Paid Position at oikos International
Oikos International is an international, student-led non-profit organization for sustainability in economics and management. Founded in 1987 in Switzerland, it empowers student change agents worldwide to embed sustainability in academia and from there into day-to-day business, government, and personal activities. One of the core missions of oikos is the “transformation education initiative”, with four core programmes: oikos Camp, TE Squad, oikos Academy and Story Cases. The transforming education initiative aims to support students to lead the change in their local universities, incorporating sustainable perspectives in their teaching. We are currently looking for a new team member for our TE Team! Might that be you?
What you bring…
… knowledge about leadership, facilitation and hosting online spaces
… a commitment to and experience in transforming education for a sustainable future
… drive for creativity and dynamism
… a high proficiency in English written and spoken
… good organizational and time management skills, sensitive to deadlines
… identification with the oikos vision and values
… the ability to multitask and keep up with workloads, and ability to protect confidential information
… the ability to anticipate needs, solve problems in collaborative, self-organizing environment
Job description: Your tasks include, but are not limited to:
Coordination of the TE Squad & chapter mentoring
The TE Squad is based on a monthly online gathering of chapter representatives, which aims at fostering knowledge sharing, connectivity between chapters and the development of local projects in the transforming education field. From oikos international side, your activities there will include: co-facilitating the Squad monthly meeting and weekly preparatory meetings; support the communication of information and updates to the community; take care of partnerships; and actively support the connected chapter mentoring and synergy creation between chapters.
oikos Academy preparation & facilitation
The oikos Academy is a multi-day hybrid event and space for interactive dialogue between students, professors, university management and other stakeholders. It is hosted by oikos international, together with participating chapters. Your tasks will include to co-organize the Academy, coordinating the participating chapters and communicating with them; co-creating the strategy and concept for the Academy flow; and also co-hosting the actual event with some moderation and content preparation. All happens together within the TE Team of oikos International.
Fundraising and Partnerships
Every circle in oikos International is active in finding ways to fund and finance the Team and activities. You will be proactively involved in general fundraising by attending the team meetings of the fundraising circle. This means you will have the chance to bring your own ideas and plans to the table and actively work on collecting funding for the organization. In terms of partnerships, you will be able to dive into your own partnerships, host these and take care of a good relationship with them in exchange with other circles of the oikos International team and the wider community.
Being Part of the oikos International Team
Work with the diverse team on the organization’s strategy, help shape the path oikos takes in the future and support the development of the oikos community. Exchange with the team regularly to provide feedback and find synergies between the organization’s different programs and support each other’s work. Last but not least: have fun & grow as a person 🙂
What we can offer you
- Be part of a network of student change agents & alumni, envisioning a just & sustainable tomorrow
- Work with purpose and innovative ways in a multicultural, dynamic, international team
- High level of flexibility and own creational space, gain experience in remote and virtual working
- Gain insights into the global opportunities and challenges of international NGOs
- Gain experience in managing projects, inspire people, pursue your values
- Get a professional coach to develop yourself further & join other oikos opportunities
- Connect to an extensive network of various NGOs
Starting date: January 16th 2023 with 30% for onboarding (12.6 hours per week); February onwards with 50% (21 hours per week)
Duration: 12 months (until 31.12.2023; extendable), 50% (21 hours per week)
Salary: 1000 CHF per month
If you are interested in the position, please send your CV (max. 1 page) and a brief motivation letter or application video (max. 2 pages/3 minutes) by December 31st to firstname.lastname@example.org.