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Employment Opportunities

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 become a flourishing outdoor community that cultivates transformation and ripples peace and reconciliation to the world, and will live out our values: spiritually centered, sustainable, collaborative, inclusive, reconciling, and ecologically active.

Koinonia is where God transforms and prepares people in an outdoor environment to love and serve one another.

Koinonia seeks the following: (Click for Job Descriptions)

We are seeking qualified candidates, 16 years of age or older, to join our summer staff from June 30th-August 30th, 2024. Read the application for more details and positions.

Position Summary: The Associate Director is a leadership position working with and assisting the Executive Director in the areas of administration, program, retreats, and events.

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 disabilities.

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 third year of a re-start-up, 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.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience/job title

Location: 165 Highland Lake Drive, Highland Lake, NY

How to apply: As directed for each position.

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