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Position(s) currently open:

Reception & Bookstore Clerk: EarthRise Transformative Learning Center

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) owns and operates the majestic 194-acre EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center in southern Petaluma, CA, where over 5,000 guests each year engage in transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth. With six meeting rooms, 64 lodging rooms, and meals available for up to 100 people, we are an ideal venue for workshop leaders, organizations, and groups from around the world to host events and multi-day workshops.

Job Summary

The EarthRise Reception & Bookstore Clerk is a front line customer service and retail position, responsible for checking in guests, providing orientations, answering the main phone line, and operating the bookstore POS system. This is an hourly full-time position working some weekends. This position reports to the Bookstore Manager. The EarthRise Gift Shop and Bookstore sells books, gifts, toiletries, food items, and beverages (including alcoholic beverages).

Key Responsibilities

  1.  Retail Sales
    • The ability to operate a computer and cash register and understand how to make change.
    • At the end of the day count the cash drawer, following accounting procedures.
    • Be able to work under pressure when the store is busy. Be able to make fast accurate transactions and decisions.
    • Keep the store neat and clean and well stocked with items from storage.
    • Notifying the bookstore manager of any problems that need to be taken care of.
  2. Reception
    • Be a spokesperson for IONS sharing our mission with visitors from all over the world.
    • Check in guests and give orientations.
    • Answer main phone line and transfer calls.
    • Answer inquiry emails for personal retreats
    • Be alert and friendly while guests are in the store

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • This position uses computers frequently including Google Apps; Microsoft Word, Excel, and event database system.
  • This position demands that the candidate be extremely accurate, detail-oriented, dependable, and proactive.
  • A positive can-do attitude and flexibility is required.
  • An interest in transformative education is desirable.
  • This is an entry level position that requires a high school diploma or GED.
  • Eligible candidates must be 18 years or older

Physical Requirements

  • Required to sit for long periods of time using computer
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
  • Work environment consists of beautiful vistas in a rural environment. Must be able to walk distances of .25 mile at a time – this is the distance of our offices and the employee parking area.

To apply for, please submit a resume, salary requirements ($12-$15 DOE), and a cover letter that describes your interest in working at EarthRise and your retail experience. Email your resume to jobs@noetic.org. No phone calls, please. Please put “EarthRise Reception and Bookstore Clerk” in the subject line of your email.

 

Facilities Manager: EarthRise Transformative Learning Center

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) owns and operates the majestic 194-acre EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center in southern Petaluma, CA, where over 5,000 guests each year engage in transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth. With six meeting rooms, 64 lodging rooms, and meals available for up to 100 people, we are an ideal venue for workshop leaders, organizations, and groups from around the world to host events and multi-day workshops.

Job Summary

The EarthRise Facilities Manager oversees guest, tenant, and employee safety, building maintenance, repairs & upgrades, and compliance with federal, state and local environmental, safety, and health procedures. This position is responsible for managing multiple maintenance-related projects simultaneously in a hospitality-based facility that includes overnight lodging rooms, a commercial kitchen and dining hall, multiple meeting rooms, office space, and hiking trails. The ideal candidate is comfortable with providing facility management support in response to guest and tenant requests in a professional, expedient, and efficient manner. This position will manage the maintenance, grounds, and meeting room set-up staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates building and site maintenance and repairs which affect normal operation.
  • Contributes to master planning discussions and strategies. Manages capital improvement projects for new construction, remodeled lodging, classrooms, and new science center as well as deferred maintenance projects.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations as regarding building & campus security, fire protection, building code requirements, septic operations and occupant safety (including hiking trail maintenance).
  • Responsible for obtaining estimates & bids, negotiating vendor contracts, and managing vendor relations (i.e. septic, pest control, hot tub etc).
  • Directs, coordinates, and plans essential central services such as maintenance, groundskeeping, waste disposal and recycling, utilities and audio visual.
  • Provides staff, guests, and tenants with updates of electrical, water, and other service outages and other scheduled shutdowns (for repair & maintenance).
  • Develops and implements facility emergency plans.
  • During emergencies or evacuations, assists emergency response teams in assessing building condition, locating missing guests/personnel, shutting off utilities, and delivering a status report to assembly point leaders .
  • Responds to emergency situations and odd-hour requirements.
  • Works under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • Thorough understanding of how a large and complex physical campus operates.
  • Proven track record in project planning, management of resources, strategic purchasing, cost/benefit decision-making, budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Experience in managing facilities operations and maintenance, including proper upkeep of associated equipment and systems.
  • Experience in all aspects and phases of capital improvements from renovation to new project planning a plus.
  • Prior experience hiring, training, and motivating and inspiring staff; and in contract negotiations and working with vendors.
  • Ability to independently anticipate issues, develop solutions, and manage resolution.
  • Solid decision making skills, reasoning, and problem solving ability.
  • Ability to interpret and use a variety of technical instructions and information such as those found in equipment manuals, construction documents and drawings, and specifications for new construction, equipment installations, and maintenance of building systems.
  • Requires excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and excellent human relation skills.
  • Basic knowledge of safety programs, OSHA regulations and associated requirements.
  • Must be able to complete physical activities such as completing exterior/interior building and hiking trail inspections, walk on hilly terrain, frequent bending and lifting.
  • Basic carpentry, plumbing, minor electrical, and painting skills required.
  • Ability to effectively use computer (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite) and basic maintenance tools and devices.
  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Results-oriented, works both collaboratively & independently, and detail-oriented.  Positive, high-energy, fun, and calm under pressure.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, but flexibility to accommodate evening/weekend hours may be necessary for emergencies and back-up caretaking. 

To apply, please submit a resume, salary requirements, and a cover letter that describes your interest in working at EarthRise and your facilities management experience. Email your resume to jobs@noetic.org. No phone calls. Please put “EarthRise Facilities Manger” in the subject line of your email.

 

 

About the Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a 43 year-old non-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering a transformation in consciousness through science, education, and community. We conduct, advance, and broaden the science of what connects us, reaching new understandings about the nature of reality and our extended capacities. From what we learn, we create real-world tools that empower people to apply conscious awareness in their personal lives, and in healthcare, education, and business. We host a vibrant community of explorers and change agents who are working together to make a difference in the world. We also own and operate the majestic 194-acre EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center in Petaluma, CA, where over 5000 guests each year engage in transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth.