Lead Facilitator

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Purpose of Position

Facilitation/Co-facilitation of the Synthesis Retreat experience, ensuring all retreat participants are guided through the retreat experience safely, following protocol.

We seek an experienced candidate that demonstrates

  • Deep understanding of leading a retreat experience

  • Personal experience with altered states of consciousness and an understanding of what others in altered states of consciousness need to feel safe and supported

  • Experience with coaching and guiding others as they go through a process of self-development, personal growth and/or spiritual awakening

  • Highly-effective judgment to make sound and responsible decisions

  • Strong organizational and administrative abilities:

    • Documentation

    • Time management

    • Attention to detail

    • Meeting attendance

    • Effective written communication skills and computer skills

  • Modeling professionalism: excellent and effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well with people of all ages, backgrounds, etc.

  • The ability to be flexible, especially in regards to this positions’ work schedule, and possess a willingness to adapt to changing situations and to learn new tasks

  • The ability to solve problems and remain grounded while working under stress

  • The ability to train, build and lead a team

  • Accredited therapeutic skills

  • Enthusiasm, charisma, creativity, humor, leadership skills, and individual initiative

  • Support/embody the mission and vision of Synthesis


  • Together with Lead Facilitator ensure that retreat operations are conducted in accordance with the Synthesis mission, vision statement, applicable laws and regulations and protocol

  • Communicate and consult with others on the staff in planning, implementing, and evaluating

  • Attend leadership and team meetings

  • Assist in the administrative responsibilities of the overall Synthesis Retreat

  • Responsible for day‐to‐day supervision of the team and program schedule

  • Responsible for administration and supervision of facilitator team during retreats

  • Assist in developing and implementing new and innovative programs to promote the growth of Synthesis Retreat

  • Review staff assignments with the Retreat Director

  • Meet regularly with the Executive staff to discuss program and staff issues. Follow through as needed to resolve issues.

Additional Requirements

Employment is subject to a background check.

Ability to work long shift, sit, lift, and/or stand for long periods of time.

Compensation Package

Payroll & Expense

Application Process

When applying to Synthesis please be sure to include all of the following for consideration: your CV as well a brief 3-5 minute video introducing yourself, sharing a bit on your background specifically as it relates to your experience in retreats and with psychedelics, as well as anything else that you think we should know about you. Please include your location, willingness to relocate to the Netherlands if not currently based in country, your salary requirements. Upon receipt we will be in touch within 3-5 business days.