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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

— Margaret Mead

We have currently paused all hiring for new full-time team members in Oakland/Bay Area and Brooklyn/NYC.

Senior Transformation Consultant

Our team is self-organizing. As a member, it's very likely that you will hold multiple roles at any one moment, and that those roles will evolve over time. We expect members to actively participate in shaping our roles, structures, and process as the world around us changes.

 

In this role, your work will include:

  • Developing and spreading new principles and practices inside client orgs
  • Providing strategic advisement or direction on organization design and development
  • Coaching teams, leaders and executives
  • Facilitating meetings and workshops
  • Developing training curriculum and learning programs
  • Growing and deepening meaningful relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Identifying and developing new business opportunities
  • Winning compelling, qualified work (establishing fit and readiness)
  • Accurately scoping projects, including deliverables, resources and fees
  • Communicating complex ideas and information through visual design
  • Traveling to client sites

 

In addition, you will also likely hold other roles focused on growing August’s business that may include:

  • Developing original theory and sharing it through writing, speaking, and networking
  • Recruiting and interviewing potential new candidates
  • Mentoring and onboarding new employees
  • Participating in weekly finance, new business and recruiting meetings
  • Growing the capacity of the August team around equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Building August’s network with senior-level professionals and outstanding talent
  • Bonus points if you can speak to experience developing others, teams and creating and implementing new admin systems and processes.
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Your Experience

We’re looking for candidates that have:

  • Designed and led consulting engagements focused on new ways of working and organizing across multiple large, complex organizations 
  • Strong coaching & facilitation skills and can facilitate work sessions with executive-level teams; has coached a team through major moments of change
  • Developed a network of mid-level to senior-level professionals in our industry and potential client organizations - from a business development and talent perspective
  • Developed, tested, and published original theory on organization design, organization development, change management, or the “future of work”
  • Fluency in and commitment to principles and practices related to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • 8-10 years of similar professional experience

 

We also expect all August candidates to be adept at:

  • Written and verbal communication
  • Personal knowledge management
  • Adapting to change, learning, dealing with uncertainty
  • Maintaining a high personal capacity
  • Failure management
  • Being a good team citizen
  • Self-awareness
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What You Can Expect From August

Work-life Integration

We trust you to use your best judgment about where and when to do your work. Take a vacation when you need it, work from home while you wait for a delivery, share a beer after work with your team, have a retrospective over breakfast!

Everyone is a member of the leadership team

Because we’re self-managed, everyone gets to make big, important decisions and run a real, profit-earning business.

Build the culture and business with us

We are a young company, with lots of growth ahead of us. We are also sure that we don’t know everything yet, and we are eager to build something together.

Learn fast

Continual improvement is core to how we operate. Every team member is given the resources and full commitment of the company to accelerate their career development.

See the world

Our clients and partner-network take us everywhere. If you enjoy travel, you can have the chance to visit some of the most interesting and exciting cities in the world (and keep the miles for yourself).

No strings attached

We believe that healthy employee retention relies on engagement and connection to the collective purpose. We don’t believe in negative retention tactics and do not ask team members to sign non-compete or non-solicitation agreements.

Radical transparency

We are committed to sharing all information about our business internally and share as much as we can with the external world. Check out our public drive to see this in practice.

Great health benefits

100% health insurance coverage for individuals, 80% for families (NY location - other locations have comparable health benefits).


 

Benefits And Perks

Read our most up to date overview of all benefits and perks here in our public Google Drive.

  • Health Insurance - we cover 100% of cost for individuals and 80% dependent(s)
  • Dental and Vision - we cover 100% of cost for individuals and dependent(s)
  • Additional health benefits - Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA, One Medical Group, Health Advocate
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) Savings Plan – August will contribute a 100% match of your contributions on the first 6% of your salary
  • Annual Leave – unlimited vacation, sick, wellness, etc. and holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Years Eve
  • Parental Leave – Team members are encouraged to take up to 16 weeks paid leave when they become new parents, regardless of gender or biological relation to the child or children. The timing of the leave is at the employee’s discretion.
  • Tech – you choose what you want
  • Professional Development Budget – up to $700 per trimester for events contributing to individual development
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Get To Know Us

Read this blog post, with our comprehensive advice about how to get a job doing what we do.

We frequently update and refine our hiring process based on candidate feedback. Our current version is outlined in detail here.

Get familiar with our work, and consider how our theory and approach apply to other organizations.

Spend some time in our Public Google Drive folder and tell us what you think.

Read our article on how August made team diversity part of the foundation of our company – Tackling Team Diversity: Tactics, Lessons, and Data.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Share your writing with us. We’re always eager to read others’ thoughts about self-organization, the future of work, and solving the problems of scale.

 

Get in Touch

Although we are not actively hiring at this time, if August sounds like a place you'd like to work, we would still like to hear from you.

Most importantly, we would love to hear about why our purpose is compelling to you, and how you think you can help us achieve it.