Center Director at St. Herman House

FOCUS North America has an opening for a full-time Center Director at St. Herman House – FOCUS Cleveland. 

The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS) is united in faith and joined by a desire to provide solutions to poverty across America.  Our ministries seek to address the ultimate cause of poverty in the world: disconnection. 

The Center Director at St. Herman House - FOCUS Cleveland is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the ministry at two locations:  1) Shelter/Transitional Housing/Basic Needs operations in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland; and 2) Spruce Farm operations in Trumbull County, Ohio.   The Center Director will be skilled in building/maintaining relationships with all constituents vital to the ministry, including program participants, volunteers, program staff, donors, Orthodox Christian clergy and faith-based partners, partner service agencies, community leaders (business, political), law enforcement, volunteer advisory board, and FOCUS North America national leadership, to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery of services to the most vulnerable of our neighbors in greater Cleveland and northeast Ohio.   

The ideal candidate will have the following background and experience: 

Education and Experience: 

Minimum Bachelor’s degree within a relevant field of study 

Minimum of three years of experience in the oversight of operations in a service-oriented organization, preferably in the provision of social services or community development work; five years preferred 

Familiarity with federal, state and local laws regarding the operation of not-for-profit organizations; homeless and domestic social service/entitlement programs preferred 

Direct supervision of staff and / or volunteers 

Responsible for an operating budget of at least $100k per year 

Familiarity with the doctrines and traditions of the Orthodox Church 

Ability to read and understand financial and budget management reports 

Service and supply contract negotiations and management with vendors 

Donor development and / or interaction a plus 

Experience in the solicitation and management of grants a plus 

Experience working with Boards or Board committees a plus 


Core Competencies: 

Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel or equivalent products 

Service minded 

Cultural and local area sensitivity 

Ability to understand and work with homeless, impoverished, and / or vulnerable communities and demographics 

Ability to build organizational relationships between FOCUS and Orthodox churches, communities, and leaders 

Ability to represent FOCUS to local government officials and donors both individual and corporate 

Capacity of critical, analytical thinking to innovatively resolve program and funding issues 

Foster a sense of teamwork among center offices and staff 

Demonstrated advanced communication skills (written and verbal) 

Advanced organizational skills 

Valid driver’s license 


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Apply by email to by Friday, June 17, 2022.  


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Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS)

Office Address

600 N. Bell Ave. Building 1, Suite 115 Carnegie, PA 15106


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+ 1 866 267 3083



Posted on: May 17, 2022