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What We Do

Campus Ministry.

To put it simply, we serve college students.

OCF offers college students rich community in Christ, inspiring a life-long love of God and neighbor.

Staff Core Values

We are

Christ-centered

&

student-focused.

Everything we do is rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ.  College students are our priority.

We set

high expectations

&

provide

high support.

We believe in excellence and we put forth our best effort.  We build one another up and hold each other accountable.

We are

personally

inspired

&

devoted to

teamwork.

Our greatest strengths lie in our passion for this ministry and our commitment to one another and our collective work.

We foster

bold

&

self-emptying

leadership.

We are innovative leaders in the Church.  We aren’t afraid to take risks and we celebrate our successes without ego.  We lift up the work of others whenever we can.

We are

motivated to

“make it better.”

We challenge ourselves to embody an attitude of constant growth.  We both accept and offer feedback to endlessly advance how we reach and engage our students.

Why Join Our Team?

Do work that matters.

Do work that matters.

By working with us, you can impact the lives of college students immediately. You’ll be encouraged to think creatively, pursue new and better ways to serve students, and look for God’s transformative love in your work every day.

Live an integrated life.

Live an integrated life.

At OCF, we like to keep our priorities straight. Our journey in the faith and spiritual growth, our family priorities, and our responsibilities within this ministry co-exist in a healthy way. We are first and foremost servants working out our own salvation, and you will be part of a supportive community that encourages and challenges you to live a Christian life to its fullest.

Work with flexibility.

Work with flexibility.

We often have the opportunity to tailor our schedules and choose our own workspaces. We also love technology that keeps us connected and on task. You’ll have the freedom to identify with your manager a balance that makes sense for both your job responsibilities and your context and stage of life.

Serve with authentic, smart teammates.

Serve with authentic, smart teammates.

At OCF, your teammates are people you like, respect, and want to hang out with. We value collaboration and striving for excellence together. You won’t be micro-managed, and you will always be supported by competent, engaging managers who are interested in seeing you thrive.

Stay Young.

Stay Young.

Serving college students means we’re often up-to-date on the latest apps, trending music, or funny memes. We strive to stay in touch with college life as it is today to better serve our students. At OCF, you’ll work hard, laugh a lot, and be constantly amazed as you witness life-changing moments in the lives of students.

Current Openings

Campus Missionary for Arizona State University

Full Time

Overview of OCF

OCF exists to offer college students rich community in Christ, inspiring a life-long love of God and neighbor. We are looking for a full-time Campus Missionary who has a passion for ministry to college students to join our team. Learn more about OCF, our Mission and Vision, and our Core Values.

Position Overview

This is a full-time, salaried position located in Tempe, AZ that reports to our Director of Ministries. The Campus Missionary will offer full-time pastoral and evangelical discipleship to the college community of Arizona State University. Ministry to Orthodox Christian students will involve the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of a rhythm of worship, witness, fellowship, philanthropy, and education on and around campus. Outreach to non-Orthodox students will involve creatively generating opportunities for those unfamiliar with the Orthodox Church to experience the OCF community, our deep theological tradition, and the liturgical life of the Church.

The Campus Missionary will achieve the above by working closely with the local parishes to integrate the campus community into the broader life of the Orthodox Church and create a bridge between the lives of the college students and the local Orthodox communities. You will have the opportunity to grow the Orthodox Church in the United States and help shape a brand new ministry in the American Church.

Responsibilities

  • Live an active prayer, liturgical, and philanthropic life in the local Orthodox communities as an example and guide for the college students being ministered to
  • Plan and execute ministry activities on and off campus that facilitate fellowship, spiritual formation, and service to others
  • Partner with local parishes and clergy to integrate on campus programming with parish life
  • Establish a rhythm of prayer on campus and work with local clergy to coordinate opportunities for college students to participate in the life of the Church
  • Establish personal relationships with Orthodox Christian college students and students interested in Orthodox Christianity
  • Proactively pursue the engagement of more college students and the greater visibility of Orthodox Christianity in the local college communities
  • Work with an Advisory Council to integrate the campus community into the broader life of the Orthodox Church
  • Equip and mentor the members of the local OCF chapter’s student leadership team both individually and as members of teams in collaboration with chapter advisors
  • Foster relationships and partnerships with stakeholders to create opportunities to engage with the student community
  • Connect local students with OCF national ministries and other opportunities for faith formation, development, and involvement in the greater Church
  • Contribute to at least one national OCF ministry (monthly chapter content, Discord Q&A forum, etc.) throughout the year
  • Maintain regular communications with current donors and participate in fundraising activities as requested by OCF’s development staff
  • Manage expenses and adhere to ministry budget

Ideal Background

  • Proven experience in evangelical/missionary ministry
  • Experience as a member of an OCF chapter
  • Proven track record in a leadership role; self-driven and able to operate independently
  • A strong track record as an implementer and facilitator who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
  • Entrepreneurially and creative; excited to be involved in something new and help it grow into a thriving and life giving ministry
  • Personable and inviting style; excited to meet new people, connect them to others, and bring them deeper into the folds of the Church
  • Well-balanced energy and maturity with the ability to serve as a unifying force in diverse communities
  • Respectful of the diversity of Orthodox Christian cultures; strong desire to honor and cultivate Orthodox Christian traditions apart from his/her own
  • Patient, discerning, and pastorally minded, with the ability to make difficult decisions in sensitive situations
  • Respectful of the role of clergy in the life of the Church; obedient to the pastoral decisions of local community leaders
  • Understanding of the Orthodox Christian liturgical life, and patterns of prayer and engagement in the Church
  • Exceptional communicator, both written and spoken
  • Excellent time management skills who is organized and willing to be held accountable
  • Technologically savvy
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, students, board members, volunteers, donors, and other supporters
  • At least 5 years of active life in the Orthodox Church after reception

Requirements

  • Faith and Education: Due to the nature of and responsibilities for this position, an Orthodox Christian who has a foundational knowledge of the faith and experience with the various traditions within American Orthodoxy is essential. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in ministry or theology is preferred.
  • Spiritual Foundations: As an individual discipling others, a Campus Missionary must be in his/her own discipleship relationship with a spiritual father/confessor and maintain a strong prayer and liturgical lifestyle upon which to base their ministry.
  • Travel: Candidates must be willing to travel several times a year as it relates to program responsibilities.
  • Relocation: The missionary and (when applicable) his/her spouse and children must be willing to relocate to a location central to the local college campuses and Orthodox Christian parishes.
  • Marriage/Family: If the missionary is married, his/her spouse must be willing to support his/her spouse in their ministry by partnering in the missionary’s effort to serve as an example of the Christian life to those he/she serves. It is also preferred that the missionary’s family is willing to occasionally invite college students to experience their home life and personal rhythm of life as Orthodox Christians.
  • Resonate with OCF core values and mission and exhibit a strong evangelical spirit and desire to grow the Orthodox Church.

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