Employment Opportunities

Fetzer Institute

As part of our Finance team, you will assist in maintaining the Institute’s accounting and records management systems and record, verify, and consolidate financial information, including: 

processing accounts payable, expense reports, grants, and matching gifts;
managing processes associated with 1099/1042 filings;
performing monthly and annual accruals and amortization of pre-paid expenses, recording journal entries, and reconciling ledgers;
administering the corporate travel and purchasing card programs, including maintaining the business travel and expense management system and serving as liaison with the Institute’s travel agent; 
maintaining our fixed asset inventory system;
assisting in the preparation of financial reporting and filing annual tax returns;
collaborating with the Finance team and department managers in preparing the annual budget;
supporting the annual audit; 
participating—with staff and guests—in learning experiences that foster spiritual exploration and personal growth; and
serving on cross-functional teams and committees as requested. 
We invite applications from candidates who have:
a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business-related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
strong quantitative and analytical skills;
knowledge of spreadsheet software;
strong accuracy and attention to detail;
demonstrated initiative; and
a team-oriented work style emphasizing inclusiveness, collaboration, and flexibility.


Preference will be given to applications received by July 15, 2018. For more information and details on how to apply, please see the position announcement.

The staff of the Fetzer Institute is comprised of approximately 60 talented individuals working in Programs, Administration, and Operations:

Programs – Program staff work collaboratively with outside partners and consultants to develop, manage, evaluate, and promote Institute programs. 

Administration – Administrative staff work with Finance, Human Resources, and Information Systems and Services, in support of our many programs.

Operations – Our Operations team maintains Institute’s properties and provides culinary and other guests services for visitors to Seasons, our private retreat center in Kalamazoo, and GilChrist, our public retreat center in Three Rivers, Michigan.

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 about Kalamazoo may be helpful if you are considering employment at the Fetzer Institute:
Discover Kalamazoo
City of Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Promise: Tuition for graduates of the public high schools of Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalamazoo Public Schools