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Director of Mission

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

Posted 1/23/2018 until 4/30/2018


Mary & Joseph Retreat Center Seeks Director of Mission – Spiritual Leadership Position

For 54 years, the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center has been a sacred and beautiful place where people of faith have found spiritual renewal, unity, healing, and peace. In the past year, we welcomed and served the spiritual needs of more than 10,000 people on their faith journey – by sponsoring spiritual retreats or events, and providing hospitality to independent organizations holding their own religious, educational, personal growth, or staff retreats.
Director of Mission is a strategic position attending primarily to the spiritual ministry aspect of MJRC, sharing executive authority with the Director of Business Operations. The Director of Mission is responsible for assuring that the Center’s programs, services and events are relevant to the community we serve in a manner consistent with the stated identity and mission of MJRC. A successful individual in this position will foster a collegial environment in all relationships, conduct affairs with an understanding of the principles of collective wisdom, and embody the charism of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph. Position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
·         Steers the spiritual ministry of the Retreat Center strategically.
·         Develops and promotes sponsored programs and events, as well as spiritual direction
·         Recruits retreat facilitators and fosters relationships with the broader faith community
·         Attends to the spiritual, contemplative, and aesthetic ambience of the premises, including the Chapel
·         Participates in marketing and development initiatives of the Retreat Center
·         Provides spiritual development and support for all staff



·         Academic degree(s) and/or certification(s) applicable to the responsibilities listed above
·         Significant ministry and/or work experience in related areas such as:  Retreat facilitation, spiritual formation, program management, spiritual direction, adult religious education
·         Solid working knowledge of Catholic teachings, culture, and spiritual practices
·         Effective interpersonal and written communication skills
·         Relevant computer skills
·         Fluency in Spanish a plus, but not required

Information/Application Contact:

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
5300 Crest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Attn:  Paul Craig, Director of Business Operations
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275
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