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Executive Director

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago • Chicago, IL

Posted 25 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Up to 50%
Experience - At least 10 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Not for Profit - Charitable
Nonprofit - Social Services

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Job Description

ABOUT THIS ROLE:  To support our vision and mission, The Metropolis seeks to hire an Executive Director.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the Metropolis. Other key areas of responsibilities include development, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Metropolitan. 

Job Requirements

Areas of Responsibility shall Include 


Direct the administrative and operational functions of the Metropolis. 

Oversees process of hiring/terminating employees; maintains records, compliance, and other administrative duties in conjunction with the Metropolitan. The director also oversees fundraising and ensures best financial practices.

Lead the development of an Employee Handbook, policy development and implementation, including but not limited to policies and procedures by which to govern the Metropolis (expense reimbursement, travel, etc.). Conduct periodic review of policies to ensure contemporary practice.

With Metropolis Council Treasurer and finance committee, the Executive Director oversees the financial administration of the Metropolis, including developing and maintaining the operating budget, monitoring operating budget spending, and keeping staff and lay leaders appropriately informed regarding spending per budget items.

Overall oversight of the Strategic Plan implementation and provide remediation and adjustments as needed

Work with Metropolitan/Chancellor in coordinating and leading weekly staff meetings.

Supervise and provide work direction to all Metropolis staff members and perform periodic staff written performance reviews.

Oversee all business dealings of the Metropolis, including insurance, employee benefits, facility management, and other business and legal issues.

Serve as liaison to city, county, or other governmental agencies regarding property issues

Serves as ex officio non-voting member of all committees and task forces 

Works with, and helps facilitate those decisions taken by, the Metropolis Council and the Executive Committee.

Negotiate and approve all contracts and service agreements


In conjunction with the Metropolis Registrar, oversee the data management and archival planning for the Metropolis’ registry


With the Metropolitan’s blessing, and in conjunction with the Chancellor and communications/media relations, serve as the primary contact and Metropolis spokesperson for all media inquiries to relay accurate information and promote the mission of the Metropolis.

Prepare, review, and/or edit informational material for presentation by the Metropolitan and other officials to media representatives and the general public.

Work with Development Committee, Directors of Metropolis Ministries, and office staff to create promotional, marketing, and informational materials to stimulate public interest and gain support for the Metropolis’ programs.

Assist in the preparation and distribution of news releases, fact sheets, etc. to media outlets to communicate a faithful, positive public image for the Metropolis by highlighting programs, accomplishments, and/or points of view. 

Work collaboratively with communications/media relations to create and implement an external communications plan to promote the Metropolis’ mission, ministry, and development needs.

Develop and execute on an annual Metropolis Report to deliver key information on the Metropolis' vision, progress, business and financials to parties as directed by the Metropolitan.


Knowledge and Skills:  

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study required; graduate degree preferred (i.e. Master’s in Business Administration, Juris Doctorate).  Consideration may be given to a person lacking the academic requirements who has a proven record of equivalent experience

Minimum of 10 years of professional experience with a track record of achieving results, including five years of responsible management experience in administration, required.

Proven ability to supervise, facilitate and work collaboratively with others required. Proven leadership should be demonstrated through accomplishments in prior work, community, church, fraternal or professional organizations

Familiar with financial reporting and budget development

Strong organizational, analytical and negotiation skills and the ability to manage internal and external key relationships, required.

Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, required.

Conversant in Greek language, preferred.


Active practice of the Orthodox Christian faith is required.

Employment in and by the Church is substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves at all times in a manner that is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their behavior must not violate the faith, morals, or laws of the Church or the policies of the Metropolis. 

Represent the Metropolis in a professional manner and within the bounds of authority delegated by the Metropolitan.

Development and performance management of the team to achieve organizational goals and enhance overall performance through regular supervision and annual reviews.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Mature in judgment, while being affable and tactful

Ability to speak and write effectively in both oral and written fashion

Self-starter who can produce a large volume of work under pressure

Ability to understand dynamics of a national organization with multiple local operations nationwide.

Working Conditions

Stationed in the Metropolis headquarters; travel throughout the Metropolis and US required (30% or more of time, which includes potential travel to Archdiocesan Headquarters in New York). Extensive typing and computer work required.  

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