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The Buddhist Peace Fellowship seeks a Compassionate Cadre Convener for a 4-month contract to manage logistics for a 40-person retreat.


We are seeking a warm and caring event planner to support our 40-person retreat, happening the weekend of July 15-17 in Petaluma, CA. The retreat (called the Compassionate Cadre) will bring together young Buddhist activists from across the US and Canada for leadership development, relationship building, and spiritual practice. For information about our work, please visit


Compassionate Cadre Convener will:

  • Organize monthly video conference calls
  • Oversee air miles matching process
  • Coordinate travel logistics with participants
  • Coordinate lodging requests & access needs between participants and retreat site
  • Coordinate home stays for people will stay in the Bay Area before or after the retreat
  • Coordinate rides and/or other transportation to Petaluma
  • Serve as retreat manager
  • Coordinate evaluation and wrap-up tasks
  • Depending on skill sets and interests, there will likely will be space for organizing or media work beyond managing logistics


Preferred qualities: 

  • Able to attend July 15-17 retreat in Petaluma, CA
  • Systems-oriented and good at keeping track of details
  • Able to use Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Drive
  • Warm and friendly; excited to get to know Compassionate Cadre friends
  • Interested in building at the intersection of Buddhist teachings and social justice
  • Unafraid of phone & email
  • Enjoy friendly hounding of people to respond
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team, and know how to identify and initiate work in self-directed, autonomous ways
  • Familiarity with event planning, especially national conferences
  • Orientation toward accessibility, race and gender; good at helping folks feel cared for
  • Interested in organizing and/or media in additional to logistics management
  • Able to work some hours throughout the week to keep logistics moving forward


Timeline: Four month contract: mid April – mid August

Pay rate: $20-$22/hour at approximately 10 hours/week; plus additional hours for July retreat

Location: Can be done from anywhere


The Buddhist Peace Fellowship does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, sex, ethnic background, marital or veteran status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, women, and LGBTI individuals are encouraged to apply.


To express interest:

Please email a resume and a cover letter to by Monday, March 21st.

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