Now Hiring: Program Manager

Waterspirit is seeking a creative, collaborative person to join our team as the Program Manager! The full listing may be downloaded here.

Position: Program Manager

Salary: $60,000 plus benefits (depending on experience).

Time commitment: This is a full-time position that may at times require travel as well as night and weekend availability.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, brief writing sample, and resume or CV to In your cover letter and resume, please highlight your relevant experience particularly regarding spirituality and the environment. Preferably, writing samples will reflect these themes as well. Questions about this position may be directed to or to (732) 923-9788.

Deadline for Submissions: This position will remain open until filled. Priority will be given to applications submitted before the fall equinox (September 23, 2019).



Waterspirit is seeking a passionate and experienced Program Manager to develop and carry out public-focused programming that furthers the mission of Waterspirit, a nonprofit center of spiritual ecology headquartered in Rumson, New Jersey.



-          Designing, marketing, and implementing our seasonal, site-specific, and ongoing programs. These include (but are not limited to) solstice and equinox rituals, weekly meditations and drum circles, a bi-monthly book club, an annual retreat, speakers and movie presentations, tabling at local events, and educational programming for local schools and community centers.

-          Ensuring the health of current programming, as well as developing new programming and community partnerships.

-          Integrating advocacy and fundraising into programming as appropriate.

-          Curating social media and website content in collaboration with the Waterspirit team.

-          Interfacing with local and national media as needed.

-          Coordinating volunteers to implement programming and cultivate a sense of community.

-          Collaborating with Waterspirit’s staff and assisting on other tasks as needed. Our four-person team often pitches in on whatever needs to be done, which may at times include duties not listed in this description.


Qualifications and Requirements:

-          Demonstrated commitment to spiritual ecology, the new cosmology, and social justice.

-          Willingness to learn about and work from the mission and charism of Waterspirit as well as its parent organizations Peace Ministries, Inc. and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.

-          Ability to form connections with and create content for diverse audiences in communities of different faiths, backgrounds, and ages.

-          Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an environmental-, religion-, education-, or communications-related field.

-          Experience in planning events for the public, particularly with an educational, advocacy, and/or fundraising focus.

-          Strong written and oral communication skills a must. Communications experience preferred, particularly with social media, web content, and/or interactions with local and national media.

-          Graphic and web design experience preferred.

-          Creativity, focus, determination, and collaborative spirit.

Ability to travel and to work nights and weekends as needed.


Waterspirit Welcomes New Executive Director Blair Nelsen

Please join us in welcoming Waterspirit’s new Executive Director! Blair Nelsen officially started work at Waterspirit on July 1. She joins us from Yale Divinity School, where she recently completed her Master of Arts in Religion. Prior to attending Yale, Blair lived and worked in the Amazon and Atlantic forests of Brazil for 11 years, where she was engaged in grassroots ecological and spirituality work. Blair believes in the potential of a strong spiritual foundation to fuel effective social justice work, and she is thrilled to be joining the Waterspirit community.

After more than 20 years at the helm of Waterspirit, Sister Suzanne Golas is transitioning into retirement later this year. Stay tuned for more information regarding a celebration of Suzanne!


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Water, Watercolors & Wine

Thursday, April 11

6:30-8:30 pm

Explore the interconnectedness of spirituality and art through the medium of watercolor. The evening will be facilitated by experienced instructor Deborah Sparling, whose training and teaching in the fine arts has extended to many mediums; including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.  Deborah believes the sweetness of life is expressed through the creative arts and she is looking forward to helping participants learn and explore, whether they are new to watercolors or a more experienced painter.

Bring an image of water that inspires you. Perfection is not the goal, artistic expression of your love for water is.

Supplies provided. Wine, cheese and crackers will be served.

Cost: $20

Registration is limited.

To register online go to

Or call us at 732-923-9788 or email us at to register.

We hope you can join us!

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Happy Spring Equinox!

Spring Equinox

The balance tips toward the light.

Now is the time to start

A journey or a garden bed;

Plant with a happy heart


The seeds of dreams. Wake, senses, wake!

Smell the moist soil that brings

Forth juicy green from its dark depth.

Hear how the river sings;


The waters nourish and renew.

Feel gentle balmy breeze

Caress your skin. See sun’s bright light

Awaken grass and trees.

Now taste the joy. And like the earth

You are refreshed and new

And full of energy to plant,

Begin, create, and do.

-          Agnes Krampe