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The Whidbey Institute employs a dynamic team of full and part-time employees. We also collaborate with a robust community of volunteers and program partners.

The Whidbey Institute uses a self-managing structure to govern our operations and an explicit Social Agreement to consciously evolve our culture.  We invite applicants with experience or interest in self-organization and distributed leadership who are willing to learn new ways of organizing how we work together.

The Whidbey Institute is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Learn more about our Community Equity Principles.

Current Opportunities

Co-Executive Director

The Whidbey Institute is seeking a strategic, authentic leader who would like to serve as Co-Executive Director and facilitate the ongoing development of a long-term vision for our transformational retreat center. An ideal candidate will be a lifelong learner that’s passionate about undoing systems of oppression and working towards our collective liberation.

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The Whidbey Institute is seeking a reliable and excited individual to join our small, adaptive housekeeping team. Applicants should have residential and/or commercial cleaning experience, or a willingness to learn. We are looking for a self-motivated person who is able to approach the work with care and attention to detail. You should have flexibility in your schedule, and the ability to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays.

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Interested in volunteering at the Whidbey Institute? Visit our Volunteer Page for a list of opportunities or contact [email protected] for more information.