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Core Staff: Core Staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of managerial and administrative positions. These are year-round, salaried jobs with a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance.

Temporary and Hourly Staff: Temporary and hourly staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of administrative tasks for an hourly wage. These positions do not include benefits.

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The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers are tribal elders from across the world. Members of the council speak here about the importance of education, prayer, healing and taking action to bear witness to the past and future. More
Ten thousand people a day turn 65 in the U.S. Ai-jen Poo, MacArthur Fellow and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, describes the "Age Wave" and how to build a sustainable culture of care. More
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist and senior research professor in South Africa served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission following Apartheid. She explores the nature of our humanity. More
Gloria Steinem, leading feminist and social justice activist, calls on women to celebrate their independence on the way to achieving a healthy and equal interdependence. More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), encourages bold leadership from the core. More
Jamia Wilson, feminist media organizer and Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media, in conversation with journalist Nadia Al-Sakkaf, describes how she learned to embrace what set her apart. More
Oscar Award-winning actress and social change activist, Jane Fonda, talks about the history of patriarchy and the future of feminism around the world. More
Majora Carter, eco-entrepreneur, urban revitalization strategist, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, explains why no community should bear the brunt of environmental burdens and not enjoy environment benefits. More
Sister Joan Chittister traces the arc of social change between the 1960's and the early 2000's, offering a new social perspective and paradigm. More
Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author and speaker, describes what she would say to her 15 year-old self about making mistakes and taking risks. More
Dutchess Outreach, one of the largest emergency food providers in the Hudson Valley, recently gathered more than 100 people to recognize the many volunteers and partners that help “alleviate the myriad difficulties poor people face every day.” Omega FoodWorks was one of the organizations honored and presented with a Community Service Award for helping combat the unacceptable levels of food insecurity in our communities.  More
An Interview With Gloria Feldt
Omega: A lot of leadership is about values, including how we value ourselves and each other. What values do women hold that align with strong leadership practices?  More
Omega recently hosted and participated in an important 3-day diversity training led by the Opening Doors Diversity Project. Participants from across New York’s Hudson Valley included representatives from Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Hudson River Housing, LGBTQ Task Force to Undo Racism,  More
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We all want to be successful and we all struggle with what that means. Someone tells a young man running track that he’d be good at jumping hurdles. So he trains and finds himself in the blocks, nervous, wondering if this is right for him. When the gun goes off, he’s running as fast as he can to beat the others, to stay in his lane, to clear every hurdle. Legs burning, he pushes harder and strains to cross the finish line. Out of breath, hands on his knees, he wonders briefly, how did I get here? Is this where I need to be?  More
Women of color are the most likely demographic to earn poverty wages because of conscious and unconscious social biases, personal confidence gaps, and an overall lack of opportunities. There is ample data focusing on the challenges women at large face in the workforce, but there is glaringly limited discussion about how it relates to challenges women of color face. Awareness of these factors on all sides is crucial in creating change. More
For four days this spring, the United Nations did something they've never done before. They hosted the Tribunal of the U.S. Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (BWTRC) as a part of the International Decade of People of African Descent at the United Nations. The BWTRC is the first organization to focus on rape and sexual assault against black women in the United States.  More
In 2014 Rev. Veronica Valles started teaching the tools to breathe, focus, and learn about self-efficacy to a first-grade class at Alex Sanger Elementary in Dallas, Texas. She practiced with those students for the entire school year, and since attending Omega's 2015 Mindfulness & Education Conference on scholarship, she has expanded her teaching to Victor H. Hexter Elementary. More
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In the digital age, when we tend to communicate via the abbreviated shorthand of texting and social media posts, it’s easy to lose touch with the instinct that had our ancestors spinning yarns around the campfire and passing down oral histories. Ironically, this is probably one of the reasons oral true storytelling has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Because you already know quite a bit about true storytelling—it’s innate for all humans and so you yearn for it.  More
Omega Institute How to Leave Things Better Than You Find Them: An Interview With Mark Morey
An Interview With Mark Morey
Omega: Is there one big question that drives your life and work? Mark: How can I leave the earth better than I found it? More specifically, in these times, how can I set in motion a regenerative system of healing through long-term cultural practices of connection to self, others, and nature? Omega: What is the most important thing you've learned from your relationships with indigenous cultures and people? More
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If you’re going to turn up in this world and do real work, you’re going to need to be fundamentally strong and energized. In my experience this demands five interrelated sacred practices. More