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 A NEW Leadership Opportunity

Dear Spirit Rock community -

On behalf of all of us, we wanted to let you know about a really special job opportunity—an exciting new position here at Spirit Rock combining leadership, programming, and community development that, frankly, doesn’t come along very often! 

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Programs and Community Development (DPCD) that will have strategic oversight of all Spirit Rock programming, including both residential retreats and non-residential classes, in partnership with our Governing Teachers Council, and with day-to-day oversight of implementation by Programs staff. The DPCD will work closely with our teachers and staff on overall program management, with growing and clarifying our future curriculum, and nurturing strong relationships with teachers, practitioners, and other sanghas. This position reports to the Executive Director, and the ideal candidate must have 4-6 years of program management experience; a demonstrated ability to lead strategically; strong organizational skills, including ability to supervise and mentor other managers; and the skills to translate big picture strategy into a detailed implementation plan and handle the range of tasks required of senior management.  S/he is also a collaborative team player and has excellent oral, written, and public speaking communication skills.  Experience with Spirit Rock’s programs, mission, and practices is essential and required.

For more details, click here. Please feel free to share this announcement with anyone you know who might be uniquely qualified for this position.

Thank you for your thoughtful reflection on this.    

Warm regards from all of us,
Sally Armstrong & Phillip Moffitt,
Co-Guiding Teachers, and Michelle Latvala, Executive Director


 

 

Director of Programs and Community Development


Job Summary

The Director of Programs and Community Development (DPCD), reporting to the Executive Director, is responsible for overall program management, achieving organizational and program goals, and nurturing strong relationships with teachers, practitioners and Bay Area communities. The DPCD has strategic oversight of both residential and non-residential programming, in partnership with our Governing Teachers Council, and with day-to-day oversight of implementation by Programs staff.  The DPCD is a key member of the Director’s team with leadership in organizational effectiveness, strategic clarity and fiduciary oversight of the Programs Department.  

Responsibilities include: oversee the design, development and implementation of the annual program curriculum at Spirit Rock (residential and non-residential); manage Spirit Rock’s Volunteer Program and Family Program; work with teachers and staff to implement strategic use of resources and effort aligning the mission, revenue and strategies with the needs and priorities of the organization; create short-term and long-term objectives and performance measures for the Programs Department;  identify and recommend opportunities to offer, and create access to, Spirit Rock’s curriculum of practice and study both nationally and internationally in ways that sustain and enrich the practice of Insight Meditation at Spirit Rock for practitioners of all experience levels and backgrounds;  build on our already strong programmatic vision to achieve more external visibility and broaden the relevancy and availability of our program offerings; enhance and expand Spirit Rock’s role and presence in Western Buddhism; increase our multicultural awareness and competencies in serving diverse communities; work with teachers to design multi-year retreat programs, on-line programs, Applied Mindfulness and other programs; move Spirit Rock to new levels of community-connectedness and involvement by envisioning, designing, gaining approval for, and implementing programs, program changes and initiatives; identify areas and opportunities for strategic engagement with urban sanghas and the communities of Marin, the Bay Area and nationally.  The DPCD directly manages a staff of four and is a key member of the directors team and several Spirit Rock governing committees.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has 4-6 years of program management experience, demonstrated ability to lead strategically, strong organizational skills, including ability to supervise and mentor other managers, translate big picture strategy into a detailed implementation plan, and handle the range of tasks required of senior management.  S/he is also a team player and has excellent oral, written, and public speaking communication skills and experience serving a broad range of diverse communities. Experience with Spirit Rock’s programs, mission, and practices required.

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package includes paid medical, dental, and chiropractic/acupuncture insurance; flexible spending account; 403b retirement savings plan; paid time off to attend Spirit Rock retreats; attendance at Spirit Rock classes; paid vacation; paid holidays; and paid sick leave.

Application Process

This is an excellent opportunity to work in the executive division of a growing, internationally acclaimed organization. To apply, send resume with cover letter and salary history to: DPCDJob@spiritrock.org. Applications must be received by January 25, 2013.  No telephone calls please. Spirit Rock is an equal opportunity employer and we place a high value on workforce diversity.

Spirit Rock is an equal opportunity employer and we place a high value on workforce diversity.

 

 

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