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As we mentioned in our December 2021 newsletter, Red Cedar Zen Community is hiring a part-time Program Administrator. The position description, skill requirements, pay, and anticipated weekly/monthly hours are provided below. If you’re interested in being considered for this position, please forward your resume or brief work history along with a cover letter describing your interest to personnel@redcedarzen.org by Monday, January 24, 2022. You will be notified that your application has been received and someone from our Personnel Committee will be in touch with you. We appreciate your interest in this position as we take another step towards supporting the administrative responsibilities at Red Cedar Zen Community.

Position Announcement: Program Administrator

The RCZC Program Administrator (PA) will provide essential administrative support for the smooth running of Red Cedar events.  The Program Administrator will work closely with volunteer Registrars, Retreat Managers, and Inos, and will take direction from the Guiding Teacher.

Red Cedar Zen Community is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions, without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, differential abilities, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.   

Responsibilities will include:

  1. Adding events to the website on request, this includes setting up registration types, levels, and deadlines as needed for each event.
  2. Proofread submitted event descriptions and provide feedback about readability, inconsistencies or errors
  3. Verify through active testing that new events and registration options are working smoothly for registrants
  4. Manage ZOOM or facility availability, scheduling, and resolve scheduling conflicts
  5. Manage master program calendars online  and resolve scheduling conflicts
  6. Assure that online program offerings are consistent in language, format, and accuracy. 
  7. Use events system to produce flyers and other simple promotional materials
  8. Working with our bookkeeper to insure event registration payments are made and refunds processed, closing out invoices and resolving any payment issues in Wild Apricot.
  9. Assisting the Guiding Teacher and with other program and website related tasks on request.

A successful candidate must:

  • Have strong technology skills and be comfortable learning new software systems  such as our event management system (Wild Apricot)
  • Have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills
  • Have proficiency with Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc)
  • Have basic web design skills including some knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Be able to work independently and also discern when to ask for guidance, input, or help.

Desirable additional skills and knowledge:

  • Familiarity with Red Cedar Zen programs and Board and Sangha policies
  • Prior experience with event management.

Work Schedule and Salary Details: 

  • Hours: Maximum of 22 hours/month (need will vary from week to week) and may be flexed as needed within a two week period. There is no assurance at this time that this position will be expanded.
  • Pay rate:   $25 / hour
  • This is a non-benefited position. 

How to apply:

See the paragraph at the top of this page for instructions.


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