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Serving with 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 and online retreats, drop-in classes, and dharma training programs. A position 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 multicultural competency training to all employees that are intrinsically tied to the values of excellence, diversity, and inclusion outlined in our mission and principles.

Spirit Rock Benefits

We provide our staff with the following resources, care, and support to do and be their best while serving the Spirit Rock community:

  • Flexible Work Models: Some positions offer hybrid work opportunities.
  • Time Off: In addition to paid vacation, sick days, and holiday time, regular staff members enjoy 10 paid retreat days per year to give you extra time off to renew and deepen your practice.
  • Healthcare: For regular staff members, we take care of a significant portion of your premiums on our medical, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractic, short-term and long- term disability coverage, with the option of a flexible spending account (FSA).
  • 403(B) Matching Retirement: We make a matching contribution to your retirement savings to give you peace of mind when it comes to your financial future.
  • Practice Environment: Explore work as a spiritual practice in a supportive and caring environment.
  • Healthy Lunches: Delicious vegetarian lunches are offered daily when retreats are in session.

Career Opportunities

As Spirit Rock moves forward with the transition of offering both online and on-land programs, new career opportunities continue to arise to fulfill the growing needs of our community. Our current full-time and part-time roles include remote, hybrid, and onsite opportunities.

Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant ensures the integrity of financial information and systems by performing various accounting functions and is the primary customer service point of contact for other Spirit Rock staff members with respect to most financial matters. In addition, this role is responsible for maintaining external relationships with vendors, banks, credit card companies, and government agencies. The Staff Accountant works independently and with the Controller to prepare various analyses and presentations concerning financial and operational aspects of Spirit Rock as well as participating in the creation, implementaiton and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures. Please click here for the full job description and to apply for this position.

Resident Caretaker/Facilities Staff

Resident Caretakers/Facilities Staff (“Caretakers”) are stewards of the physical aspects of the Spirit Rock campus. Caretakers are cross-trained for a wide range of duties. The responsibilities are to fully support retreat operations including openings and closings, housekeeping and hospitality services for the entire campus including the teacher village and responding to the day to day needs typical for a meditation retreat center. This position is part of Spirit Rock’s Resident Staff Dharma program. This program allows participants to work, practice and live at Spirit Rock. Please click here for the full job description and to apply for this position.

Custodial Caretaker - Extra Hire

The Custodial Caretaker supports the ongoing operations of Spirit Rock events, classes, and retreats. This position performs housekeeping, custodial and light duty maintenance throughout the campus to help provide an attractive, sanitary and safe environment for staff, teachers and practitioners. Please click here for the full job description and to apply for this position.

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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