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Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:07 AM


Cochise Stronghold Canyon Nature Retreat operates as a small-scale meditation and spiritual retreat center, as well as a wilderness destination. Guests come for meditation and spiritual retreats; to hike; bird-watch; enjoy abundant wildlife; and to appreciate the serenity of wild nature at this remote mountain location. The business is permitted as a bed and breakfast; see and

John and Nancy Yates wish to retire from the active daily duties of managing the retreat center. Their vision is that the facility and it’s natural environment continue to operate as a mountain canyon refuge; that the land be well cared for; that others benefit from quiet support for meditation, spiritual development and nature enjoyment. They will train the new manager and also help facilitate transition efforts for the center’s successful continuation with new partners.

Qualities Desirable for the position
Avid interest, enthusiasm and experience in outdoor recreation, wilderness and nature appreciation. Strong enthusiasm, interest and familiarity with meditation and spiritual practices. Responsibility, initiative, friendliness, a sincere interest in helping others and excellent communication skills.

College degree and/or experience providing assistance in an office environment; excellent computer skills.

Administrative duties:
- serve as office manager;
- correspond with prospective guests;
- hold dates and confirm reservations;
- process payments;
- maintain reservation systems, calendar management;
- meet, greet and provide site orientation to guests;
- anticipate and meet guests needs;
- book-keeping: keep income and expense records current using Quickbooks;
- fulfill legal obligations (i.e. tax filing, reporting) working with accountant as necessary;
- carefully monitor cash flow;
- develop, maintain and improve website, AirBnB listing, Facebook page;
- market and promote Cochise Stronghold Retreat through increased online presence;
- recommend and develop organizational efficiencies;
- manage grocery shopping and supply needs;
- stay current with insurance company requirements.

Site Management
- develop operational manuals for maintaining and protecting all major site equipment - i.e. well, septic fields, water lines, hot tub;
- develop & co-ordinate site maintenance schedules;
- oversee cleaning, monitor state of sparkling clean, occasionally will need to clean;
- oversee building and property maintenance, occasionally will need to do maintenance;
- oversee landscaping and grounds maintenance, occasionally will need to do maintenance;
- oversee maintenance of Firewise efforts and permaculture installations;
- oversee maintenance of safety for ingress and egress routes and site safety.


• Location: Sierra Vista, tucson

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