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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.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant position is a dynamic position that ensures the optimal operation of all administrative functions of the executive office at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. This person will play a key role supporting both the Spirit Rock’s Executive Director and Deputy Director, enabling the best use of their time, efforts, and leadership in stewarding the entire ten-million-dollar organization. This is a perfect opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant looking to make a significant impact in a highly productive nonprofit organization promoting mindfulness and Buddhist practice. If you are interested in learning more about this position, you can view the full job description and range of duties by clicking here. 

Development Manager

The Development Manager works with the Director of Development to craft, responsively refine, and implement the Development Program of Spirit Rock. This person partners with the Development team to set annual and multi-year goals; supports and directs the team’s professional development, and contributes to a culture of philanthropy and gratitude at Spirit Rock. They will work closely with the marketing and events teams to smoothly integrate development events, campaigns, and messaging into programmatic and marketing activities. If you are interested in learning more about this position, you can view the full job description and range of duties by clicking here.

Registrar

Spirit Rock offers a variety of programs and experiences from single-day to multiple-day programs; which can be either online or on the land (residential retreats). The Registrar provides exceptional customer service to participants before, during, and after registration. If you are interested in learning more about this position, you can view the full job description and range of duties by clicking here.

Program Coordinator

Responsible for supporting the work of the Programs team and other Spirit Rock staff with the scheduling, coordination, and delivery of all Spirit Rock programs, online, and residential. Also responsible for providing general program-related administrative, project, and systems coordination for the Programs Team.  If you are interested in learning more about this position, you can view the full job description and range of duties by clicking here.

Retreat Center Cook - Extra Hire

Spirit Rock’s Retreat Center Cook prepares meals for all residential retreats and commuter retreats, internal meetings and special events. The Retreat Center Cook extra hire models behavior that supports mindfulness practice in the retreat environment. If you are interested in this position, you can view the full job description and range of duties 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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