An Opportunity for Right Livelihood: We're Hiring!

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Teaching is not done by talking alone. It is done by how you live your life. My life is my teaching.

My life is my message.
— Thich Nhat Hanh, At Home in the World
 

Have you wanted to work in an organization that makes a difference in the world? Do you want to combine your practice of mindfulness to create a more compassionate, peaceful, and mindful society?

Organizational Background

The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation works to continue the mindful teachings and practice of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, support our mindfulness practice centers around the world, and engage in community building in order to foster peace and transform suffering in all people, animals, plants, and our planet. Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967.

The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, Inc. (PVCEB), the nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization incorporated in the United States dedicated to support the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village tradition. Our office is located at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California.  

Culture

The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation family is a diverse team, deeply engaged in the practice of mindfulness and compassion in our own lives, knowing this action will help improve the lives of others and our society. “Peace in oneself, peace in the world,” is a teaching from Thich Nhat Hanh we try to diligently practice. We are fortunate to be guided by monks and nuns on our volunteer working board as well as long-time mindfulness practitioners, making for a supportive, collaborative, and authentic atmosphere.


Open Job Positions

Communications Coordinator (Full-Time)

The Communications Coordinator serves as the Foundation’s compelling writer and visual storyteller. You’ll capture and communicate the stories of our mindfulness practice centers and programs with inspiring, consistent, and mindful messaging. You’ll combine storytelling and data to inspire and show our donors the impact of their donations.

As a member of an integrated fundraising and community building team, the Communications Coordinator is the primary implementer of the Foundation’s annual communications plan. This plan implements a range of communications strategies that include digital and print collateral, direct mail, event communications, and social media. You’ll also perform various duties for our grants program. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation.

A successful candidate will have a strong mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition and be committed to the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Fund Development Associate (Full-Time)

As a member of an integrated fundraising and community building team, the Fund Development Associate will report to the Fund Development Manager and be responsible for coordinating and assisting in a variety of fundraising activities, including donor database oversight, gift processing and acknowledgement, donor stewardship, direct mail/online giving campaigns, and support for mindfulness events. This position will also perform essential office administration duties.

A successful candidate will have a strong mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition and be committed to the teachings of the Thich Nhat Hanh.