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Talent (Human Resources)

HR / Recruitment
Amsterdam

About the company

Established on Jan’ 2016, Sapient is a project-oriented, social business, and democratic organisation.

We believe that every individual is unique and talented, and has the potential to make a positive change in this world. Here everybody can express themselves and manage their own work.

We want to make a difference and support every idea that can solve the challenges we see in the world and our society. We are young inspired individuals, from all over the world who dedicate themselves to stop food waste, renew democracy, provide local green energy solutions, and help other social businesses in their path to positive impact.

We have projects for each topic, each with its own goals and team. The teams work individually, but together, with freedom, but with defined goals and responsibilities. Our interns are Padawans , already with power and making decisions.

The opportunity

Sapient is in a phase which requires many tasks to be done simultaneously in order to increase our impact. Anyone who would like to have a more in-depth understanding of social business, social & environmental impact, and participating in a dynamic, proactive and  young environment are welcome to apply for this internship.

The Sapient team works hard to impact and involve as many people & organisations as possible, thus, there are many exciting daily tasks and we are open for suggestions for new directions we could take. You are very welcome to try your best and obtain the experience you are seeking. We will tailor the internship to you. You will have the opportunity to meet new people and bring onboard to our network.

Position of a Talent Coordinator

As a growing company, we need someone to handle and take care of the whole. We need someone able to deal with the many different projects, teams and individuals forming always very diverse teams. The talent manager will have to take care of a multitude of different tasks, from team building and management, to managing the entire process of “Welcoming” and “Saying Goodbye” of our interns (we call them “Padawans”, by the way), passing by taking care of the groups and teams and making sure the leadership teams is up to date with the status of the whole team.

English is a must

The internship will involve English writing, reading and conversation skills. You need to have an excellent command of English to be able to contribute to the work. In general communication with Dutch entrepreneurs can be done in English.  All communication in the office is done in English as well. If you feel your level of English needs improvement, please take care of that before applying.

We are covering the Netherlands therefore along with English,  any knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage and will also help you with your social life. 

Skills

Depending on your prior skills, the position you applied for, and what you are good at, in combination with what needs to be done and what you like to do, you will be able to earn experience in the following: 

Team work, scheduling, decision making, project management, event planning, writing skills in various levels, strategic planning, time management, human resource management, multimedia , social media, and more.

If you haven’t used these yet, you might also earn experience in the following programs/platforms/tools:

ChatWork, Trello, audio/video tools, more than 20 different social media tools, Google services, WunderList and more.

You can also improve some other qualities: self-confidence, results-driven attitude, dealing with complex challenges and teamwork

Qualifications

Motivation and interest in social entrepreneurship and/or social startups.

Depending on the position you applied for, there are different qualifications required, such as:

  • Marketing Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Design Skills
  • Media and Communications
  • Entrepreneurial and creative mindset
  • Action-oriented, takes initiative, spontaneous
  • Sociable personality, good at communicating with people and enjoys social activities, bringing people together
  • Skilled at presentations and comfortable communicating to large groups of people
  • Previous experience with posting on social media commercially is a plus (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Event Management skills/experience is also a plus

Internship duration and working hours:

You can choose the duration that suits you best but we require a minimum of three months. You can choose your own working hours as full-time or part-time as long as you strictly follow the program you set for yourself. Our recommendations are:

Full-time: 8hrs/day - 5 days/week

Part-time: 5hrs/day - 5 days/week

We can always negotiate to decide how long should the internship be and how many hours per day are suitable for you, as well as days per week

You can also work less days per week, which leaves you time to work as well on other projects or ideas you might have for your future, or have an income earning job on the side.

Do you / are you . . . . ?

Believe in a better world; Environmentally safe and friendly; social; passionate about social business and other initiatives in the Netherlands and around the world;equality for all; positive impact oriented, sharing economy promoter; a believer in a fair society; rational; logical; good hearted; make sense; fight food waste; believe in a better democracy; know that every individual can create positive impact?

Yes to all ???  Wow….. then you are even more than welcome to join us   :-)