Your donation has a significant impact in supporting programs, place and people at the Whidbey Institute. These times call upon us to embrace wild ideas, to seek profound and enduring changes within ourselves, our relationships, and our institutions.


Work With Us

Thank you for your interest in joining the Whidbey Institute team! We are not currently accepting applications for staff positions.

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.