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Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian international relief organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the 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.

We are among the largest international non-government organizations in the world and work in more than 100 countries addressing critical needs such as food, clean water, shelter, and medicine.

The world needs more Good Samaritans. Join us!

Samaritan’s Purse work culture

What beliefs are important to us? Why do we do what we do? What kind of person is a good fit for our organization? Before applying, please consider if you are the right fit for our organization, and in alignment with our Statement of Faith.

Learn about our culture

  • Our purpose is to share God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ, in everything that we do. As such, all staff must adhere to our Statement of Faith and conduct themselves according to Christian principles, practices and precepts.
  • We are looking for service-minded individuals who feel called to use their gifts, skills and professional experience for God’s purposes.
  • We strive to maintain a warm atmosphere and positive, respectful working environment for all our staff.
  • We strive to offer our best, and communicate with honesty, integrity and openness.
  • Our employees genuinely care about one another, and strive to work with humility, kindness and unity every day.
  • Corporate and team devotions are a regular part of our staff’s day. We pray together often, and encourage staff to seek God’s will in all our endeavors.

What we do

You may know that we serve people with our field work in Canada and overseas, but it takes a team of staff working behind the scenes in our office to support those initiatives. Our people are talented, experienced and passionate about using their skills for Kingdom work. Your gifts may be needed here too.

Our Canadian head office, located in Calgary, Alberta, is made up of several departments.

Learn about our departments

Communications & Creative Services 
Writers, editors, graphic designers and digital media specialists craft materials that excite our audiences and inspire them to support our work.

Donor Ministries
Representatives communicate with our donors, stewarding their financial contributions and explaining how their involvement sustains our ministry and changes lives.

Information Technology
IT specialists use their technical skills to build and maintain the hardware, networks and computer applications to support all other departments, allowing others to carry out God’s work.

Operations 
Facility workers, warehouse staff and others keep our work spaces running efficiently, keeping our staff safe, productive and happy.

Projects 
Coordinators, managers and other support staff plan and deliver our domestic and international development projects and crisis responses, witnessing firsthand the impact of God’s love to all people.

Operation Christmas Child
Coordinators, managers and other support staff administer our annual shoebox distribution program, which delivers thousands of joy-filled gift boxes to children in developing countries.

Finance 
Accountants, payroll specialists and others handle the money that flows through the organization, enabling ministry work to be fulfilled properly and efficiently.

Current Employment Opportunities

OCC Partnership and Promotion Coordinator
Calgary, AB

Project Manager
Calgary, AB

Operation Christmas Child International Regional Manager – West Africa
Calgary, AB

Operation Christmas Child Regional Manager—AB, YT & NWT
Calgary, AB

Ministry Center Staff
Dease Lake, BC

Ministry Center Cook
Dease Lake, BC

 

BG employment

If you don’t see the right role for you, but feel passionately about serving God with your abilities at Samaritan’s Purse, you may submit a general application to us via email. Please  include a cover letter outlining why you feel called to work here, and specify the ideal position you would like to fill.

International Opportunities

To apply for International Field Staff positions, please visit the Careers page on our US website and submit your application online. For further information, call 1-800-663-6500.

The unpredictable nature of disasters and crises means we intermittently require suitable candidates to fill various short-term and permanent positions.

Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Member
(Various locations)

URGENT: Christian medical personnel are urgently needed for our emergency field hospital in Iraq. Apply now.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are various volunteer opportunities with Samaritan’s Purse including:

  • Processing shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child program in November and December
  • Join a team of year-round volunteers in your community, known as CONNECT volunteers, who organize, promote, and pray for Operation Christmas Child
  • If you are interested in becoming a year-round volunteer, please contact employment@samaritan.ca with an explanation of how you’d like to be involved and your availability. Someone from the organization will contact you when an opportunity is available.

Perks

Employees at our location in Calgary, Alberta, enjoy free parking, group insurance and benefits, social events, a comfortable and modern office space, free coffee, RRSP matching, plus opportunities to travel and see the work we’re engaged in.

Quotes from our employees

“I have been so blessed by the staff and ministry work over the 10+ years that I have worked at Samaritan’s Purse. I love that I get to work with an amazingly talented team each day who share the same heart to see God’s message of Hope proclaimed across this globe.”
~ Dana, Graphic Designer

“It’s such a blessing to work in an organization that truly strives to be the hands and feet of Christ. The culture is supportive, and prayer is a key value which means we get to pause in the midst of our workday to pray for one another or for things going on in the world.”
~ Katrina, International Volunteer Coordinator

“Samaritan’s Purse is an organization where I have been able to use my professional skills as an accountant to serve God in a tangible way. SP has also enabled me to develop spiritual leadership skills through leading departmental devotions and praying regularly with my co-workers. Also our Thanksgiving potluck is really good!”
~ Maria, Accountant

“I love working with a supportive and collaborative team on a project that is not only making a positive impact on millions of children around the world, but is also an evangelical outreach program resulting in millions of children making decisions to follow Christ. It is great to be part of a passionate and dedicated team that supports me and inspires me to strive for excellence in my work.”
~ Stefani, Volunteer Relations Coordinator

“I am so excited to be part of this team! To be able to come to work every day to a place where the people genuinely care about you, extend grace to you, support you, and pray with you is an incredible blessing. To work with people who are passionate about what they do and are actively pursuing God’s purposes for them and this ministry is amazing. I have done a lot of different jobs and been part of several ministries but the atmosphere here is unique and special and it is truly a joy to work here.”
~ Heather, Receptionist

“I love seeing, hearing and playing a small part in helping to build the Kingdom of God around the world. Working with like-minded, cultured and passionate people is a joy. It’s a privilege to have a front row seat at many world-shaping events where immense needs are met with aid and hope in Jesus’ name.”
~ Jason, Project Manager

“I love working with my team! These words would describe our team: responsibility, helpfulness, understanding, fun, striving to do our best, and lifting each other up in prayer!”
~ Irene, Executive Assistant

“My favorite part about working at Samaritan’s Purse is knowing that I am contributing to incredible work being done around the world. It is inspiring to hear testimonies on a regular basis about what is taking place out in the field, and it is a privilege to be able to partner with those in the field in prayer and with the work we do in the office. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of a fantastic team at Samaritan’s Purse, and greatly appreciate the opportunity to grow and develop within my role.”
~ Amanda, Accountant

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