Career Transition Group Blog

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral is seeking a part time Cathedral Secretary!

This position reports to the Dean of the Cathedral, provides administrative and secretarial support, and assists the Cathedral Dean and Parish Council in carrying out the tasks and obligations of the Cathedral.   

The position description includes:

  • Part time, 25 – 30 hours per week, flexible hours Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Answer and screen phone calls, greet visitors and parishioners, process incoming/outgoing mail.
  • Assist with managing appointments for Cathedral Dean, maintain Cathedral calendar.
  • Database and recordkeeping: maintain current Cathedral membership and mailing database; manage weekly volunteer positions in support of Cathedral services, events and activities; maintain a current list of parishioners home bound or in health/support communities.
  • Record vital Parish records such as Baptisms, Weddings, etc.; prepare related applications, certificates and correspondence.
  • Assist and prepare correspondence for Cathedral Dean.
  • Maintain all documents of official cathedral meetings, assist Cathedral Dean and Parish Council in coordinating and communicating meeting information and documents.
  • Layout and prepare weekly and special occasion bulletins.
  • Layout and prepare monthly newsletters, and deliver to Sandstone Post Office for mailing.
  • Administer use of the security system.
  • Provide Notary Public services for Cathedral staff and parishioners.
  • Assist with special projects and events.
  • Maintain highest level of confidentiality.

Qualifications and skills requirement:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills and experience in Microsoft Office, church database software, publishing software, and Adobe InDesign preferred; assist with maintaining cathedral website.
  • Strong skills in the use of standard office tools (copy machine, typewriter, postage machine, etc.).
  • Ability to work with and support of individuals and ministry teams.


Hourly commensurate with experience

Part-time position without benefits


To apply, please email your resume to Financial Secretary, Caroline Moses at:

International Mission Board is Hiring a Temporary/Substitute Classroom Assistant!

Do you have experience working with children in an educational setting?

The International Mission Board, a nonprofit religious organization in Richmond, VA, is hiring temporary classroom assistants to help in training children of missionaries during orientation and debriefing programs in Rockville, VA!


Location: Rockville, VA
Rate: $11.32/hour
Dates: January 23rd, 2018 to March 9th, 2018
Hours: Mondays 7:30-3:30, Tuesdays-Fridays 8:30-3:30


Assist with various classroom activities which may include:
• bible activities
• cultural learning activities
• physical education
• music and art activities
• sharing information about missions and different people groups/cultures
• various other activities that help students as they grow in their walk with the Lord


• High school diploma or GED required
• Previous teaching experience in any setting from early education through high school required. (This can include public or private school setting, daycare, Sunday School, VBS, etc.)
• Overseas experience is a plus but not required.
• Must be flexible to work with various age groups as needed

Please apply online at: under Temporary / Substitute Classroom Assistants.

Averill Byrd

Coming to Richmond last year on a fiancé visa most definitely complicated the job search process for Averill Byrd. In the Philippines she was a speech writer in the Senate. She had a master’s degree. But here she struggled to get a job at any level!

“At some point you have to admit that you can be well equipped, but it’s God who opens the doors. If He wants to keep you in a holding pattern then it’s His business, and I was so sick of being told it was because I was doing something wrong.”

Averill found Needle’s Eye’s Career Transition Group – an open group for those in the job search, and for the first time she was encouraged.

“Here I was, a young girl, a foreigner, brown. I wasn’t sure if connecting would be hard, but everybody was just really open and talked about their own ups and downs in the job search. I didn’t feel judged. I always felt accepted there.”

Today Averill has a great job IN HER FIELD. She’s so thankful to those who donate to Needle’s Eye Ministries.

“Your gift to Needle’s Eye definitely goes to people who need help. Job searching is a time when people really need to be ministered to. Something I like about the organization is it’s sort of a niche where you can come into orbit with people who wouldn’t necessarily step into a church, and so that’s what you’re giving to – that kind of reach.”

Instead of an entitlement, Averill and her husband look at their income as a bonus from God. “Now that we have my salary we say, ‘Well what does God want to do with it? Let’s ask Him!'”

Will you ask the Lord if a bonus year-end gift towards life-changing outreaches through Needle’s Eye is where He would have you invest His money that He entrusts with YOU?!

You can give here:

Class and Hiring Opportunities Available for Property and Casualty Insurance!

VAIA is proud to introduce it’s brand new initiative, a partnership with the Community College Workforce Alliance! The VAIA board has worked over the past year to develop this curriculum, this two minute video​ will give you an overview of what’s to come.



Practical Applications of Property & Casualty Insurance

15-week class (30 hours)

Monday, January 22 – May 7, 2018

5:30pm – 7:30pm   (No class on April 2)

$675 per person (scholarships available)

Instructor: Rick Scherer, CPCU, AIM, ASLI, AU

Location: J. Sargent Reynolds Community College

Click here to Register

Course Description: 

Participants in this training program will learn the basics of the Property and Casualty insurance business. Topics covered will include:  Types of insurance, functions performed by agencies and insurance carriers, contracts and personal and commercial products, state laws and regulations, and ethics in insurance.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand risk and how it can be managed
  2. Have a good knowledge of the functions performed by insurance professionals including marketing, underwriting and claims
  3. Be able to distinguish between the various commercial and personal products
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of insurance solvency and how it is measured and monitored
  5. Describe Virginia Laws and Regulations
  6. Acknowledge  why ethics are important to insurance professional
  7. Prepare for the Virginia P&C agents exam​

Would you like to sponsor a scholarship for the Spring 2018 semester? Fill out this form and send it to Carter Lyons at

The Cabell Childress Group is Hiring a Transaction Manager!



We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Team!  If you know of anyone that may be interested in joining the #1 Real Estate Team in Richmond, please contact Amanda Goins with resume’s: 


Job Description:


Work for the #1 Real Estate team in the Richmond, Va area. We sell 250+ homes and over $75M+ in annual volume and looking for an organized transaction manager to help us continue to grow. Normal business hours are from 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Some evening hours may arise depending on volume of business and time of the year. You will be expected to work on a rotation every 2-3 weekends with the Client Relations Manager for contract signings, processing and other administrative tasks that can be performed at home with a computer. Specific tasks of the Transaction Coordinator will be (but not limited to):


  • Client relations, primarily over the phone
  • Contract processing internally and to L&F office
  • Managing transactions through Top Producer
  • Follow up with Lenders, Attorneys, Inspectors, etc
  • Scheduling closings and walk throughs
  • Reviewing settlement documents
  • General transactional follow up and scheduling
  • Facebook Postings
  • Updating Zillow & after closings
  • Creating new systems to increase efficiency
  • General office administrative duties
  • Helping schedule business development events
  • Fill in for team members as needed




  • Previous Real Estate experience strongly preferred
  • Currently held Real Estate license strongly preferred
  • Confident working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to connect with people in person and over the phone
  • Ability to follow a system and work efficiently without supervision
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented


This is a full time position. Salary will depend on experience

Amazon Smile

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Can I change my charity?

Yes, you can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”

What charities can I choose from?

You can choose from almost one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations.

What if my selected charity does not register to participate in the AmazonSmile program or becomes ineligible?

If your selected charity does not register to participate, becomes ineligible, or requests to be removed from the program, you will have a chance to select a different charity to receive the accrued donations that have not yet been disbursed to your charity. If you do not select a different charity, the accrued donations will be distributed to other organizations receiving donations.

If I represent a charitable organization, how can I learn more about registering my organization for AmazonSmile?

Go to to learn how to register your organization to receive donations.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?

Please see complete AmazonSmile program details.

Mark Your Calendars for the RVA Career Expo!

The RVA Career Exp

It’s my pleasure to inform you of an upcoming job fair that may prove to be timely and valuable to anyone searching for a new job!

The RVA Career Expo will be held on Friday, October 13 at the Cultural Arts Center – Glen Allen. It is FREE and OPEN TO ALL JOB SEEKERS.

In total, we expect OVER 100 COMPANIES from varying fields to be present. A wide variety of jobs and internships are available, at all experience levels.

JOB SEEKERS SHOULD REGISTER EARLY at This provides the added benefit of having your resume stored in a searchable database from which employers are already screening –  and will continue to use after the event is over. You can also see which companies are attending and view/print their open jobs.

Hosted by the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, proceeds benefit Richmond VT Alumni scholarship fund.




Reclaiming Faith, Hope, & Love at Work Conference


Thanking sponsors together

In the beginning… God worked.  Work was done by a holy and perfect being.  Do you think we’ll be lounging around on clouds in Heaven?  No – we’ll work together with jobs and projects that fit us perfectly.  Work was meant to be life-giving!


Bad News: Sin has changed everything.

  • Ever get the “Sunday evening blues”?
  • Ever worry that technology may take away your job?
  • Ever wonder how your work fits into God’s plan?
  • Well, you’re not alone!


Good News: This conference will inspire the churches of Richmond to experience God’s restorative plan to reclaim faith, hope, and love at work. The conference will include:

  • Sound Biblical teaching on faith, work, and economics
  • Practical advice for taking your faith to work on Monday morning
  • A glimpse into the future of work and economics (the Second Industrial Revolution!)
  • A call to ignite a 21st Century renaissance in the church


21st Century Learning:

  • World-class teaching
  • Face-to-face table discussions with Christians from 20+ area churches
  • Live electronic polling on the landscape of Richmond’s marketplace


Who: For Christians in the Metropolitan Richmond Marketplace
Conference on Faith, Work, & Economics
When: November 17-18, 2017
Where: Bon Air Baptist Church | 2531 Buford Road, Richmond, VA 23235
Why: Because Christ is Lord of all areas of life, we’re bringing churches together to equip them to be light in the area of life where we spend most our time, and where the good news of Jesus has the greatest potential – at work.
Cost: $30
Registration: Click here to register!


ken barnes

About the Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Kenneth Barnes has a background as an international executive, a pastor, and an academic.  His resume in any one of these categories is impressive.  We encourage you to view his credentials here, and see why he is one of the world’s top authorities on the intersection of faith, work, and economics.


Conference Schedule and Topics:

Friday (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Theology of Work: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • The God of work and the work of God – where you fit in.

Table Discussions

Saturday (8:30am-3:00pm) with Light Continental Breakfast, Coffee, & Lunch Provided
How to Share Your Faith without Losing Your Job

  • From Baby Boomers to Millennials – you can confidently (and properly) share your faith with your colleagues at work.

Table Discussions

Work and Economics: Back to the Future

  • The Industrial Revolution gave birth to the Communist Revolution because the Church was absent. That doesn’t have to happen again!

Table Discussions and Lunch (Chick-fil-A)

Love Works: A Renaissance for the 21st Century Church

  • Automated jobs are expected to put 40% of us out of work by the year 2030. How do we respond?  Though our future is uncertain, our God is not.


Ken will be preaching at Community West Church (meeting at The Steward School) at 10:00am | 11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA. 23238

Career Development Workshop | Fall 2017

Needle’s Eye is offering a highly-structured seven-week course to provide skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transition back into the workforce, or become more marketable. We’ll help you take steps to improve your prospects! Topics include:

  • Discover your calling and purpose
  • Attitude adjustment
  • Identifying your strengths
  • Enhancing your resume
  • Networking skills
  • Interviewing strategies
  • Evaluating job offer compensation

When: Wednesdays, starting September 13, 2017, ending October 25, 2017
 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Needle’s Eye Ministries | 104 Berrington Court, Richmond VA 23221
Click here to register!

*Partial scholarships are available. For more details, contact


For questions or comments about the Career Transition Group or Career Development Workshop, please contact:

Kathryn Dixon
Ministry Administrative Assistant

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