Root Institute for Wisdom Culture, a socially engaged Dharma Center, based in Bodhgaya, Bihar. Root Institute is looking to recruit a qualified, dynamic, compassionate and experienced fundraiser and publicity officer to start as soon as possible. The Fundraiser/Publicity officer is appointed by the Center Director for a period of one year, with two months leave during the summer and the option to extend their contract further.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the director and accountant to develop budgets for RI and its projects
  • Developing creative and clearly outlined fundraising goals and practical ways to achieve them.
  • Researching potential donors.
  • Managing a membership program
  • Developing collaboration with companies/benefactors in India and abroad.
  • Assessing ways to help our sister dharma centers in India and abroad.

Qualifications required for this position:

  • Graduation with a degree in business administration, management or finance.
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization or in a dharma center.
  • Enjoys being with people and knows how to make people happy and comfortable
  • Communicates effectively, skillfully and compassionately.
  • Knows how to photograph people and places.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of web development
  • Good organisational skills
  • A healthy sense of humour.

Stipend/Benefits

  • A monthly stipend commensurate with the applicants qualifications
  • Free accommodation and three delicious vegetarian meals at the Centre
  • Free access to Shakyamuni Buddha Community Health Care Clinic
  • Travel expenses to home country/state once a year
  • 2 months of unpaid leave per year, during the summer months

Application

Please email the Director, Tenzin Paldron the following to director@rootinstitute.ngo:

  • A professional CV
  • A Dharma CV
  • A letter of motivation, including why you wish to work at Root Institute.
  • A photo
  • 2 Professional references
  • 1 Spiritual reference/dharma friend.