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Mercy Ships is a faith-based global charity mobilizing people and resources to bring hope, healing, and much-needed healthcare services to the forgotten poor. Mercy Ships provides surgical interventions, education-and-capacity-building programs, medical, dental, and other services through hospital ships and land-based strategic partnerships. Over the past 35 years, Mercy Ships has delivered cargo of “hope and healing” estimated at over $1 billion to people in developing countries without regard to the personal beliefs, nationality, or means of those served.

Mercy Ships is seeking a Ship Managing Director for their newest vessel, which is currently under construction and being built from scratch to serve the mission of the ministry. In collaboration with the ship’s Captain, the MD will lead the 400+ member crew in operating according to Mercy Ships’ organizational requirements and applicable maritime law. The Managing Director is the ship’s executive leader in the field, responsible for leading the ship’s crew in program delivery and operational objectives in a way that exemplifies the core values of the mission: loving God, loving and serving others, demonstrating excellence, and acting with integrity in word and deed.

The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in business, hospitality or healthcare management, with proven P&L experience which shows ability to manage a budget and effectively utilize resources in changing and evolving circumstances, and a track record of leading cross-cultural teams. He/she should also have a faith alignment with the mission of Mercy Ships and must live in, or be willing to relocate to Texas, preferably near the Tyler, Texas area until embarking on the new ship’s multi-year mission.

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