Abbey Foundation of Oregon

Work at the Abbey

Current Openings


Under general supervision, performs duties of a Caregiver. Operates from specific and definite directions and instructions. Serves as a caregiver for aged and infirmed monks, providing assistance with activities of daily living and basic nursing duties.

Grounds Technician

The Grounds Technician (GT) is tasked with maintaining much of the Abbey grounds as well as with oversight of an existing landscaping service. The position also includes some general Abbey maintenance labor under the direction of the Facilities Manager during off seasons/as needed.

Development Officer

The Development Officer serves the mission of Mount Angel Abbey and the Abbey Foundation of Oregon (AFO), in a fundraising culture steeped in the values of Benedictine spirituality: community and hospitality. To raise significant support for the Abbey, Seminary, Library, and Retreat Center, our work is shaped by the philosophy of “donor-centered fundraising.” We are relationship-focused, not transactional, and are a highly motivated and successful team.


Under general supervision, the Custodian is responsible for custodial needs and care of the assigned
areas, as well as assisting with the set-up of facilities for events and meetings.


General Job Application

To apply for a position at Mount Angel Abbey, please send your cover letter (and résumé if applicable) to:
Mount Angel Abbey
Attn: Human Resources
1 Abbey Drive
Saint Benedict, OR 97373
Fax: 503-845-3040

Download General Job Application


Employees regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week are eligible to enroll in the benefit plans at Mount Angel Abbey. Some benefits such as the 401(k) plan, EAP and athletic facilities are available to all employees, regardless of hours worked. The following list outlines some of the benefits presently offered by Mount Angel Abbey.

Medical and Dental Insurance

Mount Angel Abbey offers medical and dental coverage. The medical plan includes prescription and vision coverage and insurance is effective on the first day of the month after date of hire.

Life and Accidental Death/Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

The Abbey pays the premium for a life insurance benefit of 1½ times your annual base salary, rounded up to the nearest $1,000.

Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

100% employer paid Short and Long Term Disability coverage. This coverage provides up to 70% payment of your pre-disability earnings for qualifying short-term disabilities and 60% of your pre-disability earnings for long-term disabilities.


Employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan as of the date of hire. In addition, the Abbey currently makes an employer contribution of $.50 per $1.00 of employee contributions on the first 4% of compensation.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Cascade Centers provides confidential counseling for you and your family on issues including relationships, parenting, financial planning, life transitions, child and elder care, and emotional and psychological concerns. Mount Angel Abbey provides this service for all employees. It is completely confidential and available 24 hours a day.

Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts

Our Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to pay for eligible expenses using pre-tax dollars. Funds may be used for dependent care and certain out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.

Seminary Educational Benefit

Full-time Abbey employees may take one seminary class for credit or not for credit per semester without charge for tuition upon completion of one year of service. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Mount Angel Abbey is dedicated to supporting programs that create balance between our employees’ work and personal life. PTO provides employees with an opportunity for rest and relaxation and may be used for vacation, sick time, personal business and other similar events. Faculty time off benefits outlined in Faculty Handbook.

Holidays/Holy Days

Mount Angel Abbey observes many National Holidays and additional Church Holy Days. The Employee Handbook outlines specific details. Faculty time off benefits are outlined in the Faculty Handbook.

Other Benefits

  • Library card for employees and their immediate family members
  • Employee discount at the bookstore
  • On-site athletic facility for employees