Rss test description en-us Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:22 GMT Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:22 GMT Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Pastoral Assistant]]>


The Pastoral Assistant  role offers an expansive opportunity to assist the Presiding Priest in developing the St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church of Naples, FL to its next level of success as a vibrant, prosperous and spiritually healthy Christian Orthodox community, especially in the three vital areas of Parish Life:  Worship, Service, Discipleship.

Primary Responsibilities

Building the Body of Christ by increasing participation in all parish programs, especially youth and young adult.  Specific duties will be talent and experience driven, with mentoring provided.


Reports directly to the Presiding Priest (Fr. Philemon Patitsas).  The person hired to fill this position will receive a 90 day review as part of their ongoing development and placement, with continued quarterly reviews thereafter.


St. Katherine is located in beautiful Naples, Florida.  The community has undergone multiple phases of growth:  Mission Era (1983-1989); Original Parcel (5.7 acres/1990); Community Center (1997); Sanctuary (2000); Bates Parcel (5.8 acres/2004); Consecration (2011); Mortgage Burning (2014); Corner Parcel (4.5 acres/2016); Membership Growth (2012 to Present).

Since 2012, St. Katherine has added 25 to 30 new families per year, and has grown from 115 to 350 stewards; it has increased to more than 40 ministries, including the Agape Charities (which has strategic relationships with: Habit for Humanity building new homes for the poor and needy; and the Golisano Pediatric Cancer Center.  The Annual Greek Festival draws ~15k attendees.

The parish offers many discipleship opportunities: the Sunday School program has more than 150 participating children; the Hellenic Dance program has 65 participants; the GOYA has 26 teens; the Philoptochos has more than 80 members; the Men’s Club ministry has in excess of 100 participants; Young Professionals has in excess of 60 members. 

St. Katherine hosts the nationally acclaimed Christian Rights and Freedom Institute (, which offers a 10 event speaker series on religious liberty and human rights, culminating with a national symposium. 

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:32:15 GMT
<![CDATA[Fellowships at the United Nations.]]>

The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is inviting graduate and recent post-graduate students to apply for its fellowships at the United Nations.

“Our programs at the U.N. have been growing every year and continue to effectively represent the Church in civil society,” said the Rev. Dr. Nathanael Symeonides, director of the department. “We want to continue bringing Orthodox Christians into these fellowships to empower them as future professionals, diplomats, policy-makers and advocates.”

Two applicants will be selected for yearlong stipended fellowships that will begin in the fall of 2017. The fellows will work in New York City in the department’s office at the Church Center for the United Nations.

Fellows will focus their work at the U.N. in three main areas: human rights, environment, or humanitarianism.

Among other activities, fellows will have the opportunity to join and participate in the work of nongovernmental organization committees at the U.N., assist in formulating oral and written statements and interventions, plan and host events during U.N. Economic and Social Council functional commissions, and participate in panel discussions at future biennial national clergy-laity congresses.

The Department launched its Faith-based Diplomacy and Advocacy Initiative in 2015 with funding from The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund. Since then, a total of three fellowships have been granted.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:12:47 GMT
<![CDATA[Director of Development]]>

Director of Development

FOCUS North America


  • Classification:  Exempt
  • Reports to:  Executive Director of FOCUS North America
  • Supervises:  Fundraising and Marketing / Communications Staff


About Us:

FOCUS North America is a faith-based national organization that provides employment, housing, healthcare and educational services to the homeless and working poor in America.  FOCUS has operations and programs in numerous cities across the United States. All of FOCUS North America’s services are provided without discrimination of any kind and there is no faith commitment required from anyone who receives assistance. FOCUS’ goal is to sustainably transform the lives of the homeless and working poor, moving them from dependency to self-sufficiency.


About this Role:

To support our mission, FOCUS seeks to hire a Director of Development.  This full-time position will lead fundraising success across a broad portfolio of FOCUS donors and supporters.  This is a leadership position, responsible for results and for effectively leading and managing FOCUS staff, resources and assets to achieve these goals.



  • Plan and execute a comprehensive advancement program that includes the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of all donors
  • Develop Strategy and Fundraising Plans that will achieve growth goals and include specific approaches for the portfolio’s segments
  • Manage a personal portfolio of 100 to 125 individual donor prospects.
  • Manage foundation relations including research, proposal writing, and stewardship.
  • Lead and manage fundraising and marketing/communication staff, fundraising resources and brand assets
  • Obtain approval from Executive Director (ED) for the team’s plans and initiatives, coordinate with ED during execution and support ED’s fundraising activities per ED’s plan
  • Lead the organization in fundraising across broad donor classes, using traditional fundraising methods (e.g., direct mail) and newer approaches (e.g., social media)
  • Ensure accuracy of donor data and fundraising metrics, and appropriately integrate information with Financial and Communications systems
  • Oversee a prospect management process that supports the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, Center Directors and advancement staff.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:36:01 GMT
<![CDATA[CrossRoad Summer Institute Summer Internship (Paid)]]>

CrossRoad Summer Institute 2017

Paid Summer Internship

for College Student/Recent Graduate

Brookline, MA

Office of Vocation & Ministry at Hellenic College
Institution: Hellenic College
Reports to
 CrossRoad Director/Associate Director



About CrossRoad:  CrossRoad is an engaging summer institute for Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors sponsored by the Office of Vocation & Ministry at Hellenic College. CrossRoad offers two ten-day sessions on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.


The Office of Vocation and Ministry (OVM) and CrossRoad Summer Institute at Hellenic College seeks to hire one summer intern who would enjoy being a part of our fast-paced, organized, and technologically-oriented office. The OVM/CrossRoad is comprised of a small, dynamic team dedicated to fulfilling its mission to train, educate and inspire the next generation of leaders for the Orthodox Church.  During the summer, our intern serves as a backbone to the CrossRoad program, assisting in all logistical and administrative tasks to make sure the program runs smoothly.

Through this position the intern will gain experience in project management, event coordination, and task management, and will gain first-hand experience as to the inner workings of a vibrant ministry in the Orthodox Church.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Office of Vocation & Ministry/CrossRoad Summer Institute

  • Order necessary materials and supplies for office and CrossRoad Summer Institute
  • Answer phones
  • Photocopy and distribute materials to CrossRoad participants during program
  • Manage all CrossRoad mailings
  • Maintain correspondence with CrossRoad participants re requirements for attendance (ie. health forms, permission slips, etc.)
  • Maintain organization and perform daily operations for CrossRoad as needed or assigned
  • Support CrossRoad Director and Associate Director with any and all administrative tasks
  • Update website daily with photos during both sessions
  • Maintain CrossRoad social media accounts and posted photos daily
  • Maintain files and database for CrossRoad participants
  • Manage catering for CrossRoad meals
  • Manage transportation logistics
  • Adhere to and enforce all CrossRoad program policies
  • Establish and maintain contact with business partners, Hellenic College and Holy Cross faculty and staff, various clergy members, and other close associates of the program as needed or assigned
  • Other duties and tasks as needed 

Skills and attributes

  • Excellent organizational skills (including computer file organization)
  •  Excellent knowledge of the internet and how to utilize it in organizing and planning events
  • Ability to product search and compare online
  • Friendly and competent phone manners
  • Good rapport with teenagers and college students
  • Team-oriented approach to program planning and implementation
  • Flexibility and adaptability in planning and carrying out program events
  • Ability to produce and manage task list
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission and vision of the OVM and CrossRoad
  • Strong command of grammatical English 
  • Ability to work well under pressure


Experience required

  •  Strong knowledge of all MS Office Programs – in particular, Word, Excel and Publisher
  •  Knowledge of website updating strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Gmail and other Google applications
  • Photo/File uploading
  • Editing

Dates/Hours: Approximately 30 hours a week starting at the end of May/beginning of June with the potential for more during the two CrossRoad sessions (June 17- June 27 and July 5 - July 15, 2017), and ending July 21, 2017 (and otherwise good flexibility).

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to

Office of Vocation & Ministry

50 Goddard Ave.

Brookline, MA 02445



Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:00:37 GMT