Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Seeking Executive Director

FILE - The enthronement of His Eminence Nathanael of Chicago. (Photo: Metropolis of Chicago/Demetris Panagos)

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced that it is accepting applications for the new position of Executive Director. Interested candidates can find a detailed job description here. Reporting directly to Metropolitan Nathanael, the Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the Metropolis. Other key areas of responsibilities include development, communications and marketing, and community outreach.

“Made possible by a Hellenic Foundation matching grant, adding an Executive Director to our team is an important step in promoting our mission and ushering in a new era of growth and change at the Metropolis,” said His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. “The Executive Director will introduce dedicated, professional skills and capabilities to address the Metropolis’ needs and ensure our effectiveness in key functional areas.”

Metropolitan Nathanael noted that while the Metropolis currently has a committed team of clergy and lay volunteers, the full-time Executive Director will help bring a new level of accountability and responsibility. With the assistance of expert advisors, His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael said he will be personally involved in the review of applications and interview of candidates in order to select the most qualified individual.

The search will be nationwide in scope.

About the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Tracing its roots back to 1923, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is the diocese of Greek Orthodox faithful in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin as well as northern Indiana and southeastern Missouri consisting of 58 parishes and two monastic communities. The Metropolis is one of nine regions in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and is presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. The general offices of the Metropolis are temporarily located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

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    1. Exactly. This is the job description of the Chancellor. So I guess now Panos will officially be paid for doing nothing? Unbelievable.

  1. I think that before we start increasing expenses and adding staff, more transparency is needed on past issues; namely, the crisis at Holy Trinity in Chicago, the misdirection of funds associated with Annunciation in Milwaukee, and a full accounting of the past expenses being prepared by the outside audit firm.. How can the faithful, who are already closing their wallets because of past problem, going to accept even more staff and expenses without this transparency and information?

    1. The “misdirection of funds” at Annunciation in Wauwatosa, Wi was handled 3 years ago. The money Dokos looted from the Francik Trust has been returned to the parish. The crime here is that he is still a Priest.

    2. John, the “gift” of money from the trust to Bishop Demetri was never resolved and never returned. This is still a scandal. The Bishop’s year sabbatical (paid by us) is now complete; it will be another scandal if he is assigned anyplace now, too.

  2. This is just a stupid decision by the Metropolitan! Why can’t he do the job he was elected to do? What are we paying him to do then?

    We have seen a reversal in transparency from Metropolitan Nathanael. A lot of questions with no answers! The blog on Authentic Transparency and Accountability has asked more difficult questions than we have seen in a long time.

    There are more problems in Chicago under Nathanael than there was when Spyridon was the Archbishop. About time Constantinople gets a reality check about what is really happening!

  3. I thought Secret Monastic Society Leader Ephraim appointed the staff in Chicago? Why advertise for the job ?

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