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Thank you for your interest in joining the Whidbey Institute team! We are currently hiring for Land Support and Communications Manager roles.


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Join a team driven by purpose

Our purpose is to be a Place for those called by the responsibility and transformative potential of these times. To serve this purpose, we center these principles:

Dignity: in centering dignity we recognize the inherent value and worth of each being. We recognize one another and all beings as sentient and worthy of love. 

Equity: in centering equity we recognize we live in a culture and society that actively undermines the dignity of many. We acknowledge the imperative to dismantle systems of oppression, starting with our own mindsets and ways of being.  

Regeneration: in centering regeneration we recognize the imperative to live in alignment with life and the need for the restoration of ecosystems and ecological communities. We commit to rooting ourselves once again in the community of life.

Symbiosis: in centering symbiosis we recognize that generative relationships are mutually uplifting, and that our relationships—from how we structure our organization to how we steward the land to how we partner with others—can enhance outcomes for all. 

“This is more than a job to me. It’s a community, a constant education, and a home for my work in the world.”

—Marnie Jackson

Organization & culture

To ‘walk the talk’ of our organizational purpose, we recognize the limitations of typical, title-based hierarchical structures. Our organization strives for mutually beneficial symbiosis between operational excellence and human wellbeing. We use the Holacracy Constitution to govern our operations and an explicit Social Agreement to consciously evolve our culture. 

By joining the Whidbey Institute, staff members agree to participate in the conscious co-evolution of cultural conditions that invite collective health, wholeness, and integrity.

Our system relies upon each of us within the organization to sense and respond to challenges, tensions, and opportunities with creativity, resourcefulness, and whole-hearted presence. We value open communication, inclusivity, and equity. People tend to succeed in our team when they have capacities for self-reflection and great interpersonal skills. 

Available Positions

Land Support

The Whidbey Institute is seeking an individual to join the Place Team in a part-time position. The Place Team is responsible for the upkeep and care of the land and facilities on our 106-acre conservation forest campus and trail system.

This is a physically demanding position, working 12 to 15 hours per week over two to four days (Monday through Thursday) with scheduling flexibility. The person in this position will assist the Place Team with a wide variety of maintenance tasks including weed whacking, mowing, noxious weed removal, trail work, gutter cleaning, power washing, and helping to prepare the campus for retreats. They will be comfortable working both independently and in collaboration with the team.

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Communications Manager

This is a part-time, 20 hour per week, non-exempt position and can be performed as a hybrid of in-person and remote work, with occasional in-person meetings. The Whidbey Institute is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization with a 106 acre forest campus on Whidbey Island and a mission to nurture the conditions for transformational learning. 

You are a communications professional who values clear, accurate, and brand-aligned messaging and can use words and images to tell a compelling story. You have technical proficiency with WordPress and with Mailchimp or similar email marketing platforms. You have some page layout editing experience or are willing to learn. Experience using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, plus proficiency with HTML basics, is preferred. You are familiar with managing social media accounts, producing written and visual content, designing and optimizing email campaigns.

In this role, you will: 

  • Build and update registration forms
  • Update and maintain a custom WordPress website 
  • Work with our web developer to ensure website features are working well
  • Post event announcements to local community calendars
  • Manage social media accounts, including creating and posting content
  • Design graphics, flyers, and brochures for print and web
  • Write content for website and mailings
  • Write, test, and launch digital newsletters
  • Market programs and our organization
  • Work with a team to understand and develop key stories and announcements, then ensure those stories reach our audiences
  • Participate in weekly Zoom meetings 

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