Training Specialist, International Disaster Relief Unit

Samaritan's Purse
  • Location
    Boone, North Carolina
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 29

Position description

Samaritan’s Purse is seeking a Training Specialist, International Disaster Relief Unit (IDRU) to join our team in Boone, NC! This role supports the coordination and facilitation of trainings for Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and the Incident Management Team (IMT), designing preparedness and response tools, and assisting in international disaster response. Come be a part of what the Lord is doing here at Samaritan's Purse!

A day in the life of a Training Specialist, International Disaster Relief Unit: 

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 Training Specialist, International Disaster Relief Unit, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Assist with the coordination and development of US-based, international, and affiliate-based trainings for the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)
  • Provide general training, leadership training, and sector specific training as needed
  • Maintain training records for Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) members including online, in-person, and additional training developments 
  • Assist in the coordination and development of Incident Management Team trainings for Headquarters Staff and continuously reviews curriculum and content 
  • Support international disaster response efforts and provides leadership to programs and operations teams while on the field
  • Support the implementation of standard operating procedures for various Disaster Assistance Response Team support functions 
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse. 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university with concentration in disaster relief, international relations, or international development, preferred and one (1) to two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • International field experience in humanitarian aid or development is preferred
  • Prior experience training and teaching adult learners strongly preferred
  • General knowledge in preparing and presentation training materials

Job Location: Boone, NC

Type: Full-Time

Travel Expectations: potential for up to 15% travel annually; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary


  • On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents) 
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave 
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet 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. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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