Senior Projects Communications Specialist

Region: Calgary, AB

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.

Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) is seeking a Senior Project Communications Specialist who will be responsible for gathering and maintaining compelling content and messaging of Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) Ministry activities. This position represents, serves and facilitates the communications interests of the Programs and Projects Department (P&PD) to all outward facing organizational departments. As an integral member of the Programs and Projects department, this role will help SPC carry out its mission and objectives through participation in daily prayer ministry. The successful candidate will fulfill a full-time permanent position in the Calgary office

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to produce accurate and excellent content from the organizational information gathered through various reliable sources
  • Sources or facilitates the flow of appropriate human-interest stories and factually oriented information, photos, and video from SP field offices, SP’s ministry partners, and traveling field staff for use by
  • Acts as a point of contact for information to other internal departments and teams
  • Responsible to present and execute story ideas and helps to identify key SPC personnel and partners to be interviewed by news media or Communications & Creative Services department
  • Responsible to investigate opportunities for donor segment growth through communication initiatives in collaboration with internal departments
  • May have the opportunity to travel internationally and domestically to engage directly with ministry activities

(2-3 trips /year)

Qualifications:

  • Qualified applicants should be committed to Christian values and precepts and be in agreement with the Samaritan’s Purse Statement of Faith.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite computer applications
  • Excellent writing abilities and interview techniques
  • Strong administration, organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to coordinate information from different sources
  • Strong multi-task skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work independently while participating in a team environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications and/or Marketing, or equivalent work experience

At least two years’ experience in a professional Communications and/or Marketing role

Contact Information:

To respond to this opportunity, please forward your resume together with a cover letter detailing your passion for Christian ministry employment and salary expectations to:

Attention:  Human Resources
20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H5
employment@samaritan.ca

Application Deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is selected

Note: Staff must be in agreement with the Samaritan’s Purse Statement of Faith and be committed to Biblical values, precepts and conduct. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.

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