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Parallax Press is an independent nonprofit publisher in sunny Berkeley, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1986. Our journal of mindful living, The Mindfulness Bell, is published twice a year. We are a part of the thriving Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism.

As mindfulness practitioners who are engaged in the daily work of bringing treasured wisdom to publication, we offer a work environment that is participatory, flexible, energizing, and creative. Our books are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services and available wherever books are sold. We have more than 175 books in print, publish 15 new titles per year, and are continually engaged in growing as publishing professionals and as people.

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Business and Operations Director

Parallax Press is opening a position for a new Business and Operations Director.

Parallax Press is a nonprofit publisher cofounded by the Vietnamese peace activist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. We publish books and media on the art of mindful living and Engaged Buddhism. We are committed to offering teachings that help transform suffering and injustice. Our mission is to contribute to collective insight and awakening, bringing about a more joyful, healthy, and compassionate society. Parallax Press is the publishing division of Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, a 501(c)3 organization with three monasteries in the United States and a thriving network of lay practitioners. As such, we are committed to a sustainable and humane way of doing business. We strive to practice what we publish; we send free books to people who are incarcerated, and we structure in meditation and mindfulness practices as part of the working day.

This is a role that is responsible for guiding Parallax Press’s operations and financial systems, working together with and supported by accounting staff and the part-time Inventory Manager. By keeping the big picture in mind and applying their expertise in the publishing industry, the Business and Operations Director ensures that the press functions smoothly and remains financially stable. The Business and Operations Director works with all departments to ensure the best use of resources and streamlines processes in order for the press to operate more efficiently.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Parallax Press is committed to diversity in its publishing program and in fostering an equitable, inclusive work culture and environment. Parallax encourages and actively recruits applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religious and spiritual tradition, ability, sexual orientation, and gender.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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