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Current Openings

Custodial Services Attendant: EarthRise Transformative Learning Center

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) owns and operates the majestic 194-acre EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center in southern Petaluma, CA, where over 5,000 guests each year engage in transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth. With six meeting rooms, 64 lodging rooms, and meals available for up to 100 people, we are an ideal venue for workshop leaders, organizations, and groups from around the world to host events and multi-day workshops.

Job Summary

The Custodial Services Attendant is responsible for keeping all common areas clean, including eight restrooms, the dining hall and meeting room entrances, windows, rugs, tables, and patio. This position also includes several daily and weekly tasks such as collecting and driving the trash/recycling/compost down the hill, recording the septic meters, checking the spa and adding chemicals when needed, watering the garden, and leaf blowing. You will also perform very basic maintenance like changing a light bulb or plunging a toilet as well as serve as a room set up back up when needed. The ideal candidate will work successfully with coworkers, vendors, and guests as well as have good communication skills and a positive attitude. This is a full-time position working some weekends and you must have a valid driver’s license.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining clean and sanitized restrooms (eight restrooms).
  • Collecting all garbage, compost, recycling from common areas and kitchen loading dock and driving a load down the hill to the dumpsters, up to 2 times a day as well as keeping the loading dock clean.
  • Cleaning and wiping down all windows, window sills, tables, and chairs a couple times a week.
  • Vacuuming rugs and mopping floors in common areas daily.
  • Regular dusting and cobweb removal. Leaf blowing and keeping the front of all buildings clear and clean.
  • Very light maintenance (e.g., changing light bulbs, plunging toilets, etc.).
  • Watering and trimming the gardens.
  • Checking and logging the septic meters.
  • Checking, logging, and adjusting the spa chemical levels.
  • Assisting meeting room set up when needed

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and a cover letter that describes your interest in working at EarthRise and your relevant experience to djonsson@noetic.org. No phone calls, please.

Dishwasher/Prep Cook: EarthRise Transformative Learning Center

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) owns and operates the majestic 194-acre EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center in southern Petaluma, CA, where over 5,000 guests each year engage in transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth. With six meeting rooms, 64 lodging rooms, and meals available for up to 100 people, we are an ideal venue for workshop leaders, organizations, and groups from around the world to host events and multi-day workshops.

Job Summary

We seek a part-time, punctual, reliable, hardworking, driven, flexible Dishwasher/Prep Cook who is immediately available to work weekday and weekend AM/PM shifts. Applicants must have reliable transportation as we are inaccessible by public transit. This position includes dishwashing, cold and hot food preparation, set up and break-down of buffet, unloading order deliveries, deep cleaning, and opening and closing procedures. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. Work requires standing for prolonged periods.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing courteous and friendly customer service to all our guests
  • Prep Work/Cooking
    • Maintaining kitchen area, equipment, utensils in a clean and orderly condition
    • Cleaning and preparing various foods for cooking and serving
    • Setting up and breaking down buffet table
    • Maintaining order in dry storage, walk-in, and reach-in refrigerators.
    • Dishwashing and Cleaning Dish Room
  • Cleaning and Restocking Kitchen and Dining Room
  • Maintaining Garbage/Compost/Recycling bins on the loading dock
  • Helping set up and deliver Snacks and coffee/team services to meeting rooms
  • Maintaining Coffee/Tea Station in Community Building

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and a cover letter that describes your interest in working at EarthRise and your relevant experience. Email your resume to tchittenden@noetic.org. No phone calls, please.

Lead Cook: EarthRise Transformative Learning Center

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) owns and operates the majestic 194-acre EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center in southern Petaluma, CA, where over 5,000 guests each year engage in transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth. With six meeting rooms, 64 lodging rooms, and meals available for up to 100 people, we are an ideal venue for workshop leaders, organizations, and groups from around the world to host events and multi-day workshops.

Job Summary

We seek a part-time, punctual, reliable, hardworking, driven, flexible professional Lead Cook who is immediately available to work weekday and weekend day-time shifts. Applicants must have reliable transportation as we are inaccessible by public transit. This position includes leading the preparation of breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, both cold and hot food, setting up and breaking-down of buffet, unloading order deliveries, deep cleaning, opening and closing procedures. Natural, whole food experience a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Upholding EarthRise Center’s Standards
  • Customer Service/Front of House
    • Providing courteous and friendly customer service
    • Answering customer questions
    • Helping to accommodate those with special dietary needs
  • Prep Work/Cooking
    • Leading staff with clear directions
    • Utilizing safety and sanitation procedures (serve-safe certification required-after employment ok)
    • Maintaining kitchen area, equipment, utensils in a clean and orderly condition
    • Cleaning and preparing various foods for cooking and serving
    • Setting up and breaking down buffet table
    • Rotating and maintaining order in dry storage and close door all the way
    • Rotating and maintaining order in walk-in and close door all the way
    • Rotating stock in reach-in fridge and cleaning interior and exterior as necessary
  • Clean Up of the Kitchen
    • Sweeping/mopping floors
    • Wiping/sanitizing counters
    • Putting dishes away
    • Putting leftover food away with date and expiration date
    • Breaking down coffee area (Night)
    • Bringing compost and recycling outside and covering tightly (Night)
    • Sanitizing all counters and sinks (including floor drains as necessary)
    • Cleaning flat top, range, top of oven
  • Clean-up of the Dining and Serving Areas
    • Sweeping/Mopping the Floors
    • Wiping Down/Sanitizing Tables
    • Clearing Remaining Dishes from Tables
  • Snacks
    • Putting Together Cheese Plates and Fruit
    • Bringing Cups, Plates, Mugs, and Napkins
    • Fresh Coffee
  • Coffee
    • Brewing both regular and decaf as needed
    • Keeping both regular and decaf grounds stocked
    • Refreshing half n half as needed
    • Keeping area clean and orderly
    • Stocking teas
    • Replacing garbage with clean can liner
  • Whatever Comes Up that needs Doing/Fulfilling Management’s requests
    • Communicating with staff and management

To apply for this position, please submit a resume, salary requirements, and a cover letter that describes your interest in working at EarthRise and your relevant experience to tchittenden@noetic.org. No phone calls, please.

Marketing & Web Coordinator

Position: Full Time near Petaluma, CA

Deadline for Application: September 4, 2017 (position open until filled)

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) seeks an experienced, detail oriented, and creative individual with a positive attitude to join our communications team as a Marketing & Web Coordinator. We are looking for a candidate who will enjoy being part of a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential.

Job Summary

The Marketing & Web Coordinator joins a dynamic, fun, inspiring engagement team committed to sharing the message and impact of IONS. This position provides support for IONS’ marketing, communications, and fund development efforts. It involves writing, sourcing, and maintaining compelling content to be delivered in a variety of formats (web pages, social media, email newsletters, blogs, annual report, and other marketing and development collateral). It also includes making regular website updates and formatting content for email newsletters, as well as overseeing multiple websites and various social platforms. The successful candidate will embody a range of creative communication skills balanced with technical know-how.

Reports to: Director of Development & Communications

Key Responsibilities

Marketing and General:

  • With the Director of Development and Communications, create and execute a communications strategy, messaging platform, and branding
  • Work closely with key staff to refine and communicate messaging, and to develop the ongoing “conversation” with our constituents
  • Create, edit, and manage marketing and communications collateral across all channels (on and off-line)
  • Develop and enact communications pipelines for lead generation and to increase engagement with key audience targets
  • Nurture and grow our social media presence: Develop blogs, social media posts, and video scripts based on the work of our scientists and educators
  • Manage media partnerships and affiliate accounts

Digital Content Production and Management:

  • Web content updates supporting multiple websites, including HTML5 and CSS3 coding
  • Format and send news and marketing emails
  • Create and process digital graphics; convert and format audio, video files for web distribution
  • Ensure all content is consistent in terms of style and quality and optimized for search and user experience in all channels

Digital Communications Tools:

  • Maintain and administer multiple websites (both CMS and HTML-based)
  • Maintain and administer IONS social accounts: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
  • Maintain email lists for our target audiences; collaborate with Database Manager for accurate list management
  • Maintain and improve policies, procedures, and tools used in supporting digital/web content management, production, and distribution functions
  • Work closely with IT department to ensure web server maintenance is up-to-date
  • Respond to web-specific inquiries and re-direct other requests to appropriate staff
  • Provide regular metrics reports on website traffic, SEO analytics, social media interactions, and email campaign performance

Qualifications

Every position at IONS requires dependability, reliability, and integrity; excellent capacities for teamwork and collaboration; the ability to use good judgment, be proactive, work independently, and take initiative; excellent verbal and written communications skills; excellent time management skills; and technical capacities and proficiency. In addition, this position requires the following:

  • 3+ years of on-the-ground experience in:
    • communications and marketing
    • creating content for the web and social media
    • administering content management system-driven websites
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and proofreading skills
  • Experience with Google AdWords, SEO, and Google Analytics
  • Deep knowledge of email marketing systems
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage successful engagement pipelines
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office; online Google Tools, CRM applications, project management tools
  • Strong design sensibility
  • Superior capability managing details spanning multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated grace under pressure, ability to be flexible, good sense of humor
  • Extremely resourceful, detail-oriented, organized, and communicative
  • Strong interest in the noetic sciences or similar consciousness topics

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time salaried position, in the $70k range, depending on experience. Position includes competitive vacation, paid holidays, and health, dental, basic life insurance and a 403b option.

To Apply: Send a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position, along with your resume to communications@noetic.org with “Marketing and Web Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls or recruiters please. Position is open until filled.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

About the Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering a transformation in consciousness through science, education, and community. We conduct, advance, and broaden the science of what connects us, reaching new understandings about the nature of reality and our extended capacities. From what we learn, we create real-world tools that empower people to apply conscious awareness in their personal lives, and in healthcare, education, and business. We host a vibrant community of explorers and change agents who are working together to make a difference in the world. We also own and operate the majestic 194-acre EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center in Petaluma, CA, where over 5000 guests each year engage in transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth.