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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.

Senior Designer

The Senior Designer is responsible for defining a clear visual strategy to unify the Spirit Rock brand across all marketing and communications platforms. The position conceptualizes and implements design solutions that fulfill Spirit Rock’s marketing and communications strategies. The role also provides strategic and creative direction as well as establishes and streamlines workflow processes. Please click here to read he full job description and apply.

Retreat Coordinator - Extra Hire

The Retreat Coordinator is a part of the Retreat Operations team and is responsible for on-site administrative coordination of all retreat programs at Spirit Rock including residential retreats, multi-day non-residential programs, day-long retreats and drop-in programs. The successful Retreat Coordinator candidate works well on a team, can multi-task easily, and tends towards problem solving and customer service naturally. Please click here to read the job description and to apply.

Director of Human Resources, People & Culture

Spirit Rock is seeking a highly emotionally intelligent, people-centric leader to develop and lead programing related to our greatest asset: the team. The Director of Human Resurces, People and Culture will utilize their exceptional skills, interests, and expertise in the areas of human resources to envision and lead the development of organization-wide initiatives that inspire current and prospective staff, support growth, and embody Spirit Rock’s values. Please click here for more infomation about this position.

Custodial Caretaker - Part Time

The part-time 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 to see the full job description and to apply for this position.

Bookstore Manager - Part Time

Spirit Rock is seeking a Part-Time Bookstore Manager for approximately 12-15 hours per week which may expand to Full-Time in the future based on Spirit Rock’s post-COVID program needs. The Bookstore Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the operation of the bookstore which sells books, gifts and tools used for meditation practice. Please click here to see the full job description and to apply for this position.

Retreat Center Cook - Full Time

Spirit Rock's Cooks work with other Cooks to prepare meals for all residential retreats, internal meetings and special events. They also train and supervise retreatants performing work meditations in the kitchen, and model behavior that supports mindfulness practice in the retreat environment. Please click here to see the full job description and to apply for this position.

Registrar - Extra Hire

Spirit Rock offers a variety of programs and experiences from single-day to multiple-day programs; which can be either online or on land (residential retreats). The Registrar provides exceptional customer service to participants before, during, and after registration. The Registrar is responsible for full-cycle registration processing including opening the retreat for registration, obtaining the customer’s retreat registration details, managing occupancy rates, answering customer inquiries, solving customer registration problems (tech or otherwise), handling registration fees & refunds and managing & processing scholarship allocations. Please click here to see 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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