recruiting, selecting, equipping (training), leading, and developing year-round leader volunteers according to the High Impact model of volunteer ministry;
• Serving on the management team for the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Orange County, California for four to six weeks in November and December.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in volunteer leadership & management, strong written and verbal communications skills, and ability to motivate and lead volunteer teams in implementing program goals including: recruiting and retaining participation in the program through churches and community groups, facilitating prayer support, building media awareness, and coordinating a regional volunteer run logistics network to collect gifts for the neediest children worldwide.

Responsibilities include travel throughout the Northwest Region. Yearly travel averages 80 days/nights per year. Bachelors Degree preferred.

To apply: Go to Under "Who We Are" choose "Employment Listings", then click on "U.S. Positions." Please complete the on-line application and attach a cover letter and resume.

Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. For over 40 years, 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. If you are searching for a career with impact come see how we serve!