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Volunteer positions open for NexGenLead project

19 August 2020 | Join Us, News

Application Deadline: 31st of August 2020 (however, we will move forward in the process with the first relevant application)
Starting Date: 9th of September 2020
Commitment: around 10h/week from September to December 2020 (possible prolongation)
Location: Remote, or onsite in Geneva, Switzerland

We are looking for an independent, flexible and resourceful person who is eager to get international experience working virtually, by helping to ensure the organization and running of the oikos International – swissnex Brazil flagship event 2020: NexGenLead.

The NexGenLead is a 3-week global virtual program in November 2020 aiming to facilitate a worldwide virtual community of students to dialogue on Leadership & Sustainability and ignite curriculum change at their universities! You can find here a detailed project proposal.

If you are interested in one of the following volunteer positions, send us your CV (max. 2 pages) and an example of a work you’ve done related to the position or/and any material presenting your motivation.  Please, email the required documents to with a subject line “Application for NexGenLead volunteer position X”. 

The candidates selected for an online interview will be contacted at the latest by September 3rd. The interviews will be held on the 4th & 5th September and the decision should be communicated by 8th of September. For any further questions, please reach out to us via  

Community communication coordinator

Candidate’s Profile

  • Education in Communication, Marketing, English, Economics, Business, or related social science at the university level
  • Interest and commitment to the oikos vision and mission
  • Motivation to learn and grow, professionally and personally
  • Teamwork spirit and flexibility to contribute in different task domains
  • Desire to work with students, university representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify and understand different international student community needs
  • Good command of the English language, both written and spoken. Other languages a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainability, with focus on leadership.
  • Ability to anticipate needs, solve problems in a collaborative environment and sensitivity to deadlines
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Experience with the organization of events and workshops related to Sustainability and Leadership
  • Knowledge on how to work with Google drive, Zoom and other IT tools.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the NexGenLead organizing team 
  • Attending weekly oikos International and NexGenLead team meetings
  • Taking over the implementing of the communication strategy with the NexGenLead team;
  • Identify and resolve any issues with promotional content;
  • Maintaining close contact with oikos members, student communities, with oikos and swissnex networks.
  • Foster the  partners to organize local hubs hosting the NexGenLead;
  • Managing and maintaining all the relevant contacts and communication with key partners and stakeholders (Rethinking Economics, Exploring Economics, Sustainability Week, Universities)
  • Manage NexGenLead social Media and online presence
  • Drafting communication texts, for the newsletter and the website
  • Keeping updated the participants information on the CRM
  • Assess and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies

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
  • Developing new skills and competences in a supportive environment 
  • Growing your network among international student organizations and universities

Learning facilitator

Candidate’s Profile

  • Education in Education, Behavioral Sciences, or related social science at the university level
  • Interest and commitment to the oikos vision and mission
  • Motivation to learn and grow, professionally and personally
  • Teamwork spirit and flexibility to contribute in different task domains
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Good command of the English language, both written and spoken. Other languages a plus.
  • Ability to anticipate needs, solve problems in a collaborative, multicultural environment and sensitivity to deadlines
  • Communication competencies – ability to engage in constructive conversation with various stakeholders (students, academia, public and private sector representatives)
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainability, with focus on leadership.
  • Experience in developing educational activities in formal or non-formal education
  • Evidence of coaching, training or teaching, delivered in both group and 1:1 settings
  • Knowledge on how to work with Google drive, Zoom and other IT tools.
  • Knowledge or interest in exploring other web conferencing software, Learning Platform or course management system (CMS) a plus.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the NexGenLead organizing team
  • Attending weekly oikos International and NexGenLead team meetings
  • Actively participate in the development of the NexGenLead program
  • Imagining ways of making the NexGenLead hearty and interactive (open-space workshops, and peer-to-peer discussions, energizers, icebreakers); 
  • Establish an emotionally safe environment based on mutual respect, warmth, fairness and strong relationships amongst all.
  • Collecting feedback about the feasibility and impact of the activities
  • Maintaining close contact with oikos members working on curriculum change at the International and local level.
  • Organisational support and facilitation of NexGenLead co-creation phase, moderation of the forum, creation of activities related to education for sustainability
  • Co-Facilitating a weekly NexGenLead community call to support the program implementation.
  • Making tutorials presenting the different activities of the program, list the material needed to get the most out of the experience. 
  • Creating a platform and collecting helpful documents to enrich participants’ learning experience (Speakers Bios;  Documents about partners)
  • Organize the content sent by the participants in the website (videos, interviews, texts)
  • Facilitate the interactions during the 3-weeks program;

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
  • Developing new skills and competences in a supportive environment 
  • Growing your network among international student organizations and universities

Digital facilitation coordinator

Candidate’s Profile

  • Education in IT, Education, Business, or related social science at the university level
  • Interest and commitment to the oikos vision and mission
  • Motivation to learn and grow, professionally and personally
  • Communication competencies – ability to instruct clearly on IT processes, adapting the language to different levels of IT knowledge.
  • Focused on user-experience;
  • Following the last trends on ICT
  • Good command of the English language, both written and spoken. Other languages a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainability, with focus on leadership.
  • Desire to work with students, university representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to anticipate needs, solve problems in a collaborative environment and sensitivity to deadlines
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Evidence of coaching, training or teaching, delivered in both group and 1:1 settings
  • Knowledge on how to work with basic IT platforms and interest in exploring other web conferencing software, Learning Platforms or course management system (CMS) a plus. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the NexGenLead organizing team 
  • Attending weekly oikos International and NexGenLead team meetings
  • Motivation to learn and grow, professionally and personally
  • Teamwork spirit and flexibility to contribute in different task domains
  • Following the evolution of virtual platforms and analyzing their potential use for NexGenLead
  • Providing support for participants and speakers with technical information, through tutorials or direct answers
  • Delivering clear and explicit instructions using vocabulary which is appropriate to the learner’s age and  language level
  • Eager to acquire professionaL mastering of Zoom, Remo or other web conferencing platforms
  • Orchestrate webinars, digital meetings, web platforms
  • Manage participants registrations
  • Answer participants’ questions in english or in your mother tongue (Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin very needed)

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
  • Developing new skills and competences in a supportive environment 
  • Growing your network among international student organizations and universities