Stiftung Mercator as an employer

We provide the chance to grow within a prestigious organization and play an active role in achieving our strategic goals.

Partnership, flat hierarchies and the purpose of our work are at the heart of what we do – we value working together as equals, both with our partners and in our team. Become part of an inspiring network that is committed to socially relevant topics based on our guiding vision and experience how your contribution create meaning. We also see diversity as a major part of our responsibility.

We understand that your professional and personal growth go hand in hand. That’s why we offer benefits that promote a modern working environment and a healthy work-life balance. Our works council actively represents and promotes the interests of our employees, supporting their day-to-day work.

You can find our current job openings here.

Our Benefits

  • Wide range of further education and training opportunities
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Free fruit & drinks
  • JobRad
  • Subsidy for public transport
  • Modern offices and ergonomically designed workstations (e.g. height-adjustable desks)
  • Counseling platform for employees (for health and psychological issues as well as family and social counseling)


  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility to work from home/mobile work
  • Company health insurance
  • Childcare allowance
  • Parent-child room at our offices in Essen
  • Possibility for a sabbatical

Current Open Positions

Would you like to work on challenging and exciting projects? Do you enjoy working in a team and want to inspire progress together? We look forward to receiving your application!

For our current open positions, job advertisements and application requirements please refer to the german version of this page here.


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