About the Zen Studies Society
The Zen Studies Society (ZSS) is a Buddhist community dedicated to realizing and actualizing our true nature. Cultivating an atmosphere of respect, harmony, deep insight, and boundless compassion, we offer the simple yet profound teachings and practice of Zen Buddhism at our mountain monastery and our city temple under the auspices of the Society. The Zen Studies Society was established in 1956 to support the Buddhist scholar D.T. Suzuki in his efforts to introduce Zen to the West and is one of the oldest Zen Buddhist organizations in the United States.
The Zen Studies Society is a mission-driven religious organization. We expect all personnel representing the organization to strive to embody our organizational values of integrity, generosity, community, compassion and wisdom in all their work and interactions with members of our community, as well as with the broader public.
Paid Temporary Office Assistant
The Temporary Office Assistant is a part-time position that will work with the monastic leadership (Shikaryos) of ZSS’ two temples, with an emphasis on assisting Dai Bosatsu Zendo with managing correspondence and events registration. Primary responsibilities will involve managing email and phone correspondence, as well as coordinating and maintaining constructive, respectful relationships with members of the ZSS community, particularly temple staff and residents, teachers, members of our sangha (community) and the public who may make inquiries into our activities and events. This is a remote position. Read More
Volunteer Sangha Care and Fundraising Coordinator
We are seeking an empathetic and dedicated volunteer to support the ZSS Development and Communications Committee as a Sangha Care and Fundraising Coordinator. In this role, you will be responsible for connecting with our Sangha through personal emails and phone calls to provide support, share updates, and engage in fundraising initiatives. Your efforts will play a vital role in building a strong sense of community and contributing to our fundraising goals. Read More