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Public & Custom Program Management Role
Collaborative Leadership Team
About Inward Bound Mindfulness
Inward Bound Mindfulness (Inward Bound) is a national nonprofit offering in-depth mindfulness retreats and programs for teens, their parents, and the youth-serving professionals who support them. Our model guides participants in developing self-awareness, compassion, and ethical decision making, and empowers them to apply these skills in improving their lives and communities.
Inward Bound’s full-time staff comprise a collaborative leadership team of five mission-centered individuals, tens of teachers, and hundreds of regional staff and volunteers across the US and Canada. The staff work with our Board of Directors to collaboratively govern Inward Bound.
We believe that mindfulness and compassion have a powerful role to play in strengthening social justice advocacy and in transforming the deep underlying structures of the mind and the heart in order to reimagine and co-create a just and liberated world.
For more information, please visit Inward Bound’s website.
Being a CL Team also means we are each accountable to each other, the Board, and our community to achieve the goals established for our respective areas of responsibility. With full transparency, we consider our leadership model to be ever-evolving, and there is potential that in the future the structure could change. All aspects of this role will work in coordination with the other four Staff Leads (Registration, Development, Operations, and Marketing/Brand). Our working culture values engaging in honest feedback and having shared ownership of decision-making and possible gaps in function within the team.
The right candidate will feel strongly aligned with Inward Bound’s mission, vision, and values, including a personal commitment to mindfulness and experience delivering teen and young adult programming. This role requires confidently prioritizing moving pieces across regions, and comfort with being self-directed in detail-oriented work. This position requires skill at virtually coordinating and communicating with a wide spectrum of contractors (regional retreat staff) with different identities.
This role includes strategy *and* execution related to:
- Mindfulness program development and delivery for teens, young adults, and youth-serving professionals
- Strategic oversight of all program expenses & budget tracking
- Recruiting and hiring regional retreat staff using an equity lens
- Coordinating program logistics: travel, room & board, materials, and supplies
- Cultivating leads and developing contracts & project plans for custom programs
- Prospecting and contracting with venues across the country for Inward Bound programs
- Respond to inquiries about custom programs, cultivate leads and negotiate contracts
- Identify teachers and create project plans in collaboration with them
- Further develop the business model for expanding custom programs
- Coordinate all moving parts and pieces of programming to ensure smooth delivery
Public Programming – teens, young adults, and adults / virtually, on-site, in hybrid format
- Collaboratively schedule annual program calendar: Prospect venues to hold retreats, coordinate and negotiate contracts
- Virtually coordinate with Retreat Manager on program supplies
- Organize and book shuttle transportation for staff and participants
Program Finance Management
- Oversee program expense budget of approximately $400k
- Approve all programmatic invoices and reconcile program budget monthly
- Track and reconcile payment plans for teacher training program
- Use Docusign to send contracts to partners and staff for custom and public programs
- Send invoices for program payments where appropriate
- Meet with new and existing partners in the mindfulness space to collaborate
- Attend Conferences and Retreats on behalf of Inward Bound
- Co-lead strategy to achieve Inward Bound’s Programmatic Strategic Plan Goals
- Co-lead coordination of the the Guiding Teachers Council (GTC) to meet and review teacher applications, revise GTC role, guideline and recruitment process, recruit new GTC members in collaboration with DEIA Committee
- Create and offer public mindfulness retreats for teens, young adults, and adults
- Serve on or lead other internal teams or projects within the Collaborative Leadership System, as needed based on your capacity and experience
Program Communications and Staffing
- Co-manage new retreat and program contractor applications & interview process
- Facilitate assistant teacher and teacher applications in coordination with GTC
- Strategize to invite and confirm retreat staff teams using an equity lens, in collaboration with Program Team, DEIA Committee and Retreat leadership
- Coordinate all regional staff and volunteers with all pre-retreat support
- Serve as point of contact for all retreat staff and retreat center management throughout the year
- Alignment with Inward Bound’s values and staff competencies
- Knowledge of mindfulness and meditation
- Experience delivering programming to youth with an emphasis on addressing equity, justice, accessibility, and diversity
- Skilled in collaboration with a diverse group of contract staff and community members
- Interest in collaborative leadership and distributed decision-making
- Deep trust in the wisdom that young people share, especially about their own experiences
- Adaptability to changing priorities and managing multiple projects
- Problem solving skills, flexibility, and thoughtful approach to overcoming obstacles
- Efficient and self-motivated, organized and communicative, and attentive to detail
- Comfortable with busiest seasons being April–August and in December
- Comfortable with using technology to organize and systematize operations
- Familiar with and/or willingness to learn various technologies: Google Suite, Zoom, Salesforce, Mailchimp
We welcome applications from all areas of the United States, with preference given to candidates residing in states where retreats are hosted and core staff is located – CA, DC, KY, MA, MD, NH, NY, OR, OH, and VA. We do not have the ability to sponsor international candidates. You will work with colleagues in time zones across the country, with flexible hours sometimes required.
- Total budget availability
- Level of responsibility
- Historical disadvantage/privilege
- Personal financial needs
- 150% maximum range from lowest to highest salaries (except for considerations in #3)
- Commitment over time
Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance; a retirement plan; and PTO.
Please send your resume and cover letter detailing your specific interest in the job and relevant experience to email@example.com. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1.
Inward Bound is committed to fostering a staff team that reflects the diversity of our program participants. Inward Bound strives to create a safe work environment for its employees free of discrimination and harassment.
Inward Bound hires the most qualified individuals for each position, and does so without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status of an individual or that individual’s associates or relatives.
This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all areas of employment for all employees.