Core Leadership Openings

Are you a senior Shambhala practitioner who is ready to serve the vision of the Karmê Chöling community? Then please consider these opportunities. For more information, email the Head of Personnel (email is the preferred initial contact).  Go to Core Staff Openings for information on other open positions.

Please know that Karmê Chöling’s living space is in a converted farmhouse and, like most older homes in northern climates, is prone to mold. Experts have assured us that the molds found at Karmê Chöling are relatively benign. We follow mitigation protocols, but if you are severely immune compromised, please think carefully about your plans to spend time here. We are not able to control some environmental factors at Karmê Chöling.

Director of Facility Services Operations
Shepherd the operational activities of Karmê Chöling, mentor and support departments to carry out the day-to-day work that keeps KCL flourishing. The Director of Facility Services Operations oversees the Kitchen, Facilities, Retreats, Garden, Special Projects and KCL Store. Click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

Major Gifts Officer
Magnetize and inspire generosity in support of Karmê Chöling’s ongoing operations. This position is responsible for major gift fundraising activities, working in conjunction with Karmê Chöling’s Capital Campaign Director, Barbara Edelman.The ideal candidate has a deep passion for Karmê Chöling’s mission; at least 3 years of experience in professional fundraising (including fundraising program planning and personal solicitation); excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; strong computer skills; exceptional time management and organizational skills; and ability to work with a team. It is preferable that the candidate is a Shambhala practitioner who has attended Warrior Assembly. Click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

Director of Practice & Education
Join us soon if you wish to enrich the education and practice of the Karme Choling staff and greater community. We are inviting applications now!  The Director for P&E oversees all aspects of practice, study, meditation instruction and shrine room training for the Karmê Chöling community including:

  • advises and assists all other departments of Karmê Chöling with their practice and study needs;
  • supervises in-house retreats and P&E volunteers;
  • supports communication, collaboration, coordination, and creativity across departments;
  • and supports the aspiration for manifesting Shambhala culture in the KCL workplace.

Position available in June. For more information or the full job description contact: Heather Wenrich, Director for Personnel 802.633.2384 x140; or email

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