Careers

THNK is an entrepreneurially spirited and socially conscious organization.

We are fun-loving, innovative, intelligent 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

ORGANIZATION IMPACT ASSESSMENT INTERN

Are you interested in an exciting project internship working with an international team? Do you believe that organizations should be purpose-driven and have the responsibility to drive the change?

At THNK our mission is to create impact by developing and supporting creative leaders around the world with the purpose of resolving large societal challenges. We believe in using business as a force for good and also reflect that in the way we operate as an organization. We’re currently working on joining the network of certified B corporations that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to further solidify our commitment to people and planet.

We’re looking for an intern who can support us in driving our ambition to become a certified B corporation. In this role you will be supporting our team by creating and collecting relevant documentation for the B Impact Assessment; conducting research on best practices and support the roll-out of new policies and initiatives. This internship not only allows you insights in all business aspects of governance, employee development and supplier sourcing, it also gives you the opportunity to be hands on, put your own ideas into action and see the tangible results of your work.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Motivated final year student
  • Keen interest in social entrepreneurship and sustainability
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated
  • Ability to manage your time and work efficiently
  • Thrive in a setting that is fast-moving and ever-changing
  • Resourceful and self-directed
  • Highly proficient in written and spoken English
  • Excited by developing new policies and ways of working
  • Passionate about THNK’s mission

If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter and CV to marietta@thnk.org. The internship will be for a period of 4 months starting August 2019. The deadline for application is Monday, 15th July 2019.

Remuneration: 600 Euro per month

Part-time Jr. Facility Manager

Location: Amsterdam
This role is 24-32 hours / week.

Are you a motivated self-starter, who loves to make things work and to create a welcoming, sustainable place for our participants and team to work and learn? Then this role might be the perfect fit for you!

THNK School of Creative Leadership is an organization that provides experiential training programs for leaders from all over the world. We reside at a beautiful historical building on the canal in the heart of de 9 Straatjes in Amsterdam. We’re looking for a part-time Junior Facility Manager to join our creative and dynamic team. In this role you contribute an open and friendly environment and help with set-up, logistics and catering for our in-house trainings and events. You guarantee that the building representativeness, security, reliability, tidiness, etc. are all of a high standard and ensure that each participant, visitor and member of staff has all the facilities and services at their disposal which they need in order to participate in activities and/or do their work.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that THNK training spaces, staff working rooms, kitchen, corridors and other common spaces are neatly arranged and clean all the time so THNK building gives a feeling of coziness in its simplicity at any time.
  • Coordinate waste disposal and the cleaning services provided by a third-party cleaning company.
  • Take part in any small renovations, installations and moves in the office space.
  • Take care of the maintenance and general upkeep of the building Keep record of inventory and storage items in the building.
  • Create a welcoming environment for participants and guests and help with any facility or catering related questions and ensure the training spaces are set up as requested, tidy and ready to use.
  • Host, set up and clean up breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks during programs.
  • Keep track of budget and facility-related payments.
  • Make sure that all health and safety standards are met.

In this role you work together with the Senior Facility Manager and assist in all daily tasks, so you are able to undertake all duties on days the facility manager is absent. These include:

  • Oversee and coordinate the security and alarm services provided by a third-party company.
  • Ensure all equipment in the building is functioning properly.
  • Stay on top of necessary minor repairs in the building, as well as organize other repairs, checks and assessments to be carried out by third parties.
  • Be a point of contact for tenants and neighbors for all facility related topics.
  • Respond to emergency situations and urgent facility issues.
  • Conduct regular checks and evaluations of inventory and systems.
  • Make arrangements with catering partners and organize catering during programs, including timely planning & completeness of dietary requirements.
  • Be the point of contact for all facility related suppliers of THNK home.
  • Organize logistics for THNK programs and events in collaboration with program and office management.
  • Work towards making the THNK home more sustainable considering issues such as recycling, energy usage, water management.

Who we are looking for:

  • 3+ years working experience in facilities, hospitality or related field.
  • HBO Facility Management, Event Management, Hogere Hotelschool or related education.
  • Eye for details and for creating an environment where people enjoy working & learning.
  • Fluent in English (both speaking and writing), preferably also fluent in Dutch.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good in building relationships.
  • Ability to carry out (small) repairs and not shy of shifting furniture.
  • Good time management and organizational skills, ability to prioritize.
  • Resourceful and self-directed.
  • Proactive and eager to learn and share.
  • Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.
  • Availability to work on weekends and evenings.
  • A keen interest in sustainability, social entrepreneurship and finding innovative solutions.

If this sounds like you, please email hr@thnk.org with your resume and a short cover letter in PDF format.

Kindly note that applicants must have the right to work in the EU prior to applying for the position.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

Multimedia Producer (intern)

 

Are you a fearless creative who loves constructing inspiring media? Are you motivated to achieve high impact growth, with a passion for making improvements through visual communication?

As Multimedia Producer, the purpose of your role is to support THNK’s marketing strategies with a range of multimedia content that deliver results. Your focus is to optimize THNK’s branding and lead generation activities by creating content that clearly communicates THNK’s offerings, values, and mission. You will create photos, graphics, and videos to engage our audience, and increase interaction and advocacy across our channels.

Responsibilities

In cooperation with the marketing team and under the supervision of the Marketing Manager you are responsible for:

  • developing creative strategies in line with THNK’s overall marketing strategy and campaign objectives.
  • creating, editing, and delivering photos, graphics, videos and animations according to THNK brand guidelines.
  • identifying trends and insights to optimize performance of visual content.
  • designing and production of publications (online and offline), posters, flyers, brochures etc.
  • supporting the execution of web, email and social media campaigns.
  • executing website edits.
  • organizing digital resources on Box and maintain our photo, video, and graphics archive.
  • developing internal asset management procedures to streamline key activities (eg. document templates, basic editing guidelines etc.).

Your profile

  • Highly-skilled in Adobe Creative suite
  • Creative and analytical thinker
  • Entrepreneurial, able to identify opportunities
  • Collegial, a team player with strong listening skills
  • Organized, results-oriented and resilient
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Resourceful & independent

Build your portfolio putting your creative skills to use in a growth environment. You will gain a lifetime worth of knowledge from the creative leadership and entrepreneurial spirit at THNK. We are a young, international team, we have an open work environment and eat lunch together in the office. This is a paid internship, EUR 600 per month + travel reimbursement.

Apply

If this sounds like your cup of tea, apply by sending your CV, cover letter, and sample work to maron@thnk.org.

Management Assistant

Location: Amsterdam
Start date: ASAP
This role is 32-40 hours per week.

As Management Assistant of THNK’s Global Managing Director and other THNK Partners, you anticipate needs and never miss a detail. You coordinate communication, prepare documents, background and presentation material, manage appointments and proactively resolve conflicts.

Responsibilities

  • Manage complex and changing schedules of THNK partner group, especially of THNK’s Global Managing Director; plan meetings and appointments
  • Conserve executive’s time by conducting research, collecting information, preparing meeting, draft reports and documents, take minutes during meetings
  • Build relationships with diplomacy and warmth; manage communication, including responding to emails, and interfacing with clients and third parties
  • Support partners and the programs with creating and coordinating detailed travel arrangements and itineraries
  • Coordinate and arrange meetings and events; find venues and make bookings
  • Support the implementation and improvement of operating practices
  • Liaise with all team members and inform about decisions and updates
  • Handle confidential information judiciously and with great care
  • Lead special projects if needed

Who we’re looking for

  • At least 3-5 years of experience as a management assistant or office manager
  • Highly organized and detail orientated
  • Thrive in a setting that is fluid and fast-moving and where you relish to bring necessary structure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Enjoy helping people and solving problems
  • Play nicely with others and can be assertive when needed
  • Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty
  • Experience working in an international context
  • Service-orientated, great communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

If this sounds like you, please email hr@thnk.org with your resume and a short cover letter in PDF format. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but the sooner you apply, the better. Join the team!

Kindly note that applicants must have the right to work in the EU prior to applying for the position.

Program Manager (7 months maternity cover)

As Program Manager, you play an important role in the preparation and delivery of THNK’s programs – with a strong emphasis on the behind the scenes logistics and planning. You work closely with the Dean and faculty and play a crucial role in supporting them in the design, preparation, and delivery of the program towards a brilliant experience for our participants.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Dean and faculty to plan content, faculty, and flow of program modules
  • Create a module planning and preparation timeline, brief faculty & manage deadlines
  • Manage scheduling and activities of faculty, coach and external speakers
  • Manage off-site event planning and logistics
  • Create schedules and run sheets – keep these up-to-date throughout the module
  • Brief and communicate with third parties for specific program elements.
  • Organize program logistics, equipment and supplies including setting up room (arranging chairs/tables), preparing and printing materials, and setting up sound and beamers for presentations
  • Codify learnings from programs, in collaboration with faculty
  • Collect participant feedback and prepare evaluation reports
  • Act as the first point of contact for participants
  • Work closely together with finance, community, marketing and other teams at THNK to ensure everything runs smoothly

Who we’re looking for:

  • Thrive in a setting that is fluid and fast-moving and where you relish to bring necessary structure
  • Enjoy helping people and solving problems
  • Play nicely with others and can be assertive when needed
  • Detail-oriented, structured professional and efficient
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a Project Management role
  • Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty
  • Highly proficient in written and spoken English
  • Experience working in an international context
  • Great communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience and comfort working with freelancers and remote teams
  • Resourceful and self-directed
  • Proactive and eager to learn and share
  • A keen interest in creativity and innovation education and processes

If this sounds like you, please email hr@thnk.org with your resume and a short cover letter in PDF format. The start date for this position is September 1st, 2019. Deadline for applications is June 30th, 2019.

Kindly note that applicants must have the right to work in the EU prior to applying for the position.

THNK In-Company Service Line Director

THNK is a social enterprise with a mission to develop and support creative leaders to resolve large societal challenges.  To this end, we bring together experienced social entrepreneurs, commercial entrepreneurs, public servants and corporate leaders from across the world to work on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and gender, and inclusiveness.

One of THNK’s core activities is the design and delivery of Custom Programs to pre-eminent corporate clients that are shaping their industries, such as Johnson & Johnson, Naspers, Booking.com and the Port of Rotterdam.  We also work on innovation and leadership topics with academic institutions such as Stanford University, the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and ShanghaiTech.

THNK’s Custom Program approach is fresh and different; as Forbes Magazine writes, “A combination of unexpected, deep collaboration and learning-by-doing amid real life problem-solving makes the anti-classroom of THNK stand out … This highly disruptive introspective approach is buoyed by the belief that change must first happen on a personal level before it can be successfully implemented within teams, organizations, business, and society”.

Hallmarks of THNK Custom Programs include:

  • Focus on corporate clients that are credible in their efforts to pursue a positive impact on people and planet in addition to profit
  • Drive for results and, more concretely, tangible participant learning and business impact
  • Multi-disciplinary approach, drawing from several schools of thought, including design-thinking, leadership, entrepreneurship, systems thinking and critical thinking
  • Truly experiential learning, that prioritizes participant energy, engagement and connection to daily reality rather than lecture, theory and knowledge transfer

The team responsible for these Custom Program clients is led by Natasha Bonnevalle, Mark Vernooij and Rajiv Ball, each of whom has over 15 years of experience in serving leading global companies at Board level on topics relating to creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, gender and inclusiveness.

As a result of continued growth in THNK’s Custom Program activities, we are looking for outstanding individuals who subscribe to the mission of THNK and are eager to join our team in the role of Service Line Director.

A Service Line Director is responsible for leading or co-leading a THNK Custom Program service line. Our Custom Program Services Lines address client needs in Innovation, Leadership Development, and Gender and Inclusiveness and:

  • Address topics of Board level relevance
  • Aspire to have a transformational impact on participants, their wider organization and society more generally
  • Are typically a multi-month journey with a minimum program price of EUR 100K per program

Service Line Director activities are responsible to:

  • Develop innovative, world-class content and delivery formats that truly shift participant mindsets and behaviors, in conjunction with other THNK Service Line Directors
  • Identify and build new corporate clients
  • Help clients to articulate and structure their (learning/enterprise) needs with a clear eye on transformational program impact
  • Maintain independence to tell a client if THNK is not the best partner for their needs
  • Prepare proposals and lead efforts in pitching these proposals successfully to clients
  • Accountability for overall delivery of the program with operational responsibility for design and delivery lying with the Program Director, Program Manager and Faculty
  • Work with the THNK Finance Director to manage the program to budget, including all the invoicing and legal/procurement paper work that accompanies a program

Key performance indicators of a Service Line Director are:

  • Attraction of inspirational clients with meaningful work in both volume and quality.  To this end, we are looking for Service Line Directors to bring in a minimum of EUR 300K of revenue in their first year with THNK, rising to a minimum of EUR 500K in subsequent years
  • Development of programs that are truly at the cutting edge of their relevant field
  • Positive participant and business impact generated through the programs
  • Feedback from clients
  • Feedback from fellow Service Line Directors
  • Feedback from faculty and staff

A Service Line Director:

  • Is strongly aligned to THNK’s mission to develop and support creative leaders to resolve large societal challenges
  • Has senior stature and the abilty to engage Board-level executives
  • Brings deep expertise in learning program design and delivery as well as depth (meaning at least five years experience) in innovation or leadership development or diversity and inclusion topics
  • Has international work experience with a strong appreciation of diversity
  • Is resourceful, self-directed, structured and organized
  • Can balance intuitive insight with an unrelenting eye for the detail that is required to deliver world class programs
  • Is a good team player and inspirational people leader of THNK faculty and staff, able to build inclusive teams
  • Has the presence and the ability to engage a group of senior participants in a class room setting
  • Brings at least 5 plus years of consultative selling experience at Board level, with a proven track record of selling professional services projects over EUR 100K each
  • Has a network of senior executives who have worked with him/her on programs similar to those offered by THNK, and who potentially can become THNK Custom Program partners in the future

Over time, we expect Service Line Directors to have a deep understanding of all dimensions of “creative leadership” as defined by THNK, plus deep expertise in at least one topic (e.g. leadership, corporate innovation, gender and inclusiveness) and be seen as a role model for THNK’s values and way of working.

Service Line Director reward consists of several elements:

  • Achievement being the ability to realize one’s own professional aspirations in the field of transformational learning program design and delivery
  • Growth consisting of personal and professional growth, which comes from working at the cutting edge of our profession
  • Belonging which means being part of a very strongly-knit and winning team of mission-oriented professionals
  • Balance from working in an organization that is not driven primarily by financial targets, but by the impact it delivers on its external and internal stakeholders
  • Financial compensation consists of a base salary and performance related pay (the latter accounting for up to one third of total compensation) and is consistent with THNK’s status as a young social enterprise. Our Service Line Directors are not motivated primarily by financial compensation

The role can be between 50 percent and full time and is Amsterdam-based, although we are open to considering applications from exceptional candidates who are located in other geographies.

We are particularly keen to attract applications from potential Service Line Directors who increase the diversity of the current Service Line Director team.

If you are interested in applying for the role, then please send your CV and a cover letter, in particular highlighting your Board-level consultative selling experience, to Rajiv Ball (Rajiv.Ball@thnk.org).

Please note that we do not appreciate third-party mediation based on the advertisements on our website.

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, 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 and Custom Programs. Roles include those of Challenge Coordinator, Experience Designer, Master Practitioner, Forum Curator, Leadership Coach, and Endeavor Coach.

 

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 Custom Program, 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).