Ignatian Programs and Retreats Coordinator - Office of Mission and Ministry

Washington D.C.
Aug 22, 2017
Oct 05, 2017
Full Time
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Ignatian Programs and Retreats Coordinator - Office of Mission and Ministry

Georgetown's Office of Mission and Ministry promotes the Ignatian heritage, the Catholic identity and the Jesuit mission of the University. In keeping with the mission, the office develops programs and initiatives that engage students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni, board members, and benefactors in the understanding of our religious identity and commitments.


The Ignatian Programs and Retreats Coordinator manages the development and execution of programs, activities and retreats for faculty, staff, and students around Ignatian spirituality and the university's Catholic and Jesuit mission.  S/he assists in the planning and logistics of the 19th Annotation Retreat, Living the Ignatian Charism Seminar, the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, and the Spirit of Georgetown Seminars for students; and in the development and delivery of spiritual formation programs for faculty and administrators, special customized staff and alumni retreats, and related programming for departments, other university groups and alums.  Reporting to the Director of Ignatian Programs, the Coordinator has duties that include but are not limited to:

Ignatian Retreats

  • Plans and implements 6 Ignatian Retreats each year: Prayer-in-Daily Life, Weekend Ignatian and Five-Day Ignatian Retreats.
  • Develops and executes recruitment strategies and program promotion for Ignatian retreats.
  • Administers logistics, manages budget, and approves and tracks distribution of scholarship money. Recruits, selects, trains, and supervises student retreat coordinators and assistants.
  • Schedules and facilitates retreat planning and debriefing meetings.
  • Administers the Alumni Ignatian Spirituality Retreat team and planning.
  • Leads small group and faith-sharing sessions during retreats.
  • Provides spiritual companionship to retreatants.
  • Ensures cohesiveness within and between the three retreats.
  • Measures program outcomes with post retreat evaluations and reviews.
  • Manages logistics for the 19th Annotation Retreat.

Mission and Ministry Special Event and Program Coordination

Manages logistics for programs that come out of the office of the Director, including but not limited to Living the Ignatian Charism Seminar, Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Moment for Mission emails, and Spirit of Georgetown Seminars.

HR Program Development

  • Assists the Director's work with the Department of Human Resources to develop and deliver orientation programs, seminars, retreats and written communications that advance the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the University with university staff.
  • Through networking with other University departments, assists the Director in identifying and cultivating programmatic opportunities and key contacts for expanding the Ignatian presence on campus.
  • Develops and implement special customized programs for university staff.
  • Administers all logistics and support requirements for programs.

Calcagnini Contemplative Center

  • Manages the use and scheduling of the Center within the terms of usage agreement.
  • Coordinates catering and facilities requests for each retreat/programs at the Center.
  • Works directly with Campus Ministry staff and other departments to ensure successful retreats/programs at the Center.
  • Determines food service needs and negotiate contract with caterer(s) for Campus Ministry programs/retreats held at the center.
  • Communicates with facilities and on-site caretaker on operational needs.
  • Maintains and evaluates policies and procedures for the Center in collaboration with the Managing Director and other Campus Ministry colleagues.


  • Assists the Office of Advancement in coordinating Ignatian Programs Office's involvement in alumni events, including liturgies, Days of Recollection, and donor and alumni events.
  • Oversees Ignatian Programs website content and budget.
  • Serves as liaison to Center for Social Justice to coordinate work of Jesuit volunteer on campus. Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Experience in religious retreats and knowledge and experience of Ignatian spirituality and the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)
  • General knowledge of workings of a large educational institution
  • Familiarity and ease in working with persons from a variety of cultures and religious traditions
  • Competence in administration and events management
  • Excellent sophisticated verbal and writing skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and basic Excel
  • Familiarity with general office equipment
  • Skill in web content and social media management
  • Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty and staff from all areas of the university and positively represent Office of the Vice President for Mission and Ministry
  • Reliable and self-directed, professional, trustworthy and competent, flexible, and adaptable
  • Ability to effectively manage projects and tasks; strong attention to detail

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