oikos International President
Dufourstrasse, St Gallen, Switzerland
vor 3 Tg.

Core Responsibilities :

  • Strategizing matters that are of key importance to the oikos network such as planning of the budget and communication strategy, etc.;
  • Developing and implementing methods and programs to guide and map the activities, impact and development of the oikos community around the world;
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders towards fostering financial and non-financial partnerships and collaborations
  • Being in the advisory board of several organizations
  • Administrating the oikos network
  • Representing the network at various international conferences, seminars, etc.;
  • Overseeing and advising international oikos international projects and programs, like Spring Meeting, FutureLab, Curriculum Change Initiative or the LEAP Program.
  • Playing the role of a strategic advisor to the organizing teams of projects with an international scope : Spring Meeting and the Future Lab

  • Coordinating the formation and managing of the oikos Board and the Management Team.
  • You will be actively supported by oikos’ Management Team and the oikos Board whilst fulfilling these responsibilities.

    What you can learn during your time as president :

  • Develop a holistic leadership skill set that will go with you long beyond your time with oikos;
  • Work in a virtual and ’physical’’, multi-cultural environment with a dynamic international team’;
  • Adapt and be at ease in evolving in a complex environment;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the pertinent global trends in the field of sustainability;
  • Liaise and collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders working in the field of sustainability;Travel and develop networks in academia and business.
  • Please note that since you are a full time employee of oikos, you will be paid a salary and your official travel expenses will be covered by the organization.

    Needed qualifications and characteristics :

  • A passion for sustainability with an understanding and appreciation of oikos’ Vision, Mission and Activity statements;
  • an understanding of oikos’ organizational setup;
  • Fluency in English in speaking and writing is mandatory, a basic knowledge of German is a plus;
  • A willingness to learn new soft and hard skills (management skills, software packages such as Salesforce, website content management, etc.);
  • Exceptional communication skills and an ability to collaborate with people of different backgrounds and cultures;
  • Experience with project management with an eye for detail.
  • How to apply?

  • Your CV (max 2 pages);
  • A motivation letter (max 2 pages);
  • A reference letter (past employer, professors or teacher );
  • A brief introduction (of about 150 words) and picture to be uploaded on the website;
  • Your vision and action plan for oikos (max 2 pages);
  • A video up to 3 minutes detailing your candidature (optional).
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