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Open Position -- Spiritual Guidance Coordinator

Siena Retreat Center is accepting applications for the position of Spiritual Guidance Coordinator to oversee the Center’s ministry/practice of spiritual guidance. A significant part of this position is the collaborative leadership of Siena Retreat Center’s two-year Spiritual Guidance Training Program and its annual Institute for Spiritual Guidance. Other responsibilities include:

  • offering spiritual guidance and supervision;
  • coordinating the program offerings related to spiritual guidance and grief support; and
  • facilitating retreats, days of reflection, and other programs throughout the year.

This role requires significant experience as a trained spiritual guide and as a leader in spiritual guidance education/formation.

The position of Spiritual Guidance Coordinator is a full-time, year-round, salaried position with a broad and generous benefits package. The Center seeks to fill the position in December of 2020.

To apply, please email your resume and a one-page cover letter describing how you believe your background is a fit for this position, by Thursday, October 1st, 2020, to the Executive Director, Claire Anderson.

Spiritual Guidance Training Program

The Spiritual Guidance Training Program at Siena Retreat Center is available to women and men who sense a call to spiritual guidance ministry and who wish to explore that call, engage in personal spiritual growth, and enhance the knowledge and skills needed.  The program meets eight times per year over two years.  For more information, click here or contact the on-site coordinator, Rita Lui, OP, at (262) 221-7605 or  Siena Retreat Center's Spiritual Guidance Training Program (training for spiritual direction or spiritual companioning) provides spiritual enrichment content, skills-building, and opportunities for personal reflection and growth.

Institute for Spiritual Guidance

In response to the need for continuing education and growth of spiritual guides, Siena Retreat Center is pleased to offer the Institute for Spiritual Guidance. The Institute offers workshops that create opportunities for guides to learn and further integrate the art and skill of companioning another person.

Honoring Grief...Intending to Heal

This is a condensed, intensive, basic training program for those who wish to companion the bereaved individually, as a facilitator of a grief support group, and/or within a bereavement outreach program. This program is also designed for those who currently serve in these roles and who wish to ‘hone’ their skills. The program meets over four Saturdays.