Announcement of Job Opening

Position: Assistant Director at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, Wheatland, IA

Applications accepted through August 1, 2017

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

Job Description: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat (OLPR), a ministry of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, (CHM) is seeking an Assistant Director to work collaboratively with the OLPR Director to uphold the mission and core values of OLPR in all matters of general administration, planning, fiscal management, property maintenance, personnel management, public relations, marketing and communication.

Mission: We who carry on ministry at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat provide hospitality and service in a sacred space of peace and beauty that promotes respect for all creation in the tradition of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary. We welcome all to come for prayer, spiritual renewal, solitude, conferences and meetings.

Core Values: Respects all people, appreciates diversity among people, cultures and spiritual traditions; is well versed in Catholic theology, social teachings and contemporary cosmology. Upholds the CHM “Land Ethic and Principles of Sustainability”.


·         Dedication to retreat work as a ministry

·         Familiarity with retreat facilities, planning and scheduling of events

·         Three or more years of non-profit management/leadership in hospitality, operations and human resources.

·         Strong sense of hospitality and collaborative skills

·         Willingness to live on site and work a flexible schedule

·         Master’s degree or Certification in spiritual direction and/or pastoral ministry  

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

·         Able to offer environmental education and implement environmental practices

·         Physically able to walk the land, and do gardening

This full time salaried position includes medical benefits, vacation, holidays and housing if the applicant lives at OLPR.

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Applicants are requested to send a cover letter, resume, three professional references and give a range of an expected salary to:

Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat

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820 West Central Park Avenue

Davenport IA 52804