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Assistant to the oikos International President

We are looking for an independent, flexible, and resourceful oikos member who is eager to get international experience and has time to volunteer and assist the oikos International President in day-to-day tasks to ensure the smooth running of the organization. 

Responsibilities include management of the following:

  • Information: Reviewing, prioritizing and distributing email inquiries; forward emails to other responsible people in the team, draft and circulate new emails. 
  • Meetings and Calendars: Help with meeting preparations and follow up such as creating agendas, updating project materials with attention to detail and accuracy; calendar coordination; track messages on Podio and elsewhere and follow up.
  • Communication: Maintain the oikos International President’s social media accounts and keep it up to date.
  • Operations: ad hoc tasks as required, including but not limited to organizing invoices, booking tickets, researching information, coordinating with other team members. 
  • Time Commitment: availability for 10 hours per week for at least one semester (6 months), ideally for a whole academic year (9-12 months).


  • Enrollment at Bachelor or Master level of studies
  • Good command of the English language
  • Good command of Office Suite and familiarity with G-drive. 
  • Interest and commitment to the oikos vision and mission
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs, solve problems in a collaborative environment and sensitivity to deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task
  • Ability to protect confidential and sensitive information of the organization
  • Independent, flexible, and resourceful

Learnings and advantages

  • Learning about the day-to-day working of an international organization
  • Insights about the global opportunities and challenges of international NGOs
  • Working in a multicultural, international team
  • Gaining experience in working remotely in a virtual office
  • Reimbursement of travel and participation at international oikos events, such as FutureLab and Spring Meeting.

If you are interested in the position please, send us your CV (max. 2 pages) and a brief motivation letter by March 1st 2020. The letter should outline why you want to take up the position and what makes you a suitable candidate. Please, email the required documents to with a subject line “Assistant to the oikos International President”. For any further questions, reach out to us via email. Please, note that the position is unpaid.