Leadership Development Manager


Samaritan’s Purse is seeking a Leadership Development Manager to serve with Operation Christmas Child in the Upper Midwest region. This position is based in the Chicago area. As the Leadership  Development Manager, you will have the opportunity to identify, cultivate and develop leaders (Area Coordinators) who will in turn establish volunteer teams to carry out the mission and vision of OCC in  their own communities and churches. Join the team and use your gifts and talents for God’s glory!  

Please go the following link to apply: development-manager-chicagoland 

A day in the life of a Leadership Development Manager:  

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of  devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Leadership Development Manager, you will have the opportunity to:  

Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him Recruit, select, equip, lead, and develop year-round leader volunteers according to the High  Impact model of volunteer ministry 

Lead volunteer teams in a defined geographic area to accomplish goals in the areas of church,  community, media, prayer, and the establishment and retention of a collection network Ensure volunteer teams are both spiritually healthy and well equipped with resources to build  relationships with local churches, groups and individual donors 

Coordinate with Regional Staff and volunteers to create and implement strategic plans and  initiatives to accomplish measurable ministry goals 

Travel throughout the assigned Region; including 4 trips per year outside of Region; and possibly  1 international trip per year. Yearly travel averages 60 – 75 nights per year. 

Potential to serve on the Management Team in an Operation Christmas Child Processing Center  for 4-6 weeks in November and December (could involve temporary relocation during that time) All other duties as assigned 

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse: Qualifications & Experience:  

Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university; five to seven years of experience  leading volunteers and teams to meet goals and expectations; or equivalent combination of  education and experience 

Proven experience managing, coaching and leading volunteer teams to implement and achieve  program goals (required) 

Experience working with the local church; interaction with pastors, leadership and members Comfortable presenting and training to both small and large groups (required) Highly organized, self-starter who takes initiative to reach goals and deadlines Passionate about raising awareness and participation in OCC, and establishing more life-long  donors for OCC and Samaritan’s Purse

12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required) Job Location: Chicago/Glen Ellyn 

Type: Full-Time 

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required) Travel Expectations: 60-75 nights/year; 1 international trip (TBD) Benefits: 

Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 

Long-term and Short-term disability insurance Term Life Insurance 

401 (k) retirement savings plan 

10 paid holidays 

12 vacation days 

10 sick/personal days

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