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Lewis University

Romeoville,  IL

Reporting to the Director of University Ministry, the Coordinator of Retreats/Faith Formation (First & Second Year Students) designs, organizes, facilitates and recruits for a variety of retreats and reflection experiences which engage and support first and second year students. Responsibilities include mentoring a team of student leaders who facilitate the FYI (First Year Interaction) retreat program; designing a vocation retreat as part of the University's grant-funded DISCOVER Vocation Initiative; and envisioning new programs and initiatives for first and second year students. The Coordinator also mentors five Peer Ministers in first year residence halls.


  • Responsible to model respectful, collaborative and active support of the University's Mission and of Catholic and Lasallian higher education through dedicated job performance and exemplary service to the University's many constituencies.
  • Organize and facilitate a team of students to plan and to recruit for First Year Interaction (FYI), a one-day retreat experience designed to help first year students reflect on their purpose, make a successful transition to college life, and connect with others.
  • Write a two year, five year, and ten year Retreat Plan that includes descriptions of retreats, costs, staffing needs.
  • Organize and facilitate a team of students to plan and to recruit for a vocation retreat specifically for second year students.
  • Collaborate with the other Coordinator of Retreats to implement a revised Peer Ministry Program. Hire and train all Peer Ministers and mentor those in the first year residence halls.
  • Design and develop additional retreats for first year students that reach a diverse spectrum of students.
  • Design and develop Faith Communities in collaboration with the other Coordinator of Retreats/Faith Formation.
  • Explore the development of a retreat experience and opportunities for reflection for faculty, staff, and alumni of the University.
  • Serve on Ministry and other University committees or task forces as assigned.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, VIP and Open House Days, provide guidance in pastoral conversations with students and staff, and be a pastoral presence in residence halls and common areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience organizing retreats and times of reflection; should also have experience training students to facilitate peer-led retreats. Must have the ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team.  Must demonstrate outstanding communication skills (oral and written).  Bachelor's degree (theology or pastoral studies) required.  Master's degree (theology, pastoral studies, divinity) highly preferred.


Inspired by the Universitys Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply.