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Compassion in Action Program Director

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Namchak Foundation
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Missoula, MT
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Published 22 days ago

Role Type: This position will start at 30 hours per week. Work schedule will generally be between 9 am-5pm in your time zone, with some evenings and weekends required. This is a remote work position with occasional trips to Namchak’s office in Missoula, Montana. 

 

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. 

Benefits include 401k, health insurance, and paid time off  

 

Namchak is dedicated to sharing one of the oldest forms of Tibetan Buddhist practice and making the teachings newly accessible to Westerners. Students learn from Tibetan masters as well as Western teachers and receive support from a vibrant community. We serve individuals on every step of the path, from those exploring meditation for the first time to more experienced practitioners. We offer various learning programs, including in-person teaching, small group learning, bi-coastal retreats, online courses, and soon-to-be-established residential retreats at the Namchak Retreat Ranch in Montana. In coming years, we will offer everything from introductory retreats to Dzogchen, the most profound practice in our tradition, and weekend retreat, to the traditional three-year retreat.

 

Namchak’s Compassion in Action Network is a movement and community of young people working to create a happy, just and flourishing world. In partnership with students, young adults and older allies across North America, we are growing a network of next generation leaders who are waking up together and acting with compassion for the benefit of all. Compassion in Action Chapters are a model for students to organize on college and university campuses. Our flagship offering - the Compassion in Action Fellowship- is a yearlong inner & outer change journey that supports campus-based students in learning meditation practice, building community, and engaging in meaningful social change. 

 

We are a collaborative team. If our mission resonates with you, if you enjoy being of service and working in a positive and inspiring work environment, and if you're a self-starter who naturally takes initiative and follows through, then this job may be a good fit for you.

 

Role Description 

As the Program Director of the Compassion in Action Network, you will oversee the programmatic development, implementation, and well-being of our young adult and campus-based offerings. You will interface directly with our strategic partners, campus relationships, students, young adults, and adult allies, along with collaborating closely with members of the Namchak staff team.

 

The ideal candidate will be a Self-motivated, strong self-starter, proactively takes the initiative and able to change roles and "wear multiple hats" as needed to drive outcomes and integrate with the team. They have previous experience with meditation, campus-based programs, and student organizing. They will have excellent organizational and prioritization skills, and the ability to balance a wide range of programmatic tasks and timelines. Experience with non-violent communication, anti-oppression, and a history of working on collaborative teams is valued.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

●      Developing program goals, strategies, timelines, and evaluation plans

●      Managing the day-to-day operations of the program and responding to timely needs and opportunities

●      Supervising program staff & volunteers

●      Supporting student leaders around the development and maintaining of their campus chapters

●      Collaborating with the Namchak Education & Outreach team 

●      Planning and supporting the implementation of events including workshops & retreats

●      Working with team members and creatives on the development of communication materials and creative assets for the program

●      Serving as a primary point of contact for program inquiries

●      Maintaining relationships with campus and organizational partners

●      Assessing ongoing needs and planning for future growth

 

 

Qualifications

●      Passionate about young people, social change, and community building

●      Experience with a daily meditation practice

●      Interested in personal transformation, meditation, health, and well being

●      Previous experience with community service projects, civic engagement, and/or environmental and social change movements

●      Excellent communication skills - written and verbal

●      Natural self-manager; proactive and problem-solving orientation

●      Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

●      Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams

●      Possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree (desired)

●      Experience working within project management systems, calendar management and email systems

●      Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google Docs

●      Experience with HubSpot or other CRM platforms (desired)

 

 

Leadership and Execution Behaviors for this Role

●      Self-motivated, strong self-starter, proactively takes the initiative and able to change roles and "wear multiple hats" as needed to drive outcomes and integrate with the team

●      Works independently and exercises judgment with limited supervision or direction, and exercises discretion and independent judgment concerning all activities and projects

●      Reliable and consistent follow-through

●      Able to work under pressure and respond to changing circumstances

●      Outcome-focused and personally accountable

●      Articulate and effective communicator 

●      Able to raise issues and resolve differences and conflict, but also calm and respectful in delivery, maintaining professionalism

●      Provides and receives honest feedback and shares opinions respectfully 

●      Healthy people skills, demonstrated by actively cultivating resilient relationships with mutual high regard and trust

●      Timely and responsive to all communications, especially with team members

●      High level of transparency, shares information across all roles and functions

●      Courteous, professional, and supportive relationships with team members

●      Demonstrates the Company's principles and values by their behavior

●      An eager learner who habitually develops new skills

●      Team player

 

Supervised & Supported by: The role collaborates, coordinates, and interacts with team members across Namchak, and will be primarily guided by Namchak’s Director of Outreach & Education.

Role Type: This position will start at 30 hours per week. Work schedule will generally be between 9 am-5pm in your time zone, with some evenings and weekends required. This is a remote work position with occasional trips to Namchak’s office in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 8, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$45,000 - $70,000Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits

 Benefits include 401k, health insurance, and paid time off 

 Benefits include 401k, health insurance, and paid time off 

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
250 Station Drive, Missoula, MT 59801, United States
2nd Floor

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Instructions:

Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle and core value at Namchak, where employment is based upon personal capabilities, competencies, and qualifications. We are committed to ensuring that job applicants and staff are not discriminated against regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sex, or sexual orientation/gender expression.

Women, people of color, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.       

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