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Samaritan's Purse

Regional Director, Lower Midwest - Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse
Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Date Posted: 06/28/2012
Categories: Church/Ministry - Management
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 Lower Midwest Region is a vibrant 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 Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma, 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 Lower Midwest, 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 as assigned for four to six weeks in November and December.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in volunteer leadership and 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 Lower Midwest Region. Yearly travel averages 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 - including a preference for 12-credit hours of college-level Biblical studies.

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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