Position: Programs Coordinator
Type: live-in position with private accom., monthly stipend, meals, more (see below)
Organization: Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
Location: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Who We Are
The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a non-profit retreat centre on Salt Spring Island, BC. Our main enterprises are hosting retreats and classes on yoga, meditation, and self-development, as well as operating a small-scale organic farm. Most of our staff live on site as part of an intentional community that is focused on the attainment of peace through spiritual practice (sadhana), supportive community (satsang), and selfless service (karma yoga).
The Programs Coordinator books and coordinates the rentals, programs, and yoga classes that are the lifeblood of our operation. Broadly speaking, the position involves engaging new teachers and presenters, securing contracts, and liaising with other coordinators at the Centre to ensure that agreements with our clients and guests are fulfilled. The Programs Coordinator also guides our ongoing marketing on social media and elsewhere, and serves as the primary point of contact for public inquiry. The role reports to the Senior Manager but works in concert with the Operations, Housekeeping, Maintenance Coordinators and other staff involved in programs and events to ensure events run smoothly. This position receives some assistance from an office volunteer for clerical and administrative tasks. People with an ability to communicate clearly, a keen eye for detail, and a friendly and caring personality will do best in the role.
The position requires a commitment of 28 hours per week of work, including a few hours of weekly communal cleanup shifts. During the first 10 weeks of your time here, we also ask for 7 hours per week of participation in community activities and meetings, as well as classes on yoga theory and practice. This helps new staff to connect to the aims of the Centre and the community in a deeper way. (Some of this may not be necessary for those who’ve already spent time at the Centre) Please see below for further details about the job.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
We’re definitely not your average workplace. Most of the people who’ve lived and worked here count it among the most unique and transformative experiences of their lives. If you’re just interested in punching the clock and getting a paycheck, then this place probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re open to exploring community life and spiritual practice, all while working hard to be of service to others, then there’s a good chance you’ll have a great time with us.
Yoga and Community
As an added bonus, when you arrive, you’ll take part in the offerings provided in our Residential Karma Yoga Program for the first 10 weeks of your time here. You’ll learn and practice alongside other folks who come to work in our kitchen, maintenance, farm, office, and housekeeping teams. This allows new residents to gain a thorough introduction to the teachings and practices of yoga that inspire SSCY. Participants in the program normally pay $1,155 for the 10-week period, but we include it as part of the coordinator’s compensation. The ten-week program includes:
Please email us a cover letter demonstrating your interest in this position and resume to:
subject: Programs Coordinator
This position will begin March 15, we ask for a commitment until November 30, 2019 with the possibility to extend.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 28 2018 ID: 49943