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
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel or equivalent products
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
For a complete job description visit https://focusnorthamerica.org/about-us/careers/
Apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 17, 2022.