Becoming a Team Member
Thanks for your interest in working with Milkweed Connections. We have prepared this web page as a way for you to get familiarized with the nature and requirements of our work and the structure of our company. If after reading this you are interested in applying to become a team member, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a résumé and cover letter describing why this work is of interest to you.
We are currently accepting applications for the following roles:
Organizational Structure of Milkweed Connections
Everyone who works for Milkweed Connections is a co-owner of the business and is self-employed. These facts mean that each team member has responsibilities that go above and beyond conventional employment. All team members are expected to contribute to the functioning and well-being of our business as well as manage the details of their self-employment (such as filing estimated tax payments throughout the year). We have designated team members who manage administrative tasks such as managing referrals, invoicing, payroll, financial management, overseeing documentation, etc. However, the larger vision and strategic planning for Milkweed is held by all team members on an equal basis.
We operate with shared decision-making. We have a Coordinating Team and an Administrative Team for managing day-to-day logistics and decision-making, but ultimately we are committed to a non-hierarchical business model. There are no “bosses” at Milkweed; we offer each other support and assistance in a spirit of mutuality. For many people, this requires a paradigm shift in how to approach one’s workplace and co-workers, since most workplaces are not organized in this way. Prospective team members must have a willingness to learn about our process and to shoulder both the empowerment and responsibility of working within shared decision-making.