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Generous Pay, Fulfilling Work & Meaningful Play

Inspire & Enrich the World Through Your Talents

Located in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, 1440 Multiversity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic campus and learning destination committed to creating hope for living well. Our employees are the heart of this important work in fostering a greater good in the world and we invite you to consider becoming a part of our amazing 1440 family! We are seeking like-hearted individuals to join our team - 1440 offers some of the highest wages in Santa Cruz County with a robust benefits package, and combined with a fun workplace environment you will feel deeply fulfilled both personally and professionally.

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Feel Fulfilled in Your Career

Make a meaningful difference in the 1,440 minutes of each day

Our staff does extraordinary work, so we reward them with extraordinary pay, perks and benefits! We recognize and reward our employees' efforts and achievements with annual bonuses; monthly and quarterly recognition events; cultural celebrations; and more. Our family atmosphere creates a unique workplace like no other complemented by gratitude from our staff for our approach to workplace wellness.

Healthy Life Balance

Employees enjoy the opportunity to participate in our popular 1440 Signature Classes, focused on embodied movement, creative expression, mindfulness and more. Let your energy, discovery and creativity flourish; there are a variety of classes to learn from.

Mindful Development

1440 offers employees the paid opportunity attend monthly faculty-led programs focused on leadership, personal growth, grief and healing, mindfulness and much more, allowing you to learn wellness skills you can use in your everyday life. 

Nourishing Interactions

1440 has an unwavering commitment to our mission and work culture, which includes fostering relationships with our colleagues through monthly Family Lunches at which employees gather together at Kitchen Table for nutritious meals and conversations with one another. 

Decompress In Nature

With more than 4 miles of private walking and hiking trails on our 75-acre campus in the redwoods, employees are encouraged to get outside on your breaks and soak in nature to nurture your body and mind, even on your days off. 

Additional Benefits Include*:

  • Great Place to Work Certified organization with family-oriented culture
  • Generous compensation with free healthcare options
  • 401(k) Plan with 100% match up to 4% of employee's salary
  • Annual incentive plan for all employees
  • Up to 4 weeks paid vacation/PTO per calendar year
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to support local community building
  • 7 paid holidays 
  • 3 paid sick days annually (up to 6 days total for tenured employees)
  • Company-paid life insurance 
  • Flexible work schedule for full-time and part-time employees 
  • Monthly employee meal stipend
  • Quarterly awards recognition program for hourly employees and managers
  • Paid training - including full day of new hire orientation training
  • Monthly paid department "Conversations That Matter" meetings
  • Complimentary on-site employee parking
  • Private campus with 24-hour staffed security and safety department
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Merit-based annual performance increases
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Participation in Signature Wellness Offerings
  • Designated employee meditation room
  • Cross-departmental training and growth opportunities
  • Personal employee ADP account with online access to schedules, forms and direct deposit

*Benefits may vary based on employment status and tenure
 

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Our Organizational Culture

Be a part of creating a healing guest experience that has the potential to transform lives

At 1440 you work alongside an engaged and inclusive team. 1440 expects a high standard of execution from our colleagues, and in turn, we provide a wide range of care and benefits for each employee to be fulfilled and positively change lives.
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  • The 1440 organizational culture is critical to each guest's journey. 1440 believes that our people are our most important resources in the service commitment we make to learning by nurturing the consciousness of excellence that rests within the heart and mind of each 1440 family member. 

     

    The 1440 Culture Principles are a pledge by every employee to the commitments we make to ourselves and one another each day to create a warm and welcoming learning environment that will allow each guest to leave with more energy than they arrived with. We utilize these culture principals in every interaction among our guests and staff, and they also create a ripple effect in our personal lives, as well. 

     

    Review Our Core Values and Culture Principles here. 

  • Community building is at the center of our work at 1440 Multiversity, evident in the programs we host on campus and the work we do in our region. Ranging from our flagship philanthropic advocacy programs to support individuals in crisis to preparing and serving thousands of meals to the community during times when they need it most, employees are hands on in creating hope for living well in some of the most pivotal moments in a person's life. 

     

    1440 offers employees the opportunity to join an Authentic Service Committee that provides staff volunteer opportunities with local organizations in need of support, ranging from those addressing food insecurity to cancer support, environmental sustainability, educational initiatives and much more. 

  • The 1440 staff takes great pride in caring for campus guests through Deep Hospitality - a love of strangers - and our guests take notice. Read recognition of our staff shared by visitors to 1440:

     

    "My retreat experience at 1440 was life changing. Every member of the staff that I encountered was committed to creating a memorable and nourishing experience."

     

    "The grounds are beautiful, the food was INCREDIBLE, the music playing was just what I wanted to hear and the staff...the most caring, kind and helpful people I have ever interacted with."

     

    "So many little things added to our experience and healing: All the bees on flowers...the gorgeous and unexpected lighting while outside in the evening...the honest passion that everyone we met shared with us when we engaged them! Chefs, Groundskeepers, Front Desk Staff, Managers...everyone was so sincere and gentle." 

     

    "The staff was outstanding; each and every one at the front desk, in the kitchen, hiking, yoga and tai chi instructors. The grounds and facilities were also truly excellent. Such a dedicated team from top to bottom."

     

    "It seemed to me that you have cherry picked each employee and you have the cream of the crop. A perfect match for each of their roles. Thank you for that."

What our team says

Hearts of 1440

As a 1440 employee, your personal growth and professional development will blossom, grow and thrive in one of the most unique working environments imaginable surrounded by colleagues who share your passion and live authentically with presence and humility while delivering deep hospitality.

 

Hear from and watch some of our "hearts of 1440" — the employees who spend their time serving our campus and mission work — and learn what brought them here, why they enjoy their careers and what makes 1440 special for them. 

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  • Jerry Wilson, 1440 Director of Facilities
    "For me, when I moved up here, I was looking for more than just a job - I was looking for a place to call home. And that's 100 percent what this became."
  • Nicole Sanchez, Pastry Chef
    "1440 is an ever-changing place. If you have something new to bring to the table, there's always room for it. The team here is open and receptive to ideas that will make things better, and that's really different from other workplaces."
  • Luis Cardona, Housekeeping Supervisor
    "1440 is a place of hope because it creates opportunities - it's good for my mind and soul. My job is to care for the details, and I am proud to create a place of rest for our guests."
  • Kaia Yue, 1440 Experience Instructor
    "The goal of the team here at 1440 is to really help support each other, as well as support the guest experience. It's so much more than a paycheck being able to help people in the way that I do."
  • Sergio Canchola, Landscape Technician
    "The redwoods have roots that are woven together, and this is also the team at 1440. Everyone supports everyone, and if someone needs something, everyone jumps in to help."
Hearts of 1440 Stories

A Holistic Approach Helps Staff Build Authentic Connections

"My father said the most important thing in his world was his family, and what better way to spend quality time with your family than by breaking bread," says Kimberly Farr, Director of Human Resources at 1440. "The 1440 Family Meal reminds me of that, and those personal connections that happen at the table. It's a really important way for our employees to spend time together."

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If you have any questions, please email us at careers@1440.org
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