Missoula, MT

Managing Director, Namchak LLC
The Organization

About Namchak

The Namchak Foundation promotes the growth, study, and practices of the Namchak lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Namchak helps people from all backgrounds increase happiness and meaning in their lives through meditation practice, community, and retreat, whether they are Buddhist or not.

Namchak LLC is a Missoula, Montana-based company supporting the activities and mission of the Foundation.

Position Overview

The Opportunity and Key Responsibilities

Namchak LLC is looking for a Managing Director to lead this multifaceted and unique endeavor that includes the creation of a web of student groups across the nation, an online supported educational program, and the construction of a retreat complex.

Reporting to a three-member Executive Committee, the Managing Director will lead the day to day operations including supervision of the staff, oversight of the Retreat Ranch build-out, and support of Education and Outreach programs. It will be the Managing Director’s responsibility to support the teams in successfully implementing the strategic plan, meeting goals on time, and within the approved budgets. Every bit as important will be working collaboratively across the organization to ensure a healthy culture and business practices that align and reflect Namchak’s mission and values.

Ideal Candidate Profile

We seek a manager with a collaborative, nurturing nature who will respect Namchak’s vision and goals, and embrace its core values of peace, respect, openness, compassion, honesty, and patience. A guide and mentor at heart, the ideal candidate is a proven people manager and community builder. Strategic and self-motivated, the ideal candidate is able to work independently as well as with the support of the executive leadership team, consultants, volunteers, and fellow staff.

With a successful track record leading operations and teams in multifaceted organizations, the ideal candidate  has strong communications skills to convey the importance of the mission and the transformative educational experience that Namchak’s courses, conversations, and connections can provide. They have the emotional intelligence to support the Executive team and staff to manifest our vision in our authentic and kind dealings with each other as human beings and to sound that same note in the world.

We work with a diverse student body and we are looking for an appreciation of people of diverse ethnicities and orientations.

A full position profile can be found here.

Qualifications Summary

•          A minimum of five years of executive level managerial experience in a dynamic, multi-faceted environment

•          Operational leadership track record, strong strategic thinking, and an ability to manage multiple priorities

•          Proven leadership that embodies respect, teamwork, and collaboration from a diverse and dedicated staff

•          Demonstrated budget development expertise and the proven ability to interpret, forecast, and manage financial statements

•          A track-record of backing decisions and assertions with evidence, facts, and data

•          An undergraduate degree is required

•          Given the nature and purpose of our organization, we are looking for someone who has a personal meditation practice, and an interest in personal growth is desired

Commensurate with experience, compensation will include an excellent benefits package and salary within the mid $100,000s range.

The Namchak LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

The search for a Managing Director for the Namchak LLC is being assisted by a team from Waldron:

Melissa Merritt
Direct: 206.792.4300

Eliza Kinrose
Engagement Manager
Direct: 415.529.2057

Joanne Machin
Senior Associate
Direct: 206.792.4219

How To Apply


Please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role via Waldron’s candidate web portal.

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