FOCUS North America seeks director for San Diego center

FOCUS North America is seeking a highly motivated, resourceful Orthodox Christian to serve as director of its center here.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a ministry team to support the center’s work, to generate the financial and material resources needed to operate it, and to enlist and manage a team of volunteers.  He or she will possess significant experience in social-welfare and development.

Duties include

    advocating for the delivering of the national suite of life recovery ministries in food, occupation, clothing, understanding, and shelter through the building up of a national Orthodox Christian agency.
    writing and executing the business plan and carrying out the annual development strategy to sustain ministries, in partnership with the FOCUS national office.
    recruiting, training and deploying volunteers in the delivery of services.
    providing a decidedly Orthodox Christian environment conducive to spiritual formation and personal development.

The successful candidate will be an Orthodox Christian, active in the worship, life and stewardship of his or her parish.  He or she will have three to five years leadership experience in a social service agency, demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, and excel at making presentations before groups, and have a proven record in fundraising, recruiting, training, deploying and retaining volunteers.  He or she will have proficiency in the use of social media for networking and be familiar with Contact Management Software.  Experience with relational databases is preferred.  A bachelor’s degree is required; a MDiv, MSW, or degree in counseling is preferred.

Starting salary is $25,000.00, with the potential to earn $50,000.00 annually as milestones are achieved.  Relocation assistance is available.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and three references, including that of his or her parish priest, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Application deadline is July 17, 2011.