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Director of Organizational and People Development

About The Company

The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is at the forefront of shaping spiritual thought and practice. What began with cassette-recordings and local actions in 1986 is now a world-class publishing, events, and educational organization that serves hundreds of thousands around the globe. CAC programs draw on the contemplative roots of the Christian tradition to address people’s innermost spiritual hunger and help them live from their deepest selves. Our impact is in creating agents of positive change. Learn more at

About the Opportunity

As the CAC embarks on a new chapter, we are looking for a Director of Organizational and People Development to join our leadership team. In this role, you will be a strategic business partner to leadership and the internal champion of our culture and values. You will work with us to co-create an impactful, modern workplace that is grounded in the ancient contemplative tradition that we represent. In order to pioneer this new way forward, we need someone who is grounded in the work, strategically minded, innovative and ready to step into the challenge.

In this new role, you will be charged with creating and implementing a Human Resources strategic roadmap that supports the CAC’s business goals and our growth, while reinforcing our contemplative culture and core values. You will help us build a dynamic, innovative and engaged team that can distribute the contemplative teachings of our wisdom teachers to the world. As we scale our operations and team by 50% this year alone, you will create the infrastructure to support our people in all that we do.

Tactically, you will direct and oversee all HR functions, including talent acquisition, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, compliance and policies. Additionally, you will serve a key role on the leadership team by providing input and strategy on people operations, organizational design and change management.

Essential Duties

  • Supports the CAC’s mission and values through a focus on organizational and staff development.
  • Proactively attracts, recruits, and leads the hiring process and onboarding for CAC staff. The emphasis is on acquiring talent with a unique combination of skills, values, diverse backgrounds, and previous experiences needed to contribute to CAC’s mission and excel within the culture.
  • Takes ownership of the development of CAC’s organizational culture.
  • Organizes regular staff activities, including social events, volunteer work, educational opportunities, contemplative practices, and retreat days.
  • Organizes relevant training, including management tools and practices, diversity/inclusion workshops, etc.
  • Develops and maintains mission-aligned HR policies and procedures reflecting industry-wide best practices.
  • Institutionalizes best practices for employee development, internal training and capacity building, communication/conflict transformation, management best practices (feedback, goal-setting, evaluations, accountability, etc.), and professional skills-building.
  • Develops and maintains HR policies supporting a positive work environment and optimizing staff performance and internal cohesion.
  • Manages bi-annual staff survey process and analytics of results.
  • Provides creative input to Leadership Team regarding people management, including organizational design and change management, as needed.
  • Directs performance management, including: goal setting, performance reviews, rewards and compensation strategies, salary review processes, and disciplinary procedures.
  • Ensures compliance in all HR matters and policies with applicable federal and state HR laws. Coordinate with consulting legal counsel when necessary.
  • Manages benefits strategy and administration.
  • Manages disability, medical leave, workers’ comp, and unemployment issues.
  • Provides analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or organizational needs.


  • BA/BS or equivalent (a focus on HR or Organizational Development is a plus).
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in people operations and/or progressive HR-related management responsibility.
  • Minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.
  • HR certification such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities.
  • Training in nonviolent communication and conflict transformation preferred.

Why you are right for this job:

  • You are deeply believe in the CAC’s work to bring contemplative consciousness to the world and reform Christianity through its own tradition.
  • You have experience building a healthy, values-driven organization in which individuals and teams grow and thrive.
  • You know how to operationalize values into HR processes such as hiring, onboarding, training, development, etc.
  • You are strategic and analytical. You know how to build a metrics driven organization and support decisions with data.
  • You have a strong leadership profile.
  • You’ve had proven success leading business transformation projects, including process improvement and change management initiatives.
  • You know how to cast a vision, influence others and build bridges to bring them along with you.
  • You do not settle for good enough, but are driven to continue to improve and iterate your systems and processes.
  • You have experience coaching employees through underperformance, interpersonal conflict, and other issues.
  • You have been successful establishing trust and credibility at all levels of an organization.
  • You are a strong listener and an adept problem solver.
  • You have experience integrating diversity and inclusion into HR practices and talent strategy.
  • You have experience developing mission aligned policies and procedures, and a working knowledge of state and federal laws (with an option to outsource compliance support).

Job Specifications and Pay

This position requires an onsite presence in Albuquerque. It is not a remote position. The general work schedule is Mon-Fri, full time, 40 hours per week, exempt. Candidates must be located in, or willing to relocate, to Albuquerque, NM. We offer an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package. Relocation package is available within the US.

To Apply

Please include a cover letter sharing why you would like to work for the CAC and why you feel you would be a great fit. Please apply through and do not contact the company directly.

EEO Statement

We welcome and value diversity and do not discriminate against) of age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, pregnancy, parental status, military service, veteran status, citizen status, political affiliation, disability status, or any other non-merit based factor.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00 to $82,000.00 /year

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