Open Position as Director of Marillac Retreat and Spirituality Center in Leavenworth

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Job Title:  Director of Marillac Retreat and Spirituality Center

Date: March 18, 2024

Department: Marillac Retreat and Spirituality Center

Reports to: Executive Director of Mission

Job Status: Full-Time / Exempt / Salaried

About Us:

Impelled by the love of Christ, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL), a Roman Catholic congregation of women religious, offer every loving service in our power to meet the critical needs of God’s people. Established in 1858 in Kansas, the Sisters of Charity live our mission in the spirit of our founders: St. Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac, and Mother Xavier Ross. The Sisters, as Gospel-centered women, share a tradition of responding to the needs of the time, ministering to the vulnerable and marginalized, and caring for the fragile Earth. We share our mission in partnership and collaboration with those committed to working for peace and justice.

Position Summary:

The Director of the Marillac Retreat and Spirituality Center (4200 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048, USA) is responsible for leading the center, drawing on our mission and charism to serve the critical spiritual needs of God’s people today by providing an environment of prayer, peace, hope, and transformation. As St. Vincent, St. Louise, and Mother Xavier taught us, the Marillac Center is a place of encounter for the poor and marginalized and all those who serve them.

As the administrator, the Director will cultivate the Core team while maintaining a collaborative team environment that allows for shared decision-making. This position requires some flexibility to cover evening and weekend responsibilities as part of the team.

Job Duties:

  • Ability to strategize, envision, and discern the Center’s future, faithful to the Center and Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth’s mission.
  • Guide the formation and growth of an effective Core team by developing team members, setting a clear vision and goals, and promoting a culture of collaboration.
  • Evaluate the physical space and identify opportunities for potential use beyond current offerings.
  • Responsible for establishing criteria and evaluating groups to determine if their presence is compatible with the Marillac and SCL Missions. Provides oversight of the Center’s scheduling and calendaring.
  • Responsible for external communications with the public, including working with the SCL communications department to market and advertise, update web content, and provide communications about the center’s offerings.
  • Liaise with communications, IT, Housekeeping, facilities, food service, and other relevant SCL departments as needed.
  • Set staff schedules to meet Center and guest needs.
  • Oversee and coordinate guest or group needs before or during their stay.
  • Supervises and meets regularly with individual team members.
  • Prepares agenda and conducts core team meetings.
  • Support the Program Director in community outreach, including relationships with area retreat and spirituality centers, diocesan and parish relations, and sponsored works.
  • Prepares and submits the annual budget.
  • Manages the budget, monitors expenditures and income, and is responsible for the Center’s overall financial management. Explores new income sources to ensure the ability to provide access to opportunities for marginalized groups.
  • Oversees the contracting and billing process.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of or willingness to embrace the mission and values of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and the Vincentian Charism.
  • Master’s degree in theology, spirituality, or related field.
  • Five years of business administration or supervisory experience.
  • Previous experience working in a space focused on hospitality, rest, or spirituality.
  • Previous experience supervising.
  • Knowledge of and openness to creative approaches to facilitating spiritual experiences.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Adaptable and willing to be flexible in an evolving work environment.
  • The ability to make independent decisions when necessary while also fostering an environment of collaborative decision-making.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform sedentary work, sitting at desk and/or typing for extended periods of time.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 25 pounds.
  • Stoops and bends when using files.
  • Finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination is necessary in operating personal computer.
  • Requires concentrated visual attention which must be maintained for sustained periods.  Good vision and hearing acuity are required to record data and answer calls.

We are committed to ensuring the diversity of our team. While not a minimum or mandatory qualification, we strongly encourage candidates of color, those who identify as Native American, women, people of low income backgrounds, and those who are differently-abled to apply for this role.

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