We are looking for a new team member for our “Business network building” domain at Circles Coop.

The Circles Coop is working on a community based basic income system in Berlin - and we are looking for somebody who will build a business community of brave entrepreneurs with us who accept Circles, a basic income currency.
You can read more about Circles UBI and what we are working on at https://joincircles.net/ and about our team at https://circles.coop/.

The job is a 30-40h/week position.

Must haves:

Good English and German

A basic understanding of ethical business, alternative economics
Network in Berlin’s cooperative, ethical business scene

A solid feminist attitude (it’s a mostly female group, and we don’t want a rooster in the garden)

Being perfect in structured, reliable way of working, maintaining and supporting processes

Living in Berlin

Nice to haves:

Knowing and using Circles UBI already

Experience in bookkeeping, taxing
Basic knowledge in crypto / alternative currencies

Experience with your own business

What we offer:

Nicest team in the world

Flexible working hours
“Not bad” salary

Flat hierarchy, supportive environment
A one year contract at first, but we plan long-term and prefer unlimited employmentships

Objective of the role:

Onboard and connect local businesses in Berlin more widely to build and enliven local circular economies

Being the contact person for partner businesses

Channeling information between the business partners and other Circles domains


Tracking the requests of the Domain Head and / or the CEO is the responsibility of the employee. Tracking means: making sure that they won’t be forgotten. If in the agreed time a request is not done, or it is foreseeable, going back to the Domain Head and / or the CEO is the task of the employee.

Economic Community building
  • Reaching out and developing relationships to local businesses and acting as the contact person, promoting businesses to the Circles team for the subsidy programme
  • Developing nuanced understanding of how the system is functioning to inform the creation of new economic circles and understand where to best put the financial incentive (EUR), mutual understanding and clear terms for the incentive Circles offers to any business, ie. determine the scope of financial support & duration
  • Taking active part in decision-making regarding new onboardings
  • Organizing and implementing events needed for the Berlin pilot subsidy programme (like meetings with the partner businesses)
  • Promoting the use of the Circles marketplace within the business partner network
  • Supporting the research and with feedback from the business circles

Co-working with: Community Activator Team (CATs) & Comms person

Circles Onboarding & Support
  • Being the contact person for partners in the subsidy programme (implementing onboarding decisions for your partner businesses, creating a strong relationship and being the first contact person for any questions regarding the Circles system or the subsidy programme - requires clear understanding of the procedures)
  • Developing and supplying materials needed to support the businesses
  • Taking on tasks in the scope of the CAT work
  • Supporting closing the value chains esp. for your partner businesses
Channeling information between the business partners and other Circles domains
  • Acting as a contact person for all questions and requirements from other Circles domains regarding the partner businesses
  • Reporting any bugs back to the Development Team
  • maintaining of KPI tracking, working with databases

Co-working with: core team members, devs


You will complement the CAT (Community Activators Team) and report to the CAT coordinator.

You will work 30-40h / week, in Berlin.

You will take part in regular core team and CAT meetings.

You should be able to attend evening meetings and events like assemblies and markets.

Are you interested? We are waiting for your message to office@joincircles.net until 24.05.2022.