[CLOSED] Join our team: We’re looking for LEAP Program Managers

We are looking for two purpose-driven individuals with a dedication to oikos’ vision & mission and a shared understanding of leadership to co-lead the oikos Leadership program – LEAP YOUth. 

Starting Date: 01st of October 2023 (for one position) & 1st of January 2024 (for the other position)

Duration: we are looking for someone long-term 

Percentage of occupation: 50% (21 hours/week)

Salary: around 1000 CHF/month x 12 (the final amount factors in individual employee’s circumstances)

Location: remote 

We’re hosting a Q&A Call about the position on 25 July at 7:30pm CEST! If you wish to join, register here.

You are a current or former student with…

experience in project management – especially organizing & hosting events online as well as onsite; creating outlines & agendas; creating & managing budgets & leading teams of volunteers.
… coaching or leadership development experience – either you took part in a leadership program (eg. LEAP) OR you have a coaching certification OR another in-depth experience with personal development (eg. going through coaching, therapy, etc.). A network in the field of leadership, personal development and coaching is a plus as well. 
… the ability to work fully remote – with a stable internet connection, your personal laptop & equipment needed; a good command of online tools such as Google Workspace, Zoom, Miro, etc.; and an openness to work & connect with your colleagues and the community over Zoom. 
… a high level of self-organization – planning & managing your tasks and work and holding yourself accountable; being proactive and able to anticipate needs of the organization & community; as well as a sensitivity to deadlines.
… a proficiency in English in writing & speaking – all your work will be in English;  if you speak other languages that is a plus, but not a must. 
… an openness to co-create – with your colleagues, the volunteer team of about 60 alumni & professional coaches and the participants of the program.
… a dedication to learning – in oikos we believe that we are always learning and we see the organization as a playground where we try new things and sometimes fail, but then learn from it and move on. Therefore, we are looking for someone with a learning attitude and the ability to reflect, review & adapt. 

What oikos offers you

  • work in a highly purpose-driven organization and team.
  • work in a young, energetic & agile environment with a multicultural, international team.
  • grow (from making mistakes) and learn new skills.
  • meet many inspiring people and co-create something powerful together. 
  • gain insights into the global challenges and opportunities of an international NGO in the sustainability sector. 
  • work remotely in a virtual office and with a chance to explore the world while working. 

What else you need to know:

About oikos & LEAP

oikos is a non-profit student network with over 40 active chapters all around the world. Our goal can be described in one question: How do we wanna live, lead & learn together for a thriving future? The 3 verbs, living, learning & leading stand for what we do in the world:

Leading, for equipping the next generation of leaders with the capacities & competencies they need to navigate our complex world. 

Learning, for our aspiration of moving higher education institutions towards a more learner-driven, regenerative approach to education, one school at a time.

Living, for weaving a global support network of change makers who are co-creating a thriving future for all.

LEAP YOUth is part of the leadership initiative in oikos. It is a 10-month intensive conscious leadership & personal development program for students and recent graduates who are/were a member of an oikos chapter. 

We believe that leadership starts within yourself and therefore you need to discover and learn to lead yourself before you can lead others.

A conscious leader…

… has an eco-centric mindset and lets go of their own ego. 

serves the organization & community in a self-sustaining way.

… is able to adapt to changing environments & expectations.

inspires others and empowers them to grow and take action. 

… is able to create & facilitate safe spaces where development, co-creation & change can happen. 

… has the courage to show up vulnerable

… prioritizes relationships & builds a healthy culture

… is holding themselves responsible for their own actions and the organization’s & community’s needs. 

… is dependable, takes decisions & executes them responsibly, reliably and transparent.

… uses feedback & feedforward as a reliable process to transform conflict into a source for growth. 

Roles and responsibilities

The responsibilities are representative for both positions (so everything that is to do in the LEAP YOUth. The roles will then be divided between the team according to strengths and preferences.

Strategic & Team – Co-create a Strategy for the LEAP YOUth program, including a budget and embed it into the overall LEAP initiative & oikos International strategy.  Measure the impact of the program and create an impact report.  Form and maintain partnerships that support the program and help disseminate our knowledge. Support the oikos International Fundraising activities to fund the LEAP budget (incl. Events & salaries) Regularly join oikos International weekly team meetings, bi-weekly fundraising calls & monthly meetings to exchange with the team and shape the path of the organization. 

Program & Participants – Recruit, onboard and manage participants & volunteers of the program. Coordinate a team of volunteers in various tasks, eg. Peer Groups, 1:1 coaches, onsite meeting preparation, strategy revision, etc. Create content for input material and reflections. Find collaborators/experts for webinars & workshops and design them to align with the program. Organize onsite meetings, including logistics & program. 

Complementing tasks – Communicate about the program and its impact to the broader community and public – website, social media, newsletter, etc. Coordinate the LEAP Life – the alumni channel where volunteers & alumni offer training & exchange for each other. Coordinate the LEAP tools – the toolbox, where all LEAP workshops & materials are stored. 

Application Process

Please apply via our Airtable form. There you will find a space to upload your motivation letter as well as a video where you can tell us a little story about your personal development. Please note that NO CV is needed). Please incorporate the questions asked in the Airtable form into your letter & video. 

We will review applications on a regular basis and invite applicants either for group tasks or personal interviews in a relatively timely manner after receiving the applications. 

Applications will be open until we feel we have found the right two people. There will be a preliminary deadline on July 31st by which each candidate will have heard from us. 

Should you be chosen for the position and accept our offer we would find it very important that you can join our onsite meeting from August 20th to 27th in Switzerland. 

One position will start in October, first with 20% during a month-long handover period and then the full 50% from November onwards. The other position will start in January also with 20% first and then increasing to 50% in February. 

Good luck and we are looking forward to reading your application! 

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