Job Opportunity: Outreach and Service Coordinator


Journey House at UW-River Falls is looking for a part-time Outreach and Service Coordinator to grow and deepen our presence on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The coordinator would be involved in work with students as they build relationships with each other and connect their faith with their current and future lives. The position is year-round, and during the fall and spring semesters especially the work will include at least one night each week and some weekends. Compensation depends on experience, ranging from 18K-21k for ~60 hours each month along with housing in the Journey House building. Those interested in the position should submit a cover letter and resumé to Deacon David Behling, the Campus Ministry Director at by April 15, 2023.

Part-time: 15 hrs/week or 60 hrs/month

Compensation: $1500-$1800 monthly, depending on experience + housing [private room with bathroom and kitchen shared with student peer leaders]

Start date: July 1, 2023


Outreach (50%)

  • Along with the Journey House Peer Leaders, participate in the UWRF Involvement Fairs at the beginning of each fall and spring semester (One day in September & One day in February)
  • Organize and sometimes lead small groups in activities
  • Manage electronic media and print outreach
    • Designs and sends weekly email to student email list
    • Work with student peer leaders to coordinate messaging through campus email, social media, and print materials for ‘paper’ outreach on campus.
  • Coordinate outreach to students
    • Initiate and nurture relationships with young adults who are students at UWRF and Chippewa Valley Technical College.
    • Create a climate of welcome at Journey House for all members of the campus communities and any others who need our support.
    • Identify, equip, and supervise student leaders of Journey House to discover and fulfill their vocation: meaningful work in any field and serves the community.
    • Organize ongoing one-on-one conversations with peer leaders and other students, especially students new to UWRF.
  • Work with student leaders on mission specific events throughout the year, concentrated at the beginning of each semester.  These will include, but not be limited to opportunities for service, justice and reflection (detailed below)

Service (50%)

  • Provide opportunities and programs that nurture faith development including issues of inclusion, diversity, racial equity, poverty, immigration, and peace.
  • Organize opportunities for service, justice, and reflection that help build internal and external relationships between community and campus.
  • Organize and manage alternative j-term and spring break trips that include a balance of learning, service, justice, and reflection.
  • Coordinate the serving of weekly meals for the Journey House student community with peer leaders and members of partner congregations.
  • Coordinate and organize distribution of food via the Food Shelf in the Agriculture  Building [in collaboration with other student organizations and Freddy’s Pantry] and in the Pantry on the Porch at Journey House.

Qualifications and Core Competencies

  • Education: Associate’s or bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree or current enrollment in a graduate program in Religion, Ministry, Education or related fields preferred.
  • Experience in youth/young adult ministry leadership preferred.
  • Passionate about working with young adults.
  • Passionate about doing outreach, having new conversations, and helping others do that work. 
  • Experience in managing electronic communications or demonstrated interest and willingness to learn. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to service and social justice. 
  • Experience with organizing and/or community building. 
  • Ability to work within an ecumenical theological context, and in a non-profit that welcomes and celebrates diversity of gender, sexuality, race, class, religious beliefs and political background. 
  • Ability to manage the tension between working independently and being self-starting while also working collaboratively as a part of a team.
  • Ability to attend to strategy and process, in the midst of many moving pieces and competing priorities.