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People Director

Based in Berlin (remote work possible)

Full-time, starting immediately

About the Role

The DO’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs, teams and companies to take action with purpose. We are an international team of +30 people, with offices in Berlin and Hong Kong, and a global community of DOers and experts.

As the People Director, you will be our go-to person for all talent, people and culture topics. You will be responsible for the various streams of talent, lead staffing and development conversations, and act as a sparring partner to our COO and management on strategic HR.

You will own…

  • Recruitment & onboarding of new team members, experts and participants

  • Project staffing & capacity planning for our team

  • Development and performance feedback measures

  • Management and growth of our expert network

  • Coordination and iteration of our admissions processes

  • Management of all HR tools and software

And develop…

  • Effective and smooth HR operations processes

  • Strategic HR planning according to organizational goals

  • Culture, diversity and future of work initiatives

This is a multi-faceted and demanding role, that combines strategy, operations and relationship-building, and requires tact, strategic thinking and heart to balance individual, team and organizational needs.

About You

To thrive and grow in this role, you will likely be:

  • A people person, able to gain trust and forge great relationships, driven by others’ wellbeing

  • Empathetic and emotionally intelligent, able to listen deeply and mediate conflicts

  • A strong communicator, verbally and in writing, and able to adapt to context and audience

  • A problem solver and strategic thinker

  • Extremely structured and well-organised, and able to persuade others to uphold processes

  • Hands-on, tech-savvy and detail-oriented

And will likely have:

  • Managed recruitment or admissions processes (or have transferable skills)

  • Established good working relationships with different kinds of stakeholders

  • Managed complex projects in scope, location and stakeholders

  • Built or iterated processes in HR, organizational development or similar

  • Worked in a start-up or similar environment

  • Fluency in English (verbally and in writing)

Ideally you might also have:

  • Experience or interest in staffing, HR planning and/or HR operations
  • Experience or interest in community management
  • Fluency in German

This profile draws on our experience of people who have been successful in this role in the past. We warmly encourage you to apply if you feel your experience and skills equip you for this job but are not listed here!

This is what you can expect…

In the first month, you will complete your onboarding, learn the nuts & bolts of HR at the DO and start building relationships with the team.

After three months, you will have take ownership of recruitment, admissions and staffing processes.

After six months, you will additionally manage and build on the expert network and our performance and development mechanisms.

After one year, you will have taken on full HR responsibility, be responsible for the continuous development and iteration of HR processes and lead HR planning with our COO.

Is this the role for you? Then please submit your application via this link.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions, please email us on:

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The DO empowers people to take action and create positive impact in their companies, their communities and the wider world. It is home to The DO Group, The DO School and The DO Community, as well as a virtual community of top leaders, experts and innovators from around the world.

At The DO Group, we work with companies and organizations on their purposeful transformation. The DO School is a life-long learning center that believes in the power of hands-on learning. And, as a social business, The DO Community is our effort to connect our global ecosystem in the belief that together, our actions can solve the big challenges of our time.

The DO is an inclusive organization and explicitly welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, whether that’s ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, disability or alternative professional paths.

Why join The DO?


  • We are a purposeful organization with a global reach working to make an impact, where purpose, passion and your ideas matter.  
  • You will work with an entrepreneurial, creative and international team as well as a global community of purposeful DOers from over 100 countries
  • We offer a competitive salary, benefits, team-building activities, professional development opportunities and flexible and remote work modalities

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