Telos Coach (Contractor Position)

Our mission is to inspire and fuel young people to embrace the Orthodox Christian faith and lead lives of transformative purpose in Christ. We provide education, programming, and experiences so that our Orthodox Christian parishes may be overflowing with young people who humbly and boldly love God and their neighbor for the life of the world.

The Telos Project is an initiative of the CrossRoad Institute. It emerges from CrossRoad’s work with young people who seek deeper engagement in Orthodox parishes across North America. 

In 2024, the Regional Telos Coach will:

  • Train with us at a 1.5 day training at our Telos Center in Cambridge, MA (Date April 18-19, 2024)
  • Coach 5–10 parishes through the year-long Telos process
  • Option to visit parishes in-person to lead a workshop
  • Build relationships and trust with team members, projecting availability and responsivity 
  • Help teams set up their structure according to their gifts and capacities
  • Establish clear communication streams with each team (identifying key contact, initial conversation with priest, etc.)
  • Walk each team through the Telos educational arc
  • Interface with teams through online learning platforms
  • Travel to the national Design Day gathering in October and support parishes throughout the day-long workshop
  • Conduct monthly  coaching meetings with individual teams virtually, at which the coach will: 
    • Facilitate problem solving on issues the team is facing
    • Provide encouragement to team and celebrate their wins
    • Help team identify their top goals for the month
  • Conduct monthly group collaborative calls, at which the coach will facilitate conversation around:
    • What is working well
    • What teams would love feedback on from other teams
    • Reflection on the LMS micro-learning of the month
    • Gather baseline statistics/information from teams according to metrics and format provided by Telos leadership; provide these statistics to Telos Admin
  • Provide feedback on process and project to Telos Project Director and Director of Research and Educational Design
  • Meet with Telos Director monthly to review teams’ progress.

Our ideal candidate will be:

  • An Orthodox Christian in good standing
  • Theologically literate
  • Able to commit to CRI’s mission and core values
  • Have an encouraging, positive, engaging demeanor
  • Attuned to and respectful of the dynamics associated with parish leadership and ministry
  • Able to build and develop a trusting relationship with each team
  • Possess excellent listening and communication skills
  • Possess interpersonal, problem-solving,  and mentoring skills
  • Conduct themselves reliably, professionally, and with attention to detail
  • Computer literate including the Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and network environments

To express interest or apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter to Sarah Lumbard at

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CrossRoad Institute

955 Massachusetts Avenue Unit 406Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617-935-0280

Posted on: December 08, 2023