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Join a team driven by purpose

There are currently no staff openings at the Whidbey Institute.

Our purpose is to nurture the conditions for transformative learning, healing, and growth in service to a future in which people and planet thrive together. 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

There are currently no positions open at the Whidbey Institute. Check back for updates in 2022!