We are looking for a purpose-driven individual with a dedication to oikos’ vision & mission and a drive towards transforming education to co-lead the oikos Transforming Education Initiative.
Starting date: 01st of November 2023 with 20% for onboarding (8.5 hours per week); December onwards with 50% (21 hours per week)
Salary: around 1000 CHF/month for 50% occupation (the final amount factors in individual employee’s circumstances)
What you bring…
… a commitment to transforming education for a sustainable future
… experience in project management – especially organizing & hosting events online as well as onsite; creating outlines & agendas; measuring the impact of the projects, creating & managing budgets & leading teams of volunteers.
… 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, airtable 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, dedicated volunteers and the whole community.
… 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.
- High level of flexibility and own creational space.
- Gain experience in remote and virtual working.
- Gain insights into the global challenges and opportunities of an international NGO in the sustainability sector.
- Get a professional coach to develop yourself further & join other oikos opportunities.
- Connect to an extensive network of NGOs and expand your network.
What else you need to know:
About oikos & TE
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 “Transforming Education Initiative”, with four core programmes: oikos Camp, TE Squad, oikos Academy and Case Stories. The Transforming Education Initiative aims to support students to lead the change in their local universities, incorporating sustainable perspectives in their teaching.
Roles and responsibilities
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 the oikos International.
After 20 years of case writing competitions there was a need to innovate the approach towards case writing. We look at the existing cases and bring them back to life on a platform for sustainable higher education. And we create a case for student engagement at Transforming Education. We are empowering students to reflect back on their engagement, formulate their Case Stories and share them to inspire other students around the world! Your roles will include revising the existing cases together with the authors and other professionals; making them accessible; and working together with students from the community on storytelling and impacting higher education.
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 🙂
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 you. 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 person. There will be a preliminary deadline on September 15th by which each candidate will have heard from us. Still, it might be that we have found a suitable candidate earlier than that. We will inform you at the top of the page if the position is already occupied.
The position will start in November, first with 20% during a month-long handover period and then the full 50% from December onwards.
Good luck and we are looking forward to reading your application!