Seeking Part-Time and Full-Time Year-Round Positions
Located in the Catskill Mountains of New York, a two-hour drive from NYC, Koinonia is a Lutheran camp situated on over 1,100 acres of forest, with numerous facilities that offer opportunities to be surrounded by God’s creation. Koinonia (Koi-no-NEE-ah) is a New Testament Greek word meaning community.
The mission of Koinonia as an outdoor ministry is as follows:
Our vision is that Koinonia will continue to discern its work through strategic and innovative initiatives that meet the practical challenges of outdoor ministry for the sake of the gospel in the world by seeking to deepen and recast its historic commitments and create a ministry that is sustainable, ministry driven, diverse, collaborative, and worship centered.
Koinonia is seeking full-time and part-time, year-round staff who are called to enact the mission and vision of Koinonia under the leadership of its executive director, Dr. Kathleen Kristin Ruen. Those who are called to work at Koinonia will have the unique experience of renewing the camp ministry from the ground up and will grow in responsibility and leadership as the camp grows its capacity to serve people in New York City, New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and beyond. Because the camp is in the process of re-birth, your initial role may evolve to meet the needs of the camp and your own current/emerging gifts and talents. If you have additional skills beyond what is outlined in the job description, please let us know!
We welcome all skills. Koinonia seeks temperaments that are: emotionally intelligent, flexible, collaborative, energetic, strong in body and spirit, curious, generous, welcoming, inclusive, caring, spiritual, creative, prayerful, and quick to laughter.
Koinonia is seeking the the following: Click the job titles to download a PDF of the full position description.
A full-time Retreat Director
Koinonia is seeking a Retreat Director who, along with the Executive Director and the Program Director, will be responsible for developing a comprehensive, overarching vision and strategy for a year-round, intergenerational hospitality ministry. They will oversee the management, marketing, and reservations and will execute all hospitality offerings year-round. They are responsible for the hiring, training, and management of all hospitality staff, including housekeeping and food management.
A full-time Program Director who will live on site
The Program Director will to design and administer a top-quality program that responds to the program needs of our Member Congregations and our local and wider community. The Program Director will support and expand our programmatic outreach with ecumenical partners and the congregations of the Synod and will be an active part of a team ministry that seeks to provide excellence and guest satisfaction using Koinonia’s mission statement as our guide. During the summer, the Program Director will also be the Day Camp Director.
A part-time Office Manager (or Outreach Manager)
The Office/Outreach Manager is responsible for the orderly flow of office and staff communication, record keeping, and general office tasks. The Office/Outreach Manager is the key contact for those seeking to use our facilities and services. The Office/Outreach Manager is also an essential component in making and keeping good relationships with all constituents, including financial donors.
Koinonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant
based on race, color, age, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability,
religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status,
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment
policies. In addition, Koinonia will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with