An Opportunity for Right Livelihood: We're Hiring!

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

Do you want to work in an organization that transforms lives and makes a difference in the world? Do you want to use 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.  


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

Global Giving Manager (Full-Time)

Many, many kind and generous people have contributed to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation since its founding eight years ago in order to help spread the teachings of our dear teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism. The Foundation provides practitioners with awareness of what the monastics and the community need to continue this important and transformative work.   

The Foundation is now hiring a Global Giving Manager to further assist in the work of bringing together the needs of our community and those who want to help. This person will work closely with the monastics to understand what the needs of the community are and with major donors to convey the needs and assist with their support.

The Global Giving Manager will have experience, skillfulness, and dedication in our tradition and in the field of fundraising and major donor relations. If you, or someone you know, has the skills and interest in this role, please review the job position and consider applying. This is a wonderful opportunity for “right livelihood” and engagement in our community.