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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 a 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 work 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 utmost respect and dignity, at all times.

In our dedication to the DEI initiative, SRMC provides ongoing 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 Opportunities

Spirit Rock is excited to announce the reopening of our campus after shifting everything online in March 2020 due to the pandemic. This momentous step allows us to offer an unusual number of job opportunities in a short timeframe. In the coming weeks, we will be seeking to fill these positions in order to build up our workforce to the capacity needed to support our residential retreat practitioners and teachers on campus.  The following positions are currently in need of filling as we prepare for the return to “on land” retreats starting in mid-August – please join us, and spread the word!

Spirit Rock is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees. Due to the current situation in Marin County amid the COVID 19 pandemic, vaccines are required for all new and returning employees.

Director of Development

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Director of Development plays a critical role in the advancement of Spirit Rock’s mission. This position is accountable for all development/contributed revenue at Spirit Rock, ensuring we meet our annual and capital revenue goals through annual and major gifts, direct mail, monthly giving and digital fundraising, bequests, and institutional giving and partnerships. The Director of Development works with the Board of Directors, Teachers Council, and committees (Finance, Executive, Governance) to garner support for the fulfillment of Spirit Rock’s mission and programs. The role will include the creation and staffing of a Development Committee of the Board. This is an exciting opportunity for a fundraising professional to play a key leadership role in sustaining and fueling Spirit Rock’s strategic plan. Please click here to view the full job description and to apply.

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, month-end reconciliation, 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, they are responsible for maintaining external relationships with vendors, banks, credit card companies, merchant services and government agencies. The Staff Accountant works independently and with the Controller and Financial Analyst to prepare various analyses and presentations concerning financial and operational aspects of Spirit Rock. The Staff Accountant participates in creating, implementing, documenting and maintaining accounting policies and procedures. If you are interested in learning more about this position, you can view the full job description by clicking here.  

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.
  • 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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