The Fetzer Institute is a private operating foundation in Kalamazoo, Michigan, whose mission is to foster awareness of the power that love and forgiveness can have in our world. This mission shapes both its external work and its internal character, creating a unique organizational culture. We are committed to fostering an environment where people appreciate, respect, and value differences in their everyday work, leading to greater levels of trust, authenticity, and productivity.
The staff of the Fetzer Institute is comprised of approximately 60 talented individuals working in Programs, Administration, and Operations:
Programs – Members of the Institute’s program staff work collaboratively to develop, manage, and evaluate our programs. Program staff members also work very closely with outside consultants and program partners.
Administration – Administrative staff members work in various areas in support of our programs. Those areas include: Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems and Services, and Program Administration.
Operations – The staff on our Operations team work in the Culinary Services, Building and Grounds, and Guest Services areas. The Operations team is responsible for maintaining the Institute’s properties and providing services for Seasons, our private retreat center in Kalamazoo, and GilChrist, our public retreat center located in Three Rivers, Michigan.
For more information on the Fetzer Institute, see our mission & goals.
The Fetzer Institute uses a multi-step applicant review process and contacts only those candidates whose qualifications meet the criteria listed in our job postings. We do not accept unsolicited applications or résumés.
The Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against an applicant for employment, or an employee, on the basis of race, religion, national origin, creed, ethnic group, gender, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identification, color, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.
The following links may be helpful to you if you are considering employment at the Fetzer Institute and a move to Kalamazoo: