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Samaritan's Purse Australia/New Zealand
Kings Park, NSW, Australia

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Field Ministry - South Australia/Northern Territory



ADELAIDE, SA, Australia 


Church/Ministers/Pastors, Missions


per year

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Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a project of Samaritan’s Purse, is one of the world’s largest child evangelism projects. In 2018 OCC AU/NZ collected over 293,000 gift filled shoeboxes to hand deliver to children in developing countries, demonstrating God’s love and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through well-developed evangelism and discipleship programs such as “The Greatest Journey”.

We are seeking to appoint someone to lead and oversee the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) project in South Australia (located in Adelaide) to manage the project for South Australia and Northern Territory. Working with the OCC team you will be integral to the mobilisation, empowerment and proselytisation of volunteers each year that make this project possible. You will oversee all OCC activity, ensuring that set growth goals in key areas and oversee program objectives are met to increase both shoeboxes and volunteer engagement.  You will also oversee and spiritually shepherd high-level volunteers to further the ministry of OCC in the Region.  This position requires frequent travel within South Australia and as well as some travel through Northern Territory.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, be self-starting and goal oriented, as well as able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. The key requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Contribute to an annual ministry plan that meets OCC objectives, supports national initiatives and includes goals and strategies that ultimately lead to increased volunteer engagement and shoebox gifts. 
  • Recruit, select, equip, lead and develop a volunteer Area Teams throughout the Victorian region, in accordance to the High Impact Volunteer Ministry model.
  • Lead volunteers to effectiveness
  • Oversees the regular affairs of OCC, and the effective promotion, staff coordination, collection, logistics, processing and sending of OCC shoeboxes and donations to set OCC guidelines and WH&S standards.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, training and operating resources for all Area Teams, warehouse volunteers, churches, schools, media and other groups and individuals participating in OCC.
  • Frequently travel, both in and out of region in South Australia, as well as travel to Northern Territory, to meet with volunteers and stakeholders. Out of region includes participation in national coordination meetings, trainings, and occasional international OCC trips. 
For more information about the role, responsibilities and knowledge/experience required, please refer to the attached job description.
How to Apply: 
For further information please contact Leila Halawe  or

To apply for the position, please send your resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria via the Apply Now button

To apply for this role you must be an Australian citizen/resident. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.

This role will continue to be advertised until filled.

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