Since 2018, The Synthesis Institute has been offering legal, medically-supervised and science-based psychedelic wellness retreats near Amsterdam for open-minded individuals who want to experience psychedelics for integrative healing and expansion potential.
Standing on years of experience and a reputation for offering world-class psychedelic retreats, Synthesis is uniquely qualified to set the standard for practitioners to safely, ethically and effectively support people on a journey for healing. As a result, in 2020, we opened registration for the Psychedelic Practitioner Training, a 12-month professional certification program that offers current leading-edge thinking and modalities associated with guiding clients through safe and ethical psychedelic journeys. The inaugural cohort began training in April 2021.
With the FDA designating psychedelic therapy a “breakthrough therapy,” and thereby helping to speed up the process of researching and approving it to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), a new era is now upon us—one in which psychiatrists will be able to legally prescribe psychedelics in the United States.
Deeply rooted in a vision that everyone should have access to mental health and well-being, Synthesis is uniquely poised to usher in this new era, pioneering as a global leader in advancing research, convening community, educating the public and engaging in activism to promote safe and legal access to psychedelics.
The Synthesis Institute is based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, with the Digital Education division based in Oregon in the United States. We are accepting candidates globally and will consider candidates willing and able to work remotely.
The HR Specialist is a full-time position with responsibilities critical to our success. In support of and collaboration with directors of various departments, the HR specialist will lead hiring and onboarding, facilitating team growth that centers around values alignment, diversity, and inclusion. Responsibilities include developing company practices and policies in accordance with local hiring and employment laws and regulations while safeguarding our core values.
The ideal candidate is an experienced and scrupulous professional, with a background in human resources, law, or building organizational culture. We are looking for a candidate who has a deep and demonstrable passion for psychedelic care and culture, and who is willing, able and excited to be the organization’s internal advocate for professionalism. The HR Specialist will lead selecting, building, and developing a world-class team that is capable of contributing to the ethical unfolding of the global renaissance in mental health care and transformative wellness.
Other responsibilities include the development and implementation of seamless, inclusive and transparent recruiting and hiring strategies, that entice heart-centered and bright professionals to work with us. Excellent communication, collaboration and leadership skills are expected. Experience with Dutch employment law, Dutch insurance practices, European employee benefits packages, recruiting and hiring, plus proven success in a fast-paced, scaleup environment are highly preferred.
The candidate is value-driven and is deeply familiar with employment policies within alternative business models, for example, the Steward Ownership model or Open Book Management. The candidate demonstrates an expert-level understanding of employment policy, recruiting and hiring best practices, diversity and inclusion best practices and has a deep understanding of European work/life cultural norms. In addition, the candidate can demonstrate how they have executed strategic hiring campaigns successfully in the past. Experience developing and implementing custom employee incentive and benefits programs and building teams with high degrees of diversity is ideal.
The ideal candidate finds a unique opportunity and joy at the intersection of empathy and policy. Enjoying leveraging legal frameworks and structures to empower teams and relationship building.