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It all comes down to Passion

We’re on the side of the disenfranchised, overlooked, and underserved. We stand for justice, opportunity, and dignity. We believe in big ideas, fervent prayers, and giving it all you’ve got. We’re on a mission to invest in the dreams of the poor, and we want you to join us as we passionately pursue this calling.

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Who is HOPE?

We’re missionary bankers, human resource professionals, accountants, marketing specialists, administrators, and more who invest in the dreams of the poor, proclaiming and living the Gospel in the world’s underserved communities. We believe in empowering men and women to put their God-given skills to work, training and equipping them to save their own funds, start their own businesses, and provide for their families and communities. We mentor and disciple our clients, helping them realize their full potential as individuals created in God’s image. By offering opportunity not charity, we encourage men and women to become leaders, advocates, and job creators in their communities.

Open Positions

Find more opportunities to serve at HOPE.

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Prayer

Surround yourself with a global network of prayer warriors.

Discipleship

Grow in your faith alongside a community of Christ followers through weekly staff devotions and prayer.

Celebration

Rejoice in successes big and small. The work is serious; the team is often not.

Generous health coverage

Enjoy excellent health, vision, and dental benefits, as well as paid sick time.

Ample paid time off

Relax! Refresh! Begin your tenure with 15 vacation days.

Retirement plan matching

Just as HOPE invests in the future of our clients, we invest in your future as well.

Professional development

Learning doesn’t end when you start the job.

Christmas week off

Commemorate the birth of our Savior with time for reflection and celebration.

Relocation assistance

When you join our team, we’ll ease the financial and logistical burdens of moving.

*Some benefits may vary based on location.

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HOPE's Hiring Process

This guide will help you to understand where you are in the process and what to expect next.

1
PRAYER

We start each posting with prayer that God would prepare and lead the right person to this position and that we would make a wise choice.

2
COMMITTEE

A small group of relevant people connected to the open position is formed to discuss the needs and requirements.

3
POST & REVIEW

The job description is posted, and we review all applicant resumes.

4
SCREEN & INVITE

We review and screen candidates for skill, culture, and mission fit, and then invite them to an initial interview.

5
SECOND INTERVIEW

We will then pass along qualified candidates to the hiring manager for a second-round phone interview.

6
FACE to FACE

We will select several top candidates to bring in for face-to-face interviews.

At that point we will make a decision. Our process typically takes about 60-90 days, but of course varies depending on the role and candidate pool.

Get to know HOPE before you apply.

  • What we do: Read about HOPE’s holistic model for empowering families in poverty.
  • Where we work: Discover more about the regions and countries HOPE serves.
  • Our leadership: Meet the men and women who provide HOPE’s strategic direction.
  • Our philosophy: Learn how HOPE’s approach promotes dignity not dependency.
  • Stories we love: Watch a video about the women HOPE serves in India.

Employment FAQs

How should I apply?

First, check out HOPE’s open positions. If there are any roles that could be a fit, please email your resume and cover letter (and any other documents requested) to careers@hopeinternational.org. This account is checked daily. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to answer individual phone calls or email requests for status updates.

We cannot accept hard-copy materials. Thank you!

How do I know the status of my application?

After you email your resume and cover letter to careers@hopeinternational.org (including any additional information requested in the job description), you will receive an email indicating that we have received your materials. You will be emailed again with any relevant information regarding your application. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to answer individual phone calls or email requests for status updates.

What is the interview process like?

HOPE’s interview process is extremely collaborative. We begin by screening resumes. The next step is an initial phone interview with human resources. Candidates who move beyond the initial phone screen will interview over the phone again, this time with the hiring manager. There is sometimes a third phone screen with an executive team member, and finalists are brought to Lancaster to interview in person with the search committee. Our goal is to complete each hiring process within 120 days.

This process may vary a bit for international roles.

What’s your favorite thing about HOPE?

If you ask different people this question, you’ll get different responses. Some people love HOPE because they get to make an impact for the Lord while utilizing their gifts and abilities. Others love the culture. Often, people say their favorite thing about HOPE is that they get to pray and worship with colleagues. Many love to see the pride on clients’ faces when they are able to lift their families out of poverty. It varies, but everyone has long lists of things that bring them back to work each day!

What does a typical day look like?

There is no “typical” day at HOPE! Daily responsibilities will depend on your role, but there are some things that you can count on if you are a domestic staff member: staff prayer times on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; staff devotions on Tuesdays; and staff meetings every other Thursday. These are times that domestic staff get together and intentionally study the Word, pray, celebrate, and hold one another accountable. We look forward to these times of building relationships with each other and with the Lord.

What is HOPE culture like?

“We take our work really seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.” –Peter Greer, President & CEO

Our culture is something we’re really excited about. So excited that we have a whole section on this page dedicated to talking about it. Read our P.A.S.S.I.O.N. statement, manifesto, and statement of faith above.

How do you decide who you will give a loan to?

The process varies across countries and programs. In many programs, HOPE relies on social collateral, lending to groups of people who cross-guarantee each other’s loans. As a result, members select others they believe will be able to repay. Loan officers provide training so clients are prepared to manage their loan, and they review a variety of factors in the approval process: business plans, amount requested, the current economic market, etc. In savings and credit associations, where members save their own money, the group decides if and when to loan to one another from their pooled savings.

HOPE provides loans to people in poverty regardless of race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or marital status. There is no financial benefit or preferential treatment associated with conversion to Christianity.

What does spiritual integration look like on a practical level?

At HOPE, our efforts to love and serve the poor are rooted in our allegiance to our Lord and Savior and our desire to see His kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Believing that true transformation can only come from a relationship with Jesus Christ, HOPE engages in culturally appropriate evangelism and discipleship in each of the countries in which we work. HOPE is committed to hiring Christian staff and equipping them to be disciple makers in their communities, and we seek to partner with local churches in each of our areas of operation to provide clients with ongoing discipleship and support.

For our domestic staff members, we share in times of prayer and devotions four days a week. Often, individual departments take that a step further. For example, the marketing team has time set aside each morning for personal reflection and time with the Lord. The administration team meets weekly for Bible study and prayer. These are just a few examples of how we encourage one another to grow in our relationships with God.