We’re excited to announce new employment opportunities at Dharma Ocean. Each role is a wonderful opportunity to work more closely with the teachings and others, deepening your exposure to this lineage while supporting others on their journey. Dharma Ocean is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salary and benefits within the non-profit model. Brief descriptions are listed below. Follow the links below each position to see a complete job description and employment application.
Director of Community Life
The Director of Community Life is a new position in 2018 that will lead community life, pastoral care and volunteer functions of Dharma Ocean, and be in charge of fundraising. This heart-centered, community leadership role reports directly to the Board of Directors. This position will have two major roles. The first is the supervision of the development of curricula and guiding and coordinating the mandala councils (Desung, Protection, Family, Inclusivity, Education and Curriculum, MI and Mentoring, Wisdom, End of Life Awakening, Community, etc.). This director will oversee the training and ongoing mentoring of students, MIs and teachers, city sanghas and practice groups throughout the world. The second major role is the development and execution a fundraising strategy. This requires working with key stakeholders, identifying resources needed, networking and connecting with donors, and coordinating with the Executive Director. We will consider a job-share between candidates with complementary skills in order to meet critical priorities, therefore candidates are encouraged to review the application.
Front-End Web Developer and IT Coordinator
Dharma Ocean seeks a Front-End Web Developer and IT Coordinator to help us maintain, improve, and expand our online platform. You will administer and maintain Dharma Ocean’s WordPress Multisite Network and develop/support new and existing online meditation courses and applications. You will serve as the front-line technical support specialist for online course participants, community members, and you will support internal staff members with technical assistance. You will report directly to the Digital Platform Manager and work collaboratively with the Communications, Programs, and Media teams, as well as with volunteer teaching staff to implement a variety of projects. The position is split roughly as 70% web development and 30% IT coordination.
Assistant Kitchen Manager
We are currently seeking an Assistant Kitchen Manager who will support with all aspects of planning and preparing retreat meals in Dharma Ocean’s Blazing Mountain Retreat Center kitchen. The Assistant Kitchen Manager supervises and participates in the prep and execution of meals, assists in the training and supervision of kitchen staff and volunteers, performs food operations management tasks, and models behavior that supports contemplative practice in a retreat experience. Kitchen staff sometimes has the opportunity to participate in parts of ongoing Dharma Ocean retreats.