Ministry Coordinator

Mt. Irenaeus
Ministry Coordinator

Mt. Irenaeus, a Franciscan Mountain retreat community, is an independent non-profit organization located in Western New York. A larger portion of our ministry is with the St. Bonaventure University Community, but our reach goes well beyond. Our mission statement reads, we are a community committed to simple, joyful, healing communion with God and all creation through contemplation and the communal experience of God’s justice, love and peace in contemporary everyday life.

Mt Irenaeus is seeking a Ministry Coordinator to join its team supporting the Life and Ministry lived out of and through Mt. Irenaeus. Our strategic plan has us looking to expand and deepen our outreach to St. Bonaventure University and other outward ministries. This individual will work very closely with the Franciscan Friars and others in the core community of Mt. Irenaeus, reporting to the Director of Ministry and closely with the rest of the team.

The Ministry Coordinator will be involved directly in the ministry provided to St. Bonaventure University including creating, promoting and facilitating retreats with students and the rest of the SBU community. Along with retreats, they will bring a ministry of accompaniment beside the college students, and work on partnerships with the rest of the areas in St. Bonaventure’s University Ministries. The Ministry Coordinator will also be involved with Mt. Irenaeus’ other ministries, including our On the Road ministries, and virtual gatherings through Zoom. Interest in growing our ministry on Social Media is also a plus.  

More about Mt. Irenaeus can be found at

Essential Job Functions:

Developing a deep personal understanding and appreciation of Mt. Irenaeus’ mission.
Spending a significant amount of time at Mt Irenaeus and committing to ongoing formation and mentoring.
Responsible in managing different stages of collaborative retreat planning.
Responsible for nurturing and developing relationships with partners in the St. Bonaventure University community, including faculty, staff, administrators, coaches, ministry team and club leaders.
Responsible for working closely to supporting projects with the Director of Ministry, Mt. Irenaeus Animator, and the core community.
Work closely with Board of Trustees and other committees to promote the Mission and Ministry of Mt. Irenaeus.
Support content creation in all medium, including physical newsletters and emails, social media, and website materials in conjunction with communications committee.
Support Mountain on the Road visits and digital gatherings.
Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

A commitment to the mission of Mt. Irenaeus (see mission statement below)  
Bachelor's degree in Ministry or related degree.
Experienced volunteer or professional involvement in campus ministry.
Highly responsible adult with ability to relate with people of all different stages of life.
Perceptive, empathetic, energetic and positive personality and must enjoy meeting and developing a rapport with people.  
High motivation to connect with young people to build relationships and invite them to try and become involved with life at the Mountain.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills, and computer competence. 
Willingness to travel and work outside traditional hours. 
Appreciation of different cultures, lifestyles, religious and political beliefs and a willingness to learn about these differences.

Typical Work Conditions:

This position requires local residency, with potential for living at Mt. Irenaeus. If living off site, some evenings will require staying overnight at Mt. Irenaeus.
Working mostly out of our offices on St. Bonaventure University’s campus, and Mt. Irenaeus, 21 miles away.
Travel required for On the Road gatherings, and potential fundraising events.
Use of personal devices (cell phone, personal computer, etc) may be necessary to maintain business operations.

If you have an interest in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to

Mike Fenn at

The Position will remain open until filled.

Mt. Irenaeus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristics established by law.


Rooted in the Franciscan tradition, the Mt. Irenaeus community is committed to simple, joyful, healing communion with God and all creation through contemplation and the communal experience of God’s justice, love and peace in contemporary everyday life. Life at Mt. Irenaeus is centered on attending to what is primary: presence to God, others, one’s self and earth. All who participate in the mission of the Mountain join with Jesus Christ in “making all things new” by creating and nourishing a community that transcends a particular place, opening to all peoples, ages and cultures.

Company Name: 
Mt. Irenaeus, Franciscan Mountain Community
Contact Information & Applicant Instructions: 

Michael Fenn:

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