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.
This is not just a job. It’s a calling, it’s a ministry, and it is your opportunity to begin a life-changing career.
We are NOW accepting applications…for short-term positions from mid-November to mid-December for our Operation Christmas Child program in Calgary, Alberta.
Are you interested in being a part of what God is doing through Operation Christmas Child? The impact of a simple shoebox is far-reaching – literally to the ends of the earth. If you have a passion for the Gospel of Jesus and would like to apply to join our seasonal team please check out the job opportunities available:
The Processing Center Shipping & Receiving Team is responsible for ensuring the timely and efficient loading and unloading of containers and trailers. The Shipping and Receiving team ensures the orderly and accurate documentation of all shoebox gifts received and shipped. These roles include: Shipping, Receiving, Forklift Operator and Final Count. These positions will also work with other staff to coordinate and meet all deadlines for shipping and receiving commitments.
Samaritan’s Purse is seeking up to 40 individuals to serve with a globally impacting project: Operation Christmas Child (OCC). We are forming a team of seasonal staff to process donations and information collected through the OCC Shoebox Program, in Calgary, AB. We’re looking for individuals who understand the importance of complete and accurate information.
These individuals will have various roles in the OCC Processing Center, all of which support the processing of all donated shoebox gifts and will be responsible to lead and encourage volunteer engagement. These roles include: Receptionist, various Inventory Coordinator roles, and Coaches. Under the guidance of the Processing Center Floor Team, shoeboxes are received and prepared for shipping. Maintaining the integrity of the shoebox gifts and abiding to SPC guidelines and policies is paramount to the responsibilities of the Processing Center Floor Team.
Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) is seeking a Full Stack Developer who will be responsible for providing timely support and design of assigned software solutions for the client departments of SPC. This individual will participate in the support of software and web based applications, data transformation services, SQL queries and report generation.
We are looking for an experienced bilingual (English and French) professional with strong administrative, communication and training skills to represent SPC and OCC as International Regional Manager, with a focus on overseeing the development and implementation of ministry strategy within the West Africa region (Gambia, Sierra Leon, Senegal, Guinea Bissau & Guinea Conakry). This position’s oversight will include Volunteer Ministry program, The Greatest Journey (TGJ) Discipleship program, Ministry Partner (MP) selection and training, financial stewardship of Country Grants and overall resources, and Unreached People Group initiatives in the region.
Samaritan’s Purse Canada is seeking an individual with strong customer service skills to fill the role of Data Processing Representative in our office in Calgary, AB. This representative is responsible to complete key daily activities related to mail and donation processing.
This individual will assist in maintaining the Corporate Process Repository and will collaborate within and across departments to develop cross-departmental continuity, identify opportunities for improvement and establish, implement and train end users on new processes.
We are looking for a bilingual International Regional Director who will serve the Samaritan’s Purse Canada/Operation Christmas Child International Team with a regional focus on relationship building, development, implementation and management of the volunteer National Leadership Teams who will be responsible for the strategic planning, development, and implementation of all promotional materials and activities for OCC (Operation Christmas Child). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support OCC operations for five countries in West Africa (Gambia, Sierra Leon, Senegal, Guinea Bissau & Guinea Conakry.)
Dease Lake, British Columbia
Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) is seeking a General Manager who will be responsible for the ongoing development as well as the day-to-day leadership, operations and management of the SPC Dease Lake Ministry Center, which focuses on promoting an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and SPC’s faithful presence in the community. This position liaises and builds rapport with the Tahltan Nation, local community and church, and is responsible to manage and oversee the Center’s operations, staff, and hospitality services and programs offered to the Dease Lake and surrounding First Nations communities.
Dease Lake, British Columbia
Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) is seeking a Ministry Program Coordinator who will be responsible to coordinate and implement the Ministry Center’s programs and initiatives in an effort to accomplish the charitable purposes of the Organization. Under the direction of the Dease Lake Ministry Center Leadership, this position plans, coordinates and supports the Center’s day-to-day operations and hospitality services offered to various members of Dease Lake and surrounding First Nations communities.
Dease Lake, British Columbia
The Ministry Center Staff will use their gifts and abilities to participate in, and support the programs and activities of the Ministry Center operations, local community school and the Tahltan First Nation. This position provides support and guidance to youth so that activities and operations in the facility are undertaken with responsible care.
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.
Every international disaster response needs resourceful and competent professionals experienced in providing international assistance, program management, administration, logistics, communications, and medical care.
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.
You can also view job postings on the website of our “sister” organization, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada.
Volunteer at our Operation Christmas Child Calgary processing center and help put the finishing touches on shoebox gifts for children around the world. You can play a vital role in reaching boys and girls across the globe with the true meaning of Christmas—the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
From packing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to helping victims of Canadian disasters to joining an overseas missions trip, we have numerous ways for you to serve. Together we can reach hurting people with physical relief and the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please visit our Get Involved page to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
Communications & Creative Services
Writers, editors, graphic designers and digital media specialists craft materials that excite our audiences and inspire them to support our work.
Representatives communicate with our donors, stewarding their financial contributions and explaining how their involvement sustains our ministry and changes lives.
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.
Facility workers, warehouse staff and others keep our work spaces running efficiently, keeping our staff safe, productive and happy.
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.
Accountants, payroll specialists and others handle the money that flows through the organization, enabling ministry work to be fulfilled properly and efficiently.
“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