OCA Opens Search for Executive Director of Fellowship of Orthodox Stewards

SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications]—At the direction of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, the Orthodox Church in America has initiated a search for the position of Executive Director of the Fellowship of Orthodox Stewards.

Established in 1980, the Fellowship of Orthodox Stewards [FOS] is the voluntary annual giving program of the Orthodox Church in America. Gifts to FOS directly support the budgets of the Orthodox Church in America’s ministries departments. By mandate of the Church, these budgets must be funded exclusively by voluntary gifts, primarily but not limited to annual FOS contributions.

The FOS Executive Director will be responsible to the Metropolitan and will work directly under the guidance of the Orthodox Church in America’s Chancellor. He or she will be responsible to identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts through personal visits, telephone contact, and mail. The successful candidate will develop local parish and regional FOS volunteers to assist in the identification and cultivation of new FOS members. Targeted travel across North America is required, with sensitivity that such trips reflect a positive return on travel investment through new FOS gifts. Maintenance of the network of FOS supporters will also be given priority.

The successful candidate should have experience in the not-for-profit fund-raising field and will have the desire to increase his or her knowledge in this area. He or she will also demonstrate a record of teamwork and oversight of volunteer and volunteer formation. Strong writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills are essential. Experience with a wide range of fund-raising software is also required.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full medical, dental and pension benefits are available.

Send resume, including work experience, three references, and salary expectations to The Very Reverend Robert S. Kondratick, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, PO Box 675, Syosset, NY 11791. All inquiries and applications for this position will be kept confidential. No telephone calls, please.