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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.

Major Gifts Officer

The Major Gifts Officer is a strategic and self-motivated fundraiser committed to establishing and growing productive, long-term relationships with current and new donors, and bringing energy and creativity to the Development department. Reporting to and partnering with the Executive Director, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of at least 75 individuals throughout the Bay Area and greater California to raise support for annual and campaign gifts to Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Please click here for detailed job description and to apply.

Annual Giving Manager

The Annual Giving Manager serves as a key development team leadership member and an active thought partner working with the Executive Director in strategy affecting Spirit Rock.  They will be instrumental in engaging the Board, Executive Director, and the executive management team in the creation and implementation of an innovative and strategic fund development strategy that can sustain and strengthen all development needs for the entire organization. Please click here for detailed job descriptioon and to apply.

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator (DC) specializes in processing and acknowledging donated revenue and supports additional development department administrative operations like the annual fund, major giving, and legacy giving activities in collaboration with the other members of the Development team. This role is responsible maintaining the integrity of the entire donor database with support from the Database Administrator. They provide operational support for the Director of Development and fundraising initiatives as needed, including, but not limited to multi-channel appeals, events, and donor moves management. Please click here for detailed job description and to apply.


The Controller is responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting, and reporting activities. The Controller supports presentations to the board finance and audit committee, and works closely with the senior leadership team on all organizational finance and IT matters. The Controller leads all day-to-day finance operations and supervises the accounting team members, including functional responsibility over the accounting department, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. This role performs financial analysis for ad hoc projects. Please click here for detailed job description and to apply.

Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant position at Spirit Rock Meditation Center will oversee general accounting and perform complex accounting tasks, including journal entries, reconciliations, and verifying financial transactions. The Senior Accountant will maintain a ledger to ensure the effectiveness and accuracy of all accounting tasks, including transactional processing, financial analysis, and annual budget responsibilities. Please click here for detailed job description and to apply.

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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