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Curriculum Developer

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Basic Job Info

Degree Required
4 Year Degree
Begin Date
End Date
Base Pay
Employment Type
Manages Others
Relocation Covered

Job Description

Department: Curriculum Programs

Reports to: Rhinebeck Program Assistant Director

Classification: Exempt


The Program Curriculum Developer is responsible for researching and identifying current trends and faculty in the holistic health & wellness field to develop and implement a range of innovative educational programs.  Additionally, they are responsible for making initial contact with potential faculty, negotiating honoraria & other financial aspects related to faculty presenting at Omega, cultivating & maintaining positive relationships with faculty, and managing the details of the diverse educational workshops, conferences, and events at Omega's Rhinebeck and satellite locations.


Since 1977, Omega has served as a gathering place for great thinkers, creative talent, spiritual teachers, and social visionaries. From nurturing early dialogues on the integration of modern medicine and natural healing to designing programs that connect science, spirituality, and creativity, Omega has grown into one of the largest and most trusted centers for lifelong learning today. As a nonprofit organization, Omega is committed to an integrated approach to personal growth and social change.

Located on 250 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 500 teachers and 23,000 people annually to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York and at adjunct locations. We are expanding access to online learning opportunities to serve a growing global community of 2 million unique visitors per year at eOmega.org.


Core Staff benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, 403B plan, holidays, vacation, sick and personal days.  In addition, core staff enjoy use of campus property (lake/beach, tennis & basketball courts, the hiking trails and the sanctuary), can attend optional classes that are offered to program participants as well as select over 1.500 specially designed classes that are offered only to the staff community.  Core staff receive a complimentary catalog workshop as well as discounts on other catalog workshops, discounts in the Café, Omega Store, and Wellness Center.  When campus is open, we are happy to extend complimentary lunch in the dining hall to staff when they are at work.

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Omega complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable New York State or local laws. Consistent with those requirements, Omega will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship.

  1. Demonstrated ability to recognize and develop workshops in alignment with Omega’s mission to awaken the best in the human spirit
  2. Demonstrated level of maturity working with high level faculty
  3. Awareness of trends and development in the holistic health and wellness fields
  4. Awareness of and participation in live stream events, online classes, and other forms of remote learning
  5. Exceptional negotiation skills
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  7. Alignment with Omega’s vision, goals, and core values
  8. Awareness of trends and development in the holistic education field
  9. Ability to present, develop, and implement new ideas
  10. Ability to meet timelines while being flexible
  11. Ability to balance working independently and being a team player
  12. Organizational skills
  13. Ability to multitask
  14. Proficient in the following computer skills:

a.    MS Word

b.    Custom-written, SQL databases

c.    Access queries and reports

d.    MS Excel

e.    Google docs


PREFERRED EDUCATION:     Bachelor’s degree



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Develop and implement range of innovative educational programs in the following categories Relationships & Family; Health & Healing; Mind, Body, Spirit; Leadership & Work and Creative Expression, including workshops, conferences, extended trainings, and certifications that are successful by financial and mission oriented standards
  2. Using independent judgment, research potential faculty and educational programs, including but not limited to trend-spotting, the culture of holism, the arts, health and wellness, personal growth, leadership, and relationship fields
  3. Contact, advocate for, and negotiate contracts for faculty as Omega’s main liaison, using independent discretion to tactfully and effectively handle conflicts or issues, as well as questions and needs within the organization, that arise from time of agreement through the time of the program's production      
  4.  Research, select, scandal search, advocate for, and hold the relationship with the faculty for approximately 75-80 programs
  1. Work closely with the on-campus Event Services team at weekly meetings; act as program representative; address questions about what needs to be done to ensure the success of the program based on familiarity with contracted programs, faculty, and production needs/problems
  2. Partner with both Omega Marketing staff and faculty regarding workshop promotion (i.e. proofing, websites, PR campaigns, and editing)
  3. Manage and route necessary paperwork for each program (i.e. worksheets, contracts, faculty photos, course descriptions, etc.)               

   November through April the typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These times fluctuate during the season when this position requires one to be on campus some evenings and weekends.

Omega Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We seek diversity within our staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.


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