About the Programme
Sustainability Advocates is a volunteer and educational programme that runs under the roof of Station (Student Innovation House Copenhagen). It targets students and recent graduates from multiple educational backgrounds, who wish to make an impact in the field of sustainability. Through the programme students gain knowledge on sustainability and how to implement it into meaningful projects, working together with companies and institutions in the Copenhagen area.
Sustainability Advocates is an entirely student-driven programme where students can implement their own sustainability-related project ideas and take ownership. The programme consists of a Leadership Team that jointly defines the framework of the programme, commits to 4 projects, and sets goals for them. After this kick-off phase, the leadership team then recruits 20 students to work with them on these projects for a time frame of 6 months.
Details of the Leadership Team
Period: August 2022 – June 2023
Time Commitment: min. 5-7 hours per week
Onboarding: 1st of July and a summer trip in August (dates tbd)
General qualifications to become part of the Leadership Team
Student or recent graduate in Copenhagen area with the ability to commit to the programme
Ability to work both independently as well as in a team
Fluent in English.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Open-minded, compassionate, and proactive
Passionate about the UN SDGs, sustainability, and change-making
Roles and Task Descriptions
We are looking for a team to run the 2022-2023 programme. The roles that we are looking to fill are described below. If you are not sure which role suits you but if you are still interested in joining the Leadership Team for Sustainability Advocates, feel free to apply anyways.
Head of Programme
2 people will be co-heads of the programme to strategize, coordinate the team internally and represent the programme at external events. You will ensure that the team know their roles and responsibilities and scope the overall programme with them.
Great organisational and planning skills.
Thrives with responsibility and leading a team.
Good and clear communication skills.
People’s person who can involve, encourage, and support others in their tasks and personal development.
Leading responsibility of strategizing and organising the overall purpose, mission, and goals of the programme with the Sustainability Advocates leadership team and Station management.
Coordinating weekly meetings and follow up on progress.
Initiate partnerships with civic, public, and private entities.
Support and Supervision
Station’s management will be supporting you in tasks and personal development.
A monthly meeting with other Head of Programmes is facilitated to share knowledge and find solutions to struggles
Head of Communication
2 people will be Heads of Communication, having the leading responsibility of developing an engaging communications strategy and executing on it. We are looking for someone eager to fill our Social Media channels and developing the external appearance of our programme further, spreading engaging stories on the sustainability agenda and its relevance to youth.
Experience with digital marketing and communication & savvy with Social Media
Eye for visual design
Photographing + Video Editing
Develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on our target audience
Write, edit, and distribute content, including Social Media, website content, speeches, reports and other marketing material that communicates the organization's activities,
Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of Sustainability Advocates
4 people with ambitious ideas on sustainability will be project leads. In the role as project lead you will be responsible of defining a project for the recruited students to work on. You will decide the scope and subject of the project, together with the Head of Programme and other project leads.
You burn for your ideas and you are commited to realize them
Proactive & engaging
You are confident with taking responsibility for your team
Seek potential partner for project
Design and scope the project
Be the main contact to the partner organization
Define goals and outputs for the project
Engage and lead the recruited students within your project
Head of Finance & Partnerships
As head of finance & partnerships, you are responsible of the economic outlook and financial planning of the program. It will be your responsibility to find the right resource allocation to make sure the projects will have enough funds for their development. You'll also drive the development of exciting partnerships in the Copenhagen region.
You have an analytical mindset and working with numbers and Excel is easy for you
Interested in resource allocation and budgeting.
Responsible and reliable with strong motivation to deliver excellent results to organizations.
You will set-up meetings with the Heads of the Programme to define and align the resource allocation, making sure you are respecting the scope, expectations, and priorities.
You will present the proposal for Sustainability Advocates Programme’s budget with Station, which is the organization providing us funds, to receive their approval.
You will follow the development of each project by making sure that the funds you have allocated are well respected and not exceeded by the teams.
You will meet Station quarterly to prove that we are following the proposed budget.
You will ensure that Sustainability Advocates partners with exciting organisations and companies and help getting the financial means for the programme.
2 people will be HR Manager of the programme. As an HR Manager, you will be organizing the recruitment process, be responsible for the entire onboarding journey of all new Sustainability Advocates and will be arranging monthly workshops to provide the programme participants with the tools and knowledge they need for succeeding in their projects.
You enjoy working with people
Good at strategizing and organizing
Good time management
Responsible for on-boarding to platforms
Organize monthly workshops (reaching out to speakers, booking of catering & rooms etc)
Community & Network
1 enthusiastic person will be head of Community & Network, working closely with HR. Your most important job will be to make sure all Sustainability Advocates are happy, love what they do, and are doing their best! To do this, you will encourage exchange among each other and in the Station network by organizing social gatherings that keep the team spirit high.
Empathetic and motivating
You enjoy working with people
Build relationships with programme participants and be the one who brings the good vibes
Organize and participate in social events to build community and boost brand awareness
Engage the programme participants on the platforms (Slack, Facebook groups, etc.)
Gather feedback from the participants and evaluate the programme to raise its quality
Build up an alumni network of former and current Sustainability Advocates
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
We want to take you from good to great.
Kids are the future, go spend time with them.