Updated June 13th 2017.
Structure & Process creates meaningful encounters for purposeful collaboration.
Join us and become part of a community that takes deep, joyful work seriously, in all internal and external encounters.
1) We are not looking to build up employed staff at the moment. We will consider freelancers / contractors only, with the possible exception of student interns.
2) We are currently receiving way more applications than we can even respond to properly. If you would like to work with us, make your message competitive: Be clear and straightforward, and bold, and detailed enough for us to get an idea of how to proceed: What do you need? What do you want? What do you think Structure & Process can offer you? What might you have to offer to Structure & Process, or members of our team? What languages do you speak and write fluently? What are your thoughts/feeling/wishes/needs regarding money?
Feel free to apply for any role that you find in our online governance records – we are not attached to the ones that we hold, and we share them anyway.
Enlarging the capacity of our consulting team
We are looking junior or senior consultants to join the consulting team (lead by Martina), and assistants to support our consultants.
For starters, you will join our existing client projects as what we call “Second Consultant” or “Consulting Assistant” on project teams.
For more senior people there is a direct way to leading your own consulting (sub-)projects, with our team as staff on your project.
If you want to specialise in Holacracy, or want to apply existing Holacracy skills, we need more expert power in our Holacracy Agent Role, where you may teach Holacracy in various situations.
For consulting work, you will need to speak German and be available for projects taking place in Berlin and Dresden.
In our consulting back office, we are looking for a stable, calm character to hold Quality Assurance (the role that takes care that our consulting output is up to standard, and teaches our sometimes wild consultants some order) and a curious mind to energise Research & Intelligence (which informs good consulting, sales and marketing work).
Sales / Project Acquisition
This is a job for someone who enjoys people and is not shy to call new contacts on the phone. The purpose is to stay in touch with people who have previously connected to us and see when is the right moment to set up a project.
You will receive access to our sales pipeline full of contacts to get in touch with: Call them up, get to know them, find out what they need, and pass the lead on to our consulting team or our collaborator community. Of course you can join the consulting project team to deliver the work, if you are so inclined: we are open for sales people who want to learn consulting, as we are for consultants who want to level up their sales skills by working in this function.
You will be supported by Martina, who has 15 years of experience in consulting sales and is a professional sales coach, as well as Rainer, who is an experienced organisational developer and personal development coach.
We need extra capacity in exploring business development and partnership opportunities. You will work together with Martina looking into what Structure & Process might also be.
This may spin off new ventures and side business, which you may then lead as a project manager.
You need interest in the consulting work of the company, a wide mind to see new possibilities, and entrepreneurial spirit to take these into your hands and make them happen, failing fast and often.
Standardising our product line
We are very much “manufacturing by hand” at the moment, recreating projects on a case-by-case basis.
To better serve our market, delivering more efficiently and in stable quality, and offer more opportunities to connect with us, we would like to standardise our product offering.
This role works together with Marketing and Consulting and looks into market and client needs, creating an offering that fits demand from our market and supply from our team.
Energising our Events business
We produce these occasionally now, and wish for a more stable and generous offer of seminars, workshops and unconferences. We know that our team has a lot to share, but often gets bogged down in daily work. We wish that you work with our partners and our community, get in touch with their knowledge, skills and experience and package it into useful training and seminar offers.
Standardising internal processes
We need an ordered mind to set up good standard processes for what repeats in the company: Interviewing, IT setups, some administrative work. If you can see patterns and love process optimisation, quality and efficiency, you are the right person for us! Get in touch, we have plenty of work! (Our business is growing, and a reliable backend is valuable to us.)
We currently work in German and English, with German being the main language in consulting work.
For all work with us you need to be comfortable reading and writing in English and speaking English when collaborating with others. For any work in current consulting projects, solid understanding of spoken German is necessary.
Our clients and business partners speak German, English, Dutch, French, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Italian. We would be happy to expand our business internationally, so feel invited to bring your language skills in!
Written material, virtual work environments
As a multi-local team, we use a lot of written online communication: Slack and Trello are our internal communication platforms, Glassfrog is the governance and meeting-support backend. We use Skype and Zoom for videoconferencing.
You should be comfortable working in online environments that use written text as their main medium or you won’t be happy with us. You should generally like your computer, or you will suffer. (And, in fact: we will all suffer. ;-))
Geography, Partner Meetings
Our team is based in Germany and Austria; in Dresden, Heidelberg, Berlin and Graz.
We operate from Impact HUB Dresden as the base for our consulting team and meet all together about once every five weeks month for a four-day partner meeting, usually in Bad Saarow (outside of Berlin). In these, we collaborate on operative and strategic work, share learnings, and network with outside partners. These meetings have so far taken place in Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Espoo, Tampere, Utrecht, Philadelphia, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf, Oldenburg, Heidelberg and Bad Saarow, sometimes on the fringe of conferences and other professional gatherings.
Our current clients are all located in or around Berlin.
Operating Rhythm / Work Times
There are no fixed work times or vacation rules at Structure & Process: You work when you work and take a break when you take a break. We care for good life-work-balance. When applying, it helps to let us know how much time you want to put into the company for starters, and to how much it would grow ideally.
Our current operating rhythm starts with a Tactical Meeting on Monday morning and ends with a checkout on Thursday noon.
Our current compensation system is extremely simple. :-) What do you need? What do you want? Be straightforward in expressing your wishes and expectations around money when contacting us, please.
Holacracy Operating System
Structure & Process uses Holacracy(R) as its operating system. This gives partners great freedom in their work, and a structure to take influence, learn and develop together. If you already know Holacracy, that is great (and do let us know when you contact us!); if not, we will teach you.
Our past email newsletters can give you an impression of how we roll. Our feeds on Facebook or Twitter, our link collection on Tumblr and our company blog can also show you what we do and what we are interested in.
Start a conversation
Get in touch with our Front Desk to discuss possibilities of working together. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Opportunities with colleagues:
- PostShift in London are hiring in the areas of consulting & enablement and content marketing.
- HolacracyOne (developers of Holacracy) are looking for Software Developers and others:
- August are “accepting inquiries for Team Members, of any experience level.”
- EnliveningEdge has Open Roles
A good pointer to more possibilities is How To Get A Job Doing What We Do(-ish)… – Creating a career in responsive organization development and consulting