FOCUS Minnesota, a ministry of FOCUS North America, is dedicated to reaching people across the Twin Cities with essential outreach of food, occupation, clothing, understanding, and shelter. This vibrant FOCUS Center needs a new director who will continue growing its programs and reaching more of our vulnerable neighbors in need.

If you are interested in being a part of this Orthodox Christian witness of Christ’s love to our neighbors, please email a resume and two reference letters to infJavaScript required to view address.

Position Title:
FOCUS Minnesota Center Director

Position Type:
Full time – Exempt

Salary Range:
$60,000 to $68,000 DOE

Organizational Management Reporting:

  • Reports to the Director of Operations and Community Engagement of FOCUS North America
  • Frequent collaboration with and accountability to the CFO and Development Director


  • Provides overall management and strategic direction for all of the FOCUS programs in their location
  • Assure that all programs are effective and efficient in meeting the needs of those served by FOCUS and in the furtherance of its mission to serve the poor
  • Accountable for the financial sustainability of the local center which includes:
    • Direct and indirect support of all donor development activities
    • The development and implementation of an annual fundraising plan
    • Assistance with annual operating and capital budget preparation
  • Provide direct oversight and support for the staff and volunteers who work with them
  • Ensure that local staff and volunteers are provided with the necessary administrative and technical support to discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner
  • Oversee the recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Maintain, or cause to be maintained, records on all activities conducted and services provided, including but not limited to statistical reports outlined by FOCUS Management and the local center Advisory Board
  • Assure accurate and timely tracking and reporting of all activities which generate Gift-in-Kind revenue and expenses
  • Work directly at programs sponsored by FOCUS to support volunteers and to meet and serve clients
  • Ensure safe, secure facilities for delivery of services
  • Maintain inventories of goods and supplies
  • Proactively engage with community leaders, schools and others service providers in program service delivery
  • Review and approve all center-based financial expenditures and ensure that operations are maintained within the approved budget
  • Research and develop new funding opportunities
  • Implement FOCUS NA policy decisions
  • Expand programs and ministry as need arises and funding is present
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with the local Advisory Board
  • Meet and communicate regularly with foundation Boards, donors and supporters to develop and maintain relationships
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local Orthodox parishes, the nonprofit community, corporate and foundation Grantors, Benefactors and any relevant community development groups
  • Speak to community groups, parishes, and the public at events sponsored by FOCUS
  • Periodically visit and attend local nonprofit, community development/advocacy and/or networking meetings
  • Periodically visit with local government and agency officials in the center’s area of operations
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned by FOCUS National Management

Candidate Profile:

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

Working Conditions:

  • Must resident in general proximity of service area
  • Frequent local travel required
  • Some interstate travel possibly required to speak on behalf of FOCUS/promote FOCUS activities
  • Nominal but present security risk working with vulnerable communities
  • Primary working environment is a combination of inside and outside of a facility typical of FOCUS operations
  • Multi-lingual communities


FOCUS offers paid time off and holidays, participation in a 401(k) Qualified Retirement Program, health insurance availability with 50/50 employee match, as well as company paid life insurance benefit. Supplemental employee paid dental and vision are also available.

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