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Presidential Search

The Board of Trustees invites applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position of President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology located in Brookline, Massachusetts. The elected candidate is expected to assume the Presidency, commencing July 1, 2015. The Trustees seek a dynamic, visionary, and strategic leader who will implement the strategic plan, enhance its academic stature, and strengthen its position as a leading institution.

The President is the chief executive officer of Hellenic College, Inc., which is governed by the Board of Trustees, chaired by the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The President is expected to build upon the institution’s achievements and to lead the College and School of Theology into a future of ever-changing needs in higher education and in the life of Orthodox Christianity.

Founded in 1937, and supported thereafter, by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Hellenic College Holy Cross is an institution of higher learning fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Hellenic College is a faith and learning collegiate endeavor offering six baccalaureate majors. Holy Cross, a graduate school, is the oldest and largest Orthodox Christian School of Theology in the English-speaking world offering three graduate degrees. The College and School of Theology educate men and women in the liberal arts and selected professions in the context of the teachings and traditions of the Orthodox Christian Church and Hellenic heritage. The institution houses several high quality institutes and centers that provide complementary academic assets to faculty, students, and the scholarly community.

It is essential that the President understands and embraces the vision of Hellenic College Holy Cross as the center for intellectual, educational, and spiritual formation for the Greek Orthodox Church in America. The institution is committed to educating, forming, and developing seminarians, collegians, and graduate students for ordained and lay vocations in service to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, other Orthodox Christian jurisdictions, and Society. Emphasis is placed on preparation for leadership positions in chosen professions.  

The ideal candidate for the Presidency, cleric or layperson, possesses intellectual breadth, discernment, an authentic spiritual demeanor, and strong interpersonal skills. The candidate is a successful teacher and scholar, and/or an outstanding clergyman, and/or an excellent senior manager. The candidate is a team-builder and efficacious administrator with a genuine desire and capacity for fund-raising and institutional advancement. The Trustees are seeking a President who can inspire and lead efforts to implement the institution’s strategic plan, enhance its academic stature, strengthen and expand its resources, pursue operational excellence, and promote its distinctive ethos, mission, and history. 

Further, the Presidency requires passion, energy and courage to meet the institution’s challenges and opportunities. The President needs to be an effective communicator and skilled advocate in order to interact successfully with the institution’s trustees, faculty, students, administrators, staff, and external constituencies. The President is a proven business and academic leader who possesses strong financial acumen and who can manage a high degree of complexity.

  • A doctoral/graduate degree or equivalent experience is required with proficiency in Modern Greek preferred.
  • Non-traditional candidates with organizational leadership and development experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Compensation is competitive with institutional peers.

Applicants are to submit a letter of application and a resume or curriculum vitae. Nominators are to submit a letter of recommendation and the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae. Additional materials will be requested as needed. The search process strictly adheres to a policy of candidate confidentiality.

Applications or nominations are to be submitted to presidentialsearch@hchc.edu by Friday, December 19, 2014.

Please use “nomination” or “application” in the subject line.

Hellenic College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). A diverse workforce and an inclusive culture is valued.


Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445
(617) 731-3500

Hellenic College Holy Cross is an institution of higher learning founded by, associated with, and supported by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.