We are a new startup, and everyone (even the executive director) is working on a strictly volunteer capacity until funds are raised to hire formal employees. If you are interested in one day working for us, all potential employees (except in very rare circumastances) must first donate their time as a volunteer. So, if you want to one day work here, first, show us that you really care about what we are doing. Once you've proven your mettle, and once we have the funds, we'll consider hiring you in a paid capacity.
To that end, we have a general requirement that anyone who would like to eventually work for us should first volunteer with us. Therefore, management will always, as a first step when seeking to fill available positions, seek to hire/employ qualified volunteers who have shown a dedication to our mission:
SELF-ELIMINATION NOTE: If we start with 100 potential applicants, approximately 30 of them refuse to read this and bail out at this point. 70 will remain! Are you one of them?
Break Diving, Inc. is a unique company. We are a not-for-profit, but we run our operation like the entrepreneurial tech startup it is. We have assembled an amazing team of over 15 people, including coders, marketers, accountants, and more. We have a well-oiled machine in place and we only bring on people who we believe will help us move even faster and more efficiently. In other words, we work best with people who are the opposite of lazy, the opposite of undependable, and the opposite of irresponsible. We are--we hope--looking for you!
True, some people are scared off by our professionalism and discipline. Others, like you, are inspired and driven by it. Volunteer work with us is not like you'd find at a traditional charity. Yes, it's part-time, and you make your own hours, but we all work hard. VERY hard. And we love it. Why? We each believe that we are a part of something that is already starting to change the face of the planet, and therefore we are each willing to spend much of our precious free time developing something the world has never seen.
Do you have to give up your social life? No. Do you have to abandon your friends and family? No. Do you have to push your hobbies and dreams to the side? Absolutely not! But, do you have to really believe in our mission and be ready to join an amazing team of amazing people who actually do really important work? Yes, yes you must.
If you're up for it, and are ready to contribute, we'd love you to apply by reading the steps below.
SELF-ELIMINATION NOTE: Approximately 20 more potential applicants bail out at this point, realizing that this is going to be a consistent commitment of time with a measure of responsibility. About 50 people of the original 100 will continue.
Before you start the application process, first ask yourself these questions. If you can answer 'Yes!' to each one, you'll be a great fit here:
If the answer to all these above questions is a resounding "YEAH BABY YEAH!", move on to Phase 1 below.
SELF-ELIMINATION NOTE: We started with 100. 50 bailed even before starting these 8 steps. Another 30 will bail when they see these 8 steps, leaving just 20 actual applicants. We are glad to see you are one of the brave few!
SELF-ELIMINATION NOTE: Of the 20 who started the 8 steps, about 5 end up finishing them and being invited onto the probationary staff. Good for you!
SELF-ELIMINATION NOTE: Of the 5 new probationary staff, about 2 end up actually joining the full staff. We started with 100, and only 2 made it onto the team. We hope you are one of those two!
We don't want to invest in training someone who doesn't first invest in learning about the company and who does't first make a contribution to our important mission. By following the above steps, we learn whether you can follow instructions, whether you are serious about volunteering with us, and whether you feel you'd be a good fit at the company.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started already! Break Diving needs you! Incidentally, so does the world!