If giving everything you have inspires and motivates you, a special opportunity could be yours during an exceptional time. Every year, for four intense months leading up to Christmas, Operation Santa Claus has raised millions of dollars for worthy causes. This holiday season will be Operation Santa Claus' 17th year and it is in need of a project director. The South China Morning Post founded the project and has been at its helm since 1987. The position of project director would be through a four-month contract with the Post, beginning next month. Post director of marketing and communications Amanda Turnbull said it was a tough but rewarding job. 'People who do this are not doing it for money. They're doing it for love because it's seriously hard work,' she said. 'It's usually someone who has had a career and is now at a point in their lives where they're changing directions and are motivated by a desire to be altruistic.' Ms Turnbull paints the day-to-day tasks of the job as intense and, by December, even manic. The project director works as a liaison between the different charity organisations and the corporate and individual donors. They must have excellent interpersonal skills but also be big thinkers. 'The right person has to be very media savvy and know how to work to get as much coverage for the donor as possible. They have to be able to generate publicity,' Ms Turnbull said. Aside from being creative, they must possess experience in a senior position so they are capable of thinking on their feet and brainstorming with other senior people. While the job is intense and unrelenting, it has the benefit of being very high profile, with an item about the project being published in the newspaper every day during December.