The Sufi Center East at the Farm of Peace is launching a search for an exceptional individual

The application period for the Executive Director position is now closed and we are now in the process of interviewing applicants.

The Farm of Peace (FOP) is a Sufi spiritual community following the teachings of our guide and Shaykh, Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal and the Shadhiliya Sufi tariqa. The FOP is a beautiful 120+ acre farm and retreat center in the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania. We have a 6-bedroom “green” spiritual retreat center, a small flock of Tunis sheep and a 3-acre Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operation. Six homeowners have made their home on the surrounding land and more than a dozen other community members live in the area and frequently volunteer and/or participate in a variety of our offerings.

The FOP’s mission is to bring the teachings of peace, love, mercy and justice through Sufi healing, teaching and community programs to all people, regardless of faith.

Could this be the opportunity you have been dreaming of?

Our new Executive Director (ED) will be a charismatic, articulate leader who embodies our core values of love, peace, justice and environmental sustainability, and who seeks the guidance of the Divine (Allah) through prayerful reflection. 

We are looking for someone who will be a visible ambassador for all that is amazing about the Farm. S/he will have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of all those who visit and serve this community and vision.

Could this be you?

The successful ED candidate will have the passion and skills needed to guide the non-profit and motivate its team to carry out the FOP’s mission. They will also have the skills to manage a dynamic group of community members in a non-profit with multi-faceted activities including management of our retreat center, CSA garden, programs, and community events. 

This candidate is aware of current trends and perspectives to predict market patterns and lead the non-profit in a productive and financially sustainable direction.

Do you have the leadership skills to work with humility and compassion?

Our new ED will be a seasoned professional versed in the roles and responsibilities of the Board, staff, community members, volunteers, and donors, and either practices as a Sufi or is sympathetic to our beliefs.

Join us in our endeavor to create programs and services that celebrate your experience and our goals. Under the direction and guidance of the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, motivating, and management of the non-profit 501 [c] (3), religious organization.

Have you got what it takes and the track record to back it up?

Our ED has seen it all before and can take the day-to-day successes and challenges in their stride while developing the strategic plan in alignment with our vision and mission. 

Want to know more?

The salary is $60,000 to $85,000, commensurate with experience and may depend on the candidate’s level of education. 

Please follow this link for details about the position and how to apply. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Sufi Center East/ Farm of Peace is a religious non-profit and an equal opportunity employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religious affiliation, age, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status.

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