Rite of Passage Journeys is currently searching for candidates to fill the position of Executive Director (ED). We are a well-established and growing organization which focuses on building skills to honor life transitions through meaningful rites of passage. Programs offered include wilderness based expeditions for all individuals who are eight years of age and older, including offerings for adults, leadership intensives designed to teach wilderness based rites of passage to others, and community programs to explore a wide variety of topics that support ceremonial opportunities to deepen connection with self, community, nature and spirit.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Development, Full Time, Fundraising


Candidates for our Executive Director position should have experience in fundraising, management and finance, and be able to work in a collaborative environment along with Staff, Field Guides and Board. Preference will be given to those who have wilderness, expedition or field guide experience. Preference will also be given for experience in diversity, inclusivity and equity training. An exceptional candidate will have deep personal connection to Rite of Passage work.

About Rite of Passage Journeys

Rite of Passage Journeys, established in 1968, fosters self-discovery, community and connection with the natural world. Our mission is to mentor youth, adults, and elders through life transitions, initiating soulful leaders for the next generation. This not-for-profit organization provides intentional rites of passage experiences and rite of passage education. Our experiences take the form of guided wilderness retreats and adventures, while our education consists of consultation and training for schools, organizations, churches and individual leaders. We offer a variety of programs designed for children, teens, and adults. Journeys is admired nationwide for its solid integrity and commitment to soul-work that honors deep human values and the earth. The qualities our programs nurture enable us to more fully embrace the challenges and beauty of our collective experiences as well as our unique individual calling.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing your qualifications to [email protected] Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting 1/1/23, continuing until the position has been filled.