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Employment at Spirit Rock

Spirit Rock’s campus is set on more than 400 acres in beautiful Marin County, just 19 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Spirit Rock offers a range of residential meditation retreats, non-residential programs and dharma training programs. A position on staff at Spirit Rock is a wonderful opportunity to explore work as practice in a supportive and caring environment.

In conjunction with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative (DEI), DEI Plan, Spirit Rock Meditation Center (SRMC) is committed to a diverse workplace environment where everyone is welcome. We honor and celebrate different ideas, voices, perspectives and backgrounds that help us create a robust and innovative multicultural organization.

We know by experience, prioritizing diversity and inclusion throughout our hiring process allows equitable treatment and accessibility to everyone seeking employment at SRMC. We strive to create a workplace culture that reflects the communities we serve and empowers everyone to bring their full and authentic selves to our teams. All employees have the responsibility to treat fellow employees with the upmost of respect and dignity, at all times.

In our dedication to the DEI initiative, SRMC provides on-going multi-cultural competency training to all employees that are intrinsically tied to the values of excellence, diversity and inclusion outlined in the mission and principles of Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Come and join our team! Spirit Rock is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Openings

NEW! Event Coodinator - Part Time

Spirit Rock offers a variety of classes and daylong programs, focusing on the teachings of the Buddha and mindfulness practices. Our new Community Meditation Center, with three program rooms and a bookstore, opened last year. Our event department seeks an experienced event coordinator to join our dynamic team. This role includes planning, organizing, customer service, and on-site management of events. Flexible schedule, including weekend and evening availability required.
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NEW! Marketing and Communications Manager

The Marketing and Communications Manager (MCM) works as part of the Marketing and Communications Team to oversee development, management and implementation of all communications and marketing activities and efforts at Spirit Rock. They are responsible for supporting and increasing attendance at our programs and fundraising efforts in alignment with our target revenue goals. The MCM actively maintains a consistent brand across all channels in communicating Spirit Rock’s unique offering of Dharma to a variety of existing audiences and stakeholders, in addition to developing new ones. The MCM manages the Marketing & Communication team. They also collaborate closely with the Program Manager and the Development Manager and with a variety of internal and external partners to achieve the organization's goals and objectives.
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NEW! Annual Fund Manager

The Annual Fund Manager develops, implements and manages the execution of a high quality relationship-building, fully integrated, multi-channel Annual Fund program: including but not limited to strategic identification, qualification, and cultivation activities for prospects and direct personal solicitation; mail, email and online solicitation efforts; manages volunteers throughout the fundraising process and throughout the year; innovative use of events; manages segmentation using Raiser’s Edge, compiles lists, manages donor contact and information; produces annual fund analysis and reports;  and generally establishes creative ways to engage donors and fundraising volunteers.
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IT Helpdesk Specialist

The Spirit Rock Help Desk Specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, and software. Responds to queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problem, and determines and implements solutions or escalates to an in house IT person with knowledge in that area.
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Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant ensures the integrity of financial information and systems by performing various accounting functions. The Staff Accountant maintains the details of the accounting system, including AP, AR, deposit processing, payroll, and inventory. The Staff Accountant is the primary customer service point of contact for other Spirit Rock staff members with respect to most financial matters. In addition, s/he is responsible for maintaining external relationships with vendors, banks, credit card companies, and government agencies. The Staff Accountant works independently and with the Finance Manager to prepare various analyses and presentations concerning financial and operational aspects of Spirit Rock. The Staff Accountant participates in creating, implementing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures.
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Event Registrar

The Event Registrar is primarily responsible for all non-residential event registrations and reporting.  The Registrar splits time between phone and email customer relations, and detailed work in Raiser’s Edge (RE), including post-registration paperwork / payment and reports. The Registrar is also responsible for online registrations for Spirit Rock’s online and webcast events and website updates.
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Purchaser - Retreat Center Kitchen

Work in beautiful West Marin County at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, among the hills of wildflowers, bay laurel, deer and wild turkeys in an organic vegetarian kitchen with creative and inspiring cooks! The Purchaser works with local farmers and distributors to source beautiful quality ingredients to keep the kitchen well stocked, organized and provide the cooks with what they need to produce delicious, colorful meals for the retreat center. The Spirit Rock kitchen staff models behavior that supports mindfulness practice in the retreat environment.
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Retreat Center Cook, Full-time

Spirit Rock’s Retreat Center Cook works with a team of cooks to prepare meals for residential retreats and special events, trains and supervises retreatants performing work meditations in the kitchen, and models behavior that supports mindfulness practice in the retreat environment. 
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For All Spirit Rock Positions

Spirit Rock is an equal opportunity employer.

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is a spiritual practice center devoted to the teaching of Insight Meditation in the Buddhist tradition. We strive to create a work environment that reflects the Buddha’s teachings with a special emphasis on seeing our work as an essential aspect of our spiritual practice. As such, we seek employees who have a sincere interest in and commitment to the exploration of bringing the practice of mindfulness to bear on all activities of daily life.

The following qualities and abilities are expected of all employees at Spirit Rock:

  • Ability to work well with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • The ability to work collaboratively.
  • Flexibility and the ability to compromise.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Active listening skills.
  • The ability and willingness to express appreciation to others.
  • Openness to constructive feedback.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to lead, follow, take initiative or take direction and the judgment to know when each is appropriate.
  • The ability to delegate both Responsibility and authority appropriately.
  • Reliability.
  • Efficient time management skills including the ability to prioritize effectively.
  • The ability to differentiate between one’s role in achieving Spirit Rock’s goals as defined by one’s specific job description vs. one’s own personal objectives and spiritual growth.
  • Physical: Occasionally required to lift, carry, push or pull objects up to 30 pounds. Frequently required to perform moderately difficult manipulative tasks such as typing, writing, etc. Excellent typing and computer skills are required (word processing and data entry). Must be able to sit, walk or stand for extended periods.
  • Sensory: Frequently required to read and write documents, financial reports and plans. Must be able to distinguish normal sounds with some background noise, as in answering the phone, interacting with residents and staff, etc. Must be able to speak clearly and understand and be understood using the English language.
  • Cognitive: Frequently required to concentrate in considerable detail with occasional interruption. Must be able to attend to a task/function through to completion. Frequently required to understand and relate to specific ideas, several at a time. Must be able to remember multiple tasks and assignments given to self and others over a period of days and months. Must be able to shift priority and move from one task to another with ease, including the ability to multi-task.
  • Equipment: Ability to drive a car. Occasionally required to drive to work functions at other locations or make pick-ups and deliveries. Must maintain a valid driver’s license. Frequently required to use equipment such as copiers, telephone and fax machines.
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