Careers

THNK is an entrepreneurial start-up. We are all fun-loving, innovative, smart individuals with amazing networks all over the globe. We hire the best people, providing them with freedom and responsibility, helping them to grow themselves. This means that we try to create a caring environment where people help and support each other and demand the best at the same time. THNK Homes around the world offer the opportunity to gain experience in a fast-growing start up, collaborate with the very best in creative leadership and innovation, and have a lot of fun.

Current Vacancies
  • Admissions Director

  • Internship
  • Roles for past THNK participants

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ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR

Do you have a keen curatorial eye?

Are you a relationship builder at your core?

A networker and connector?

Are you aware of the challenges facing today’s most audacious leaders?

Can you find and secure top-notch participants?

If so, read on…

As the THNK Admissions Director, you seek out the luminaries, pioneers, innovators and game changers who understand the intersection of technology, business, society and culture. People on the verge of a breakthrough—inspirational in their focus, with goals that can change the world.

Reporting to THNK’s Global Managing Director, you are responsible for the ethical and authentic recruitment of prospective participants. You understand that to excel in a sales role you must be a trusted advisor helping guide prospects in a consultative relationship-building environment. You advise, coach and support qualified potential participants in achieving their professional and personal goals by enrolling in THNK, and help the school reach our annual revenue goals.
As part of your role, you will do proactive outreach to individuals who fit the candidate profile and will also handle provided leads from our digital platforms, our community and the global network. Your performance will be assessed on achieving sales goals and on the quality, volume and velocity of outbound calls, inbound calls, lead contact activity, and completed applications.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Help define THNK’s recruiting strategy, and find new, creative ways to attract distinctive, high-quality participants.
• Collaborate with marketing to develop the most effective recruitment tools.
• Conduct proactive outreach to individuals who meet the candidate profile.
• Handle participant inquiries from initial point of contact through the completion of enrollment.
• Source and secure a minimum of 80 top-notch participants (two classes) per year for the Executive Creative Leadership Program in Amsterdam.
• Speak with prospective participants to understand their aspirational career goals, overview the THNK value proposition and offering, and assess educational fit.
• Build rapport with, qualify and provide guidance for people interested in THNK.
• Identify and problem-solve any situations that might prevent a prospective student from attending THNK who wants to study and collaborate with us.
• Provide information about securing travel visas, accommodations, and financial assistance.
• Support the timely receipt of tuition fees prior to participant start dates.
• Keep participant records up-to-date in our CRM (Salesforce) regarding incoming status.
• Provide guidance to future participant through the registration and enrollment process.
• Assist in the completion of application and enrollment paperwork.
• Represent THNK at industry functions, conferences and recruitment events.
• Maintain a high level of customer service.
• Line management of the Admissions Advisor to ensure a smooth transition between the enrolment process and the program start.
• Lead the weekly Admissions meetings to review enrolment and to plan activities for achieving enrolment targets.

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• Keen curatorial eye, a great matchmaker, probably the ultimate dinner party host
• Expansive global network and mindset including a background in international talent recruiting, ideally for an organization renowned for its ability to attract top creative talent, is a plus.
• Minimum 7 years of proven sales experience combined with extensive sales training.
• Strong communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
• Superior organizational and time management skills.
• Energetic, positive and thrives in an evolving and fast paced environment.
• Solid judgment, utterly resourceful with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
• Team player with a flexible approach who works well under pressure.
• Ability to present a professional and positive image and maintain discretion and confidentiality.
• Appreciation of creative endeavors and interest in societal issues, such as sustainability, green energy, the sharing economy, etc.
• BA, BSc or Masters level degree.
• Strong computer skills (MS Office and ideally Salesforce).

Are you interested in applying? Email us at hr@thnk.org with the job title in the subject line.

Internship Opportunity
THNK/ScaleUpNation is looking for an intern to be involved in a short business building project.
You would be working with a team of seasoned entrepreneurs to develop a productivity app for high tech start-ups.  The app should be highly appealing to tech entrepreneurs building an innovative business.  We have in-house software prototyping capability and access to a few hundred entrepreneurs for piloting and testing.
Your role will be market and competitive analysis, answering questions like: what are the needs of entrepreneurs, what tools are already available and how they are being rated.  You will work in the team at THNK in Amsterdam.  You will receive supervision, be integral part of THNK/ScaleUpNation and have a change to work directly with entrepreneurs on a new business building effort. This is a 3 month project.

 

Your profile includes:
• Master’s student in business administration
• Entrepreneurial affinity
• Team player
• Hands-on
• Energy and can-do mentality

• Appreciation of creative endeavors and interest in societal issues, such as sustainability, green energy, the sharing economy, etc.

 

Contact laurie.kemp@thnk.org to voice your interest.

ROLES AT THNK FOR PARTICIPANTS

For everyone who has completed the THNK Executive Leadership Program as a participant, there is a rich variety of opportunities to work with THNK.

In most cases the individual THNK participant proposes opportunities based on her own passion and purpose, expertise, and entrepreneurial vision. The opportunity typically starts with a one-on-one discussion with one of the THNK Partners (Femke BartelsRajiv Ball, Menno van Dijk, Mark Vernooij or Natasha Bonnevalle) followed by submission of a presentation or letter of intent on behalf of the participant and then a period of joint exploration and scoping of the opportunity for collaboration. In this, we are particularly keen to foster long-term collaborations between THNK and former participants

 

SPECIFIC ROLES

 

FACULTY

Involved in the design and delivery of a THNK program. This includes the Executive Leadership Program, the in-company programs, and the in-city programs. Roles include those of Challenge Coordinator, Experience Designer, Master Practitioner, Forum Curator, Leadership Coach, and Acceleration Mentor.

 

RESEARCH FELLOW

Engaged in a THNK research effort in terms of objective setting, exploration activities, synthesis and communication. This extends to derived activities such as tool development and publication of content as well as an active role in managing partnerships with third party research institutes and providers of subsidies and grants.

 

CREATIVE TEAM MEMBER

Asked to engage in a creation effort to develop a creative solution to a large social challenge. This could include a Challenge in the Executive Leadership Program, or a Game-Changer In-Company project, or a project to incubate a Challenge Concept.

 

CHALLENGE CONCEPT LEADER

Bringing an innovative enterprise concept resulting from a THNK Challenge from the initial idea to a further articulation, assembling an entrepreneurial team, conducting a pilot, orchestrating the right partnership model and setting up the legal and ownership structure, leading to a first income.

 

SERVICE LINE DEVELOPER

Developing a new program within the portfolio of THNK activities. This includes programs for new target groups, as well as new formats (e.g. online), new cooperation models to realize creative solutions for large social challenges (e.g. Corporate Venturing, Accelerator, Business Plan Competition).